Ursula Yovich is a singer, song-writer, actor, playwright and story teller. She grew up in Australia’s Northern Territory, in Darwin and Maningrida.
As an actor Ursula has worked for all of Australia’s leading theatre companies, her performances and writing have been recognised with numerous awards and nominations, most recently four Helpmann Awards 2019 and four Green Room Awards 2020 for the rock musical, Barbara and The Camp Dogs, which she co-wrote with Alana Valentine. Ursula featured in Australia’s first Aboriginal opera, Pecan Summer.
Ursula also wrote and starred in her own one-woman cabaret, Magpie Blues, and more recently as playwright on the powerful piece The Man with the Iron Neck which was performed at the Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Darwin Festivals in 2018/19.
Ursula has toured Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada with the musicians of Black Arm Band in Dirtsong. She has also performed in the all-girl group Barefoot Divas whose six singers represent the indigenous cultures of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Notable feature film credits include: Top End Wedding, Australia, Goldstone and Jindabyne. Ursula is also a familiar face on Australian television, with roles in many acclaimed series: Doctor Doctor, Wakefield, Wanted, The Code, The Gods of Wheat Street and Redfern Now. Ursula is also set to star in the highly-anticipated comedy Preppers to be broadcast by ABC TV later this year, as well as featuring in the upcoming crime-drama Irreverent which will be released on Netflix in 2022.
Ursula is a writer on the NITV animated children’s TV series Little J and Big Cuz, as well as voicing the roles of ‘Nanna’ and ‘Levi’.