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Nikki Osborne

Updated: Jan 24

Nikki Osborne was born in Redcliffe in 1981 and went to school at Grace Lutheran College.

She is a comedian, actress, television presenter and former model.

She shot to fame as the host of a popular TV interactive game show Quizmania, which ran during 2006 and 2007 on the Nine Network. Nikki was the principal host and clocked up over 300 hours of live national television experience, gaining a cult following from the show where she coined phrases like “get me on the bloz” and “its not rocket surgery”.

In 2014 Osborne featured in an American miniseries, The Mystery of Natalie Wood and in the same year appeared in an Australian TV miniseries Jessica. She also appeared in a short lived Mick Molloy TV comedy series called The Nation.

Her face is also familiar as she has featured in a number of TV advertisements including those for Greater Union, The Athlete's Foot, Streets Ice Cream, AAMI Insurance and in the US Capital One Credit Cards. She married Jamie Starr in 2007.

After a 15 year stint as an actor where she starred in shows like The Paul Hogan Story, Rush, How to Stay Married, The Mystery of Natalie Wood and Kinne, Osborne decided to pick up the pen and write her own material as a stand up comedian. Her controversial debut festival show “On The Spectrum” made national and international press after it sparked a debate about whether some topics should be off limits for comedians.

The show however was a sell out, winning over skeptical audiences and launched Osborne onto the main stage of comedy with an invite to perform at The Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just For Laughs. Nikki is now a regular on the comedy panel circuit: Hughesy We Have a Problem, Show Me the Movie, Cram and Celebrity Name Game and is currently touring her new, boundary crossing Stand Up show “Bad Barbie,” which is getting great reviews.

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Nikki Osborne is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:

A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.

For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post:

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