Holly Brisley is an accomplished Australian actress and television presenter whose captivating performances have left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide.

She is best known for her memorable role as Amanda Vale in the popular TV series “Home and Away” and her vibrant presence as a host on “Agro’s Cartoon Connection.”

Let’s read Holly Brisley Wiki and learn more about her early life, husband, children, family, career, education, and net worth.

Holly Brisley Wiki & Early Life

Holly Brisley Wiki
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Holly Brisley was born on 11th January 1978 (Age: 46 years old), in Adelaide, South Australia. Her family moved to the Gold Coast when she was very young, where she discovered her passion for speech and drama.

Holly joined the Paradise Performer’s Dance Academy, excelling in various dance forms, including jazz, ballet, and tap. Her talent was evident from a young age, as she participated in eisteddfods and won numerous awards.

Full NameHolly Brisley
Nick NameHolly 
ProfessionActress and television presenter 
Age46 years old
Date of Birth11 January 1978
Zodiac/Sun SignCapricorn
BirthplaceAdelaide, South Australia
Current AddressSydney, Australia

Holly Brisley Husband & Children

Holly Brisley with her Husband and Kids
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Holly Brisley married marketing executive Paul Ford on February 11, 2006. The couple is blessed with two children: a son, Levi Harper Ford, born on July 16, 2009, and a daughter, Willow Jade Ford, born on July 20, 2012. 

Relationship StatusMarried 
Husband/BoyfriendHusband: Paul Ford
ChildrenSon: Levi Harper Ford
Daughter: Willow Jade Ford

Holly Brisley Family

Holly is the daughter of Deborah, a hairdresser, and Derrick, a bricklayer who later transitioned into property development. She has a sister named Kate. The close-knit family supported Holly’s early interest in the performing arts, providing a strong foundation for her future career.

Parent’s NameFather:  Derrick
Mother: Deborah
SiblingsSister:   Kate

Holly Brisley Education 

Holly attended Mary Mount Primary School and later Mary Mount College, where she excelled in speech and drama. She actively participated in school musicals and drama festivals, further honing her performance skills.

SchoolMary Mount Primary School 
Alma MaterMary Mount College
Highest QualificationDegree in speech and drama

Holly Brisley Career 

Holly Brisley agro career began on TV series and commercials as a young teenager. At 15, she landed her first major film role in “Official Denial.” Joining the Studio Search Agency at age 13, Holly’s career took off, leading to numerous opportunities in both television and movies. Here is the list of Holly Brisley movies and tv shows.


1993The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?Tonya Smith
1994Official DenialDos
1999Nowhere To LandJenny
2001Garage DaysScarlet
2002The CropGeraldine
2002Scooby-DooTraining Video Woman
2003The Matrix ReloadedWoman in Restaurant
2003MermaidsYoung Betty
2004Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty PleasureHeather Locklear
2006Me or YouPsychiatrist
2007Devil’s GatewaySamantha Davis
2008The FuryScarlet
2011Sinbad and the MinotaurTara


YearTV Show/SeriesRole
1994-1997Agro’s Cartoon ConnectionHost/Reporter
2000Sydney Olympic Games Opening CeremonyReporter
2000All SaintsJanelle
2000Introducing Hang ZhouPresenter
2000The Wright StuffGuest Panellist
2001It’s Your Go!Host
2002The Looney Tunes ShowHost
2003White Collar BlueAmber
2003Big Brother: The InsiderPanelist
2004Escape with ETReporter
2005Dancing with the StarsHerself/Contestant
2005-2007, 2008, 2009Home and AwayAmanda Vale
2006Get NickedHost
2006Good as Gold: Our Brightest StarsHost
2009The Spearman ExperimentContributor
2009CJ the DJCJ (voice role)


  • Best Actress at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2005, for her role in “The Crop.”
  • The Crop” also won the Best International Feature award.

Holly Brisley Height & Weight

Holly Brisley Height
Height In centimeters: 161 cm
In meters: 1.61 m
In ft. & inches: 5 feet & 3inches
WeightYet to be updated

Holly Brisley Instagram, Facebook

InstagramInstagram Profile@hollybrisley
FacebookFacebook Profile@hollybrisleyactor

10 Interesting Facts About Holly Brisley

  1. Holly began her television career at 16 on Agro’s Cartoon Connection.
  2. She has coeliac disease and has actively raised awareness about the condition.
  3. Holly has competed in the 2005 season of Dancing with the Stars (Australia).
  4. Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010 for charity, raising $50,000.
  5. Nearly died from pulmonary edema during the Kilimanjaro climb.
  6. Ranked 5th in FHM’s Australia’s 100 Sexiest Women in 2000.
  7. Has worked for most major Australian television networks.
  8. She had appeared on the cover of The Australian Coeliac magazine in September 2005.
  9. Played Heather Locklear in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure.
  10. She loves pets and has a pet dog named “Soda.”


Who played Amanda Vale?

Amanda Baker also known as Vale and Walters is a character from the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by Holly Brisley.

Who is the actress on Agro?

Holly Brisley is an Australian actress and TV presenter who started at 16 on “Agro’s Cartoon Connection” and later played Amanda Vale on “Home and Away.”