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Played: Elly Conway 2
Jodi Anasta (nee Gordon) was born on 1 February 1985 in Mackay, Queensland. She moved to Sydney when she was 11 and was an avid netballer through her teenage years. At the age of 13, she was contracted to Vivien’s Modelling Agency after winning a competition.
This lead to her touring Europe as a model.
In 2004, Jodi put plans to move to New York on hold after successfully auditioning for the role of Martha MacKenzie on Home and Away, first appearing onscreen in March 2005 and departing in June
2010. Throughout her five years on the series, the character of Martha was married to the same man twice, in a plane crash, battled alchoholism, had an abortion, suffered a miscarriage and underwent a double mastectomy. For her role as Martha, Jodi won the Logie
Award for “Most Popular New Female Talent” in 2006, and was nominated for “Most Popular Actress” in 2009.
2008 saw Jodi compete in Dancing With the Stars, and she was eliminated in the fifth week. After leaving Home and Away, the actress appeared in several other projects including 2011 feature film,
The Cup and the Nine Network’s telemovie, Blood Brothers.
Jodi married Braith Anasta in October 2012. On 2nd March 2014, she gave birth to their daughter, Aleeia. The couple announced their split in December 2015.
In 2016, it was announced that Jodi would be taking over the role of Elly Conway in Neighbours, a character that had not been seen onscreen since 2002. The actress signed a three-year contract and made her first appearance in July.
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