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Simmone Jade Mackinnon (1973)

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Simone Jade Mackinnon is an Australian actress.

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 early life
Mackinnon was born Simone Jade Mackinnon in Mount Isa, Queensland in 1973 to Ian and Annette Mackinnon. She has a brother and a sister, Robbie and Kym. She and her family later uprooted to Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. She is of Scottish descent.

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Mackinnon began her acting career in 1988, appearing in the Australian feature film Something About Love. Two further features followed, Dating the Enemy and Dust of the Wings, for which she appeared in small roles, although her role in Dust of the Wing was a much larger part. In 1997, she began to appear on television. She had a guest appearance on the fantasy television series Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord, a sequel to the original series Spellbinder. Mackinnon is known for her role in the Baywatch spin-off series Baywatch Hawaii, where she played the role of 'Allie Reese' opposite David Hasselhoff. She appeared as a regular during the shows first season. MacKinnon is best known for her role as 'Steve Hall' (later 'Hall-Ryan') in the Logie Award-winning Australian television series McLeod's Daughters, where she appeared at the end of season three through the final season in 2009. Her role as Stevie had earned her several Logie Award nominations, for Most Popular New Female Talent and Most Popular Actress. In 2007 & 2009, she received Gold Logie Award nominations. Mackinnon's other television work includes roles on Water Rats, All Saints, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, The Cut, Rescue: Special Ops, Cops L.A.C. and City Homicide. In 2001, she appeared with Powers Boothe in the television mini-series Attila, which also featured Gerard Butler, and in 2003, she starred in the Syfy television film Deep Shock. Mackinnon had also played roles in three direct-to-video films, Python, Dark Waters and Submission, in which she also served as producer.

From 1993 to 1995 she toured with the musical Cats (in the role of the cat "Cassandra") through Australia and Asia.

In June 2009, Mackinnon appears as a presenter along host Karl Stefanovic and Scott Cam in Random Acts of Kindness on the Nine Network. Simmone completed a second season of Random Acts of Kindness in January 2010.

 personal life
Mackinnon dated actor Jason Mamoa, and split in 2006. She met Australian pilot Dominic James, with whom she has a son. The pair have recently split.

Mackinnon gave birth to her first child, a boy, Madigan James Mackinnon, on 19 March 2010, her 37th birthday.

Dogs have always been a part of her life. She was named an RSPCA superhero "for giving love, respect and support to all animals". As a child traveling with her parents, she found an abandoned Australian Cattle Dog, and since then has had ACDs in her life. Her current dogs are Australian Cattle Dog Maha Kala and terrier Mr Miyagi.

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