Asher Keddie as Nina Proudman
One of Australia’s most critically acclaimed actors, Asher Keddie has worked extensively in television, film and theatre. In April 2013 she won the TV Week Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Television Personality and also took home the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress for the third year running.
Asher’s intelligent portrayal of Australian media icon Ita Buttrose in Paper Giants: the Birth of Cleo saw her win the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Switched On Award for Best Performance in a Television Program and also receive a nomination in the Best Lead Actress category.
Prior to these productions, Asher played the lead role of Liz Cruickshank in Underbelly: Tale of Two Cities, and followed this role with her captivating performance of Blanche d’Alpuget opposite Richard Roxburgh in the Network Ten telemovie Hawke. In addition Asher is well known for her award-winning role as Julia in the critically acclaimed Foxtel series Love My Way alongside Claudia Karvan, Dan Wyllie and Brendan Cowell.
Her theatre debut in the 1998 Melbourne Theatre Production (MTC) of Patrick Marber’s Closer marked the beginning of a critically acclaimed theatre career, playing leading roles in several MTC productions includingThe Seagull, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Cyrano De Bergerac.
Asher’s film credits include the role of Dr. Carol Frost in X-Men Origins: Wolverine opposite Hugh Jackman in 2008, and the independent Australian feature film Beautiful in 2007, alongside Deborra-Lee Furness and Erik Thomson.
Nina is a thirtysomething obstetrician who is used to expecting the unexpected. Her career delivering babies is constantly full of surprises. Her deliciously chaotic family is never short of emergencies. And Nina is the lynchpin; the person they all turn to for help in the midst of their crises.
Fortunately, Nina is both incredibly capable and incredibly caring, though she is prone to bouts of uncertainty. Offspring follows Nina’s adventures as she and partner Dr Patrick Reid prepare for the birth of their first child together.