Model and actress Perry Mooney is a striking presence on and off the runway. Exuberant, beautiful and charming, her charisma captivates audiences. Proud of her Yuibera roots and committed to promoting identity, Perry has a fierce passion for Australian cinema and television and contributing to Australia’s creative community.
Perry fell into modeling, landing her first assignment after a successful audition for Sandra King’s Black, Bold & Beautiful Luncheon in Brisbane. She developed an extensive portfolio modelling for Queensland-based brands and events including the Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair. For ‘Festival 2018’ on the Gold Coast, Perry was selected as model and mentor for Intertwined, a creative and contemporary performance showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through fashion, curated by Grace Lillian Lee. “It was our mob wearing our mob clothes. It was amazing,” says Perry.
In much the same way, Perry fell into acting. While playing Jared in a production of Black Rock in high school Perry fell in love with the craft and relished in the opportunity to develop a character and bring it to life, never imagining that it could be her true calling.
In 2017, Perry attended her first acting audition, which she was certain she missed out on. She was stoked when she was given the part and appeared in the video introduction to the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast. Perry has also appeared in advertisements, including for RACQ, and appeared in numerous music videos for artists including Camouflage Rose’s Late Nights, I Am D’s Loco, Gold Member’s X, Jesswar’s Savage and Love Today by New Zealand reggae band KATCHAFIRE.
Creative and driven, Perry embraces Community. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to contributing to Australian First Nations and women’s community through her association with various Queensland-based arts festivals and her work with the kuril dhagun Indigenous space at the State Library of Queensland.
Perry Mooney is an inspirational individual immersing herself in the creative community and is passionate about bringing uniquely Australian stories to the screen. “There is something about Australian stories that is just more authentic,” she says. With her vitality and captivating on screen presence bringing stories to life, it’s not hard to see that if anyone knows something about authenticity, it’s Perry Mooney. She is someone to watch in 2019.