Actor

Charlotte Best

Quick Facts

IntroActress
Is Actor
From Australia
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Genderfemale
Birth 16 January 1994, Sydney
Age27 years

Biography

Charlotte Elise Best (born 16 January 1994) is an Australian actress and model. Her most notable role is from the show Home and Away as the young girl in the Campbell Family, Annie Campbell.

Early and personal life

Best grew up in the suburb of Point Frederick in the township of Gosford. Along with her three brothers, Best attended Central Coast Grammar School where she won a performance award at the age of eight. From there she moved with her family to Beauty Point, attending SCECGS Redlands for six months until enrolling at Brent Street Performing Arts High School where she studied all aspects of performing arts.

Best made her television debut in 2007 in Home and Away, starring as Annie Campbell until 2010. She continued her education on-set, eventually completing her HSC in 2011 at Oxford Falls Grammar School where she won the music award. Three months into a full-time Global Studies course at the University of Technology, Sydney, Best accepted the role of Cheryl Haynes in Puberty Blues.

From a young age, Best has appeared regularly as a fashion model in such magazines as Barbie, Total Girl, Oyster and Cosmopolitan. She was the face of Miss Metallicus Clothing brand and appeared on Comedy Inc, and has modelled for Supre.

Best has been an ambassador for the charities CURE OUR KIDS and WORLD VISION.

From February 2013 until 2015, Best dated MasterChef Australia 2012 winner, Andy Allen. Since March 2016 she has been dating Big Brother Australia 2014 winner Ryan Ginns, and continues to reside in Sydney.

Career

Charlotte is best known for her role as Annie Campbell in the long running TV series Home and Away between 2007 and 2010. Her character went on a student exchange to Japan, commencing October 2009, which was originally scheduled to be for 6 months. She returned on screen in March 2010, on a 6-week holiday break from Japan, before leaving again. Best earned a nomination for Most Popular New Female Talent at the Logie Awards of 2008, which was won by Bindi Irwin.

In March 2012, it was announced, that Best had been cast as Cheryl Hayes in Network Ten’s drama series Puberty Blues, which is based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2015Teenage KicksPhaedrain post-production
2015AloneNina 2Short film
2015Is This the Real WorldKim
2014Soul MatesKellyseries 1
2012-2014Puberty BluesCheryl Hayesseries 1 & 2
2013BreatheAnnaShort film
2007-2010Home and AwayAnnie Campbell198 episodes