Ningali Lawford-Wolf Bio, Wiki
Ningali Josie Lawford was born in 1967 and died on August 11th, 2019. She was an Australian actress known for her roles in the films Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Bran Nue Dae (2009), and Last Cab to Darwin (2015), for which she was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
The Australian actress died on Sunday, August 11th after falling ill while on tour with a production at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Ningali Lawford-Wolf Parents
Lawford was born on Christmas Creek Station, a cattle station in Wangkatjungka, near Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia. Her father worked as, a stockman, and mother, a domestic. She was a member of the Walmadjari (Tjiwaling) people.
Ningali Lawford-Wolf Education
After attending Kewdale Senior High School in Perth, she spent a year in Anchorage, Alaska, on an American Field Scholarship. Lawford trained in dance at the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre in Sydney.
Ningali Lawford-Wolf Career
Lawford made her acting debut in the musical Bran Nue Dae, which premiered in Perth in 1990. Lawford premiered her one-woman show, Ningali, in Perth in 1994. The show toured internationally and won the Fringe First Award for Best New Production at the 1995 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the 1996 Green Room Award for Best Actress in a One Woman Show.
The satirical comedy Black and Tran premiered at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2000. The comedy was a collaboration between Lawford and Vietnamese comedian Hung Le. It addressed “the issue of racial discrimination by ridiculing the stereotypes of Aboriginal and Vietnamese cultures”.
Lawford played the role of Polly in 2015 in the film Last Cab to Darwin. She received an AACTA Award nomination for Best Actress in the Leading Role of Poly.
In 2017, Lawford voiced the character of Nanna on the National Indigenous Television (NITV) animated series Little J & Big Cuz, which features Indigenous Australian characters.
Ningali Lawford-Wolf Husband, Children
According to IMDB, She was married to Wolf and the two children, a son born in 1991, and her daughter was born in 1997.
Ningali Lawford-Wolf Cause of Death (Asthma Attack)
In her 2019 international tour with the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Secret River. She died of an asthma attack while in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was 52.
In a statement, Sydney Theatre Company paid tribute to the actress.
It read: “Ningali was an incredibly talented performer as well as a wonderfully caring and thoughtful person. We’ve lost one of the Australian theatre’s greatest treasures.”
Bless you all, our thoughts are with you, family and friends of Ningali. The production of The Secret River has been a highlight of the Edinburgh Festival and Ningali Lawford-Wolf’s performance was outstanding. So sorry for this tragic loss.
— Alyson Harris (@AlyJaneH) August 14, 2019