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Tara Morice
Birth Name Tara Morice
Date of Birth 23 June 1964
Place of Birth Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Gender Female
Hair Color Black
Occupation(s) Actress, Singer, Dancer

Tara Morice (born 23 June 1964) is most known for portraying Miss Raine. Morice is an Australian actress, singer, and dancer. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Morice also lived in Sydney, Alice Springs and Adelaide as a child. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Australian History and English from the Australian National University and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1987. She has worked extensively on stage in Australia, including productions for the Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, Griffin Theatre Company,Company B, and the Ensemble Theatre. She was a part of "Strictly Ballroom" when it premiered as a stage play in 1988. Her first film appearance was as Fran, the lead female role in the 1992 film Strictly Ballroom (directed by Baz Luhrmann), for which she was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and an Australian Film Institute award. Morice also appeared on the film's soundtrack, singing a duet of the Cyndi Lauper song "Time After Time" with Mark Williams. Morice has also appeared in the films Metal Skin, Hotel Sorrento, Hildegarde, Moulin Rouge!, Candy, Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance, the Oscar nominated short film Miracle Fish and Oranges and Sunshine. Her television work includes roles in Answered by Fire, After the Deluge, Salem's Lot, Loot, Grass Roots and McLeod's Daughters. Morice had a starring role in the series of three Dogwoman telemovies with Magda Szubanski in 2000. She wrote and directed the documentary My Biggest Fan, about her correspondence and friendship with an American great-grandmother, Mildred Levine, who wrote to her after seeing Strictly Ballroom. The film premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and was broadcast on the SBS network in Australia in 2008. Morice has a daughter, Ondine, who was the stills photographer on My Biggest Fan.