Courtney Act

Courtney Act (a.k.a. Shane Jenek) first gained public recognition in 2003 with her appearances on Australian Idol. In 2014, she returned to television, becoming one of the top three contestants in the sixth season of the Emmy award-winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race. She then released her debut EP Kaleidoscope. She is the host of the award-nominated political series American Act on Junkee.com. In 2017, Courtney Act took her original show The Girl from Oz on a sold-out world tour. In 2018, she was the winner of season twenty-one of Celebrity Big Brother UK, educating viewers on queer issues. Her show Courtney Act: Under the Covers toured worldwide and returned to the Underbelly Festival this year. Courtney made television history as the host of UK’s first bisexual dating show The Bi Life, followed up by Christmas special The Courtney Act Show for Channel 4 UK and Peach (Australia). Courtney Act competed in this year’s inaugural Eurovision–Australia Decides contest, launching her smash-hit single “Fight for Love.” She also danced as a finalist in Network Ten’s Dancing with the Stars in Australia. Courtney Act made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2014.

(December 2019)