Stambouliah is now becoming one of our promising exports, having made her first U.S. television appearance in AMC’s Emmy® winning series, The Walking Dead, and feature film debut in Michael Bay’s blockbuster, Ambulance, starring Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Her recent film, Brush, co-starring Kristen Gutoskie (The Handmaid’s Tale) has made official selection into major Los Angeles film festivals including Outfest and Dances With Films.

Known for her recurring roles on Australian television in Packed to the Rafters, Ben Elton’s Live from Planet Earth and Soul Mates, Stambouliah was thrilled to receive the call at her home in L.A. from her agent with the offer to play Rania in this local story that will resonate with audiences everywhere.

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race follows the story of Penny Anderson, a GP who returns from the big smoke to set up shop in her hometown of Appleton. Penny arrives just in time for the annual Appleton Show with its world-famous potato race, but she is dismayed to learn the women’s prize is pittance compared to the men’s. Penny is determined to make a stand against this inequality and decides the Appleton potato race is the perfect platform for her dissent.

Stambouliah joins a wonderful female-led cast of familiar and fresh faces including Claire van der Boom (Blacklight), Katie Wall (Noise), Robyn Nevin (Relic) and Geneviève Lemon (The Power of the Dog), as well as Tiriel Mora, Andy Ryan, Rohan Nichol, Darren Gilshenan and John Gaden.

Directed by Lynn Hegarty and produced by Andrea Keir and Lisa Duf with EQ Media’s Greg Quail and Paramount+ Australia’s Sophia Mogford and Cecilia Ritchie.

Stambouliah’s latest project is a new television series pilot, which is currently under wraps.

Stambouliah is represented by Innovative Artists and AFA Prime Talent Media.

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