Zoe Tuckwell-Smith is an Australian actress. She is best known for her role as Bec Gilbert on the Australian Television show Winners & Losers.[2]

Early life

Zoe Tuckwell-Smith was born in Sydney. Shortly after, her parents returned to Bangladesh where they were working at the time.[3] Tuckwell-Smith's parents divorced when she was five years old and she was raised by her mother in Sydney. Tuckwell-Smith visited her father during her school holidays.[3] Tuckwell-Smith enjoyed acting from a young age and said "I've always been a dreamer – imaginative and creative. As a child I loved putting on plays and making up stories to perform for my parents or my toys!"[2] After finishing high school, Tuckwell-Smith was accepted into the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated three years later.[2]

Career

In 2004, Tuckwell-Smith appeared in Six Pack, All Saints and The Cooks. She went on to appear in Home and Away and In Search of Paradise. Tuckwell-Smith was cast in Stupid Stupid Man in 2007. The following year, the actress made appearances in The Cut and The Strip.

As well as television, Tuckwell-Smith has appeared in various feature films, including Son of the Mask (2004), Gone (2005), Cactus (2008) and Primal (2009). In 2010, Tuckwell-Smith also guested in Short Stack's video clip for "Planets".

In 2011, Tuckwell-Smith joined the cast of Winners & Losers in the leading role of Rebecca "Bec" Gilbert. She relocated to Melbourne from Sydney for filming.[2]

Personal life

Tuckwell-Smith has been in a relationship with actor Damon Gameau since 2009. The couple were introduced to each other by fellow actor Gyton Grantley, while they were both in East Timor.[3] Tuckwell-Smith and Gameau announced that they were expecting their first child in June 2013.[4] Tuckwell-Smith gave birth to the couple's daughter in November 2013.[5]

Filmography

Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Son of the MaskMrs. BabcockFirst film role
2004Six PackCharlie ButterfieldFirst television role
2004All SaintsElle Campbell -Season 7 Episode 28
2004The CooksAnna
2005Home and AwayVarious characters
2005GoneIngrid
2006In Search of ParadiseNicki
2007Stupid Stupid ManGwen
2008CactusSammy
2008The StripCassie
2010PrimalAnja
2011–2014Winners & LosersBec GilbertLeading role