On the Couch with Pia Miranda

Pia MirandaWho is Pia Miranda?
I’m not sure. That’s what therapy is for.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
If I had my time again  I would study phlebotomy because I have a passion for blood tests. I love getting them so much I think I would be great at it. It would have been a great backup career for me when I have stints out of work.

Who inspires you and why?
Personally…Well all working mothers inspire me. It sounds cliche but it is really hard. There is a lot of guilt involved and anyone who does it well is a definite inspiration to me. Professionally… Gene Hackman. Anyone who knows me well knows that I can completely obsessed with him.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’d get rid of the internet.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I don’t really have a favourite destination but right now I really want to take the kids to the Gold Coast to go to the theme parks. That’s the next holiday  on my list.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
I love taking people to Cafe e Cucina. It’s my favourite place in Melbourne.

What are you currently reading?
I just finished Gone Girl and I’m about to start Grace by Grace Coddington.

What are you currently listening to?
Jake Bugg

Happiness is?

What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully  sleep.

Pia Miranda began acting career began after graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Arts in performance and dance and has also studied speech, drama and movement at the prestigious Atlantic Theatre Company in New York.

In 2001 Pia won an AFI for best actress for her lead role in the feature film Looking for Alibrandi. Her other film credits include Garage Days, Travelling Light , the award-winning The Girl who Swallowed Bees , The Tender Hook, Three Blind Mice, Surviving Georgia and Goddess.

Pia has also worked on  TV shows such as Neighbours, All Saints, The Secret Life of Us, Grass Roots, Sea Patrol, The Time of our Lives and It’s a Date. Her theatre credits are just as impressive having worked with The Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Glen St Theatre.

Pia will be performing in Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays – a series of nine short plays celebrating same sex marriage and how a number of American States embraced and passed equal marriage rights, at Chapel off Chapel from 22 January – 9 February 2014. For more information, visit: www.standingonceremony.com.au for details.

Image: Pia Miranda