Shalom Brune-Franklin is an English-Australian actress known for her work in the British series The State (2017), Australian series Bad Mothers (2019), and American Netflix series Cursed (2020).
Shalom Brune-Franklin was born on Thursday, August 18, 1994 (age 26 years; as in 2020), in St Albans, England. Her zodiac sign is Leo. When she was fourteen years old, she moved with her family to Mullaloo in Australia. She did her schooling from Ocean Reef Senior High School; while studying there, she took drama as her subject. She enrolled at Edith Cowan University to study journalism, but after seeing the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), she decided to study acting. Shalom auditioned for WAAPA and started studying acting there. While pursuing her graduation, she won Chris Edmund Performing Arts Scholarship set up by WAAPA graduate Hugh Jackman (Australian-British actor).
Height: 5’ 7”
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Family & Ethnicity & Relationship
She was born to the Mauritian Ingrid Brune and Thai-born English Phillip Franklin, an electrician who went to Western Australia to become a chef. She has a younger brother named Saim.
She is currently dating a producer who worked with her in the series Doctor Doctor (2016-17).
She began her career by appearing in short films; in 2013, she starred in the short film ‘Dinner Date’ as ‘Jennifer.’
She has acted in the short films- Tryptophan (2015) and Swiss Avalanche (2016). In 2016, she made her television debut with the Australian series ‘Barracuda’ as ‘Leanne.’
She has also acted in the Australian tv series- Doctor Doctor (2016-17) and Bad Mothers (2019). She made her British television debut with the series ‘The State’ (2017) as ‘Umm Khulthum.’
She has acted in the British TV series- Our Girl (2017-2018) and Line of Duty (2020). She made her American television debut with Netflix’s ‘Cursed’ (2020) as ‘Igraine.’
She made her Australian film debut with ‘Otherlife’ (2017) in the role of ‘Coder #2.’
She made her American film debut with ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017) as ‘College Girl #1.’
She voiced the character ‘Seahorses’ in British-Finnish animated series ‘Moominvalley’ (2020).
- Actress(es): Ruth Negga, Thandie Newton, Viola Davis
- Podcasts: The Vanished by Marrisa Jones, Invisibillia by Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin
- Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Travel Destination: Bahamas
- She was a sports fanatic and was trained by her PE coach as a specialist 800m runner for the 2012 London Olympics. In her school days, she was also captain of her netball and basketball teams, a gymnast, and a member of her school’s cheerleading group.
- In her school days, she also won the school’s drama award for high achievement.
- Acting wasn’t her first choice, in fact, she didn’t consider acting as a practical career choice. Talking about it, she said,
When I first got into acting I didn’t even really know who Shakespeare was — I’m from London so that’s embarrassing, but it’s true. But now I can’t get enough.
- She has also acted in the theatre productions: Grapes of Wrath, Blood Wedding, The Playboy of the Western World, Macbeth, and Girl Shut Your Mouth.
- She was one of the finalists 0f The Heath Ledger Scholarship 2017, an award created by Australians in Film, a non-profit foundation that supports Australian actors in the U.S., in memory of the late Heath Ledger.