Celebrity available for hire, based in New South Wales
Christine Anu is arguably Australia’s most successful female Indigenous entertainer and one of Australia’s most popular recording artistes, backed by an award-winning repertoire spanning across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children’s entertainment.
Her illustrious career over two decades boasts of platinum albums, sell-out musicals, Hollywood blockbusters, and high-profiled collaborations with showbiz and musical luminaries such as Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), Paul Kelly and David Atkins.
Five solo albums later, Christine pulls out all the stops with the formation of Stylin Up Entertainment, a collective focused on developing and producing new media brands that are proudly Australian. This spawned a new genre of children’s entertainment branded as Chrissy’s Island Family, adding another ARIA nomination to her Best Female Artist & Best Indigenous Artist wins for her debut album.
My Island Home may have propelled Christine Anu into the annals of Australian music history but nearly 15 years later, Christine is channeling her knowledge and experiences of the Australian entertainment industry into creating uniquely Australian entertainment brands through her company Stylin Up Entertainment, a collaboration between Christine and manager Jason Williamson. Stylin Up Entertainment brands include Chrissy’s Island Family, Ladies Of Jazz, Retro Arcade and Women Of Soul.
Christine Anu lends her credibility and high profile support to charitable organisations for fundraising, campaigning and public relations, to ensure the expansion and continuity of the charitable work in the community. Christine is currently the Patron for Buk bilong Pikinini (Papua New Guinea) and an Ambassador for Make Awish Foundation (Queensland). Christine is also actively involved with other charities including Oasis Foundation, Unity Foundation, Catherine Freeman Foundation, Mater Foundation and Diabetes Australia.
Christine Anu is an exceptional public speaker who inspires from the heart and motivates people of all ages and fromall walks of life. Christine shares stories from her humble beginnings in the Torres Strait Islands, on cultural hardship, family as well as the twists and turns of a career that spans across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children’s entertainment. Christine resonates with people and provides a real community focus while delivering key messages in all kinds of arenas and platforms—charity, community, cultural, education, entertainment and politics.
Christine Anu has showcased her amazing vocal talents in many major events staged in Australia, including 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Sydney Paralympics, FINA World Swimming Championships, 50 Years of Television, 25thAnniversary of Carols In The Domain and the 2007 APEC Cultural Performance.
STAGE AND SCREEN
Away from the recording studio, Christine Anu has carved out a notable stage, TV and film career with a staple of widely-acclaimed appearances and production headliners including Little Shop Of Horrors, Dating The Enemy, Matrix Reloaded, Moulin Rouge, Wildside, East West 101, The Alice, Play School, Rainbow End and RENT. Turning down a golden opportunity to reprise her Green Room award winning role as Mimi on Broadway to focus on her second album was a testament to Christine’s single-minded passion and dedication to her craft.
Christine Anu has toured Australia many times in a variety of configurations — solo, duet,music and art festivals,musicals and concept tours. She has also taken her performances worldwide to places like Bahrain, New York, Los Angeles, Papa New Guinea, Germany, London and the Pacific Islands. Christine’s audience ranges from world leaders to royalty, from famous celebrities to the sick and the homeless, both in Australia and internationally. Christine is one of Australia’s most in-demand corporate performers, entertaining the likes of IBM, BHP, The Australian Government, ANZ Bank, Coke, Qantas and many other corporate organisations locally and abroad.
A long standing, highly talented Australian celebrity.
Christine Anu is regarded as one of Australia’s finest Indigenous corporate keynote speakers, who inspires from the heart and motivates people of all ages and from all walks of life. Anu shares stories from her humble beginnings in the Torres Strait Islands on cultural hardship, family as well as the twists and turns of a career spans across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children’s entertainment.
Anu resonates with people and provides a real community focus while delivering key messages in all kinds of arenas and platforms - Charity, community, cultural, education, entertainment and politics.
"The heartfelt songs that you shared about your experiences as an Indigenous Australian and personal journey as a performer were truly inspiring…Your performnace of 'My Island Home' was beautiful, and your honest and warm engagement with the audiences during the Q&A and network drinks that followed is a testament to your genorous and friendly disposition." Victoria O'Shea, City of Kingston