Lily Sullivan comes from the city of Carbrook, Queensland, Australia. She was trained to be a screen actor at the Wild Child Acting and Dance Studios in Springwood, Australia by coach Phillip Jones. Right away, he could tell that Lily had the "x-factor" that he looks for in his students, and with his training and supervision, she was able to land her first big-screen role as Coral Moochmore in the 2012 film, "Mental," which starred actors Toni Collette and Liev Schreiber. In order to win the part, Lily, with the aid of Mr. Jones, put together an initial audition tape, followed by one with five separate scenes (one of which required her to cry). The role eventually came down to Lily and one other actress, but Lily came out the victor.
Director P.J. Hogan compared Lily to another relatively unknown actress that he had made famous in one of his previous films, "Muriel's Wedding," in 1994. He said of the young actress "When I cast Rachel Griffiths, she was not how I imagined the part, but she was the only actress for the role. She had star quality. I could see it. And when she acted opposite Toni [Collette], they had a great chemistry together. It was the same thing with Lily." (Herald Sun) Clearly, Lily has something not every actress has, and it has become even clearer with the passing of time.
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Since her role in "Mental," which she even received a best actor nomination from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts for, Lily played the part of Richard Roxburgh in the second second of the much acclaimed Australian series, "Rake." She is also set to star in the film "Galore" later in 2013. Along with these, she will play the part of Marina Barker on the new NBC series "Camp" when it debuts on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.