Baykali Ganambarr
Born (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 26)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActor

Baykali Ganambarr (born 30 August 1994) is an Australian actor and dancer.[1] He received the 2018 Marcello Mastroianni Award for his role in The Nightingale and was nominated for the 2019 AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role[2] for the same role.

After posting Youtube videos of himself dancing he joined Djuki Mala. While still with the group he was cast in The Nightingale which was his first acting role.[1] In the film, which was released in August 2019, he played an Aboriginal tracker named Billy.[3] He has been cast in Roderick Mackay’s The Furnace.[4]

Ganambarr's older sister Rarriwuy Hick is an actress who appears in Cleverman.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Jesse (18 September 2018), "From YouTube dancer to break-out acting star: Who is Baykali Ganambarr?", ABC Radio Darwin
  2. ^ Keast, Jackie (23 October 2019), "'Lambs of God', 'The Nightingale' lead AACTA nominees", if
  3. ^ Wood, Julian, "The Nightingale", filmink
  4. ^ Staff Writer (13 September 2019), "Ahmed Malek, David Wenham and Baykali Ganambarr to star in 'The Furnace'", if

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