Photos with Steve Mouzakis
Steve was born in Melbourne, Australia. He studied Arts and Engineering at university before being accepted into the prestigious Victorian College Of The Arts to study acting. He graduated winning the Irene Mitchell Award for Outstanding Achievement for his portrayal of Shakespeare's 'Pericles', in a production directed by George Ogilvie. Theatre roles quickly followed. Most notably in Christos Tsiolkas' 'Viewing Blue Poles', performed at the iconic Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney after a critically acclaimed Melbourne season. Read more... watched and successful Australian TV shows of all time. He was next cast by director Jonathan Liebesman in the horror film Darkness Falls which went on to be for both of them their first number one at the U.S box office. His interest however in smaller and more personal films led to his award winning performances in the critically acclaimed and internationally renowned short films 'Mona Lisa' and '296 Smith Street'. This commitment to independent filmaking and unique storytelling next brought him to the attention of director Spike Jonze for his adaptation of the children's classic 'Where The Wild Things Are'. In 2012 he won Best Actor at the St Kilda Film Festival for his titular role in the film 'Joey'. Following that up with a Green Room Award the next year for his performance as 'Lophakin' in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of 'The Cherry Orchard'.