Claudia Karvan Biography: Husband, Children, Age, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows, Parents

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Claudia Karvan OAM (born May 19, 1972), an esteemed Australian actress and producer, has significantly contributed to the entertainment industry throughout her career. 

Beginning as a child actor, she debuted in the film Molly and continued to impress audiences with her talent in the adolescent role in High Tide. Her portrayal of a teacher in The Heartbreak Kid led to the creation of the TV series Heartbreak High, where Sarah Lambert took over her character.

Hailing from Australia, Claudia Karvan is a versatile talent who has impacted the entertainment landscape. From her early years as a teenager to her current roles as an actress, producer, and director, she has garnered widespread acclaim for her remarkable skills and dedication. 

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Claudia Karvan
Born: 19 May 1972 (age 52 years old)
Place of Birth: Sydney, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Education: Glenmore Road Public School
Height: 1.66 m
Parents: Gabrielle Karvan, Peter Robins
Siblings: Rupert Karvan, Paris Karvan
Spouse: Jeremy Sparks
Boyfriend • Partner: Jeremy Sparks
Children: Audrey Sparks, Albee Sparks
Occupation: Actress • Filmmaker
Net Worth: $5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Claudia Karvan, a renowned Australian actress, was born in Sydney on May 19, 1972. She was raised by her mother, Gabrielle Goddard, also known as Gabrielle Karvan, and her two siblings, Rupert Karvan and Paris Karvan, throughout childhood. Her stepfather is named Arthur Karvan

Unfortunately, Karvan‘s biological father, Peter Robins, separated from her mother shortly after her birth and tragically passed away in 2022 after battling with schizoaffective disorder. 

Despite the challenges she faced within her family dynamic, Claudia Karvan attended Glenmore Road Public School in Paddington for her primary education.


Claudia Karvan seamlessly transitioned from her early career as a child actor to embracing adult roles, showcasing her versatility and exceptional talent. Her notable portrayal as a teacher in the 1993 film The Heartbreak Kid paved the way for the spin-off television series Heartbreak High (1994-1999), although Sarah Lambert later took over the character.

Karvan has graced the screens throughout her television career with memorable performances in acclaimed programs. She received accolades for her role as Frankie Ballard in The Secret Life of Us (2001-2005) and earned prestigious awards such as the AFI Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama and the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her work in Love My Way (2004-2007).

In addition to her acting prowess, Claudia Karvan has made significant contributions to the industry as a producer and creator. She co-created and starred in the drama series Spirited (2010-2011), also serving as its executive producer. Notably, Karvan took on co-producing roles for projects like House of Hancock (2015) and Doctor Doctor (2016-2021), showcasing her talent and creativity behind the camera.

Awards & Nominations

Australian Film Institute Awards (AFI Awards)

  • 2006: Winner, Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama, G.P.
  • 2007: Winner, Best Television Drama Series, Love My Way
  • 2007: Winner, Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama, Love My Way
  • 2010: Nominated, Best Television Drama Series, Love My Way
  • AACTA Awards (rebranded from AFI Awards in 2011)
  • 2014: Winner, Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama, The Time of Our Lives
  • 2021: Nominated Best Supporting Actress in Film, June Again
  • 2022: Nominated, Best Drama Series, Bump
  • 2022: Nominated Best Lead Actress in a Drama, Bump

Logie Awards

  • 2006: Winner, Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Love My Way
  • 2010: Winner, Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress, Love My Way
  • Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards (FCCAA Awards)
  • 2000: Nominated, Best Supporting Actor – Female, Passion
  • 2022: Nominated, Best Actress – Supporting Role, June Again

Other awards

  • 2020: Nominated for the Audience Choice Award for Favorite T.V. Actor of the Decade

Social Media

  • Instagram: @karvanclaudia

Personal Life

Claudia Karvan, aged 52, a highly regarded actress from Australia, had a lasting romantic involvement with Jeremy Sparks, who initially worked as a film set constructor and later pursued a career as an engineer. Their paths crossed in the late 1980s, and by 1995, they had decided to commit to each other as domestic partners.

Throughout their relationship, Karvan and Sparks were blessed with the joys of parenthood, raising two children named Audrey Sparks and Albee Sparks. Additionally, Claudia Karvan embraced the role of stepmother to Holiday SidewinderJeremy Sparks‘ daughter, from his previous relationship with another Australian actress named Lo Carmen.



  • 1983: Molly
  • 1987: High Tide
  • 1993: The Heartbreak Kid
  • 1994: Exiles
  • 1996: Dating the Enemy
  • 1996: Lust and Revenge
  • 1999: Strange Planet
  • 2000: Risk
  • 2009: Daybreakers
  • 2022: The Clearing

TV Shows

  • 1984: The Sullivans
  • 1988: Home and Away
  • 1990: A Country Practice
  • 1991: G.P.
  • 1992: Police Rescue
  • 1993: Broken Highway
  • 1994–1999: Heartbreak High
  • 1999: Farscape
  • 1999–2000: Something in the Air
  • 2000: Crash Palace
  • 2001–2005: The Secret Life of Us
  • 2004–2007: Love My Way
  • 2007: Small Claims
  • 2012–2014: Puberty Blues
  • 2014: The Time of Our Lives
  • 2014–2015: House of Hancock
  • 2016–2021: Doctor Doctor
  • 2017: Newton’s Law
  • 2020: Halifax: Retribution
  • 2021–2022: Bump
  • 2022: Moja Vesna

Net Worth

Claudia Karvan, a successful Australian actress, has acquired a net worth of $5 million throughout her career. She has become a significant character in the Australian entertainment business since beginning her acting career at a young age. 

Renowned for her remarkable performances, she has captivated audiences through her roles in several beloved Australian television shows such as Heartbreak High, The Secret Life of Us, and Love My Way. Additionally, she has showcased her versatile acting skills on the big screen by starring in acclaimed films like Molly, High Tide, and The Heartbreak Kid.

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