Magda Szubanski (born April 12, 1961 in Liverpool, England) is an Australian comedy performer.
She emigrated to Australia in 1966 with her brother and sister, Polish father and Scottish mother.
In 1976, while a 10th year student at Sienna College in Melbourne, she captained a team on the TV quiz It's Academic.
In 1985, whilst performing in a University of Melbourne revue of Too Cool for Sandals, with Michael Veitch and Tom Gleisner, she was talent spotted by producers from the ABC network who convinced her to join up with some other university friends in creating the television sketch comedy show, The D-Generation.
In 1989, she was part of the team that created the television sketch comedy Fast Forward for the Seven Network, in which she played;
Pixie-Anne Wheatley (an inept Channel 7 sports reporter). As Pixie-Anne Wheatley, Magda interviewed the likes of Jeff Fenech (Australian boxer), Pat Cash, Angry Anderson, Andrew Ollie, Merv Hughes and Joan Kirner (former Victorian Premier). Chenelle (from Chanelle's Institute of Hair & Beauty) Joan Kirner Best known for her performance as Esme Hoggett in the film Babe and its sequel, she is also well known to audiences for her writing and performing skills in several of Australia's most successful television comedy programs. More recently she has starred in the highly successful television comedy show Kath & Kim on the ABC network as Sharon Strzelecki.