Alin Sumarwata studied at the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. After graduating from high school, she got enrolled at the Macquarie University to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce.
Alin Sumarwata is represented by Linsten Morris Management.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Alin Sumarwata has dated –
- Don Hany (2010-Present) – After having dated for a significant period of time, Alin got engaged to actor Don Hany in 2010. He even thanked her in his speech at the Logies in 2010. According to reports, they had grown close while working in the TV series, East West 101. They took their relationship to the next level by getting married in 2011. She also gave birth to their daughter, Tilda in 2011.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Iranian and Indonesian ancestry.
- Short hairstyle
- Petite figure
Best Known For
- Being cast in the role of Vanessa Villante in the long-running and popular Australian soap opera, Neighbours.
- Having played the role of Mary Stone in the popular Seven Network soap opera, Home and Away.
- Being cast in the role of Lance Corporal Gracie Novin in the action TV series, Strike Back: Retribution.
In 2011, she made her theatrical film debut in a minor role in the romantic drama movie, Burning Man.
First TV Show
In 2005, Alin Sumarwata made her first TV show appearance in the adventure TV miniseries, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant. However, her work in the show wasn’t credited.
Her first credited TV show appearance came in the soap opera, Home and Away, in 2009.
Alin regularly works out to maintain her fitness levels. She increased the intensity of her workout in 2017 to make sure that she looked perfect on the TV show, Strike Back: Retribution. She got enrolled in Muay Thai workout classes. Alin was guided by River Daz, who is an accomplished MMA fighter in her fighting workout sessions, which were littered with sparring drills and pad work.
Alin also had to participate in the training drills with her fellow co-stars. They were made to do HIIT training and grueling cardio. Also, to prepare them for action and fight scenes, they were given Brazilian jiu-jitsu training. They started their training by 6 in the morning.
Alin also had to change her diet to compliment her workout regime. She ate a lot of protein to ensure that she kept up the muscle mass. Also, she had to cut back on eating donuts and crackers.
Alin Sumarwata Facts
- She is multilingual and apart from English, she has a good command over Bahasa, Arabic, and Farsi.
- When she was 7 years old, her family moved from Iran to Australia.
- While studying in the university, she took a break from studies and used that time to appear in the Indonesian TV soap opera, Kenapa Ada Cinta.
- After she was cast in Neighbours, she had to move from Sydney to Melbourne as most of the scenes were to be shot there.
- She left the cast of Neighbours in 2013 after her character was written out of the show.
- Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Featured Image by Alin Sumarwata / Instagram