Darien Takle

Actor

Darien Takle was telling people she'd be an actor at kindergarten. Since then she has sung on stage as Edith Piaf and Eva Peron, directed and taught drama, created a solo show about Frances Hodgkins and released CD No Regrets. Her screen roles are as diverse — from variety show 12 Bar Rhythm and Shoes, to playing Xena's Mum, to an award-winning turn in Christmas as a downtrodden wife.   

I started doing shows from the moment I could talk coherently. (My friend Cathy and I) would entertain the school with puppet shows before school started, mock Italian operas and hair-raising court cases before the teacher arrived in the classroom ... Darien Takle, in a December 2002 interview for website Whoosh