Although her CV is largely Australian, Michala Banas was born in Wellington. The daughter of Kiwi screenwriter John Banas appeared in her first commercial at one and a half; as a teen she got a breakthrough role in Australian-NZ TV series Mirror Mirror. She went on to success in Australian staples McLeod’s Daughters and Neighbours, then won new fans as burping bogan Amber Wheeler, on acclaimed sitcom Upper Middle Bogan.
The language doesn't bother me. Hopefully, people are watching it with their kids because, believe it or not, I think it's a family show. Michala Banas, on her foul mouthed role in Upper Middle Bogan, The Daily Telegraph, 22 August 2013