Jodie Dorday had been doing ballet and jazz dancing for almost two decades when she auditioned for a role on Xena: Warrior Princess in the mid 90s. Two years later she was nominated for her work in TV drama Home Movie, then won for Anthony McCarten film Via Satellite, playing a pregnant hairstylist. She also acted on Roger Hall comedy Market Forces and Jackson's Wharf. In 2008 Dorday scored the starring role in Burying Brian, playing a housewife who accidentally kills her husband after an argument, and fails to tell the authorities. These days based in Bali, she continues to act on stage, and occasionally on screen.