NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

Bridie McKim

Born a triplet and growing up in Brisbane, Bridie discovered acting as a means to get attention from her competitive brother and sister. After being diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy at a young age, she has been involved with the disability community for some time. Since she was 10 Bridie has represented the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland as their Youth Ambassador and spoke at many events and fundraisers.
Bridie’s passion for public speaking and being dramatic led her to be accepted into the Queensland Theatre Youth Ensemble where she trained for three years. In 2015 she was cast in Sofya Gollan’s short film Gimpsey. Upon successfully auditioning for NIDA, Bridie relocated to Sydney in 2016.
Whilst at NIDA Bridie took part in projects including Laura Nagy and Daniel Monks’ short film Bodies and the comedy web series All We Have is Now.
In 2018, while completing her studies at NIDA, Bridie became the first disabled actor to play a lead role on Australian television in the new show, The Heights. This serial drama is produced for the ABC by Matchbox Pictures in association with NBCUniversal. Season One of The Heights went to air in 2019.
Since graduating from NIDA, Bridie looks forward to continuing to explore both disabled and non-disabled narratives.

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