Recently she has enjoyed great success as Kim and Trude in Kath & Kim, written, produced and created by Riley and her long-time writing partner and friend Jane Turner. She also works frequently with Magda Szubanski. In contrast to the rest of her cast (such as Glenn Robbins, Peter Rowsthorne and Magda Szubanski), Riley makes relatively few public appearances as herself. Most of the time, she appears, in character, as Kim, with Jane Turner. One notable exception was on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, where she and Turner both appeared, as themselves. Riley has also had some roles in musical theatre.
One notable role was as the baker's wife in a 1997 Australian production of Into the Woods. She also appeared on stage as Janet in The New Rocky Horror Show; she is included on the cast album. She recently announced that she will play the part of Matron "Mama" Morton in an upcoming adaptation of Chicago. see here She is married to Kath & Kim Executive producer, Rick McKenna and had daughter, Maggie in 1996.
She used to own a Rottweiler, but gave it up for adoption after Maggie was born. The family pet is now a Schnoodle called Rosie-Rose. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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