Lex Marinos OAM, was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW into a family of Greek cafe owners. Lex attended University of NSW, receiving a BA with Honours in Drama, and also studied with renowned American acting teacher, Stella Adler. Since then he has worked in all areas of the entertainment industry as an actor, director, writer, broadcaster and teacher. Best known for his television performances in Kingswood Country and ABC’s production of The Slap, as well as other series, dozens of films and TV episodes. On stage Lex has appeared with the Nimrod, APG, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Company B, Big hART, and at many arts festivals, as well as commercial productions such as the King and I.
His work has taken him all over Australia, from remote Indigenous communities to the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Lex has also worked extensively on ABC radio since the riotous inception of 2JJ. Lex has also held many advisory and governance positions with arts and cultural organizations including SOCOG, The Australia Council, and Community Broadcasting Foundation. His book Blood and Circuses: an irresponsible memoir was published by Allen & Unwin.
Proud member of Actors Equity since 1970.