Australian actor Brendan Cowell was raised in an artistic family, with both of his sisters involved in dance and music. He worked in television drama during his teens, before getting his degree in Communication, Theatre and Media from Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.
Currently, Brendan is a successful playwright and actor in the Sydney theatre scene. His play, Rabbit, was the recipient of the 2003 Griffin Playwriting award for most outstanding new work in a given year, and his play, Bed, earned him a share of the 2001 Patrick White Playwrights award. He is most recognizable to many Australians for his role as Todd on the comedy series, Life Support. Brendan won the Best Actor award from the Film Critics Circle of Australia for his performance in NOISE. He also appears in the new film, Three Blind Mice, directed by Matthew Newton.