Courtney Act is more than just gender or drag. She is a contemporary artist who embodies the zeitgeist of an era.

Boy, Girl, Artist, Advocate. Courtney Act is more than just the sum of her parts.

In 2003, Courtney made it to 13th place in the first season of Australian Idol and then signed with Sony/BMG. In 2014, she was in the top three on Season 6 of the Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race before releasing her debut EP, Kaleidoscope, and touring internationally with her original show, The Girl From Oz. In 2018, Courtney was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK, educating viewers on queer issues such as gender fluidity and sexuality.

After her successful world tour, Under the Covers, Courtney made television history as the host of the UK’s first bisexual dating show, The Bi Life (E!). That Christmas, she hosted her own variety TV special, The Courtney Act Show (Channel 4 UK and 10 Peach). She competed in Eurovision – Australia Decides and then danced her way into the hearts of the nation, finishing as runner-up on Dancing With The Stars. 2020 saw her new live show, FLUID, debut at Darlinghurst Theatre in the Mardi Gras Festival.

In 2021, Courtney hosted the long form interview show One Plus One (ABC TV) and launched the podcast Brenda, Call Me (NOVA) with her best friend Vanity, and Building Queertopia (BBC Sounds). She ended the year with the release of Caught In The Act: A Memoir, which went into reprint on the first day of sales and quickly became a bestseller.

Courtney did not slow down in 2022, finishing as a finalist in Dancing with the Stars: All Stars (Ch7 Aust), treading the boards as ‘Elvira’ in Blithe Spirit with Sydney Theatre Company, on-screen as a judge on Queen For The Night (ITV UK), a second season of One Plus One, and launching Courtney’s Closet (Ch10 Aust). The year ended with a spectacular concert at the Sydney Opera House (ABC TV), where Courtney performed a spectacular set including ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, ‘Xanadu’, and Aussie rock classics.

2023 saw Courtney as a proud Rainbow Partner with Sydney World Pride, performing and co-hosting the Opening Ceremony at The Domain, broadcast on ABC TV. Courtney released her SWP anthem ‘Celebrate’ to coincide.

Madame Tussauds Sydney has revealed the Courtney Act wax figure as the centerpiece of their ‘Pride Zone’.

Courtney has recently performed live to 150k people at Berlin Pride and headlined the Opening Ceremony for the Hong Kong Gay Games in November. 2024 has already seen her headlining in “Smashed” during Sydney Festival and returning as the host for the ABC Sydney Mardi Gras broadcast.

Courtney Act on Dancing with the Stars