May. 10th, 1981
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Nicky Whelan (born May 10, 1981) is an Australian actress and model best known for her role as Pepper Steiger in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. She is the granddaughter of AFL Brownlow Medallist Marcus Whelan.
Before Neighbours, Whelan hosted a number of shows, including Coxy's Big Break (Seven Network), Beyond the Boundary (Network Ten), Melbourne Woman (Seven Network), and played the fictional celebrity "Chrissie Grant" on Russell Coight's Celebrity Challenge, a spin-off of All Aussie Adventures. Whelan is also known as the face of the rural Victorian city, Shepparton, and she hosted the night racing at Moonee Valley for eight years. Whelan has also posed for a number of Australian magazines, including FHM (in October 2007), Ralph (in November 2005) and Inside Sport. She was the first model to be on the cover of the Pumped Up Down Under calendar two years running.
In November 2007, Whelan made a special appearance in Harrow, London to promote sustainable transport and initiatives that benefit the environment. She also shot some photos for Harrow's 'It's Up to All of Us' campaign. At the event, she confirmed that after Neighbours, she had been in discussions over feature films. Whelan has completed work for the movie Hollywood and Wine in Los Angeles. She co-starred with 'David Spade'.
Whelan appeared in the final season of Scrubs as Maya, an Australian medical school student. In November 2010, Whelan appeared in a viral advert for Rökk Vodka alongside The Lonely Island. Whelan also played the role of Leigh in the 2011 film Hall Pass, which co-starred 'Owen Wilson', 'Jason Sudeikis', 'Jenna Fischer' and 'Christina Applegate'. In October 2011, Whelan guest-starred as an attractive telemarketing temp in the episode "Temp-Tress" of the American sitcom Workaholics.
She was dating her Left Behind co-star, 'Chad Michael Murray'. The couple split after a 6 month relationship