AustraliaMelanie Ann Weston

Madeleine West Bio, Biography, Husband (Shannon Bennett), Children, Net Worth, Education, take on Open Relationships

Madeleine West Biography

Madeleine West Bio

Melanie Ann Weston was born on 26th July 1980. She is commonly known as Madeleine West, an Australian actress. Melanie is known for her television roles, having played Dee Bliss on the soap opera Neighbours from 2000–2003 and again from 2017, high-class escort Mel on Satisfaction from 2007 to 2010, Dimity on House Husbands since 2012, Danielle McGuire in Underbelly and later Fat Tony & Co. In 2016, West joined the cast of The Wrong Girl. She has also written a parenting book called Six Under Eight.

Madeleine West Age Melanie Ann Weston was born on 26th July 1980 (age 38) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australian
Madeleine West Nationality Australian
Madeleine West Occupation Actress
Madeleine West Net Worth $ 5 Million Est.
Years active 2000–present
Madeleine West Children Phoenix Bennett, Xanthe Bennett, Hendrix Bennett, Xalia Bennett, Margaux Bennett, Xascha Bennett
Madeleine West Husband
Shannon Bennett (m. 2005)

Madeleine West Early life and education

Melanie Ann Weston spent her early childhood in Woodend. She went to school at Woodend Primary School and transferred eight high schools because her family followed her stepfather’s engineering work around the country. West began performing in front of family and friends at an early age. In 1992, she entered the New South Wales Talented Child Drama Ensemble and later studied at Swinburne University of Technology, Tamworth Conservatorium of Music, and Riverina Drama Ensemble

Madeleine West Husband, Children

West has been in a relationship with Shannon Bennett, a restaurateur, as from 2005. The couple has six children together; Phoenix (born December 2005), Hendrix (born April 2008), Xascha (born July 2010), Xanthe (born 2012) and twins, Xalia, and Margaux (2014). West commented that the Xs in the names did not start out as intentional.

Madeleine West with two of her Children

West addressed the speculation about their marriage in an interview with Stellar earlier in September 2018.

“We’re not currently together. We’re striving to reconnect as friends and parents, but who knows what the future holds? As a family we’ll continue to split our time between Melbourne and Byron Bay,” she told the publication.

In July 2002, West was hit by a bus in Sydney. The actress was also robbed while she was unconscious. She needed reconstructive plastic surgery and had to be written out of Neighbours but returned to the show a month later.

Madeleine West with her Husband, Shannon Bennett
Madeleine West with her spouse, Shannon Bennett

Madeleine West take on Open Relationships

Madeleine West may play a woman in an open relationship on her new show, but that doesn’t mean she’s drawing on any real-life experience. Madeleine appeared on KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O Show on 19th September 2018 to talk about her role as a WAG (wife and girlfriend) on the new drama Playing For Keeps. Sandilands asked if West would be able to bring this into her real life.

“Nup,” she said with a laugh. “Absolutely could not do that.” She then reasoned, “I think it could work for a period, but at some stage, S-H-I-T is going to hit the fan.”

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