Joelene began acting when she was
12-years-old with a leading role in ABC TV's children's series Round the
Twist. Prior to this she had appeared in numerous television commercials
and department store catalogues.
After two series with The Man from
Snowy River, Joelene went to Port Douglas where she was required to
bleach her long auburn hair white for her role in Ocean Girl. Later she
sports a much shorter style, allowing her hair time to recover from the
punishment of constant treatments. Joelene and Elena Mandalis worked
closely together preparing for RAW FM, spending time building their
sisterly relationship. In 1996 Joelene took time off from acting,
performing only one small role in the feature film The Inner Sanctuary. She spent the year concentrating on her
final year at school. In previous years she had been able to keep up her
education with a tutor on the set but felt Year 12 was too difficult.
dedication and perseverance paid off and Joelene is now studying
Media Arts at Deakin University. She hopes to expand her career to take
in writing and directing. Journalism is another possibility because
Joelene loves writing. At the end of a long week, studying and appearing
in Raw FM, Joelene liked nothing more than going out for a night
dancing. Her musical tastes range from hard techno to love songs.