Tessa James' personal and professional life.

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Nominated with one of the rather unusual awards by Inside Soap Awards, Tessa was nominated as Best Bitch in 2009 for her performance as Nicole Franklin in the series Home and Away.

She played the role of Nicole, who often changed boyfriends in a very short span of time. Despite this character gathering numerous haters, Tessa respects every character and loves playing this role.

"I love playing Nicole because she's feisty and fun, and doesn't mind pushing the boundaries. And she dresses stylishly – she's very high maintenance, which is fun to play."

She has appeared in TV shows like Neighbours and short movies like Hugo. Her role as Celestine in the latter has been greatly praised by the viewers and critics alike. For this, Tessa was nominated as best female actress


Tessa is married to her longtime boyfriend and Australian rugby player Nate Myles. They married in 2011 and have been together ever since. They don’t have any children together, possibly due to Tessa’s disease. Tessa and Nate have six years gap between them. Regardless, they are completely in love with each other.

'I am so very, very lucky to have Nate in my life. And it was the best day', said Tessa remembering her wedding day.


This beautiful actress has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. It is a rare and fatal blood disease in which cancer originates from lymphocytes. After 12 month battle, Tessa appeared in Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards held in Sydney last November.


'I think it is just a natural thought to think that it might come back. I just do everything I can to be healthy and good to my body and myself’ said Tessa. She also expressed that she was scared that it might return. We believe that it is quite natural and it took a lot of courage for her to express her fear to us. According to her, this has made her stronger and less fearful.

Tessa had undergone six months of Chemotherapy session in order to regain her health which resulted in the loss of her blonde locks. Despite her hardship, she is still fighting and winning.

According to Tessa, Nate is a very supportive husband who had supported her through the excruciating chemo sessions.

As far as her looks go, she is a beauty. Her blonde hair and her hot body are the main attraction. Although the chemo might have taken a chunk of her hair, she is still smoking hot. She stands at 5 feet 2.5 inch. Despite being a little short, she looks absolutely pretty.

It seems Tessa has decided not to reveal about her financial status. Because of this, information regarding her salary or her net worth has not been disclosed, but one can guess that it must be in hundreds of thousands of dollars.