Wellmania stars Yael Stone from Orange Is The New Black

Wellmania stars Yael Stone from Orange Is The New Black

April 12, 2023

Wellmania: Celeste Barber stars in trailer for Netflix series

Wellmania launched on Netflix on March 29 with viewers quickly binging the show around the globe. The eight-part series follows Australian food critic Liv Healy (played by Celeste Barber), who is offered the job of a lifetime to work as a judge on a big new TV show called Banquet Royale in New York. Before taking on the new role, Liv heads back to Oz to celebrate her friend’s birthday only to be hit by a catastrophic health diagnosis which sees her US green card cancelled and her new job thrown into jeopardy.

Liv embarks on a journey to better health in record time in order to turn her health around and get the all-important go-ahead for the green card and return to America.

She decides to take part in all the latest wellness trends from an intense detox of herbal laxatives and enemas to yoga and a strict fitness regime.

The food critic even finds herself making detours into sex therapy, microdosing LSD and a chance encounter with a death doula to get fit.

Along the way, Liv goes on a journey of self-discovery as she realises health and wellbeing goes beyond high blood or cholesterol and is also about connecting with loved ones and facing past trauma.

Who is in the cast of Wellmania?

Olivia ‘Liv’ Healy – Celeste Barber

Actress, writer and comedian Celeste Barber takes centre-stage in Welmania as Olivia ‘Liv’ Healy, who goes on quite a journey to good health.

She has been hailed the Australian Queen of Comedy and counts over 9million Instagram followers including Reese Witherspoon, Amy

Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Cindy Crawford and Tom Ford.

Some of her previous screen credits include The Letdown, How Not to Behave, All Saints and Wonderland.

Amy Kwan – JJ Fong

JJ Fong takes on the role of Amy Kwan, Liv’s best friend who is an investigative journalist and the polar opposite of her wayward pal.

Fong is a Chinese-New Zealander, who has appeared in Go Girls, comedy series Flat3, Step Dave as well as Netflix’s The New Legend of Monkey and soap Shortland Street.

Gaz Healy – Lachlan Buchanan

Lachlan Buchanan plays Liv’s younger brother Gaz Healy, who again is very different from his older sibling.

He has appeared in Station 19, the CW series Dynasty, the Oscar-nominated movie Ford VS. Ferrari as well as Some Freaks, Behaving Badly and Newcastle.

Lorraine Healy – Genevieve Mooy

Taking on Liv’s widowed mother Lorraine Healy is actress Genevieve Mooy whose career has spanned 40 years.

She is known for her roles in Frontline, and Brides of Christ, The Dish, Rake, Rosehaven, Escape From Pretoria and Wish You Were Here.

Doug Henderson – Johnny Carr

Johnny Carr stars as Amy’s husband Doug Henderson with the star known for his roles in Summer Love, Five Bedrooms, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Secret Daughter and The Greatest Love of All.

Isaac Huang – Alexander Hodge

Alexander Hodge appears as Liv’s love interest Isaac Huang with the actor previously appearing in Insecure, Tommy, Modern Family, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, CBS’s Bull, THE CW’s Black Lightning, and HBO’s High Maintenance.

Dalbert Tan – Remy Hii

Remy Hii appears as Gaz’s fiancé Dalbert Tan with the actor known for his performances in Princess Switch 3: Romancing The Star, Aftertaste, Blaze, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marco Polo and Crazy Rich Asians.

Philomena – Yael Stone

Yael Stone has a guest role in the show as the death doula Philomena. The actress is best known for her role in the classic Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, You and Me Before and After, High Maintenance, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Firebite, Blacklight and Blaze.

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Camille Lavinge – Miranda Otto

Another familiar face is Miranda Otto, who has a guest role as Camille Lavinge with the actress appearing The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, War of the Worlds, True Colours, Fires and The Thin Red Line, among many other roles.

Valerie Jones – Virginie Laverdure

Virginie Laverdure plays Valerie Jones after parts in La Brea, Harrow, Wakefield, The Unlisted and The Gloaming.

Chad – Guy Edmonds

Guy Edmonds plays Chad with the actor and director best known for his work behind the camera on Hardball and Spooky Files.

Sara – Sharni McDermott

Sharni McDermott portrays Sara after starring in Home and Away, Dead Lucky and Reef Break.

Other cast members include Nicola Parry, Gabrielle Chan, Felix Williamson and Leah Vandenberg.

Wellmania is streaming on Netflix now

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