After playing Debbie Kelly for many years in Australia's most successful and longest running sitcom Hey Dad, Simone went on to star alongside Deborah Lee Furness in internationally acclaimed feature film Shame. Simone has also starred in many television dramas including Neighbours, McLeod's Daughters, Blue Heelers, Water Rats, All Saints, Pacific Drive, A Country Practice, Sons and Daughters and Upper Middle Bogan, Her film credits include: Forced Entry, Push, High Country, Doctors and Nurses , My Brilliant Career, Patrick alongside Rachel Griffiths and Charles Dance and most recently Boar starring alongside Huge Sheridan and John Jarratt. Simone Buchanan was born on March 11, 1968 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Simone Louise Buchanan. She has been married to Brett Smith since April 5, 2008. They have two children.