WOMEN OF UNDERBELLY
Women on the edge … Cheree Cassidy plays Constable Debbie Webb, Emma Booth plays Kim Hollingsworth, Sigrid Thornton plays Gerry Lloyd, Natalie Bassngthwaighte as Maria Haken,Jessica Tovey as Constable Wendy Jones. Source: The Daily Telegraph
Detective Constable Debbie Webb (Locke)
Being a cop is all Debbie Webb (played by Cheree Cassidy) ever wanted to do. Young, blonde and pretty, she was determined to succeed in life where her alcoholic parents had failed.
When she realises the police officers around her are corrupt and subsequently blows the whistle on them, all hell breaks loose.”
Reading her book, I welled up with tears numerous times,” says Cassidy, 27, who met Webb, a consultant on Underbelly 3.
“It’s amazing that she came out the other side. I have a lot of respect for her. She is a woman remarkable courage. If you didn’t love her character and respect her, then you couldn’t play it – but I do.
“Battling alcoholism, depression and what she went through and survived is amazing.”
Played by Cheree Cassidy
Cassidy was broke, working as a cashier at a cinema chain before she won the role of Webb and has been lauded for her acting talent. A dancer whose dream of becoming an actress came later than most, she studied at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. Her Underbelly role made her a household TV name.