Born on the 18th Febuary 1986 in Sydney, Kate Garven is Home and Away's Jade Sutherland. This is
Kate's first television role and was thrilled when she got the part. " Working on Home and Away is so much fun. The cast are
great and they have made me feel like I am already part of the gang ", she says.
Kate plays Jade Sutherland who moves to Summer Bay with her family from the city. Her parents Rhys
[ Michael Beckley ] and Shelley [ Paula Forrest ] want their children to have a better lifestyle and decide to make the move.
Jade has two sisters, one a twin - Kirsty [ Christie Hayes ] anolder sister Dani [ Tammin Sursok ]. Like all kids this has
been a major adjustment time for all the girls, having to leave all their friends behind and move to a place where everybody
knows your business and the pace is that little bit slower.
Jade however is taking it all in her stride. She is pretty easygoing and adapts to the situation
she is in. " I think she is a nice person and a very sweet girl. She can be a little flighty and she always talks too much.
She tends to babble on but genuinely cares for people ", she says of her character. Kate feels like she has adopted an instant
family. " We all get along so well and when we are on set we feel like a real family. I do spend so much time with the other
girls and Michael and Paula. They are my second family ".
Kate now studies by correspondence due to her Home and Away workload. She enjoys history and maths.
While this is her first television role Kate has done numerous commercials since the age of 7. Kate has always had a passion
for acting and did some courses at the Sydney Talent Company. Kate has been dancing for the most part of her life. She started
ballet when she was 3 years of age and just started jazz this year. In 1999 Kate was a finalist for the IA awards for ballet.
Kate lives at home with her mum, dad, older sister Emma [ 23 ], brother Matthew [ 19 ] and her other sister Lisa [ 17 ]. They
share their home with their pets Mitsy a beagle poodle, their cat Tilly and a peacock called Andrew. Kate is fortunate enough
to live on 25 acres.
In her spare time Kate enjoys listening to music. She says her musical tastes change all the time
but right now she loves listening to Next, Destiny's Child and Nelly. She also enjoys dancing of course and hanging out with
her friends. Kate's favourite actress is Drew Barrymore and as far as actors go she lists Heath Ledger, Samuel L Jackson,
Sean Patrick Thomas and Mel Gibson as her favourites.
Jade is the quieter of the Sutherland twins. She's the dreamy one. The one you'll
probably find with her head in a book and like her mum always keen to help those less fortunate. The second twin, Jade was
born underweight and with complications. Still the fragile member of the family, the rest of the Sutherlands treat the vulnerable
looking Jade as though a gust of wind could blow her over.
She's been plagued with asthma since she was a toddler and is susceptible to all kinds
of illnesses. If there's something going round, you can be sure Jade will get it. While she might look fragile, Jade is stronger
then many people realise. She knows what she likes and doesn't ! Beware the person who tries to get her to do anything she
doesn't want to. Jade also knows how to play on her fragile nature and has been known to get away with absolute murder !
Unlike her sister Dani, Jade was happy to move to Summer Bay. A bit of a water baby
she had always wanted to live by the sea. Put into ballet classes from a young age to help with her asthma, Jade dreams of
being a professional dancer when she leaves school.