Hailed as the “Australian Queen of Comedy,” Celeste Barber’s original celebrity parody Instagram account has attracted over 8.1 million followers. In 2019 she released her best-selling book “Challenge Accepted” as well as the 2019 Showtime Special of the same name. In 2020, she won the AACTA (The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards) for Favorite Comedy Performer of the Decade. In 2021 she also earned a Webby Special Achievement award.
Celeste won the “Funniest Lady on Instagram” Award 2017 on WhoHaha.com, a digital platform co-founded by actor, director, producer, Elizabeth Banks which showcases women in comedy around the world. In 2019, Celeste was included in Variety Magazine “Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch.”
She is currently shooting her Netflix Comedy Wellmania, a new comedic drama series based on the novel Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness. The show centers around human tornado Liv (Barber) and a major health crisis where she is forced to rethink her ‘live fast die young’ attitude. Throwing herself body-first into a wellness journey, she tries everything from the benign to the bizarre in an attempt to get well quickly and reclaim her old life.
In the summer of 2019-20, Australia that was ravaged by extreme bushfires and Barber raised 51 million dollars to support the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Brigades Donation Fund. Her fundraiser drew global attention and broke records to help fund much-needed upgrades and high-tech equipment to prepare for the next bushfire season.
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