Magdalene Mary "Magda" Szubanski (born 12 April 1961) is an English-born Australian television and film actress, comedian and writer.
Szubanski's career began while she was studying at university and she progressed to television sketch comedy, as both a writer and performer. She has performed in the television comedy programs The D-Generation, Fast Forward, and the very popular Kath & Kim where she played Sharon Strzelecki.
Szubanski portrayed Esme Hoggett in the film Babe and its sequel Babe: Pig in the City, and played the recurring character of Furlow on the television series Farscape. Her book, a tell-all memoir was released in 2016, entitled "Reckoning" and won for "book of the year" at the Australian Book Industry Awards.