A talented Australian actress who quickly gained a reputation for bold and skilled portrayals in acclaimed native productions, Sacha Horler took two Australian Film Institute acting awards in 1999, winning Best Actress as a sexual obsessive in "Praise" and Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a young divorced mother dealing along with her siblings with her mother's terminal illness in "Soft Fruit. " Horler's parents were lawyers, but co-founded Sydney's Nimrod Theatre Company in the early 1970s, so she grew up with an affection and appreciation for drama instilled from an early age. In 1993 she graduated from Sydney's prestigious National Institute for Dramatic Arts and made her film debut two years later with a role in the music-themed comedy "Billy's Holiday." In 1997, Horler was featured in the Australian produced drama "Blackrock," and even appeared in the international hit "Babe: Pig in the City" the following year. Among her notable Sydney stage credits were featured roles in the one-act play collection "Playgrounds" (1996) and Harold Pinter's theater classic "The Birthday Party" (1997).