Ashton Kutcher, Cindy Crawford and Marion Cotillard are all big fans of the comedian and writer, and she recently won a WhoHaha award for the Funniest Lady on Instagram.
But long before she became an “overnight” sensation on Instagram, Barber was working as an actor, writer and stand-up comedian, and you’ve definitely seen her on your TV screens before.
One of her first acting gigs was playing the character Bree Matthews on the long-running Australian drama All Saints.
“I’m not a clown,” Barber told Stellar. “It annoys me to be described as a mum of four from the [New South Wales] Central Coast who’s struck overnight success. I’ve trained as an actor, I’ve worked in TV for years, done stand-up. I’m a writer. I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about people thinking this is just my hobby.”
Barber had a recurring role on the show from 2005 to 2009 and during that time she struck up a great friendship with the late Mark Priestley, who died by suicide in 2008 after suffering from depression.