Amazing Grace actor Kat Hoyos on why she’s not a huge fan of reboots

The actress took time out from filming scenes for the moving new drama to reveal what she likes to watch when she’s not working. While she’s not too keen on watching her own shows or a reboot, she does love binge-watching without talking but makes exceptions for comedies with friends.


Rachael Gavin

Next-gen women of TV: Meet the 37 stars shaping the future

From actresses to writers, these women are making their mark on the industry.

According to an August report from Screen Australia’s Gender Matters initiative, 83 per cent of TV dramas funded by the federal agency for 2017-18 had women in at least half their key creative roles.
This week, TV WEEK celebrates the trailblazing next-gen women of TV.

Pick up a copy of the current issue of TV WEEK to read more about the women making their mark on the television industry.

Scroll through (online) to see which women we’re celebrating in the magazine.

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TV Week

Now to Love

Here Come The Habibs’ Kat Hoyos lends her heart to new sport drama Chasing Comets

As Layla in the Logie-nominated Australian comedy series Here Come The Habibs, Kat Hoyos relished playing a feisty teen queen.

Now, Kat is regular gal Dee on the big screen in Chasing Comets, a semi-autobiographical film written by former rugby league star Jason Stevens.

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TV Week

Now to Love

Footy & Faith Take the Spotlight in Jason Stevens’ Star-Studded Movie

The former NRL celebrity is currently filming his own original Aussie flick, Chasing Comets. And it’s got some big Aussie names on board.

There’s Stan Walker, Rhys Muldoon (House Husbands), Dan Ewing and Isabel Lucas (Home & Away), George Houvardas (Packed to the Rafters), Kat Hoyos (Here Come the Habibs) and more.

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Clare Bruce

Hope Media 103.2

Kat Hoyos on Chasing Comets, being versatile, and taking on the world.

“We’re definitely subtler in our performances. The stories we tell can really make you take a look at your life and reevaluate it and have a little more hope for the future. Those are the kinds of projects I love.”

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Patrick Tadros

Yahoo! 7

Here Come the Habibs star to keep pushing boundaries

SOMETIMES comedy is the best medicine, and the best way to start an otherwise difficult conversation.

Kat Hoyos is out to do both with her role in Nine’s controversial comedy Here Come the Habibs.

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Seanna Cronin

Sunshine Coast Daily

Kat on 2DayFm! With Rove & Sam

Kat Hoyos spends some 1 on 2 with 2DAY FM Rove and Sam for breakfast. Listen in via this link!

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Rove & Sam


Triple Threat Kat Talks Hollywood, Health and Hugh Jackman

The pampered, bratty Layla Habib (inspired by Kylie Jenner from Keeping up with the Kardashians), could not be further from the down to earth and hard working Kat Hoyos.

Taking on the role of Layla in Here Come The Habibs is Kat’s big break into television.


Victoria Webster

The Carousel

Here Come The Habibs! star Kat Hoyos on how she ‘stalked’ Kylie Jenner for her bratty teen role

Sydney actress Kat Hoyos was born into a Colombian family in Australia, earned her stripes with a performing arts degree and roles in short films, musicals, TV ads and even music videos for Guy Sebastian and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.

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Adam Bub


Kat Hoyos from Here Come the Habibs heading for fame

WHEN she was still a child, Newtown actress Kat Hoyos made a sensible decision — she would become a successful entertainer and she’s on her way after her debut as Layla on Nine’s new comedy Here Come the Habibs last night.

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Steve Stickney

Daily Telegraph

Ten TV Shows To Watch In February

Australian TV kicks into gear for the antipodean autumn with a sign of its growing maturity.

Here Come the Habibs promises to be a sitcom that tackles a subject with which the country has often appeared to be uneasy – immigration.


Ben Dowell


Kat turns heads at the AACTA Awards 2018 – CLASS ACT

Australia’s biggest stars shine at the 2018 AACTA Awards red carpet.

Australia’s top film and television awards is finally here, with the article out in Who Magazine on news stands, and online.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) recognises excellence across film, TV, documentary and online.

Who caught up with all the stars at the 2018 AACTA Awards:


Chloe Lai

Who Magazine - Australia

Here Comes Kat Hoyos

Recently appearing in a surprisingly low key and ‘out of character’ turn in Jason Stevens’ feature film Chasing Comets, the rising Aussie actress reveals what makes her tick.

Best known for playing Layla Habib on Channel 9’s Here Come the Habibs, Kat in real life is actually nothing like either of these characters, proving her versatility as a performer.


Dov Kornits

Film Ink

Kat Hoyos’ ventures into producing her mothers’ story.

Rising Aussie star Kat Hoyos took on her most important role.

This comedy queens acting has taken a serious and personal turn.

**This article requires an online subscription to The Daily Telegraph.


Mercedes Maguire

The Daily Telegraph

Actor returns to share her wisdom with performance students.

Logie-nominated star Kat Hoyos delivers inspiring guest lecture!

Actor Kat Hoyos has returned to her former stomping ground to encourage creative arts students to pursue their dreams, even if at times they seem out of reach.


India Glyde

University of Wollongong - Media

Here Come the Habibs star steps onto stage in Fame the musical

A MODELLING career at the age of four opened up a whole new world for Kat Hoyos. Today, the Here Come the Habibs star has her mum and grandma to thank for that gentle nudge into the spotlight.


Stacy Thomas

The Daily Telegraph

Kat Hoyos on ‘Fame’ and more

We had a chat with Kat to see what she’s been up to since Here Come the Habibs, what’s next for her and about FAME the musical and its involvement with the mental health organisation, Headspace.


Stage Whispers

Here Come The Habibs is back for another season after a controversial first series

Fast-forward a year and after a successful ratings result, the comedy centred around a Lebanese family who win the lotto is back for another season.

And its star Kat Hoyos, who plays confident, social media-obsessed high school student Layla, is happy to put the controversy behind her.


Karlie Rutherford

The Daily Telegraph

Mum’s the muse for Xanadu the Musical’s Kat Hoyos

Kat Hoyos is playing a heavenly muse in Xanadu the Musical at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, but the inspiration behind this fast-rising entertainer’s success is entirely mortal: her mother, Natalie.


Amy Cooper

The Sydney Morning Herald

At home with… The Habib’s Kat Hoyos

Kat Hoyos admits the character of Layla Habib on Channel 9’s Here Come the Habibs is vastly different to herself, although she’s been a great role to take on.


Jennifer Veerhuis

The Daily Telegraph

Kat hopes her new show will change television

Cronulla actress Kat Hoyos hopes that her new comedy series on Channel Nine, Here Come the Habibs will not only entertain but will be an instigator for change on television.


Jim Gainsford

The Leader

Stage star in Jersey Boys has triple the fun

For Hoyos, breathing the same air as the audience makes for a rewarding experience as a performer.

“It is so nice to get that immediate response from the audience each night, ” she said.

“Working live it happens so organically and is different each night and that is the most exciting thing.”


Tamara Gasser

St George & Sutherland Shire Leader