Steven Oliver is a descendant of the Kuku-Yalanji, Waanyi, Gangalidda, Woppaburra, Bundjalung and Biripi peoples. He was born in Cloncurry in North West Queensland and grew up in Townsville before moving to Perth to study performing arts. He has worked with numerous theatre companies and arts organisations across Australia but became notorious with ABC’s hit sketch show ‘Black Comedy’ as a writer/actor/associate producer.
Steven has starred in ABC Iview’s ‘Tiger Cops’, hosted ‘A Very Sexy Xmas’ for the ABC and was one of only two recipients of Screen Australia’s inaugural ‘Blackspace’ initiative that saw the creation of his premiere web series ‘A Chance Affair’ which has screened both domestically and internationally and is a finalist in the Film, TV and Webseries category for the 2019 Australian LGBTI awards. He is also a published poet and playwright with his poetry and comedic works collectively garnering over ten million views online. He has also had a cameo in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ that saw him alongside Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum under the direction of Taika Waititi and is currently an artist in residence with La Boite Theatre Company where his play ‘From Darkness’ is part of their 2019 season.