Popular comedy/drama television series Offspring (2010-2017) centred around the chaotic life of Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie), her quirky family and friends, high-pressure career as an obstetrician and her messy love-life.
Deborah Mailman played the role of midwife Cherie Butterfield in all seven seasons of Offspring. Cherie also happens to be the mother of Nina’s baby stepbrother Ray – the result of a fling with Nina’s father Darcy (John Waters).
In this excerpt from series 1, episode 10 of Offspring, Cherie is on a high after a few encounters with a handsome admirer that she is excited to tell Nina and Billie (Kat Stewart) about.
Like Kelly in The Secret Life of Us, the character of Cherie is not defined by her race. Rather her identity is that of a 30-something woman who is dealing with life, navigating her way through motherhood and exploring new relationships.