Moira is a down-to-earth, straight-talking woman with a psychic gift. Moira lives on Drovers Run, manages the truck stop and sometimes moonlights as the psychic 'Mystic Miranda'.
Moira is a long-time resident of Gungellan, where she used to manage the owned hardware store with her husband. All that changed, however, when Moira's husband left her for another woman.
Finding herself without money or a job, Moira found employment at the truck stop, which she now manages. She was also offered free board on Drovers Run, in return for domestic work. It didn't take long before Moira was accepted by the women as an integral part of Drovers Run almost one of the family. Regan McLeod has even invested in Moira's fuel carting business, delivering petrol and diesel to local farms.
Moira is a practical, hard working, no-nonsense woman an unusual balance to her esoteric side. Moira's 'gift' isn't something she can control. Occasionally, she will have powerful sensations that something bad is about to happen to someone she knows and loves. The responsibility of her knowledge can be unsettling, especially when her 'visions' are not specific enough for her to intervene to help the person involved.
Born and raised in the west of Sydney Doris's first introduction to the world of performance was via sport. As a teenager she was asked to represent NSW in the 100 metre sprint, hurdles and long jump. Her childhood was predominantly focused on training and little else. However an injury eventually forced her out of competitive sport. Her need to perform prevailed and so began her love affair with the arts.
Soon after, Doris was encouraged to audition for The Nepean College of Arts. Here she focused on dance theatre and anything movement related. Later she auditioned for NIDA where she was also successful in winning a place and so her journey as an actor began.
After three years at NIDA she was offered a contract with the State Theatre South Australia with John Gaden and Gayle Edwards. She then went on to help create the very physical role of Titania in Midsummer Nights Dream in the Botanic Gardens, which toured nationally.
From the State Theatre to running away to join the circus Doris's love affair with anything physical continued when she studied flying trapeze with Jean Palacy Flying School, then on to acrobatics with the Russian training program through Circus Oz.
Doris then went on to Heartbreak Kid the movie, followed by the television series Heartbreak High. After two years on the hit show, Doris's love of theatre led to an outdoor production of Medea once again with the State Theatre Adelaide.
Doris then turned her hand to choreography when she assisted Richard Roxburgh on the second season of the touring production of That Eye of the Sky.
Since then Doris has concentrated her efforts on acting roles predominantly in television and theatre. Some of her most notable television roles of late have been as Elena in Seachange, the sitcom Us and Them for the Nine Network and recently in the Blackjack telemovies with Colin Friels for Network Ten.
She has also received a Green Room Award for her role in the play A Beautiful Life by Michael Futcher and Helen Howard. Doris is most proud of her association with this groundbreaking piece of theatre.
Since graduating from drama school Doris has moved more times than she would like to remember, has played characters that she will never forget and has worked with actors and directors most would only dream of working with.