Dichen Lachman was born on February 22, 1982 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to a Tibetan mother and Australian father. Until the age of seven, she lived in Kathmandu with her parents and extended family. Following that, she moved to Adelaide, Australia, with her parents. After dropping out of university, Dichen took up acting and then moved to Sydney to pursue her career. Her first major role was in Aquamarine (2006), followed by a 14-month stint on the Australian series Neighbours (1985), for which she moved to Melbourne. In December 2009, she completed two seasons of the Fox series Dollhouse (2009). As of July 2014, she’s also engaged to actor Maximilian Osinski.
- Her name is pronounced ‘Deechen’.
- On January 24, 2015, she married longtime boyfriend Maximilian Osinski following a six-month-long engagement.
- Gave birth to her first child at age 33, a daughter named Mathilda Osinski in May 2015. Child’s father is her husband, Maximilian Osinski.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I really loved lunch and recess because it was an opportunity to get carried away with your imagination.
I do paint, and I wanted to actually be a painter. Sometimes I’ll whip out paints. It’s tough to find the motivation, but it’s also a solitary, lonely occupation. What I like about acting is that it is such a collaborative thing.
I shared a room with my parents until I was seven, and I lived with my uncles and aunts and my cousins and my grandfather . . . so the house was always full of people.
I like to act. I guess letting what you love be what you do is key. I’ve worked very hard for that to be the case, probably because I’m very lazy and I only want to do things that are fun and I run away from anything that feels like work . . . Acting for me is like lunch at school–you’re just in a playground where you get to pretend and play.
As a person, when I was seven or eight, my dad would try very hard to tutor me through school because I had learning difficulties or whatever. I would wish that they could just plant a chip in my brain so that I would know everything and not have to study.
I don’t know anyone who hasn’t woken up one morning, one day in their life and wish they were someone else, or wish they could do something or wish they were capable of something.
I would love to be able to program myself to pick up any instrument and to be able to play it very, very well, and to be able to read music and dance as well. I’m very uncoordinated, and I’d love to be able to bust a really great move.
My father’s from Australia and my mother was born in India, but she’s actually Tibetan. I was born in Katmandu, lived there until I was eight, and then moved to Australia with my mother and father. So yeah, I’m very mixed up, been to many different schools.