|Date of Birth
||14 February, 1988
|Place of Birth
||Avalon Beach, Sydney, Australia
Elissa Sursara was born on 14 February 1988, is an Australian conservationist, naturalist, environmental commentator, research diver, documentary film maker, public figure, and occasional actress. She is perhaps best known for her global conservation efforts relating to marine, wildlife and habitat conservation, mediation of extinction, pollution and cruelty to animals.
At the age of four, Sursara found representation as a child model and was featured in a number of children's clothing campaigns before transitioning as a commercial print and surf model. Her first televised role was at age 11, in a Pepsi commercial filmed on location Australia's outback. At age fourteen, Sursara was hired to host an educational morning show for children, Para Crianças on BC56, a Brazilian television station on a free-to-air network. Her subsequent television credits include guest spots on Touched by an Angel (1994), American Gothic (1996), Boston Public (2001), Marion Bridge (2002), Touch & Go (2003), Going for Broke (2004) and The Screening (2007).