Quick Facts Socratis Otto

  • NameSocratis Otto
  • NationalityAustralian
  • Ethnicitywhite
  • ProfessionActor
  • Net Worth$1 million
  • EducationNational Institute of Dramatic Art

An Australian film, theater, and television actor, Socratis Otto, widely recognized for his roles in television series Young Lions as Justin Carmody and Wentworth as Maxine Conway.

Early Life & Education

Socratis Otto was born in Sydney, Australia on 1st January 1970. He is the first son of his parents who were emigrants from Greece. Socratis is an Australian and belongs to white ethnicity. He received the degree in creative writing and literature. Then, Otto attended Australian NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) and graduated from there in acting in 2000.


Otto began his career in the 2001 Sydney Theatre Company’s play Salt along with Ruth Cracknell and Pamela Rabe. His notable Theatre credits such as Don Juan ( 2001), Rabbit ( 2003), A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( 2004), Three Furies: Scenes from the Life ( 2005-2006), Saturn’s Return (2008), The Wonderful World of Dissocia ( 2009), Stockholm ( 2010) and much more.

Acting Career

In 2001, she began to appear as a guest role in Australian children’s television series “Outriders.” Then, he appeared in the short film ” Running Down These Dreams” in 2002. At the same year, he made his lead role in the Australian TV police drama series ” Young Lions” where he played Justin Carmody. The series was created and written by Michael Jenkins.

Other Credits

He also worked as various characters in various TV series like The Matrix Reloaded as Operador ( 2003), Operator as Detective Mentieth ( 2006), The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce as Oficial Británico (2008), Darwin’s Brave New World as Charles Darwin ( 2009) Dance Academy as Adam the Psychologist( 2010), Home and Away as Robert Robertson (2009, 2010 – 2011), The Doctor Blake Mysteries as a guest role Clive Churchill ( 2013), Serangoon Road as a Peter Watson ( 2013) and many more.


He is currently appearing in the Australian television drama series” Wentworth” playing the role as transgender prison inmate Maxine Conway (formerly Max) since 1 May 2013. Lara Radulovich, David Hannam, and Reg Watson created the show.

Maxine ended up in Wentworth after she killed her boyfriend when he denied her after her gender-reassignment surgery. In season two, her stature and sturdy physical build did not go unrecognized by Franky (played by Nicole Da Silva) who tried to secure her on her team. In season three, yet, Maxine’s loyalty is definitely to top prison dog Bea Smith (played by Kiwi Danielle Cormack).

Personal Life

As of now, Socratis Otto’s relationship status is single and is straight. However, in 2013, he appeared as a Maxine in the Series “Wentworth.” On the show, the issue of transgender has been significantly highlighted.

During an interview with Daily Mail on 18th June 2014, he revealed:, “When I researched transgender, the one thing that came through is that they fell alienated, not within their bodies, but with society and their families.”

He has managed his personal life away from the limelight and has not mentioned anything officially; he seems to have posted a picture with a female co-star. However, besides pictures, nothing has been said about it.

He has an old cottage with a large lounge room and a backyard with an outside bar and fire pit. In his free time, he enjoys whipping up cocktails for his friends, after learning a thing or two from a bartender in Lisbon. “I was so inspired I took photos of the menu,” he says. “I’m still developing more, but I really love it.”

Net Worth

The 6′ 1″ actor has already earned enormous fame along with economic stability from the industry. It leads us to suspect that he enjoys a huge net worth in thousands. Moreover, the net worth of star is likely to increase with his constant devotion towards his acting career.