Alin Sumarwata is an Australian actress. She is best known for her role in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Vanessa Villante. She has also starred in series 2 of the critically acclaimed East West 101 and played the role of May Stone in soap opera Home and Away. In 2017 she played the role of Gracie Novin in Strike Back: Retribution.Alin Sumarwata went to Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. She graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws. During her studies she took a break and went to Jakarta to star in an Indonesian television Soap opera "Kenapa Ada Cinta".In 2009, Sumarwata starred as Yasmin Van Koors in the mini-series, False Witness. She joined the cast of Home and Away in the recurring role of May Stone, before moving onto roles in Rescue Special Ops and East West 101. The actress also filmed a role as Isabella Fortino in short film, Dark Horse. For her portrayal of Isabella, Sumarwata won the "Best Female Actor in a Short Film" award at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.The following year, Sumarwata appeared in Sea Patrol and Tangle. On 5 December 2011, it was announced Sumarwata had joined the cast of Neighbours in the regular role of Vanessa Villante. Sumarwata and her family relocated from Sydney to Melbourne, so she could film her scenes.In 2016, Sumarwata joined the cast of Strike Back as Gracie Novin for the show's sixth series, which began airing in 2017.She is married to actor Don Hany. They have a daughter named Tilda, who was born in 2011.