Cecilia Rice grew up in a large family in the 1960s. At university she studied law and drama, majoring in film. Cecilia has practised as a solicitor in the private and public sectors and now works in broadcasting regulation and media policy. She has been an active member of a writing group and a book club. Along with other family members, she is on the Unit Management Committee of the Twain ward representing her disabled sister. Cecilia lives in Sydney with her husband and two sons.