Kiwi actors/actresses

by bellarocks0123 | created - 21 Jun 2015 | updated - 07 Oct 2015 | Public

1. Jessica Grace Smith

Director | Everybody Else Is Taken

Jessica Grace graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School with a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Acting. Jessica is known for her work on the award-winning Australian drama series Home & Away, as well as her captivating performance in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. She is fluent in...

2. Stefania LaVie Owen

Actress | Krampus

Stefania LaVie Owen was born on December 15, 1997 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Krampus (2015), The Lovely Bones (2009) and Coming Through the Rye (2015).

3. Carly Owen

Actress | Bridge to Terabithia

Carly Owen was born on August 3, 1995 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Bridge to Terabithia (2007) and Blankets (2013).

4. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham),...

5. Melanie Lynskey

Actress | Togetherness

At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her astonishing debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994). Her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control was described as "perfect" by TIME magazine ...

6. Temuera Morrison

Actor | Once Were Warriors

Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education ...

7. Jemaine Clement

Actor | Flight of the Conchords

Jemaine Clement was born and raised in Masterton, New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed ...

8. Sally Martin

Actress | Power Rangers DinoThunder

Sally Martin was born on May 14, 1985 in Wellington, New Zealand as Sally Erana Martin. She is an actress, known for Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004), Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007) and Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003).

9. Beth Allen

Actress | The Tribe

Beth Allen has been acting since 1993. She was a member of the PAS Children's Theatre and appeared in Pinnochio and Hairy Maclary at Auckland's Aotea Centre. She has been in several television commercials, had a guest role as Eva in the television drama 'Riding High' and played Young Julie in the ...

10. Michael Galvin

Actor | Shortland Street

Michael Galvin is an actor, known for Shortland Street (1992), The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985) and The Devil Dared Me To (2007). He has been married to Melissa Dines since March 2004. They have one child.

11. Angela Bloomfield

Actress | The Frighteners

Angela Bloomfield was born on December 16, 1972 in Auckland, New Zealand. She is an actress and director, known for The Frighteners (1996), Shortland Street (1992) and Linda's List (2013). She has been married to Chris Houston since 2002. They have two children.

12. Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Actress | Auckland Daze

Jennifer Ward-Lealand is an actress and writer, known for Auckland Daze (2012), Desperate Remedies (1993) and Full Frontal (1993). She has been married to Michael Hurst since January 31, 1988. They have two children.

13. Michael Hurst

Actor | Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Michael Hurst was born on September 20, 1957 in Lancashire, England as Michael Eric Hurst. He is an actor and director, known for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), Bitch Slap (2009) and Spartacus (2010). He has been married to Jennifer Ward-Lealand since January 31, 1988. They have two ...

14. James Rolleston

Actor | Boy

James Rolleston is an actor of Maori heritage from Opotiki, New Zealand, or Aotearoa, as the island nation is called in its indigenous language. First appearing in the Taika Waititi film, Boy (2010), Rolleston's debut performance rightly earned him accolades as a young actor to be watched in the ...

15. Jono Kenyon

Actor | Step Dave

English born actor Jono Kenyon is most well known for starring as the main character in the hit New Zealand comedy 'Step Dave'. Once the show ended he moved to Los Angeles after being snapped up to star as the male lead in a Shonda Rhimes pilot for ABC Studios. Although that show did not go to ...

16. Amanda Billing

Actress | Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Amanda Billing was born on January 1, 1976 in Masterton, New Zealand. She is known for her work on Power Rangers Ninja Steel (2017), Shortland Street (1992) and The Cul De Sac (2016).

17. Cliff Curtis

Actor | Sunshine

Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968.

He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland.

After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was ...

18. Ben Mitchell

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Ben Mitchell (born 7 July 1980) is a New Zealand actor who played the orc, Narzug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013). He is best known for his role as Dr. TK Samuels in the soap opera Shortland Street (1992). He attended secondary school at St Johns College, Hamilton, New Zealand.

He also...

19. Cameron Rhodes

Actor | Housebound

Cameron Rhodes was born on August 1, 1967 in New Zealand. He is known for his work on Housebound (2014), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).

20. Lucy Lawless

Actress | Xena: Warrior Princess

New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless is most known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a ...

21. Robbie Magasiva

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Robbie Joseph Magasiva (born 21 May 1972) is a Samoan New Zealand actor who has starred in several films including New Zealand box office record breakers Sione's Wedding and Sione's 2: Unfinished Business. He is also known for his role on Shortland Street (1992) as Dr. Maxwell Avia which he played ...

22. Siobhan Marshall

Actress | Outrageous Fortune

Siobhan Marshall was born in 1983 in Auckland, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Outrageous Fortune (2005), The Almighty Johnsons (2011) and Encounters.

23. Kimberley Crossman

Actress | Deathgasm

Kimberley Crossman was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Crossman started dancing at the age of 3 and started auditioning while she was in high school. She quickly landed a series regular role on a New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street. Kimberley Crossman now lives and works in Los Angeles focusing...

24. Michelle Ang

Actress | Fear the Walking Dead

Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe".

She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other ...

25. Brooke Williams

Actress | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Brooke Williams was born on January 3, 1984 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Spartacus (2010), 12 Monkeys (2015) and Slow West (2015).

26. Antony Starr

Actor | Outrageous Fortune

Antony Starr was born on October 25, 1975 in New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Outrageous Fortune (2005), Wish You Were Here (2012) and Without a Paddle (2004).

27. Sam Neill

Actor | Jurassic Park

Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities ...

28. Thomasin McKenzie

Actress | Leave No Trace

Thomasin McKenzie was born in July 2000 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Leave No Trace (2018), Jojo Rabbit (2019) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

29. Lily Powell

Actress | Westside

Lily Powell is an actress, known for Westside (2015), Power Rangers Ninja Steel (2017) and Step Dave (2014).

30. Maya Wyatt

Actress | The Rehearsal

Maya Wyatt is an actress, known for The Rehearsal (2016), Step Dave (2014) and Therese (2017).

31. George Mason

Actor | The Blue Rose

George Mason is an actor, known for The Blue Rose (2013), Home and Away (1988) and Go Girls (2009).

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