Rena Owen


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Rena is an international award-winning actor and is one of only 6 actors in the world to have worked with both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg during her illustrious career that spans 3 decades. One of 9 children, she was born and bred in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to a Maori/Welsh father and a European mother. She was first published at 8 ... See full bio »

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Siren Helen Hawkins
(2018-2020)
Once Were Warriors Beth Heke
(1994)
The Orville Heveena
(2017-2019)

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  The Exquisite Continent (Documentary) (announced)
Narrator
 2019 The Gloaming (TV Series) (post-production) (2019)
 2018-2020 Siren (TV Series)
Helen Hawkins
- Episode #3.1 (2020) ... Helen Hawkins
- New World Order (2019) ... Helen Hawkins
- Sacrifice (2019) ... Helen Hawkins
- The Last Mermaid (2019) ... Helen Hawkins
- The Outpost (2019) ... Helen Hawkins
 2019 Escape and Evasion
Michelle Pennyshaw
 2017-2019 The Orville (TV Series)
Heveena
- Sanctuary (2019) ... Heveena
- About a Girl (2017) ... Heveena
 2017 Asomatous
Mordeya
 2016 Lost Girls (Short)
Cop
 2016 Joy (TV Mini-Series)
Kaylee
- California Soul ... Kaylee
 2015 The Last Witch Hunter
Glaeser
 2014-2015 Longmire (TV Series)
Medicine Woman
- The Calling Back (2015) ... Medicine Woman
- Counting Coup (2014) ... Medicine Woman
 2015 The Red Road (TV Series)
Medicine Woman
- Graves (2015) ... Medicine Woman
 2014 The Dead Lands
Grandmother
 2014 The Last Survivors
Claire
 2012 The Straits (TV Series)
Kitty Montebello
- Fatherhood (2012) ... Kitty Montebello
- Dead Reckoning (2012) ... Kitty Montebello
- The Big Mistake (2012) ... Kitty Montebello
- Poison (2012) ... Kitty Montebello
- The Price (2012) ... Kitty Montebello
 2011 Absolute Killers
Judge Irwin
 2011 Alyce Kills
Danielle
 2009-2011 East West 101 (TV Series)
Mere Hahunga
- The Price of Salvation (2011) ... Mere Hahunga
- Ice in the Veins (2009) ... Mere Hahunga
 2011 Shortland Street (TV Series)
Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.13 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.12 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.7 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.6 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.5 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
 2009 Spout (Short)
Oma
 2009 Fear Clinic (TV Series)
Brett's Mom
- Hydrophobia (2009) ... Brett's Mom
 2009 Prison Break (TV Series)
SHU C.O.
- Free (2009) ... SHU C.O.
 2009 Veronika Decides to Die
Nurse Josephine
 2009 Piece of My Heart (TV Movie)
Kat
 2008 Finding Red Cloud
Barfly
 2008 Amusement
Psychiatrist
 2008 A Beautiful Life
Sam
 2008 Ocean of Pearls
Anna Berisha
 2006 The Iron Man
Dolores
 2006 The Horrible Flowers
Linda
 2006 Leela (Short)
Mother
 2005 Freezerburn
Lee
 2005 Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
'Crazy' Norma
 2005 Star Wars: Republic Commando (Video Game)
Taun We / RAS Ship Computer (voice)
 2004 The Land Has Eyes
Warrior Woman
 2003 Red Zone
Mac's Mom
 2003 Nemesis Game
Emily Gray
 2002 Angel (TV Series)
Dinza
- Ground State (2002) ... Dinza
 2002 sIDney (Short)
Clarissa
 2001 Soul Assassin
Karina
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Ticket Taker
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Tara the Surgeon
- Flashpoint (2001) ... Tara the Surgeon
 2001 Mataora (TV Mini-Series)
Wai
 2000 Her Iliad (Short)
Lena
 2000 Dark Knight (TV Series)
Rock Witch
- Golden Bird (2000) ... Rock Witch
 2000 Mary Kay Letourneau: All American Girl (TV Movie)
Soona Fualaau
 1999 9 Across (Short)
The Woman in the Bank
 1999 I'll Make You Happy
Mickie
 1996-1998 Adrenalin Junkies (TV Series)
Macy Fields
- God's Greatest Gift (1998) ... Macy Fields
- When People Love You (1998) ... Macy Fields
- True Colours (1998) ... Macy Fields
- Boy Scout (1998) ... Macy Fields
- Wants and Needs (1998) ... Macy Fields
 1998 When Love Comes Along
Katie
 1998 Dance Me to My Song
Rix
 1996 Cover Story (TV Series)
Mairanga
- The Cult (1996) ... Mairanga
 1996 G.P. (TV Series)
Hilary Harper
- Fire and Water (1996) ... Hilary Harper
 1995 Savage Play
Takiora
 1995 The Call Up
Emily Broughton
 1995 High Tide (TV Series)
Kara Gibson
- Regarding Joey (1995) ... Kara Gibson
 1994 Once Were Warriors
Beth Heke
 1994 Rapa Nui
Hitirenga
 1990-1991 Shark in the Park (TV Series)
Ngaire
- Nothing But the Truth (1991) ... Ngaire
- A Little Help for My Friend (1991) ... Ngaire
- Loyalties (1991) ... Ngaire
- Give a Dog a Bad Name (1991) ... Ngaire
- Et Tu, Brute (1991) ... Ngaire
 1990 Betty's Bunch (TV Series)
Shirley Gardner
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Other Works:

Graduate of the European Film Business School 2006. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

My mum used to say, for an ordinary little girl from the sticks of New Zealand, you have lived an extraordinary life. For that, I am profoundly and eternally grateful. My motto; love what you do and do it to the very best of your ability! See more »

Trivia:

Rena has served on the Sundance Native Screenplay Selection Panel, as a Public Speaker for various Schools and Organizations including Graduation Keynote Speaker for the Ethnic Studies Department of Berkeley University, and as a Mentor for Film Independent's (FIND) Project Involve. See more »

Trademark:

Sultry, deep voice See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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