Ava Diakhaby Actor Profile



African, European


Auckland, New Zealand


173 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Ava graduated from the Unitec Performing and Screen Arts course in 2015 and has not stopped creating and performing since. She made her on screen appearance debut in comedy sketch show Funny Girls and has gone on to appear in series such as Creamerie, My Life is a Murder and hit web series Auckward Love. Her film credits include short film Take 3 which was shot in London and James Cameron’s upcoming feature film Avatar 2. She has formidable stage experience, notably helping devise and performing in sell-out productions such as FLAPS, FLAPs Retouched and two-women fringe show Cool Behaviour. Ava's most recent screen appearance is on Netflix sensation Sweet Tooth.

Feature Film.

2023The GoneJodene Dir. Peter Burger

Feature Film Film.

2021Don't Make Me GoHotel Employee (Guest)Amazon Studios
Dir. Hannah Marks
2020Avatar SequelsNeurotechDir. James Cameron

Short Film Film.

2020Take 3LaverneDir. Alex Igbanoi


2022Shortland St Jojo Starkey (Supporting)Dir. Various
2021My Life is a MurderAshDir. Michael Hurst
2021Shortland StreetJojo Starkey (Supporting)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various
2020CreamerieAdaDir. Roseanne Liang
2019Sweet Tooth (Pilot)Head NurseDir. Jim Mickle
2017Funny GirlsVariousMediaworks
Dir. Mediaworks


2020XXXMas CabaretZsa Zsa GaborDir. Leon Waddam
2019Homos or Everyone in AmericaLailaDir. Shane Bosher
2019The WaspHeatherDir. Jonothan Bradshaw
2018AliceAbigailDir. Leo Gene Peters
2018Filthy BusinessRosaDir. Colin McColl
2018Legacy Project 5AbagailDir. Ben Moore
2018Shortland St The MusicalEnsembleDir. Simon Bennett
2018Wigging OutVariousDir. Kate Simmonds
2017BoysEnsemble castDir. Eleanor Bishop & Julia Croft
2017Flaps (Retouched)VariousDir. Torum Heng
2016CinderellaGodmotherTe Pou
Dir. Michael Jamieson
2016The Rime of the Modern MarinerGrantThe Playground Collective
Dir. Robin Kerr
2016The TempestEnsemble CastPop Up Globe
Dir. Benjamin Henson
2016Vagina MonologuesVariousShape Shift Collective
Dir. Alex Whitam
20152063EsmeDir. Pedro Illgenfritz
2015Inspector GeneralZemlyankiaUNITEC
Dir. Elena Stjeko
2015The Taming of the ShrewBaptisaUNITEC
Dir. Paul Gittens
2014Jesus Christ SuperstarEnsemble Auckland Theatre Company
Dir. Oliver Driver

Web Series.

2017Auckward Love (S3)KatieDir. Emmett Skillton
2017PSUSYReceptionistPsusy Productions LTD
Dir. Annie Duckworth


GOHUB (London, UK) - 2019
Identity School of Acting (London, UK) - 2019
Screen Acting Master Class (London, UK) - 2019
US Accent Course - 2019
Actors in Process - 2017
Actors Workout - 2017
Singing/Classical Training - 2017
Actors Intensive Workshop - 2016
Flaps - 2016, Bits & Pieces Ensemble
Mind Over Manner - 2016
Singing Training - 2015
UNITEC Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts - 2013