Frankie Adams Actor Profile

Profile

Ethnicity

Samoan

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

180 cm

Age Range

25–33

Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Best known for playing fan favorite “Bobbi Draper” in the Amazon series THE EXPANSE which just aired its final season, Frankie will next be seen in the limited series THE FLOWERS OF ALICE HART opposite Sigourney Weaver for Amazon as well as Taika Waititi’s feature NEXT GOAL WINS alongside Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss for Fox Searchlight. Her credits include the NZ limited series THE PANTHERS which premiered at TIFF, Peter Jackson’s MORTAL ENGINES for Universal and the lead of director Tusi Tamasese’s feature ONE THOUSAND ROPES which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, the follow-up to his Samoan film THE ORATOR, both of which were shortlisted for the Academy Awards foreign-language category from New Zealand. Frankie’s additional credits include the Luc Besson feature VALERIAN with Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, a recurring role on the award-winning Australian series WENTWORTH, and five seasons of the long running NZ series SHORTLAND STREET.

Awards.

2015Finalist - TV Guide Best On The Box - Sexiest Woman 2015
2014Metro Magazine's Sexiest Woman - Winner

Virtual Reality Film.

2019Minimum MassRabia (Support)New Zealand Film Commission’s Interactive Development
Dir. Raqi Syed

Feature Film.

2018Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love StoryHerself (Guest)Raw Productions
Dir. Nikki Si'ulepa
2018VaiMata (Support)Vendetta Films
Dir. Various
2017Mortal EnginesYasmina Rashid (Support)Hungry City LTD
Dir. Peter Jackson
2016One Thousand RopesLisa (Lead)Transmission Films Ltd
Dir. Tusi Tamasese
2015ValerianBoulan Empress (Motion Capture)Dir. Luc Besson

Short Film.

2017Stand Up GirlStacey (Guest)NZME
Dir. Aidee Walker
2014Promise of PihaLani (Lead)Neasian Dialex Productions Ltd
Dir. Hanelle Harris

Television.

2022The Lost Flowers of Alice HartCandy Dir. Glendyn Ivin
2021The Expanse - Season 6Bobbie Draper (Lead )Alcon Entertainment
Dir. Various
2020Teine SaAna, Sina, Te'a, Pele, Drama Teacher (Lead)Dir. Various
2020 The Expanse - Season 5Bobbie Draper (Lead )Alcon Entertainment
Dir. Various
2020The PanthersTessaTVNZ
Dir. Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Tom Hern
2018The Expanse - Season 4 Bobbie Draper (Lead)Syfy Channel
Dir. Various
2017The Expanse - Season 3Bobbie Draper (Lead)Syfy Channel
Dir. Various
2016The Expanse - Season 2 Bobbie Draper (Lead)Syfy Channel
Dir. Various
2015Wentworth - Season 4Tasha Goodwin (Guest )Fremantle Media Australia PTY. Limited
Dir. Various
2010Shortland StreetUla Levi (Core Cast)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various

Presenter.

2018Class ActMentor (Lead)Dir. Bianca Ikinofo

Training.

Audition Technique Course - 2014, Margie Haber Studio USA
US Accent Training, Terri De'Ath - 2013
One-on-one Training, Miranda Harcourt - 2011