Grace Palmer Actor Profile





European, Māori


Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa


Auckland, New Zealand (Currently Overseas)


169 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Grace Palmer is internationally known for her role alongside Joel McHale in US Fox TV’s sitcom, "Animal Control." She's set to begin shooting the second season in 2024 and is the co-creator and lead actress of the award-winning comedy series "Good Grief," featured on AMC, Sundance, and TVNZ. Her screen credits include Alice Englert's "Bad Behaviour" with Jennifer Connelly and Ben Whishaw, STX's "Adrift" with Shailene Woodley, and recurring roles in AMC's "The Dead Lands," "Home and Away," and "Shortland Street."


2023The Woman's Image Awards - Nominated for Outstanding Actress Comedy Series - Animal Control
2022NZTV Awards 2021 - Best Actress Finalist - Grace Palmer - 'Good Grief'
2021 NZTV Awards 2021 - Best Actress Finalist - Grace Palmer - 'Good Grief'

Feature Film.

2023Bad BehaviourJessa (Supporting)Dir. Alice Englert
2018Adrift Deb (Support)Adrift Productions NZ Ltd
Dir. Baltasar Kormákur

Short Film.

2022LikeWhitneyDir. Ryan O'Kane
2019'Tis a Pity She's a WhoreAnnbellaTwo Seats Studio
Dir. Paul Innes

Feature Film.

2022My Name is Heather Alice Dir. Patrick Gillies


2023Animal ControlVictoria Sands (Lead)FOX
Dir. Rob Greenburg & Bob Fisher
2022Good Grief Season 2Gwen Goode (Lead)Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2022Princess of ChaosAlison (Guest)TVNZ
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2021Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Cherie Kernan (Supporting)South Pacific Productions
Dir. Various
2021Kura Season 2Creation (Recurring Guest)PLUS6FOUR Entertainment
Dir. Vince McMillan
2021My Life Is MurderSophie (Guest)Dir. Various
2021My Life Is Murder Season 2Sophie (Guest)
2021The Eggplant Season 1OB Gene (Guest)Dir. Sam Stuchbury
2020Good GriefGwen Goode (Lead)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2020The Dead LandsIringanaRandolph TDL Limited
2017Shop Girls Summer Dir. Rick Donald
2017Tongue TiedMia Jones (Lead)Greenstone TV Ltd/Maori TV
2015Shortland StreetLucy Rickman (Core cast)South Pacific Pictures
2014Home and AwayMonique WuDir. 7 Network
2011What NowStudio & Field PresenterDir. Josh Wolfe
2010What Now - ANZAC SpecialsStudio PresenterDir. Josh Wolfe
2010What Now - Small TownTraceyDir. Josh Wolfe
2008What Now - Push Play Sports CalendarSports ReporterDir. Kerry DuPont
2007Small Blacks TVSports InterviewerDir. Tony Palmer


2021The Masked Singer Possum (Television )


2019Half of the SkyMarikaDir. Sam Scott
2012The CrucibleAbigailDir. David Shearer
2010The Sound of MusicElsaDir. Michael Sharp
2009Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatPharoahDir. Michael Sharp
2009Sweet AdelinesSinger/ Dancer/ Impersonator
2009The Secret GardenMary LenoxDir. Elayne Buckler


2019The Exceptional SquadMaiuli (Animation)Pango Productions
2017Ash Vs Evil Dead S-3Loop Group
2017New World NZ DM Awards
2017Voiceover for Spotify

Web Series.

2017Poker FaceHerself


Self-tape Master class with Tandi Wright - 2017
Actors Residency - 2013, National Institue of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
Advanced Acting Techniques - 2013, National Institue of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
ATCL Trinity Diploma - 2011, Passed with High Distinction
Theatre Sports Training - 2010, Court Theatre