Grace Palmer Actor Profile





European, Māori


Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa


Los Angeles, United States of America (Currently Overseas)


169 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Grace currently stars as the lead of the AMC/Sundance Now show she created Good Grief, with season 2 being aired in 2022. Grace went on to star in Alice Englert’s directorial debut Bad Behaviour opposite Alice. Prior to this she starred on AMC’s The Dead Lands, was a lead for four years on NZ’s top rated show Shortland Street and had a supporting role in STX’s feature Adrift opposite Shailene Woodley. She was also just nominated as Best Actress at the TVNZ Awards 2022. Grace just wrapped up in Vancouver shooting new comedy series Animal Control for FOX starring opposite Joel McHale.


2022NZTV Awards 2021 - Best Actress Finalist - Grace Palmer - 'Good Grief'
2021 NZTV Awards 2021 - Best Actress Finalist - Grace Palmer - 'Good Grief'

Feature Film.

2022Bad BehaviourJessa (Supporting)Dir. Alice Englert
2017Adrift 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.

2020My 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
2022The Eggplant Season 1OB GeneDir. Sam Stuchbury
2021Kura Season 2Creation (Recurring Guest)PLUS6FOUR Entertainment
Dir. Vince McMillan
2021My Life Is Murder Season 2Sophie (Guest)
2020Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7Cherie Kernan (Supporting)South Pacific Productions
Dir. Various
2020Good GriefGwen Goode (Lead)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2018The Dead LandsIringanaRandolph TDL Limited
2017Shop Girls Summer Dir. Rick Donald
2017Tongue TiedMia Jones (Lead)Greenstone TV Ltd/Maori TV
2014Home and AwayMonique WuDir. 7 Network
2014Shortland StreetLucy Rickman (Core cast)South Pacific Pictures
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


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