Jay Saussey





Auckland, New Zealand


165 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Jay landed her breakout role in 1993 as Georgie, one of the leads in the Australian-French-New Zealand co-production Deepwater Haven, her performance earning her a Best Juvenile Performer Award at the NZ TV Awards. Since then, she has jumped from role to role, starring in some of New Zealand’s most popular screen productions, including series Hercules, Shortland Street and Outrageous Fortune, as well as feature films Bonjour Timothy, 30 Days of Night and Fracture.

Role: Hannah
Producer: Desray Armstrong
Director: Desray Armstrong


1994New Zealand Television & Film Awards Winner -Best Juvenile Performer - Deep Water Haven

Feature Film.

2020JuniperHannah (Guest)Dir. Matthew J Saville
200630 Days of NightDoug's Wife (Support )Sony Pictures
Dir. David Slade
2003FractureJodie (Support )New Zealand Film Commission
Dir. Larry Parr
1995Bonjour TimothyMelissa Anderson (Regular Recurring)Cinar Productions/Tucker Films
Dir. Wayne Tourell
1995Bonjour TimothyMelissa
1988The Navigator: A Mediaeval OdysseyGriffin's Girlfriend (Support )John Maynard Productions
Dir. Vincent Ward

Short Film.

2015Under the CoversUNITEC School of Performing and Screen Arts Productions
Dir. Ben O’Driscoll
2003FishFloDir. Dominque Hannah
2003Te ReigaLaurenWairua Productions


2016Dear MurdererJoy McEwanScreentime NZ Ltd
2016Filthy Rich Series 2Megan Campbell (Guest)Filthy Rich Productions
Dir. Various
2015Cul de SacTherapist (Guest)Greenstone TV Productions
Dir. Stephen Campbell
2012The Blue RoseAmySouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Mark Beesley, Simon Bennet John Laing
2011I Shouldn't Be Alive Series V - Treacherous MountainSonia Rendell (Lead)Discovery Channel Production / Making Movies LTD
Dir. Russell Eatough
2008Outrageous Fortune Series 4ZoeSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Britta Johnstone
2008Politically Incorrect Parenting ShowMotherRazor Films
Dir. Rupert McKenzie
2002Extreme Team - Telemovie, USACarrieE. Team Productions
2001Mercy PeakKyraSouth Pacific Pictures Productions
2001Street LegalTracey FullhamScreenWorks
1999DugganSamaraGibson Group
Dir. Mike Smith
1999Shortland StreetTamsin Yates (Core)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
1999Young HerculesLupreeas AssistantPacific Renaissance Pictures/USA
1998Amazon High - Telemovie, USAMarshaPacific Renaissance Pictures
1998HerculesOena (Regular Recurring)Pacific Renaissance Pictures
Dir. Michael Hurst
1998Xena: Warrior PrincessAmazonPacific Renaissance Pictures/USA
1997The ChosenRachelCommunicado Productions
Dir. Mike Smith
1997William TellStellaCloud 9 Screenworks
1995Every Woman's Dream - Telemovie, USABrandiDream Productions
1995Riding HighGemmaSouth Pacific Pictures
1995Shortland StreetDominique CoombesSouth Pacific Pictures
1994Deep Water HavenGeorgie (Lead )South Pacific Pictures


2015Flying SouthTourism NZ / Natural History
Dir. Leszek Burzynski
1992Water Conversation Internal Video
1990Sky Television Promo


2015The Marriage BureauDir. Grae Burton
2015Wayward SeniorsRuthDir. Ashton Brown
2013The Millio CoHerd of Cats Theatre
Dir. Tainui Tukiwaho
2002Play 2EnsembleAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Oliver Driver
1998Tribute to Macel MarceauSolo