Maria Walker

Profile

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

170 cm

Age Range

36–42

Ethnicity

Dutch, Maori

Career Highlights

Throughout her career Maria has built up a seriously impressive television and film CV. She made her feature debut in James Cameron’s 2008 film Avatar, and went on to appear in it’s sequel. She later landed a supporting role in Lee Tamihori’s feature film Mahana, as well as female-lead in telefeature Rage and shortfilm Tits on a Bull, which saw her named as Best Actress at the Waiora Film Festival. Maria acted as supporting-lead opposite Rebecca Gibney in Wanted 2. Other screen credits include feature film Mt Zion, television series Top of the Lake, and Richard Toa’s The Dead Lands - both the film and the television series. More recently, Maria has appeared in Australian television series Hardball and webseries Sextortion, William Wairua and the 1%ers.

Feature Film.

2019Avatar Season 2Piwaiwakawaka (Guest)880 Productions
Dir. James Cameron
2018Enemy WithinKanahele "Ella"Dir. Gabriel Robertson
2017WaruKiritapuBrown Sugar Apple Grunt
Dir. Various
2015MahanaHuria Mahana (Supporting )Jump Film and TV
Dir. Lee Tamahori
2015Poi ESinger/ActorDir. Arapa Kahi
2014The Umbrella ManActorDir. The Umbrella Man
2013The Dead LandsEldest WifeGFC
Dir. Toa Fraser
2012Mt ZionManawaSmall Axe Films
Dir. Tearapa Kahi
2011Nga Reo Hou - When The Sun and Moon Colide TravisEyeworks
Dir. Rachael House
2011RageCarol (Lead)Tom Scott Productions
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2009After the WaterfallEnid Dir. Simone Horrocks
2008AvatarMilitary Officer (Guest)880 Productions
Dir. James Cameron

Tele Film.

2018In Dark PlacesLawyerThe 1000 Company
Dir. Michael Bennett

Short Film.

2015InterloaferMana Maria (Lead)Dir. Aidee Walker
2014Tits on a BullMelDir. Tim Worral
2013UFO Jo/MumLittle Wolf
Dir. Gregory King
2009Choice NightReceptionistDir. Krafhaus

Short Film.

2009Mis - Drop (Lead)Dir. Ferrand Peek

Television.

2020The Dead LandsHineDir. Toa Fraser
2020William Wairua and the 1%ersKohanga KaiaDir. Tammy Davis
2019HardballAuntyNorthern Pictures Australia
Dir. Various
2016Find Me A Maori Bride s2KateBrown Sugar Apple Grunt
Dir. Various
2016Top of the Lake s2SaraTop of the Lake Productions
Dir. Jane Campion
2016Wanted 2DixonDir. Rebecca Gibney
2014War NewsPrincess Te Puea HerangiGibson Group
Dir. Various
2012HarryMoanaDesert Rd
Dir. Various
2012SpartacusHorse WranglerEquine Films
Dir. Various
2012Top Of The Lake SaraTop of the Lake Productions
Dir. Jane Campion
2010Brown BrothazHanaCinco Cine
Dir. Robin Walters
2010Korero MaiPearlCinco Cine
Dir. Robin Grace
2010StolenAnahaSouth Pacific Pictures
2009This Is Not My LifeRebeccaDir. Peter Salmon

Theatre.

2018The Cherry OrchardVaryaAuckland Theatre Company
2011Hear to SeePuppeteerCapital E Childrens Theatre
Dir. Sara Broody
2009Flintlock MusketDancer Dir. Racheal House
2009The Pohutukawa TreeQueenie Mataira (Lead)Dir. Colin McColl
2008Ka Mate, Ka Ora5 CharactersTe Rakau O Hua
Dir. Jim Moriarty
2008UnityBeatrice (Lead)Conrad Newport
2007The History of American Film3 CharactersDir. Jeff Sushterman
2007Twelfth NightMariaNZDS
Dir. Vanessa Byrnes
2006Short Sharp ShakesRichard III/Lady AnneToi Whakaari
Dir. Jackie Drew
2006Te Tapa ToruKiriBats Theatre
2005HinepauHeraCap E Theatre
Dir. Rachael House
2005The BachHanaATC
Dir. Sarah Peirse
2004The ProphetLauraTaki Rua
Dir. Nina Nawalowalo

Voice.

2009Radio New Zealand ApprenticeshipActor/WriterAdam McCauley
2008Learning Media - Voice WorkLearning Media
2008Whanau Means FamilyJenDir. Jason Te Kare

Web Series.

2020SextortionCarol KupaDir. Kent Briggs & Kyan Krumdiek

Training.

Acting for Screen Workshop with Gaylene Preston - 2008
Acting for Screen Workshop with Robert Sarkies - 2008
Auditioning Workshop with Tiny Cleary - 2008
Bachelor Performing Arts - Acting Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School - 2008