Matè Lagae



Auckland, New Zealand


180 cm

Age Range




Career Highlights

Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Role: AJ Woodward
Producer: Oliver Driver, Maxine Fleming
Director: Oliver Driver, Maxine Fleming

Matè graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2018, and has been working on his craft ever since. Most recently, Matè appeared on American drama series The Wilds & One of Us is Lying. His previous theatre credits include The Visit, Once On This Island, and Solo Season. He has acted in short films Keen, Imposter and Phony. In 2021 Matè appeared in NZ's beloved Shortland Street.

Short Film.

2021MAXTroy48hr film
Dir. Conor Cameron

Short Film.

Dir. Joegen Daniels
2018ImposterCorey Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School
Dir. Chelsie Preston-Crayford
2018PhoneyWillDir. Conor Cameron


2021One of Us Is LyingPolice Officer Henry (Guest)One NZ Television Limited
Dir. John Scott
2021Shortland StreetAJ Woodward (Guest)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Various
2021Unt ProjectHayden (Core)Red Sky Film TV & Ltd
Dir. Various
2020The WildsTrash StacheABC Studios
Dir. Various
2016The Men Who Built America - Frontiersmen Featured extra Dir. John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours


2018The Visit BobbyToi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School
Dir. Danny Mulheron, Miranda Manasiadis
2017Once On This Island Gatekeeper & EnsembleToi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School
Dir. Jon Hunter; Musical Director Mark Dorrell
2016Solo SeasonToi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School
Dir. Tom Eason, Holly Chappell-Eason, Patrick Carroll


US Accent Coaching with Chris Stewart - 2018
Perdekamp Emotional Method - 2017, Stephan Perdekamp
Stage Combat (2 week master class) - 2017, Alex Holloway
Ballroom dancing (Intensive) - 2016, George Nicholls
Screen Training - 2016, Miranda Harcourt
Screen Training - 2016, Brita Mc Veigh
Screen workshop (2 week master class) - 2016, Tina Cleary & Loren Taylor
Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School - 2016