Michaela Te Awa Bird Actor Profile







Te Arawa, Ngāti Manawa, Ngāpuhi


Auckland, New Zealand


164 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Michaela is a Māori creative hailing from Ngāti Whakaue (Te Arawa), Ngāti Manawa, and Ngāpuhi and graduated from Actors Program after completing studies at South Seas Film and Television School. She has featured in Broken Wood Mysteries as well as making her theatre debut in Nora: A Doll’s House directed by Kitan Petovski. She has starred in short films Think Tank and Te Wairua. Michaela's recent endeavour includes co-writing the short film "Tō te wai," which received funding from Someday Stories.



Short Film.

2022I Hate This Dance Her Lead Avis Panthera
Dir. Leo Allan & Michaela Bird
2022Think TankZoeActors Program
Dir. Caroline Bell-Booth
2022What A View Kay Lead Avis Panthera
Dir. Leo Allan
2021RentersParis Lead South Seas Film & TV
Dir. Ruth Dudding
2021Unwind Sachi CoreSouth Seas Film & TV
Dir. Everett Marston
2020Anywhere But HereNikki (Lead)South Seas Film & TV
Dir. Luca Dombroski
2020Te Wairua Manaia (Lead)South Seas Film & TV
Dir. Lainey Bishop

Short Film.

2020Fly Trap Layla (Lead)South Seas Film & TV
Dir. Mitchell Murphy-Reid


2023End of the ValleyMaika (Supporting)Dir. Various
2022Brokenwood Mysteries Donna Guest South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Caroline Bell-Booth


2023Things That Matter April Auckland Theatre Company
2022Nora: A Doll's House Christine Dir. Kitan Petkovski
2022Table Read: The Miracle That Is Larry Rice Jordan Dir. Ian Hughes
2022The Wheel Beatriz (Lead )Dir. Benjamin Henson


2020Limbo Animation Pogo (Core)Auckland University of Technology


Actors Program - One Year Intensive Practical Workshop - 2022
David Van Horn - Self Tape Workshop - 2022
Gavin McGibbon - Script to Screen - 2022
Jennifer Ward-Lealand - Intimacy Workshop - 2022
Kacie Steton - Screen Acting Technique - 2022
Miranda Harcourt - Screen Acting - 2022
Jacque Drew - American Accent - 2021
Andrea Kelland & Vicky Yiannoutsos - Workshop for film, TV & auditioning - 2020
Erroll Shand 1-on-1 Audition Workshops - 2020
South Seas Film & Television - Diploma on Screen Acting - 2020