Ngahuia Piripi

Profile

Ethnicity

Maori

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

163 cm

Age Range

29–37

Career Highlights

Kiwi beauty Ngahuia won the nation's attention with her role as Esther Samuels on New Zealand’s best-loved TV drama Shortland Street. In 2015 she starred in Lee Tamihori’s feature film Mahana. Previous credits include Māori comedy-drama Korero Mai and short film Texas Bread.

Feature Film.

2015MahanaMiriam (Major Support)The Patriarch Ltd.
Dir. Lee Tamahori
2003The Last SamuraiIndian GirlWarner Brothers/USA

Short Film.

2013Texas BreadYoung Pare & Pawhero (Lead)NZFC
Dir. Karyn Childs

Television.

2022HONGI TO HĀNGĪ
2015Shortland StreetEsther Samuels (Core)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2013Tote's Maori TV - Retail ZombieRetail Zombie (Recurring Guest )TVNZ/Maori Programmes
Dir. Various
2010Korero Mai Amokura (Lead)Cinco Cine Film Productions Ltd
Dir. Robyn Grace
2008Waimarie - PilotYoung Mereana4 Winds Films Ltd
2006Whanau Series 1 - 2NgahuiaCinco Cine Productions

Theatre.

2013PatuaSissyBlanket & Musket
Dir. Renae Maihi

Voice.

2013One Little FantailStory TellerRadio New Zealand
2013Remember that November Story TellerRadio New Zealand

Web Series.

2021Shortland Street - RetributionEsther Samuels (Core)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Emmett Skilton