Rachel Forman Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


166 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Rachel studied acting at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in the early 2000s, and has since gone on to work in television, film and theatre, with multiple nominations and wins for her stage work; in productions Turbine, Blackbird and Fool For Love. On screen, she has appeared in long-running soap Shortland Street, US fantasy series Legend of the Seeker, and superhero show Power Rangers. She has landed roles in feature films Second Hand Wedding, Just Think About The Two of Us and Baby Done. Additionally, she has starred as the lead in short films Elmo, Dignity Undone and Bad Dates.


2008Most Original Production - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards - Apollo 13: Mission Control
2007Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Nomination - Most Original Production with SEED Company - Turbine
2007Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Nomination -Outstanding New New Zealand Play with SEED - Turbine
2007Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Winner - Outstanding Performance - Blackbird
2006Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Winner - Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year - Fool for Love

Feature Film.

2020Baby DoneToddlers MumDir. Curtis Vowell
2010Just Think About The Two Of UsCharlotte (Supporting)GFC (Germany) Ltd
Dir. John Delbridge
2007Second Hand WeddingYoung JillGarage Sale Productions
Dir. Paul Murphy

Short Film.

2005Bad DatesMonique (Lead )Granite Pictures
Dir. Grant LaHood
2004Dignity UndoneKasha (Lead )NZ Film School Production
Dir. Penny Clark-Hall
2004Hiding PlaceJane (Lead )NZ Film School Production
Dir. Victoria Linford
2003ElmoSarah (Lead )Independent Production
Dir. Amy Chapman


2020Power Rangers Beast MorphersSherylPower Rangers Productions Ltd
Dir. Various
2011Shortland StreetPaige Monroe (Recurring Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2008Legend of the SeekerAlana (Recurring Guest)Walt Disney Company NZ
Dir. Michael Hurst
2000Shortland StreetJulie WardenSouth Pacific Pictures


2004Caffeine & Aspirin - Arts ShowRadio Active
2003Top 11 ShowRadio Active


2012Top GirlsPatient Griselda/Nell. (Support)Silo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2011Black Confetti WorkshopKatieAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2009AutobahnGirl (Lead)Basement Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2009Blood WeddingThe BrideCirca Theatre
Dir. Willem Wassennar
2009Christ AlmightyMaryBasement Theatre
2009Don't Hold Your BreathRose (Lead)Auckland Theatre Company Limited
Dir. Ben Crowder
2009Ensemble ProjectLeadSilo Theatre
Dir. Oliver Driver, Michael Hurst
2008Apollo 13 : Mission ControlFred Haise/Marilyn Lovell (Lead)BATS Theatre
Dir. Kip Chapman
2008Some GirlsTylerCirca Theatre
Dir. Ross Jolly
2008This Is Our YouthJessica GoldmanCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Rachel More
2007BlackbirdUnaCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Jane Waddell
2007Falling PetalsSallyBATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Jean Betts
2007SettlingMillyBATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Leo Gene Peters
2006Everything. NowYvonneBATS Theatre, Wellington - Luxembourg Gardens, Auckland
Dir. Stephen Bain
2006Fool For LoveMayBATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Julie Noever
2006TurbineSusan GustenSeeYd Theatre Company - BATS Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Tim Spite
2005Face to FaceJulieNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. KC Kelly
2005WallflowerRose (Solo Performance)New Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Stephen Bain & Christian Penny
2004CabaretSoloist/Ensemble MemberNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Robin Payne
2004Dead FriendVirginia WinthropNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Andrew Foster
2004Great ExpectationsBiddyNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Miranda Harcourt & Tom McCrory
2004InHeatherLouder Than Traffic Productions
Dir. Pedro Iglenfritz
2004PericlesLychoridaNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Peter Hambleton
2003Richard IIILady AnneNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Larry Rew
2001Butter LovingMayYoung & Hungry Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Erolia Ifopo
1999The WizAuckland Children's Musical Theatre
Dir. Alex Urban

Web Series.

2020I Date Rejects S2Whitney (Support)Whitiora Productions Ltd
Dir. Paula Whetu-Jones


The Next Stage Workshop-'What To Do About Dad' - 2010, ATC-By Stephen Sinclair
The Bridge Project Shakespeare Masterclass - 2009, Dakin Matthews
Acting Classes, USA - 2005, Susan Batson
Bachelor of Performing Arts, NZ - 2003, Toi Whakaari : New Zealand Drama School
Standard American Accent Workshop, NZ - 2002, Rowena Balos
Revolutionary Acting Programme, AUS - 2000, Brett Wood & Dean Carey