Romy Hooper Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


172 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Romy is a stage and screen actress who trained at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, graduating in 2009. She made her on screen debut as a guest on long-running Kiwi soap Shortland Street, and went on to feature as Courtney in all 3 seasons of comedy-drama series Nothing Trivial. More recently, Romy has made appearances in drama series The Brokenwood Mysteries, The Gulf, Head High, The Panthers, and Creamerie S2. She played Maggie Potter in Warner Bros Heaven and Hell: The Centrepoint Story and made her Netflix debut as Perla in Sweet Tooth S2.
She has played the lead in a number of short films including We Talk About Loss, Rats and Bottle Money. With extensive work in theatre, Romy has appeared as the lead in stage productions Closer, Have Car Will Travel, Heat and in the 2018 Pop Up Globe Southampton Company performing in Auckland and Sydney.


2018Sydney Broadway World Awards Best Actress Nominee - Comedy of Errors
2017NZ Speech Board 'Best Communicator' Award
2013PlayMarket's Best Play

Short Film.

2024Bottle MoneyMum (Lead)Dir. Rebekah Tyler
2022Bottle MoneyDir. Rebekah Tyler
2017ShedCarol (Lead)Dir. UNITEC Grad film
2015RatsMum (Lead)Auckland University of Technology
Dir. Elwyn Brown
2015Video HeavenJadeNew Zealand Film Academy
Dir. Jonathan Zsofi Guy
2011Are You Still Here, Still? ProducerDir. Jordan Dodson
2011We Talk About LossAnnaDir. Oliver Page
2009The High Risk TeamMidwifeToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2008Shopping For OneJazDir. Lee-Jane Bennion
2006The Best Night Ever - 48 Hour Film FestivalLead (Lead)UNITEC
2005Go - 48 Hour Film FestivalLead (Lead)UNITEC

Tele Film.

2020Centre PointMargaret (Supporting)Dir. Natalie Malcon and Thomas Robins

Short Film.

2019The Waiting RoomLouiseDir. Ghazaleh Golbakhsh


2023Sweet Tooth (Season Two)Perla (Guest)Netflix
Dir. Jim Mickle
2022Creamerie Season 2Guard (Guest)Dir. Roseanne Liang
2022Rurangi S2Jean (Guest )Dir. Max Curry
2021Head High Season 2Cara (Guest)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Tim Worrall
2020The GulfSandra (Guest)The Gulf Productions
Dir. Various
2020The PanthersGeraldine (Recurring )TVNZ
Dir. by Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Tom Hern
2019The Brokenwood MysteriesCorina Doyle (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Katie Wolfe
2011Nothing TrivialCourtneySouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Murray Keane
2010Shortland StreetGemma JansenSouth Pacific Pictures
2006Tu WeraSubject for DocumentaryAdrenilan Group Ltd
Dir. Pip Te Hira, Simon Flemming


2019HeatStella (Lead)Basement Theater
Dir. William Moffett
2019Little Yellow DiggerBob (Lead)Dir. Tim Bray
2018Comedy of ErrorsAdrianaPop Up Globe Sydney
Dir. Dr Miles Gregory
2018MacbethFirst Witch, Donalbain and Soldier Pop Up Globe Sydney
Dir. Tom Malaburn
2016Yours TrulyHarveyTe Rehia Theatre
2015Eat the Young Flesh - A New MusicalMelanieAuckland Fringe Festival
Dir. Patrick Kelly
2015Have Car, Will TravelDiane (Lead)Te Pou
Dir. Noa Campbell
2014Aotearoa SpeaksPerformerNova Riche
2014Incubator Project"The Perfect Original"Red Leap Theatre
Dir. Robin Kerr
2014Love and Other NoisePerformerInternational Headliner - Bristol's Boomtown Festival
Dir. Matthew Grice
2014Lucky C*ntryPerformerRed Leap Theatre
Dir. Laurel Devenie
2013Lucky C*ntryPerformerShort and Sweet Festival
Dir. Romy Hooper
2010CloserAliceBasement Theatre
Dir. Oliver Page
2010TapeAmyRedmond Barry Theatre Company
2009BedlamLuna / NurseToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2009The Caucasion Chalk CircleCook / Aniko / Peasant WomanToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2008Far AwayChain Gang MemberToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2008MacbethMacbethToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2008Mountain LanguageSergeant (Lead)Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2008PakiwaitaraBoots (Lead)Museum of Wellington
Dir. Jade Eriksen
2008Party TimeHead WaitressToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2008The IllusionElisa / Lyse / ClarinaToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2008Toi Cabaret - Anything GoesSingerToi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2007The Corner of 4am and CubaLead (Lead)The Wheelbarrow Group
2006One Friday in EternityMary MagdaleneQuarterPassed Independent Production
2005Laundry GirlsBeattie (Lead)Aspiring Young Actors (AYA)


2023Blindingly ObviousAudiobook/Narrator
2023Her Country: Women of Country MusicAudiobook/Narrator
2023Second ChancesAudiobook/Narrator
2023The Girl Who Saw LionsAudiobook/Narrator
2023The Ratline: The Exhalated Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi FugitiveAudiobook/Narrator
2022Daughters of ErebusAudiobook/Narrator
2022Gang GirlAudiobook/Narrator
2022Hello StrangerAudiobook/Narrator
2022Hui: a study of Māori ceremonial gatherings Audibook/Narrator
2022Jacinda Ardern: a new kind of leaderAudiobook/Narrator
2022Nothing to SeeAudiobook/Narrator
2022Pull No Punches: memoir of a political survivorAudiobook/Narrator
2022The Telling TimeAudiobook/Narrator
2021Anything that Burns You: A Portrait of Lola RidgeAudiobook/Narrator
2021Mataatua Whare: Te Whare I Hoki Mai Audiobook/Narrator
2021Mission Girl: the writings of AtapoAudiobook/Narrator
2021Pūrākau: Māori myths retold by Māori writers Audiobook/Narrator
2021Ripiro BeachAudiobook/Narrator
2021The Lost TohungaAudiobook/Narrator
2021The Pegasus seriesAudiobook/Narrator
2020Ghosts of ParihakaAudiobook/Narrator
2020March, Women, March: How women won the voteAudiobook/Narrator
2020Stuff I Forgot to Tell My DaughterAudiobook/Narrator
2020The Writing Life: Twelve New Zealand AuthorsAudiobook/Narrator
2019Anything That Burns You: A Potrait of Lola Ridge, Radical PoetAudiobook/Narrator
2019How to BeeAudiobook/Narrator
2019Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare i Hoki Mai RaAudiobook/Narrator
2019Te Whiti o Rongomai & the Resistance of ParihakaAudiobook/Narrator
2018Paymark Payment Platform - Corporate, website
2018Refinery NZ - Corporate
2018The Moontide Quartet: Scarlet TidesAudiobook/Narrator
2018The Moontide Quartet: The Unholy WarAudiobook/Narrator
2018The Petticoat MenAudiobook/Narrator
2017The Nam LegacyAudiobook/Narrator
2012 Path of Exile 'Helena' - Video GameGrinding Gear Games

Web Series.

2020Good GriefAmba (Guest)Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2016Friday Night Bites - 'Set Up'AmyFlat3 Productions


Acting for Screen Masterclass - Miranda Harcourt - 2016
Acting Masterclass - Raymond Hawthorne - 2016
Working: Scene and Character Masterclass - Nathan Osgood - 2014, The Actor's Centre , London
Acting for Screen - 2009, Cal State Fullerton University, California
Musical Theatre Masterclass and Audition Technique Cal State Fullerton University with Eve Himmelheber, Mitch Hanlon, David Nevell - 2009
Bachelor of Performing Arts - 2007, Toi Whakaari: NZ National Drama School
Stanislavski Sense Memory Method Acting - Kieren Le-Clare Green - 2006
Classical Voice Training - Mezzo Soprano with Helen Jenkins - 2004
Contemporary Singing - Jazz and Pop with Andrew Perkins - 2004
Acting - Jan Saussey, Ben Crowder, Lynne Cardy, Kate Palmer - , Aspiring Young Actors Drama School (AYA)