Rongopai Tickell Actor Profile





Kai Tahu, Ngāti raukawa and Ngāti Toa rangatira


Wellington, New Zealand


164 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Rongopai is a graduate from the prestigious Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. While studying she has landed numerous roles in both screen and stage productions. Her theatre credits include lead roles in Norma Patterson and the Harvest Club, Women Beware Women and Angels in America. She has starred in the short films Aro Beats and Best in Show.

Short Film.

2020Aro BeatsMotherDir. Harrison Keefe
2020Best in ShowCookieDir. Vaughan Slinn


2022Not Even Liz (Supporting )


2021Toi Whakaari, Wellington — Norma Patterson and the Harvest ClubNorma Patterson (Lead)Dir. Harrison Keefe
2021Toi Whakaari, Wellington — The Boy and the PianoShen BapiroDir. Murdoch Keine
2020Toi Whakaari, Wellington — Romeo and JulietMercutioDir. nya Tate Manning, Mitch Tawhi Thomas
2020Toi Whakaari, Wellington — Women Beware WomenIsabellaDir. Sara Brodie
2019Toi Whakaari, Wellington — Angels In AmericaHarperDir. Heather Timms
2019Toi Whakaari, Wellington — Norma Patterson and the White Tea SocietyDir. Anya Tate Manning, Erina Daniels
2018The Court Theatre Youth Company, Christchurch — DraculaMinaDir. Dan Bain
2018The Court Theatre Youth Company, Christchurch — Vernon God LittleTaylor (Lead)
2015French Woods Festival of Performing Arts, New York — Beauty and The BeastEnsemble Member
2010Harlequin Players, Christchurch— Hansel and GretelGretal (Lead)


Intimacy workshop w/ Jennifer Ward-Lealand - 2021
Miranda Harcourt Screen Workshop - 2021
Intimacy workshop w/ Sara Brodie - 2020
Mary MacDonald Lewis Accent Workshop (General American) 2 - 2020
Stella Reid Filmmaking Lab - 2020
Bachelor of Performing Arts Acting at Te Kura Toi Whakaari O Aotearoa - 2019
Bert Van Dijk Actor in Imagination/Embodied Voice - 2019
Brita McVeigh Screen Workshop - 2019
Guy Langford, Actor As Player - 2019
Heather Timms Actor in Action - 2019
Miranda Harcourt Screen Workshop - 2019
Phonetic American Accent Workshop Chantel Jefferies - 2019
Vaughan Slinn P.E.M - 2019
Vaughan Slinn Screen Workshop - 2019
The court Theatre Youth Company Christchurch - 2017
Alice Tanner Vocal Studios - 2016
Studio One - Ballet - 2011