Shara Connolly





Brisbane, Australia (Currently Overseas)


163 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

United States of America

Career Highlights

Shara’s international acting career began when she was young, with a role in Disney feature film Eddie’s Million Dollar Bake Off. Following this, Shara landed significant roles on a number of popular television series including iconic Kiwi shows Shortland Street and Outrageous Fortune. In 2008, Shara played recurring guest Candy McMann in comedy-drama series Go Girls, with her character becoming the pivotal lead in the final season. Other notable screen credits include major guest roles in US series The Shannara Chronicles and Ash vs. Evil Dead, as well as the core role of Barbi Benton in American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story.


2000Trophy for Dramatic Excellence

Film Film.

2018Deadly ReputationEmilyCartel Pictures
Dir. Ben Meyerson
2017Intruder!AlissaDir. Andrew Ericksen
2017Made VicousDarla

Feature Film.

2010Hugh & Heke Angela (Lead)Godzone Productions
Dir. Reston Griffin
2003Eddies Million Dollar Bake OffSchool Friend (Guest)Nelson Street Films


20161953 // American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner StoryBarbi Benton (Core)Dir. Richard Lopez
2016The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 3HayleySouth Pacific Pictures
2015Ash vs. Evil DeadCelia Abrams - Reporter (Recurring Guest)Starz Evil Dead New Zealand Limited
Dir. Sam Raimi
2015Power RangersEmma (Recurring Guest)Power Rangers Season 22/23
2015ShannaraFrances (Recurring Guest)MTV NZ Ltd
2015Shortland StreetLara JacksonSouth Pacific Pictures
2015TatauZoeBBC / South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Wayne Yip, John Frizzell & Michael Hurst
2013Go Girls Series 5Candy McMann (Pivotal Lead)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2008Go Girls Series 1-4Candy McMann (Major recurring guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2008Outrageous Fortune Series 4Sam (Guest )South Pacific Pictures Productions Ltd
2005Shortland StreetCheyenne Hunter (Ongoing Major Guest)South Pacific Pictures
2004P.E.T DetectivesJenny (Core Cast)Screentime Communicado
2003Freaky DramasRachel (Guest )Avalon Studios


2015Between Two WavesFiona (Lead)Passion Productions for the Herald Theatre
Dir. Peter Feeney
2003OliverCharlotteHowick Little Theatre
2003OliverFagans GangMcClaerns College
2002A Mid Summer Nights Dream (Support)Howick Little Theatre
2002How The West Was WarpedMiss Lamb (Lead)Bucklands Beach Intermediate
2001Reunion on Gallows HillRebecca (Lead)Howick Little Theatre

Web Series.

2015Auckward LoveLeahDir. Emmett Skilton


Laban Workshop - 2015, Michelle Hine
Actors Lab Studio Program - Term 1 & 2 ongoing - 2014, Peter Feeney
Jazz Dance Training - 1997, Howick Studio