Shavaughn Ruakere Actor Profile





Te Atiawa, Taranaki


Auckland, New Zealand


171 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Shavaughn is a familiar face to many New Zealanders having worked for many years as an actress, TV presenter and radio DJ. After presenting in the UK for a few years Shavaughn returned home to New Zealand and landed the role of core-cast member Roimata Ngata on iconic Kiwi hospital drama Shortland Street. Since then, she has starred as the lead in television series Brown Brothaz and web series Darly, along with roles in feature films The Space Between, Sione’s Wedding and River Queen.

Feature Film.

2020The Legend of Baron To'aReneeBrown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions (NZ)
Dir. Kiel McNaughton

Film Film.

2018Funny WhareGuest - as herselfMaori Television - MTS
2018I Am ParadiseArohaDir. Hiona Henare

Short Film.

2011V48 Short Film Comp Grand Finalist (Lead)

Short Film.

2009The Warning RihannaDir. Cristobal Araus Lobos

Feature Film.

2005Sione's WeddingLatifahSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Chris Graham
2004River QueenWahine RangatiraSilverscreen Productions
Dir. Vincent Ward
2003The Space Between (Lead)BBC


2023Anika Moa UnleashedHerself TVNZ
2022My Life Is Murder Season 2Nerida (Guest)Greenstone TV
Dir. Various
2022Power Rangers - Cosmic furyDr Akana (Series Regular )Power Rangers Productions
Dir. Various
2021Power Rangers Dino Fury Dr. Lani Akana (Series Regular )Power Rangers Productions
Dir. Caroline Bell Booth & Michael Hurst
2019Mean Mums Beth South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Damon Fepulea
2017Darryl: An Outward Bound Story Sally Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2016Seven Sharp Entertainment ReporterTelevision New Zealand
2015Darly - Web SeriesSally (Core Cast)
2015Jono & Ben The Bachelorette (Guest)Mediaworks
2015Walks With Dogs - Web Series
2014DNA DetectivesHerselfJam TV Limited
2014Only In Aotearoa - Comedy Web SeriesVarious (Guest)Kura Productions
2014When We Go to WarAwa KokiriJUMP FILM AND TV LIMITED
Dir. Peter Burger
2010Brown BrothazJasmine (Lead)Cinco Cine Film Productions
Dir. Robin Walters & Awanui Simich Pene
2010Legend Of The Seeker Series 2 Mistress Sara
2010Shortland StreetRoimata (Core)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2010Wanna-BenBens Wife (Guest)Yoink Productions Ltd
2009The CultAngela (Guest)Great Southern Pacific Pictures
Dir. Peter Burger


2016Our New Zealand EscapeHerself2 Tui Productions
2016Seven Sharp Entertainment Correspondent Television New Zealand
2014The Plaza Fashion Show
2011Axis AwardsMC
2011Telecom Chorus Days MC
2009Big Day Out Web PresenterMedia Works
2008More FM Breakfast Host - 1 Week
2006MeatyMusic, Entertainment Around Town
2004Mai FM
2003Coast TVVisionary Television
2003SM TV LIVEBlaze Television UK
2001Smokefree Stage ChallengeTelevision New Zealand
1997What NowTelevision New Zealand


2014DogBasement Theatre
Dir. Jeff Szusterman


2016The Parihaka WomanBolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
2009Life Pharmacy - TVC
2008Instant Kiwi- Radio
2008Life Pharmacy - TV
2008Westpac- Text Alert, Radio
2003CD: UKBlaze Television UK
2000The MachineTelevision New Zealand

Web Series.

2019Darryl 2SallyDir. Millen Baird
2019The Citizen's HandbookTaniwhaDir. Various


Casting Hothouse NZ - 2015
Masterclass- LA - 2015, Margie Haber
McSweeney Newman Master Class Casting Workshop - 2 Day, Auckland - 2013, Tom McSweeney & Dave Newman
Meisner Technique - Mike Sacente - 2009