Suivai Pilisipi Autagavaia

Profile

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

162 cm

Age Range

26–36

Ethnicity

Samoan

Career Highlights

After graduating from the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts, Suivai launched herself into the Pasifika films and arts sector. Her breakout role was playing Malia in Baby Mama's Club. She went on to spend some time doing theatre work, and then landed the lead-role of Hibiscus in the feature film Hibiscus & Ruthless. Since then, Suivai has appeared in drama-comedy film Brown Boys, SIS and television drama series The Brokenwood Mysteries.

Feature Film.

2018Brown BoysEve (Support)Brown Boys Limited
Dir. Hans Masoe
2017Hibiscus and RuthlessHibiscus (Lead)M2S1 Films Ltd
Dir. Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa
2002The Legend of Johnny LingoYoung Viane (Guest)Turtles Crossing LLC
Dir. Steven Ramirez

Short Film.

2009ManurewaVal (Support)Robber's Dog Films
Dir. Sam Peacocke
2009One Year LaterZarra (Lead)Unitec
Dir. Unitec

Television.

2021SISMalia (Lead)SIS The Show Limited
Dir. Hanelle Harris
2020SISMalia (Lead)Comedy Central
Dir. Hanelle Harris
2019The Brokenwood Mysteries S6Wanda (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Oliver Driver
2009Laughing with SamoansBackup Dancer (Guest)Maori Television
Dir. Stephen Stehnlin

Theatre.

2015E Ono Tama 'I PatoChorusAuckland / Wellington tour
Dir. Jenni Heka
2014Pollyhood in MumulandPolly (Lead)Mangere Arts Centre
Dir. Alison Quigan & Troy Tu'ua
2014Sei 'O FafineOfa (Lead)National tour
Dir. Olivia Taouma & Sesilia Pusiaki
2012Checkout ChicksCheckout ChickAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Simon Coleman
2012Pirates of the South SideDancing Mermaid (Lead)Auckland Botanical Gardens
Dir. Mario Faumui
2010CeremoniaChorusDir. Vela Manusaute
2010E Ono Tama 'I PatoChorusAuckland / Wellington tour
Dir. Jenni Heka
2010ExchangeCharityBasement Theatre / ATC Young & Hungry
Dir. Lauren Jackson
2010Le TauvagaLagiDir. Iaheto Ah-Hi
2010Opethlia Thinks HarderVariousDir. Anapela Polataivao & Stacey Lailua
2010Till Death Do Us PartVarious (Solo Show)Mangere Arts Centre
Dir. Sam Scott & Suivai Autagavaia
2009Little Shop of HorrorsChorusPlayhouse Theatre
Dir. Sean Coyle
2009PassageSafarHerald Theatre
Dir. Lauren Jackson
2009PollyhoodChorusOMAC
Dir. Lauren Jackson
2009Take ThatValrieNational school tour
Dir. Olivia Taouma
2009YellowmanAlma (Lead)UNITEC
Dir. Goretti Wickman & Anapela Polataivao

Web Series.

2018Baby Mama's Club 2 Malia (Lead)Culture Factory
Dir. Hanelle Harris
2017Baby Mama's ClubMalia (Lead)BMC Productions
Dir. Hanelle Harris

Training.

Diploma in Pacific Performing Arts - 2009