Tandi Wright Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


170 cm

Age Range


Also Represented in

Australia & United States of America

Career Highlights

Tandi Wright, a renowned New Zealand actress with a diverse 25-year career, has consistently secured prominent roles in TV, film, and theatre, both domestically and internationally. Her latest lead US film role is “Pearl”, Directed by Ti West and alongside Mia Goth and her “Creamerie” TV series is being shown on Hulu in the US. Her versatile portfolio encompasses a wide array of productions, spanning from long-running Kiwi shows like “Shortland Street”, “Nothing Trivial,” “8000 Words” to international cinematic blockbusters such as “Raising Waylon,” “Jack the Giant Slayer,” and “Love and Monsters.” Noteworthy credits include “The Returned,” for US Fremantle and her lead role in Amazon series, “The Wilds.”


2012New Zealand Film Awards - Nomination - Best Actress - Kiwi Flyer
2011Aotearoa Film & Television Awards 2011 - Nomination - Best Performance by an Actress - This Is Not My Life
2008Qantas TV & Film Awards - Nomination - Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role - Out of the Blue
2005New Zealand Film & Television Awards - Nomination - Best Performance by a Supporting Actress - Serial Killers
2003TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards - Nomination - Best Actress - Willy Nilly
2000Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Winner - Best Supporting Actress - Rutherford
2000Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards Winner - Most Promising Female New Comer - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Feature Film.

2024Went Up The HillCarmen (Supporting)Dir. Samuel Van Grinsven
2021PearlRuth (Supporting)Dir. Ti West
2020Love and MonstersPauline Dawson21 Laps Entertainment, Paramount Players, Paramount Pictures
Dir. Michael Matthews
2019DaffodilsEileen VernonDir. David Stubbs
2016The RehearsalNaomiRehearsal Films
Dir. Alison Maclean
2013Jack the Giant Slayer The Queen Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema
Dir. Bryan Singer & Christian Rivers
2011Kiwi FlyerKarenKiwi Flyer Productions Ltd
Dir. Tony Simpson
2006Black SheepDr Astrid RushLivestock Films
Dir. Jonathan King
2006Out of the BlueAnne BrysonSouthern Light Films/Desert Road Films
Dir. Robert Sarkies
2004Not Only But AlwaysJulie AndrewsBBC
Dir. Terry Johnson
2003Raising WaylonTinaFilm Factory/CBS
Dir. Sam Pillsbury
2000Toy LoveDoctor KellyJohn Swimmer Productions
Dir. Harry Sinclair
1999This Is Not a Love StoryRebeccaLoose Unit
Dir. Keith Hill
1995Permanent WaveKarenThe Family
Dir. Jonathan Brough
1993Bread & RosesSusanPreston Laing Productions
Dir. Gaylene Preston
1992Absent Without LeaveTom's FiancePreston Laing Productions
Dir. John Laing

Short Film.

2020The MeekJodiDir. Gillian Ashurst


2023My Life Is Murder S3Karin (Guest)Dir. Various
2022Creamerie S2Lane (Major Support)Dir. Roseanne Liang
2020CreamerieLane (Major Support)Dir. Roseanne Liang
2020The SoundsKath HinesShaftsbury Films/SPP
Dir. Peter Stebbings
2020The WildsMaryann RilkeABC Studios
Dir. Various
2018800 Words Season 3LauraDir. Pino Amenta
2018Brokenwood 5 LuluDir. Various
2018The Wilds - pilotMaryanne RilkeABC Studios NZ Limited
Dir. Susanna Fogel
2017Murder is Forever EP 106Bonnie HoodDir. Various
2016Hyde & Seek Jenna Finch / JemmaDir. Peter Andrikidis
2015800 Words Season 1LauraChannel 7/Weld Productions Limited
Dir. Pino Amenta
2014Nothing Trivial Season 4Catherine DuvallSouth Pacific Pictures
2014The ReturnedClaire Winship A&E/Fremantle
Dir. Keith Gordon
2013Nothing Trivial Season 3Catherine DuvallSouth Pacific Pictures
2012Nothing Trivial Season 2Catherine DuvallSouth Pacific Pictures
2011Bliss - TelefeatureLillyMF Films Limited
Dir. Fiona Samuel
2011Nothing Trivial Season 1Catherine DuvallSouth Pacific Pictures
2010Outrageous FortuneMandySeries 6
2010This Is Not My LifeSally RossGRST Ltd
Dir. Robert Sarkies, Peter Salmon
2009Legend of The SeekerMord 'SithWalt Disney Company (NZ), ABC
Dir. Jonathan Brough
2009The Kiwi Who Saved BritainDol ParkGreenstone Pictures
2008Piece of my Heart - TelefeatureChloeMF Films Ltd
Dir. Fiona Samuel
2005Doves of War - Mini SeriesRowanScreenWorks
Dir. Chris Bailey
2005Maddigan's Quest Series 1Timon's MotherSouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Charlie Haskell
2005Power Rangers S.P.DIsinia CrugerDir. Various
2005The Lost ChildrenCharlotte MelvilleBig House Productions
Dir. Mike Smith
2004Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby Series 1 - 2Fenn PartingtonGibson Group
Dir. Danny Mulheron
2003Mercy Peak Series 3CandySouth Pacific Pictures
Dir. Geoff Cawthorn
2003Serial KillersSallyLandtry Productions
Dir. Judith Trye
2002Street Legal Series 4Angela WatsonDir. Chris Bailey
2001Atlantis HighNurse FurstCloud 9 Screen Entertainment
Dir. Charlie Haskell
2001Crash PalacePenny WattsFox/Australia
2001Willy Nilly Series 1 - 3JoyDir. Mike Smith
2000Being Eve Series 1 - 2Alannah LushDir. Vanessa Alexander
2000Xena: Warrior PrincessSonata/SarahPacific Renaissance
Dir. Michael Hurst
1995Shortland StreetNurse Caroline BuxtonSouth Pacific Pictures


2015The EventsClaire Silo Theatre
Dir. Sophie Roberts
2010When The Rain Stops FallingElizabeth LawSilo Theatre
Dir. Shane Bosher
2007Three Days Of RainNan/LinaThe Silo Theatre, Auckland
Dir. Shane Bosher
2006Twelfth NightViolaAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Michael Hurst
2005Boston MarriageClaireDownstage Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Jude Gibson
2000A Midsummer Night's Dream - North Island TourHelenaNew Zealand Actors
Dir. Simon Bennett
2000RutherfordEileenCirca Theatre, Wellington
Dir. Susan Wilson
1995Dead FunnyLisaCentrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Dir. Ross Gumbley
1995The Learner's StandJoCentrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Dir. Ross Gumbley
1995The Taming of the ShrewBiancaCentrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North
Dir. Alison Quigan
1994RoverHellenaNew Zealand Drama School Productions
Dir. Roger Hodgeman
1992Richard IIILady AnneWellington Summer Shakespeare
Dir. David O'Donnell

Web Series.

2021AlibiDetective Robin CarterDir. David de Lautour


International Artistic Resident - 2004, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London
Diploma of Drama - Acting Major - 1993, Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
Bachelor of Arts - History/Theatre/Film Major - 1990, Victoria University of Wellington