Tess Sullivan Actor Profile





Auckland, New Zealand


174 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Tess is an actress who works across stage and screen. She has appeared in theatre productions such as Caucus Caucus Harvest Dawn, Black Confetti and A Traveller’s Guide to Turkish Dogs. Her film credits include High Tide and Savage.


2021Best Newcomer (Wellington) Award, NZ International Comedy Festival, for Bobby Wood - If You Met My Mum, You'd Understand
2019Wellington Theatre Awards, nominated Most Promising Newcomer, for A Traveller's Guide to Turkish Dogs

Film Film.

2018SavageNurse Dir. Sam Kelly
2017High TideFernDir. Florian Habicht


2022The King Of TakingDir. Thom Monckton
2021If You Met My Mum, You’d Understand. Bobby WoodDir. Jonathan Price
2021Story Studio Live - Capital E National Theatre for Children, national tour Dir. Carrie Green and Barnaby Olsen.
2020Before Karma Gets Us. Dir. Patrick Carroll
2019A Traveller's Guide to Turkish Dogs. Nominated Outstanding Touring Production, Dunedin Arts Festival. Ian, Debbie, Efsun/Asena, JoeDir. Jonathan Price
2017Black ConfettiThe Dean, Counsellor, Kushla, Doctor Ian Bolt, The German EmbassyDir. Leo Gene Peters
2016Caucus Caucus Harvest DawnThe QueenDir. Aaron Cortesi, Jonathan Price, Christian Penny
2015Dead Dogs Bee Sting, a solo by Tess SullivanDir. Aaron Cortesi, Tom Eason
2014The BeeReporterDir. Cameron Mattox
2014There Is A WarDr MooreDir. Cameron Mattox
2013Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them, by Christopher DurangLuellaDir. Cameron Mattox
2008Merchant of Venice, ShakespearePortiaDir. Claire Maxwell


The Splendid Pretender: Actor Training in the Art of Play, Aaron Cortesi and Jonathan Price - 2021
US Accent Training - Chris Stewart - 2018
Devising Mentorship, Two Productions - 2017
Screen Masterclass, Danny Mulheron - 2017
Stage Combat, Alex Holloway - 2017
Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School, Bachelor of Performing Arts - 2017
Bouffon Workshop, Eric Davis (Red Bastard) - 2016
Devising Masterclass, Robin Kerr - 2016
Screen Masterclass - Character Development, Brita McVeigh - 2016
Screen Workshop - Michael Chekhov, Elena Stejko - 2016
Performance Combat Intensive, Allan Henry - 2015
Screen Workshop, Miranda Harcourt - 2015
Hagley Theatre Company, Diploma in Performing Arts - 2014