Iwi - Waikato, Te Ahiwaru, Ngati Mahuta, Ngati Hine
Auckland, New Zealand
Tinihuia is a young Māori-New Zealand actress probably best known for her role as core cast member Tillie Samuels on hit Kiwi hospital drama Shortland Street. Tinihuia made her on screen debut on Māori Television kids show Kia Mau at just 9 years old. She went on to land a lead role in Aileen O’Sullivan’s short film Let Your Sisters Be, which earned Tinihuia a Best Newcomer to the Screen Award at the Monaco Film Festival. She is fluent in both te reo Māori and English.
Best Newcomer (Short Film) Monaco Film Festival - Let Your Sisters Be
|Feb 2020||Best Newcomer (Short Film) Monaco Film Festival - Let Your Sisters Be|
Short Film Film.
|Mar 2019||Let Your Sisters Be||Tia (Core)||Dir. Aileen O'Sullivan|
|2019||Shortland Street||Tillie Samuels (Core)||South Pacific Pictures Serials Limited|