Tinihuia Lee-Lemon

Profile

Ethnicity

Maori

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

155 cm

Age Range

10–16

Career Highlights

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
Awards
Role: Tia

Awards.

Feb 2020Best Newcomer (Short Film) Monaco Film Festival - Let Your Sisters Be

Short Film Film.

Mar 2019Let Your Sisters BeTia (Core)Dir. Aileen O'Sullivan

Television.

2019Shortland StreetTillie Samuels (Core)South Pacific Pictures Serials Limited
Dir. Various