Tomai Ihaia Actor Profile





Ngāti Awa, Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau A Apanui and Ngāi Tūhoe


Auckland, New Zealand


179 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

After receiving a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Auckland’s Unitec, Tomai made her on screen acting debut in 2014 on the mock-reality series Find Me A Māori Bride. Since then, she has gone on to appear in television series such as The Brokenwood Mysteries and Resolve, along with roles in films Waru and Dead. Most recently, Tomai appeared in the 2021 feature film Cousins.

Feature Film.

2019CousinsPollyMiss Whenua Ltd
Dir. Ainsley Gardiner, Briar Grace Smith
2018DeadYanaDir. Hayden Weal

Film Film.

2016Waru Jude Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
Dir. Katie Wolfe

Short Film.

2014No Way Taniwha Aroha Unitec Performing Arts School
Dir. Cristobal Araus Lobos
2013Jasmine and Jerome Comedy Hour JasmineUnitec Performing Arts School
2013Mah Lady From Shanghai Sweetie Unitec Performing Arts School


2022Creamerie Season 2Guard (Guest)Dir. Roseanne Liang
2020The PanthersAmira (Guest)TVNZ
Dir. by Miki Magasiva, Vea Mafileo & Tom Hern
2019Brokenwood Season 6C.J Walker (Support)South Pacific Productions
Dir. Various
2019TokeVivian "Fatso" TuhakaScreentime NZ Ltd
Dir. Charlie Haskell and Kewana Duncan
2017Resolve Toots ManeScreentime
Dir. Peter Burger
2016Find Me a Maori BrideGeorginaDir. Kiel McNaughton


2014Arlecchino Errante Zanni Arlecchino Scuola Sperimentale
2014Bound JasmineUnitec Performing Arts School
2014Merchant of Venice JessicaUnitec Performing Arts School
2014Mother Courage Sergeant SoldierUnitec Performing Arts School
2013Cloud Street Mrs Elaine Tisborne Unitec Performing Arts School
2013Richard III Richard / Elizabeth Unitec Performing Arts School

Web Series.

2022Hui Hoppers Kura (Lead )
2018Butt DialMo (Lead)Dir. Anne Duckworth


BA Performing Arts - Unitec - 2013, Unitec