Turia Schmidt Peke Actor Profile



Maori, Samoan


Auckland, New Zealand


171 cm

Age Range


Career Highlights

Turia is a Māori-Samoan actress whose career started behind the camera as a production coordinator. Her natural talent for acting saw her cast as the sassy core cast member Geo in Māori drama series Ahikāroa (Season 1-4). Previously to that she was the presenter of Te Wiki o Te Reo (Auckland and Hamilton) and most recently she was cast in a support role in Shortland Street's On Demand Series, playing the role of Steph.


2022Nominated: NZ WebFest 2022 Best Actress: Narrative - Ahikaroa S4


2022Ahikaroa S5 Geo Whaititiri (Lead)Dir. Various
2022Shortland StreetSteph (Guest)South Pacific Pictures
Dir. Various
2021Ahikaroa Season 4Geo Whaititiri (Lead)Dir. Awanui Simich Pene, Jarod Rawiri, Corinna Hunziker
2018Ahikāroa S1, S2, S3Geo (Lead)Kura Productions
Dir. Various


2019Te Wiki o Te Reo - AucklandPresenterMahi Tahi Media
2018Te Wiki o Te Reo - HamiltonPresenterMahi Tahi Media

Web Series.

2021Shortland Street - RetributionSteph (Supporting)South Pacific Pictures Ltd
Dir. Emmett Skilton