Jennifer Ward-Lealand


Award winning Actress, MC, Fluent Te Reo Speaker

A multiple award-winner, including an ONZM for services to the community and theatre, Jennifer has been acting since she was a child. A mother of two she is also a gifted singer and as partner to Michael Hurst, Jennifer is one half of the most powerful theatrical duos in the country. As trust board member of the hip Silo theatre and co-director of her own theatre company, the Large Group, she’s business savvy too. Jennifer is an emissary for the acting community as President of NZ Actors Equity, her interests are wide-ranging from Te Reo to travel. Described as ‘elegant, sophisticated and down to earth - not to mention drop dead gorgeous' - Jennifer is an asset for any special event.


Auckland, New Zealand


After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Celebrity, Compere/MC, Debator, Documentary, Field Presenter, Judge, Keynote Speaker, Live Performance Host, MC / Stage compere, Panellist, Reality/Entertainment Host, Singer, Speech Writer, Television


Current Affairs, Dance, Directing, Film & Television, Music, Musical Theatre, Opera, Parenting, Producing, Race Relations, Research, Theatre, Travel


Testimonials (10)

Sunrise Celebration - Sufferage Day 19 Sept 2018

Jennifer was outstanding and hosted the event with high energy and professionalism. We provided her with MC notes and she really ran with the points and was writing scripts and asking lots of questions before the event which really showed through in her strong delivery. I was completely in awe of her te Reo M?ori and her understanding of the tikanga around the event. She brought a great feel to the whole morning.

Alannah Pirrit - Arts, Community and Events (ACE)