Donna Brookbanks

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Hair Brown - Light
Eyes Blue
Height 173cm
Location New Zealand - Auckland

Photographs by Andi Crown


Photographs by Andi Crown

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Artist, Ballet Dancer, Ballroom Dancer, Comedian (Stand-Up), Dancer, Full Licence, Jazz Dancing, Mezzo Soprano, Netball, Piano, Singer, Stage Combat Training, Swimming, Theatre Sports


American (standard), Australian, British, Bronx, Cockney, New York, RP, South African, Southern American, Welsh

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2021Mother of the Revolution, 'Helen John'

GFC Dir: Briar March
2017The Breaker Upperers, 'Bride to be'

Miss Piki Films Ltd Dir: Jackie van Beek & Madeleine Sami
2010The Ambitious Gentlemen, 'Henchwoman'

Benjamin Bode Dir: Benjamin Bode


2023Double Parked, 'Beth'

Kevin & Co Dir: Madeleine Sami
2023Creamerie, 'Donna'

Kevin & Co Dir: Roseanne Liang
2021Mean Mums: season III, 'Beths Mum'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2021Raised by Refugees, 'Trish/Client'

Kevin & Co Dir: Various
2019Golden Boy, 'Betty'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2018Funny Girls (NZ Suffragette Special), 'Various'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2018Funny Girls: season III, 'Various'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2017Shortland Street, 'Leonie McDowell'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2017Jono & Ben (sketch show), 'Various'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2016Funny Girls: season II, 'Various'

Mediaworks Dir: Madeleine Sami
2015Funny Girls: season I, 'Various'

Mediaworks Dir: Johnny Barker
2015Shortland Street, 'Leonie McDowell'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2015Jono & Ben, 'Donna'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2001Dark Knight, 'Catherine'

Palana Productions Dir: Various


2024The Odyssey, 'Various roles'

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Dir: Dan Bain
2023The Appleton Ladies Potato Race, 'Penny'

The Court Theatre Dir: Anthea Williams
2016Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die, 'Genevieve'

Basement Theatre Dir: Kate McGill
2016Next Big Things, 'Comedian'

NZ Comedy Trust/ Q Theatre Dir: Various
2015Social Climbers, 'Sinead'

Tadpole Productions Dir: Janice Finn
2014There's a Bluebird Inside My Heart But I Tell it to Shut Up, 'Various'

Playfight Productions/ Basement Theatre Dir: Jessica Joy Wood
2013Looking at Stuff in Clouds, 'Various'

Basement Theatre Dir: Jessica Joy Wood
2013The Women, 'Peggy'

The Court Theatre Dir: Ross Gumbley

Web Series

2024My Favourite Dead Person; Season II, 'Teacher'

Thedownlowconcept Dir: Jamaine Ross
2022My Favourite Dead Person; Season I, 'Teacher'

Thedownlowconcept Dir: Jamaine Ross

Television Commercials

2022 - 2024Tower Insurance

2019New World RWC

NZ, 7 Weeks
17-18TAB - Melbourne Cup Season


Online Commercials

2022Sustainable Business Network - 20th year mockumentary, 'Te Radar's lawyer'


Television Appearances

2020Best Food Comedy Gala, 'Herself'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
19-217 Days (panel show), 'Herself'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2018Brainstorm (panel show), 'Herself'

TVNZ Dir: Various
2018The Spinoff TV: season I, 'Herself '

Great Southern TV Ltd Dir: Various

Voice Work

2023Home & Family Counselling, 'Voiceover'

2022Night Eyes (animated series), 'Vim '

2021The Adventures of Tumeke Space, 'Princess Snub'

Mukpuddy Dir: Ryan Cooper

Stand Up Comedy

2019Heroic, 'Herself/Comedian'

Notorious- Billy T Award Nominee
2018You Do You Babes , 'Herself/Comedian'

Julie Zhu - Billy T Award Nominee
2017Cat Lady in Waiting, 'Herself/Comedian'

Zanetti Productions
13-17Snort, 'Various (founding member)'

Basement Theatre Dir: Various


Voice Characteristics

Retail, Narrative, Bubbly, Cartoon, Comedy, Confident, Energetic, Friendly, Kiwi, Upbeat, Warm


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Donna Brookbanks is a two time Billy T nominee who has created three silly, solo shows. She blends sketch, physical comedy and characters with her stand-up and co-founded cult hit improv group SNORT in 2013. She’s appeared on 7 Days, is a regular on the comedy festival circuit and has performed at The Comedy Store in Sydney. 



2018/2019 Billy T Nominee

2016 Raw Comedy Semi-Finalist