Rima Te Wiata MNZM

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Hair Brown - Dark
Eyes Green
Height 173cm
Age 61
Location New Zealand - Auckland

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, 2016


Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, 2016

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Director, Horse Riding, Mezzo Soprano, Presenter, Singer, Voice Artist


Australian, British

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2023We Were Dangerous, 'The Matron'

Piki Island Limited Dir: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu
2018The Breaker Upperers, 'Shona'

Miss Piki Films Dir: Jackie van Beek & Madeleine Sami
2018This Town, 'Janice'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: David White
2016Pork Pie, 'Mrs D'

Four Knights Film Dir: Matt Murphy
2015Hunt for the Wilderpeople, 'Bella Faulkner'

Piki Films Dir: Taika Waititi
2014Housebound, 'Miriam Bucknell'

Kitchen Sink Films Dir: Gerard Johnstone
200450 Ways of Saying Fabulous, 'Evey'

MF Films Dir: Stuart Main
1998Via Satellite, 'Jen'

Sony Pictures Dir: Anthony McCarten


2023The Wheel of Time; Series II, 'Sheriam'

Amazon Prime Dir: Various
2022My Life Is Murder: Season II, 'Spencer'

Network Ten Dir: Various
2020The Tender Trap, 'Sharon Armstrong'

Greenstone Dir: Sima Urale
2019Golden Boy, 'Susan'

MediaWorks Dir: Various
2018Westside: Series IV, 'Iris'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2014Tatau, 'Sharon'

Tatau Productions Ltd Dir: Various
2014Terry Teo, 'Hinetu'

Semi-Professional Pictures Ltd Dir: Gerard Johnstone
2010Bliss (tele-feature), 'Miss Watkins'

MF Films Dir: Fiona Samuels


2021Life of Galileo , 'Mathmatician/Cardinal Barbarini/Pope'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin MColl
2019Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, 'Player King'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Benjamin Henson
2018Hir, 'Paige (lead)'

Silo Theatre Dir: Sophie Roberts
2016The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 'Mrs Alexander & Ensemble'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Sara Brodie
2016The Book of Everything, 'Mrs van Amersfoort'

Silo Theatre Dir: Sophie Roberts
2015The Book of Everything, 'Mrs van Amersfoort'

Silo Theatre Dir: Sophie Roberts
2013White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, 'Various (solo show)'

Silo Theatre / Q Theatre
2012A Midsummer Night's Dream, 'Peta Quince'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl & Ben Crowder
2012Top Girls, 'Pope Joan / Louise'

Silo Theatre Dir: Shane Bosher
2010The Seagull, 'Arkadina'

The Court Theatre Dir: Elric Hooper

Television Commercials

2023SBS Bank


Voice Work

18-23Kiri and Lou , 'Pania (recurring)'

Kiri and Lou Ltd
2015The Barefoot Bandits, 'Mother Moa'

Mukpuddy Animation Ltd

Musical Theatre

2016Billy Elliot, 'Grandma'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2012Little Shop of Horrors, 'Audrey II'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Simon Coleman


2022Best Actress for 'The Tender Trap'

NZ TV Awards
2016Best Supporting Actress Award for 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'

NZ Film Awards
2015Best Supporting Actress Award 'Housebound'

Fangoria 2015 (LA USA)
2014Best Supporting Actress Nomination for 'Housebound'

NZ Film Awards
2001Bravura Performance Award for 'Madame Melville'

Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
1999Best Actress Nomination ‘Via Satellite’

NZ Nokia Film Awards
90-91Most Popular Female on Television

NZ Film and TV Awards
90-91Viewer's Choice Award

NZ Film and TV Awards
2018Most popular NZ film actress

NZ Film Awards