Vanessa Rhodes

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Hair Red
Eyes Blue
Height 165cm
Age 52
Location New Zealand - Wellington

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Photos by Andi Crown. Hair currently blonde/greying



Director, Restricted Licence, Singer, Voice Artist, Writer


Australian, Maori, RP, Russian

Acting Experience


2016Far Away, 'Harper'

BATS Dir: Tabitha Arthur
2016Love & Information, 'Various'

BATS Dir: Tabitha Arthur
2015The Quiet Room, 'Dr Elaine Lee'

BATS Dir: Jane Yonge
2015The Runner (public reading) , 'Various (solo show)'

Dir: Self Directed
1996Vinegar Tom, 'Alice'

BATS Dir: Murray Lynch
1996Pentecost, 'Tunu'

Taki Rua Dir: Robin Payne
1995The Fairy Queen, 'Puck'

Downstage Theatre / The Pocket Opera Company

Web Series

2022Self help, 'Jojo'

Wrestler Ltd Dir: Rawiri Jobe & Michelle Ang

Short Film

2022Memories of a Mother, 'Lily Jameson'

No Knead Productions Dir: Jack Arbuckle
2020The Flame, 'Matilda'

Victoria University Film School Dir: Kieran Charnock
2019Perfect Prom, 'Peggy'

Dir: Jaimee Poipoi
2019Rift, 'Sonya'

NZ Film and TV School Dir: Himiona Grace

Television Commercials


NZ only

Voice Work

2023The Mirror Book Adaption/Narration

2022Loop Tracks Audiobook

2021A Year of Loving Kindness to Myself

OrangeSky Audio


2018Screen Masterclass

with Simon Bennett
2018Devising Masterclass

with Jo Randerson
2017Comedy Masterclass

with Danny Mulheron
2015Screen Masterclass

with Miranda Harcourt
2015Massive Workshop

with Sam Scott
1997Acting Graduate

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School