Anna Helene Paquin (/ˈpækwɪn/; born 24 July 1982) is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Her first film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in March 1994 at the age of 11, making her the second youngest winner in Oscar history. She later appeared in a number of successful films, including Fly Away Home, She's All That, Almost Famous, The Squid and the Whale, 25th Hour and the X-Men franchise as Rogue from Marvel Comics. Paquin is also known for her role as Sookie Stackhouse in the HBO series True Blood, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama in 2009.
Lucille Frances "Lucy" Lawless, MNZM (née Ryan; born 29 March 1968) is a New Zealand actress, activist and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess.
Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and 10 further nominations for best actor.
Martin Henderson (born 8 October 1974) is a New Zealand actor, known to American audiences for his starring role in the ABC medical drama Off the Map, while remaining known in his home country for his teenage role as Stuart Neilson in the soap opera Shortland Street.
Karl-Heinz Urban (born 7 June 1972) is a New Zealand born actor. He is best known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Cupid and Julius Caesar in Xena: Warrior Princess, Kirill in The Bourne Supremacy, Vaako in The Chronicles of Riddick and Riddick, and Judge Dredd in the film Dredd (2012). He won acclaim for his performances in New Zealand films The Price of Milk and Out of the Blue. He recently played the main character John Kennex on the television series Almost Human.
Craig Parker (born 12 November 1970) is a New Zealand actor, known for his roles as Haldir in the films The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Two Towers (2002), Darken Rahl in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Gaius Claudius Glaber in the television series Spartacus.
Melanie Jayne Lynskey (born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress, known for playing Rose on Two and a Half Men, Michelle Pierson on Togetherness, as well as roles in the films Heavenly Creatures (1994), Up in the Air (2009), and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).
Emma Kate Lahana (born 27 June 1984) is a New Zealand actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Jennifer Mason on Haven, and as Kira Ford, one of the Yellow Rangers of the Power Rangers franchise, in Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
Marton Paul Csokas (Hungarian: Csókás Márton born 30 June 1966), is a New Zealand-born actor. He has starred in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), xXx (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Æon Flux (2005), Romulus, My Father (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), Pawn (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and The Equalizer (2014).
Kylie Bax (/ˈkaɪliː/; born 5 January 1975) is a New Zealand-born model and actress. She has appeared on international magazine covers, including Vogue and Marie Claire. Since 1999, Bax has appeared in several movies, including Get Over It (2001).
Rose McIver (born Frances Rose McIver; 10 October 1988) is a New Zealand actress. Her mainstream feature film debut came in 2009's The Lovely Bones; other works include the films Predicament, and Blinder; as well as guest appearances in New Zealand-based shows Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Legend of the Seeker. McIver was a series regular on Power Rangers RPM, and she has recurring roles in both Showtime's Masters of Sex and on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She was cast in the lead role in CW's iZombie, which premiered on 17 March 2015.
Zoë E. Bell (born 17 November 1978) is a New Zealand stuntwoman and actress. Some of her most notable stunt work includes doubling for Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess and for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. As an actress, she has appeared both on television and in feature films and also starred in the web series Angel of Death. She is probably most recognized for playing herself in the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof.
Rosalind Allen (September 23, 1957) is a New Zealand-born actress best known for her portrayal of Doctor Wendy Smith in the second season of seaQuest DSV.
Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE (born 14 September 1947) is a Northern Irish-born New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm and on television in Reilly, Ace of Spies. He won a broad international audience in 1993 for his roles as Alisdair Stewart in The Piano and Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, a role he reprised in 2001's Jurassic Park III. Neill also had notable roles in Merlin, The Hunt for Red October, and The Tudors. He holds New Zealand, British and Irish nationality, but identifies primarily as a New Zealander.
Lesley-Ann Brandt is a South African-born actress (of Cape Coloured descent) who is based in Auckland, New Zealand, and Los Angeles, United States. Brandt has acted in a number of New Zealand television series and first came to international notice with her role as a slave girl Naevia in the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Camille Keenan is an award winning actress from New Zealand best known for her roles in Australian TV programmes.
Angela Bloomfield (born 11 December 1972) is a New Zealand actress and director.
James William Napier Robertson (born 24 March 1982) is a New Zealand writer, film director and producer, who wrote and directed 2009 film I'm Not Harry Jenson, and 2014 film The Dark Horse, for which he won Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film at the 2014 New Zealand Film Awards. He has also appeared earlier in his career as an actor in Shakespearean theater and several television productions including The Tribe and Being Eve.
Miriama Te Rangimarie Smith (born 3 June 1976) is a New Zealand film and television actress who has played roles in various TV shows such as Xena: Warrior Princess, Karaoke High and Shortland Street. Her best-known roles, however, were the role of Moz in the third season of The Tribe, and also the dual role of Elsa/Principal Randall in the 2004 Power Rangers series, Power Rangers Dino Thunder. She was one of the three judges on the first season of entertainment show New Zealand's Got Talent that aired on Prime TV in 2008.
Clifford Vivian Devon "Cliff" Curtis (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor whose film credits include Whale Rider, Once Were Warriors, Blow, and The Dark Horse. He had television series roles on NBCs Trauma and Body of Proof, and ABCs Missing. He currently plays Travis, a lead character on the AMC horror-drama series Fear the Walking Dead, a companion series of The Walking Dead. Ethnically Māori, his many character roles have included a range of ethnicities, such as Latin American and Arab. Curtis is co-owner of the independent New Zealand production company Whenua Films.
Dean Lance O'Gorman (born 1 December 1976) is an actor, artist, and photographer from New Zealand. He is known for playing the dwarf Fíli in the Hobbit trilogy and for playing Anders in The Almighty Johnsons.
Sarah McLeod (born 18 July 1971) is a New Zealand film and television actress. Her most notable role was in the Peter Jackson films The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as Rosie Cotton, a female hobbit who married Samwise Gamgee. Her daughter Maisy played Rosie and Sam's baby. McLeod also co-starred in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street as Cindy Watson from 2008 to 2009.
Grant Bowler (born 18 July 1968) is a New Zealand-born actor who has worked in American, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian film, television, and theatre.
Charles William David Mesure (born 12 August 1970) is an English Australian actor.
Caleb Ross (born 10 December 1981) is a New Zealand film and television actor best known for his role as Lex in the cult science fiction television series The Tribe. In 1998, he played Logan Patterson on Shortland Street. Throughout the years, he has appeared in Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Mercy Peak and Revelations - The Initial Journey.