Mamaengaroa Pere

Vitals

Gender
Female
Age Range
34 - 44
Height
161cm
Base Location
Brisbane
Available In
Adelaide, Auckland, Australian Capital Territory, Brisbane, Christchurch, Dunedin, International, Melbourne, Northern Territory, Perth, Sydney, Tasmania, Wellington
Skills
Actor
Hair
Dark Brown
Eye
Dark Brown

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Australian Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency (Aus)
Feature Photo
Mamaengaroa Pere

Credits

Feature Film

1994
Grace Heke
Once Were Warriors
Communicado Productions
Lee Tamahori

Television

2002
Nola
Mataku
South Pacific Pictures
Various
1999
Beth Quinn
Duggan
Gibson Group Limited
Various
1999
Ariana
The Trials of Ariana
Morrison Grieve Ltd/Hunter Productions
Keith Hunter
1998
Sili
Matoa Uma
Tala Pasifika Productions Ltd
Justine Simei-Barton
1997
Tania Rikihana
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Various

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
8.5
Clothing Size
Female - 18
Waist
84cm
Neck
33cm
Bust
97cm
Hip
111cm
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Ethnicity
European, Maori, New Zealand
Accents
Australian, Maori, New Zealand
Languages
English
Hair Length
Past Shoulder
Hair Style
Wavy
Drivers Licences
Car
Professional Skills
Actor

Photos


Notes

Her breakthrough role as Grace Heke in the Lee Tamahori film, Once Were Warriors, based on the book of the same name by Alan Duff, was as a "sixteen-year-old newcomer [when Kerr-Bell] was discovered by casting director Don Selwyn while accompanying a friend to the auditions for Once Were Warriors. She had never acted before but when Selwyn asked her if she'd like to read, she accepted and instantly won over Rena Owen and Temuera Morrison, who play her character's parents. About her role she says, "Some things I had to pretend but other things I could relate to quite well. I know a lot of people whose father would beat them and their mother and I could relate to Grace helping her mother bring up the kids because I have a little brother and two baby sisters. Director Tamahori says she "was just a natural. I was astounded by what she had behind her eyes and the sheer timeless beauty of her face. She looked both old and young and I had seen faces like that in a lot of research I'd done. She seemed to carry a lot of history with her and it was a haunting face". In 2014 she recalled her 1994 role for a documentary made on the film's 20th anniversary.