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Rena Owen


Owen's lead role in the 1994 New Zealand (NZ) cult-classic feature film, Once Were Warriors, garnered her universal rave reviews and multiple international Best Actress Awards. One of 9 children, she was born and bred in the Bay of Islands, NZ to a Maori/Welsh Father and a European Mother. She was first published at 8 when she won a national ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Last Witch Hunter (filming)
Glaeser
 2015 The Red Road (TV Series)
Medicine Woman
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... Medicine Woman
 2014 The Dead Lands
Grandmother
 2014 Longmire (TV Series)
Medicine Woman
- Counting Coup (2014) ... Medicine Woman
 2014/IV The Well
Claire
 2011 Absolute Killers
Judge Irwin
 2011 Alyce Kills
Danielle
 2009-2011 East West 101 (TV Series)
Mere Hahunga
- The Price of Salvation (2011) ... Mere Hahunga
- Ice in the Veins (2009) ... Mere Hahunga
 2011 Shortland Street (TV Series)
Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.13 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.12 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.7 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.6 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
- Episode #20.5 (2011) ... Hine Ryan
 2009 Spout (Short)
Oma
 2009 Fear Clinic (TV Series)
Brett's Mom
- Hydrophobia (2009) ... Brett's Mom
 2009 Prison Break (TV Series)
SHU C.O.
- Free (2009) ... SHU C.O.
 2009 Prison Break: The Final Break (Video)
Shu C.O.
 2009 Piece of My Heart (TV Movie)
Kat
 2008 A Beautiful Life
Sam
 2008 Ocean of Pearls
Anna Berisha
 2008 Finding Red Cloud
Barfly
 2006 The Iron Man
Dolores
 2006 The Horrible Flowers
Linda
 2006 Leela (Short)
Mother
 2005 Freezerburn
Lee
 2005 Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
'Crazy' Norma
 2005 Star Wars: Republic Commando (Video Game)
Taun We / RAS Ship Computer (voice)
 2004 Pear ta ma 'on maf
Warrior Woman
 2003 Red Zone
Mac's Mom
 2002 Angel (TV Series)
Dinza
- Ground State (2002) ... Dinza
 2002 sIDney (Short)
Clarissa
 2001 Soul Assassin
Karina
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Ticket Taker
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Tara the Surgeon
- Flashpoint (2001) ... Tara the Surgeon
 2000 Her Iliad
Lena
 2000 Dark Knight (TV Series)
Rock Witch
- Golden Bird (2000) ... Rock Witch
 1999 9 Across (Short)
 1999 I'll Make You Happy
Mickie
 1996-1998 Adrenalin Junkies (TV Series)
Macy Fields
- God's Greatest Gift (1998) ... Macy Fields
- When People Love You (1998) ... Macy Fields
- True Colours (1998) ... Macy Fields
- Boy Scout (1998) ... Macy Fields
- Wants and Needs (1998) ... Macy Fields
 1998 When Love Comes Along
Katie
 1998 Dance Me to My Song
Rix
 1996 G.P. (TV Series)
Hilary Harper
- Fire and Water (1996) ... Hilary Harper
 1996 Cover Story (TV Series)
Mairanga
- The Cult (1996) ... Mairanga
 1995 Savage Play
Takiora
 1995 High Tide (TV Series)
Cara Gibson
- Regarding Joey (1995) ... Cara Gibson
 1995 The Call Up
Emily Broughton
 1994 Rapa Nui
Hitirenga
 1990-1991 Shark in the Park (TV Series)
Ngaire
- Nothing But the Truth (1991) ... Ngaire
- A Little Help for My Friend (1991) ... Ngaire
- Loyalties (1991) ... Ngaire
- Give a Dog a Bad Name (1991) ... Ngaire
- Et Tu, Brute (1991) ... Ngaire
 1990 Betty's Bunch (TV Series)
Shirley Gardner
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Other Works:

In development. Writer & Producer of New Zealand epic feature film, Behind The Tattooed Face. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

My mum used to say, for an ordinary little girl from the sticks of New Zealand, you have lived an extraordinary life. For that, I am profoundly and eternally grateful. My motto; love what you do and do it to the very best of your ability! See more »

Trivia:

Grateful she grew up in rural New Zealand with a strong concept of family, community and nature. Milked cows, rode horses, swam in rivers, and lived off the land. See more »

Trademark:

A smile as big as Julia Roberts! See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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