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1. Karl Urban Karl Urban Actor, Star Trek Into Darkness Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did not act again until after high school...
2. Manu Bennett Manu Bennett Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent. Of Maori, Irish and Scottish descent and born in Rotorua, New Zealand to singer Ted Bennett and bikini model Jean Bennett...
3. Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Actor, Gladiator Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
4. Rose McIver Rose McIver Actress, The Lovely Bones
5. Lucy Lawless Lucy Lawless Actress, Xena: Warrior Princess New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless...
6. Antony Starr Antony Starr Actor, Outrageous Fortune
7. Martin Henderson Martin Henderson Actor, The Ring Martin Henderson was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He began acting when he was age 13, appearing in Strangers, a local television production. He attended Westlake Boys High School and Birkenhead Primary. He first became a star in his home country, when he starred in the series, Shortland Street, playing the character Stuart Neilson from 1992 to 1995...
8. Jemaine Clement Jemaine Clement Actor, What We Do in the Shadows Jemaine Clement was born and raised in New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is a Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed comedy troupes So You're a Man and The Humourbeasts...
9. Marton Csokas Marton Csokas Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Marton was born in Invercargill, Aotearoa, to Margaret Christine (Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, a mechanical engineer. His father is Hungarian and his mother is Australian (of English, Irish, and Danish origin). He inherited some of his talents from his father, a trained opera singer and at one time, a trapeze artist in the Hungarian Circus...
10. Taika Waititi Taika Waititi Actor, What We Do in the Shadows Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast, and is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and directing. Two Cars, One...
11. Melanie Lynskey Melanie Lynskey Actress, Up in the Air At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures, scooping a Best Actress prize at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control...
12. Zoë Bell Zoë Bell Stunts, Inglourious Basterds As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus. Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial arts...
13. Danielle Cormack Danielle Cormack Actress, Wentworth Danielle Cormack is an award-winning actress who has an extensive career in film, theatre and television. After a vast career in New Zealand, she quickly came to prominence in Australia with her powerhouse performances in television series; Wentworth, Rake and Underbelly: Razor. Other television credits include Xena - Warrior Princess...
14. Peter Jackson Peter Jackson Producer, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
15. Jay Ryan Jay Ryan Actor, Beauty and the Beast Born in Auckland-New Zealand, Jay made the move across to Australia at the age of 19 to take on the role of Jack Scully in Network Ten's long running series, "Neighbours" and as Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb in the Nine Network's "Sea Patrol". He has also appeared in "Young Hercules", "Xena: Warrior Princess" with Lucy Lawless...
16. Callan Mulvey Callan Mulvey Actor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier Callan Mulvey (born 24 February 1975) is one of Australia's leading actors. Callan is best known for his leading roles in the television series Rush, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms and Underbelly, as well as Darren Ashton's feature film Thunderstruck. Callan first graced Australian screens in the hugely successful series Heartbreak High, as well as Head Start and McLeod's Daughters...
17. Brooke Williams Brooke Williams Actress, Shortland Street
18. Rhys Darby Rhys Darby Actor, Yes Man
19. Cliff Curtis Cliff Curtis Actor, Live Free or Die Hard Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was cast in The Piano...
20. Dean O'Gorman Dean O'Gorman Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
21. Anna Hutchison Anna Hutchison Actress, The Cabin in the Woods
22. Chris Rankin Chris Rankin Actor, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Christopher William Rankin lived with his parents in his native New Zealand until age 6 when they moved back to England. He found his love for acting at the age of 11, at Northgate High School in Norfolk, as a member of the Youth Theatre Company of Dereham Operatic Society. While in school, Chris appeared in numerous productions...
23. Grant Bowler Grant Bowler Actor, Blue Heelers Grant Bowler can be seen as the male lead, 'Nolan', in Syfy's Defiance, which returned for its second season, June 2014. Bowler in his recent hiatus shot four movies back-to-back including the psychological action film, "Swelter", alongside Jean Claude Van Damme & Alfred Molina, Sci-Fi thriller "400 Days" with Brandon Routh and Dane Cook...
24. Gina Bellman Gina Bellman Actress, Leverage
25. Kimberley Crossman Kimberley Crossman Actress, Shortland Street Kimberley Crossman was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Crossman started dancing at the age of 3 and started auditioning while she was in high school. She quickly landed a series regular role on a New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street. Kimberley Crossman now lives and works in Los Angeles focusing predominately on comedy and studies at The Groundlings.
26. Bruce Spence Bruce Spence Actor, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
27. Bret McKenzie Bret McKenzie Music Department, Muppets Most Wanted
28. Michelle Ang Michelle Ang Actress, Fear the Walking Dead Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe". She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other Secrets", and was nominated for a Logie for her role in "Neighbours"...
29. Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Writer, Love Actually
30. Lawrence Makoare Lawrence Makoare Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
31. Kerry Fox Kerry Fox Actress, Shallow Grave
32. Rena Owen Rena Owen Actress, Once Were Warriors Rena is an international award-winning actor and is one of only 6 actors in the world to have worked with both George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg during her illustrious career that spans 3 decades. One of 9 children, she was born and bred in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to a Maori/Welsh Father and a European Mother...
33. Temuera Morrison Temuera Morrison Actor, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education took place at Wesley College...
34. Alan Dale Alan Dale Actor, Neighbours Alan Dale was born on May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. He is best known for his eight year role as Jim Robinson in the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours, played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C., featured on Lost and has a long list of recurring roles...
35. Martin Campbell Martin Campbell Director, Casino Royale Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales...
36. Emma Lahana Emma Lahana Actress, Power Rangers DinoThunder Emma Kate Lahana was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 27 June 1984. She became involved in the arts at a very young age doing ballet and broadened her dancing to jazz, tap and modern styles. She also learnt to play the violin but once in high school became involved in drama as well as singing. It was here that she auditioned for a long-running New Zealand TV soap...
37. Andrew Niccol Andrew Niccol Writer, The Truman Show New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director...
38. Rachel Hunter Rachel Hunter Self, Ford Supermodel of the World
39. Jared Turner Jared Turner Actor, 30 Days of Night Jared Turner was born in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand on April 12, 1978. His family moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1980. Jared grew up living in the western suburbs of Sydney. Jared graduated from Theatre Nepean, University of Western Sydney in 2000 at the age of 22. He went on to act in numerous theatre productions...
40. Jessica Grace Smith Jessica Grace Smith Actress, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Jessica Grace graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School with a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Acting. She is known for her work on the award-winning Australian drama series Home & Away, as well as her captivating performance in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Jessica Grace has just directed her first film which she also wrote, Everybody Else Is Taken.
41. Aaron Jeffery Aaron Jeffery Actor, McLeod's Daughters
42. Keith Urban Keith Urban Self, American Idol
43. Anna-Louise Plowman Anna-Louise Plowman Actress, Shanghai Knights Anna-Louise Plowman is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Lecoq School in Paris. Originally from New Zealand, she has worked in theatre, film & television in London, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Dublin, Sydney & Paris.
44. Sala Baker Sala Baker Stunts, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
45. Daniel Logan Daniel Logan Actor, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Daniel Logan, born in New Zealand, started acting when he was 10 years old. He got his break when Auckland children's rugby teams were being scouted to find a boy for a TV commercial. After auditioning with hundreds of other young rugby players, Daniel got the part, his first acting role, playing a little boy who gets knocked into the mud by Auckland rugby star Michael Jones...
46. Simone Kessell Simone Kessell Actress, San Andreas
47. Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Actor, Xena: Warrior Princess He was born in Auckland, New Zealand and spent his early childhood there. His family moved to the small rural town of Timaru in New Zealand's South Island when he was 11. During high school, he began playing in rock-and-roll bands, but never aspired to a career as an actor. He had a passion for rugby and his dream was to play for the All Blacks...
48. Megan Franich Megan Franich Actress, 30 Days of Night Actress, artist, and musician Megan Franich was born and raised in New Zealand. Megan learned her first guitar chords from a friend while sitting on her porch steps in Faraday Street in Napier, New Zealand. The first song Franich learned was "My Girl" by Kristin Hersh. Megan studied at the Victoria University of Wellington...
49. Tania Nolan Tania Nolan Actress, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Tania Nolan is a 2005 graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. Born in the small town Rakaia in the south island of New Zealand, Tania now lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Tania's portrayal of Isobel Jones in her debut television series 'The Hothouse' earned her a Best Actress nomination in the 2007 NZ Qantas Television Awards...
50. Michala Banas Michala Banas Actress, McLeod's Daughters
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