Olivia Tennet Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Auckland, New Zealand
Nickname Liv
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in New Zealand, Olivia has been a performer from a young age. Following in her sister's footsteps, she began learning tap dancing at four years old and eventually stumbled into acting three years later. Over the years, she appeared in both guest and supporting roles in various local and international screen productions in New Zealand, including a small speaking part in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers". Years later, she would eventually land the part of teenage sweetheart Tuesday Warner on "Shortland Street", appearing in its 2007 and 2008 seasons. After graduating from secondary school, she landed the role of teen genius Dr. K on "Power Rangers RPM" in 2009.

Following this, Olivia continued landing parts in hit New Zealand shows like "The Almighty Johnsons" (2011) and "Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud" (2011). She also began performing on stage professionally, having appeared in major New Zealand productions of works like William Shakespeare's "Othello" as Emilia (2011) and a musical adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" as Dorothy (2011).

After finishing "The Wizard of Oz", Olivia moved to Los Angeles, CA to film the independent horror film "Blood Punch" (2013), which premiered at the 20th annual Austin Film Festival and received an Audience Award. Since then, she has appeared in several smaller screen productions and has even done voiceover work, narrating Megan McCafferty's "Jessica Darling's It List" (2013) and the interactive storybook "My Friend Barlow" (2013).

In November 2013, Olivia returned to New Zealand to begin rehearsals for the innovative stage play "360: A Theatre of Recollections" (2014), where she reprised her role as the Sister to critical acclaim. She has also appeared in the New Zealand miniseries "When We Go To War" (2015) which chronicles New Zealand's involvement in World War I, along with the web series "Jiwi's Machines" (2015). She has also produced her own web series entitled "Dancing in Small Spaces" (2014 - 2015).

Olivia can be seen in the jointly-produced NZ/Australian show "800 Words" (2015) as Siouxsie McNamara, the daughter of plucky realtor Monty (Jonathan Brough).

Olivia lives in Auckland and has been enrolled in university majoring in speech therapy, while working in commercial dance and continuing her acting and dancing pursuits. She had gotten married to Milo Cawthorne (Ziggy from "Power Rangers RPM") in 2013, but the couple have since parted ways.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: eaguerra

Spouse (1)

Milo Cawthorne (6 June 2013 - 2016) ( separated)

Trivia (3)

Brother is Anton Tennet.
She plays piano and violin, practises tap-dancing as well as ballet. Her role-model is Vanessa Mae. Olivia played Freda in the "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers". You see her along her on-screen brother Eothain as well as her mother Morwen.
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Filming an independent noir thriller titled "Blood Punch" written by Eddie Guzelian and directed by Madellaine Paxson. Also starring Ari Boyland and Milo Cawthorne. [October 2011]

Personal Quotes (5)

I followed my older sister into dance. It was the first thing she did on stage and I did anything she did. I kind of fell into acting, but once I started doing it I loved it.
It's a magical atmosphere you get on stage. I like the adrenaline rush and the instant feedback you get from going out in front of a live audience.
During a performance of Auckland Theatre Company's Stepping Out, I was waiting backstage for my next scene when I leant back against a staircase, which had two railings running along beside it. I made the mistake of tilting my head back slightly too far and, as I lifted my head to watch the action onstage, I realized, to my horror, that my head had become wedged between the two railings. My cue was fast approaching as I tried desperately to free myself. Luckily, just at that moment, my cast mate Adam happened to walk past. My plight was so ridiculous that he initially thought I was joking, but my flailing arms soon told him otherwise. He quickly lifted my body into a horizontal position and slid me out with seconds to spare. I've never lived that one down.
As part of the production of The Wizard of Oz at the Civic Theatre in 2011, the cast included a live kunekune pig, named Pumpkin, to add to the authenticity of the Kansas farmyard scenes. During one evening performance, Pumpkin decided to relieve herself onstage. Unfortunately there was no time to mop it up before the 100-plus munchkins filed on excitedly and sat down in the resulting puddle. As I made my way through the crowd to begin singing, the pungent aroma hit me ... and many of the munchkins. This, as well as watching the obvious discomfort on the children's faces, made for a difficult, but perhaps more pertinent rendition of Follow The Yellow Brick Road.
As an actor, you are constantly subjecting yourself to evaluation and criticism of every performance, which can be pretty scary. I'm also a terrible "corpser" and see the funny side of any situation, so the thought of getting the uncontrollable giggles onstage is terrifying. It hasn't happened yet, thank goodness!

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