Maria Walker

Maria Walker

Age Range
30 - 42
Ethnicity
Maori
Locations
Auckland
Height
171cm / 5ft 7in
Bust/Chest
91cm / 36in
Waist
81cm / 32in
Hips
94cm / 37in
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Bio

Maria Walker is a graduate of Toi Whakaari, New Zealand's top drama school. She made her feature debut rubbing shoulders with Sigourney Weaver in James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar. She has progressed to roles in Mt Zion, Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands, Top of the Lake, and as a lead in Kiwi drama Rage - set against the 1981 Springbok tour. Maria was named best actress at the 2015 Wairoa Film Festival for her role as rugby captain Mel in the short film Tits on a Bull. Her most recent work was a supporting lead in Mahana, directed by Lee Tamahori and acting opposite Rebecca Gibney in Wanted (series 2) an Australian co production. Ni?ihau is her first feature film shooting on international soils.

Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2015 Mahana Huria Mahana Dir. Lee Tamahori Feature Film
2015 Poi E Singer/Actor Dir. Te Arapa Kahi Feature Film
2014 The Umbrella Man Actor Dir. Marc Ruka, Lennie Hill Feature Film
2013 The Dead Lands Eldest Wife GFC, dir. Toa Fraser Feature Film
2012 Mt Zion Manawa Small Axe Films, dir. Tearapa Kahi Feature Film
2011 Rage Carol (Lead) Tom Scott Productions, dir. Danny Mulheron Feature Film
2011 Nga Reo Hou - When The Sun and Moon Colide Travis Eyeworks, dir. Rachael House Feature Film
2009 After the Waterfall Enid Paraffin Productions, dir. Simone Horrocks Feature Film
2008 Avatar Military Officer Dir. James Cameron Feature Film
2004 King Kong Tribe Member Big Primate Pictures / The Conch Feature Film

Television

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2016 Find Me A Maori Bride S2 Kate Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Drama
2016 Top of the Lake S2 Sara Top of the Lake Productions, dir. Jane Campion Drama
2016 Wanted 2 Actor Dir. Rebecca Gibney Drama
2014 War News Princess Te Puea Herangi Gibson Group Drama
2012 Harry Moana Desert Rd Drama
2012 Top Of The Lake Sara Top of the Lake Productions, dir. Jane Campion Drama
2010 Just Think About the Two of Us Guest GFC Germany, dir.John Delbridge Drama
2010 Stolen Anaha South Pacific Pictures Drama
2010 Brown Brothaz Hana Cinco Cine, dir. Robin Walters Drama
2010 Korero Mai Pearl Cinco Cine, dir. Robin Grace Drama
2009 This Is Not My Life Rebecca Dir. Peter Salmon Drama
2005 Sensing Murder Olive Walker Ninox Films Drama
2012 Spartacus Horse Wrangler Equine Films Other

Theatre

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2011 Hear to See Puppeteer Capital E Childrens Theatre, dir. Sara Broody
2009 The Pohutukawa Tree Queenie Mataira (Lead) Dir. Colin McColl
2009 Flintlock Musket Dancer Dir. Racheal House
2008 Unity Beatrice (Lead) Dir. Conrad Newport
2008 Ka Mate, Ka Ora 5 Characters Te Rakau O Hua, dir. Jim Moriarty
2007 The History of American Film 3 Characters Dir. Jeff Sushterman
2007 Twelfth Night Maria NZDS, dir. Vanessa Byrnes
2006 Te Tapa Toru Kiri Bats Theatre
2006 Short Sharp Shakes, Richard III, Lady Anne Toi Whakaari, dir. Jackie Drew
2005 The Bach Hana ATC, dir. Sarah Peirse
2005 Hinepau Hera Cap E Theatre, dir. Rachael House
2004 The Prophet Laura Taki Rua, dir. Nina Nawalowalo
2011 The Show Must Go On Dancer
2007 White Lie Dancer
2014 Creative NZ CNZ Quick fire Grant

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2015 Interloafer Lead Dir. Aidee Walker Short Film
2014 Titts on a Bull Mel Dir. Tim Worral Short Film
2013 UFO Jo/Mum Little Wolf, dir. Gregory King Short Film
2009 Mis - Drop Lead Dir. Ferrand Peek Short Film
2009 Choice Night Receptionist Krafhaus Short Film
2015 Wairoa Film Festival Best Actress Dir. Tim Worral Short Film

Video

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2015 Nga Hau - Time Machine Kuramarotini Wellington Museum Land and Sea

Voice

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2009 Radio New Zealand Apprenticeship Actor/Writer dir. Adam McCauley
2008 Learning Media Voice Work Learning Media
2008 Whanau Means Family Jen dir. Jason Te Kare

Training

Year Description Institution / Presenter
2008 Bachelor Performing Arts - Acting Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
2008 Auditioning Workshop Tiny Cleary
2008 Acting for Screen Workshop Robert Sarkies
2008 Acting for Screen Workshop Gaylene Preston
2003 Cetificate in Maori Performing Arts Te Wanaga O Aotearoa
2009 Reader Cristina Asher

Languages

Intermediate: Maori

Accents

Advanced: American - Californian | American - General | American - Ghetto | American - New York | American - Southern | Australian | British | Canadian | Maori | New Zealand | Pacific Islander | UK - English | UK - N. Ireland | UK - Scottish

Intermediate: American - Midwest | UK - Cockney

Sports

Advanced: Netball | Softball

Intermediate: Athletics | BMX | Baseball | Basketball | Boxing | Bungee Jumping | Diving Board | Diving Platform | Scuba Diving | Swimming | Tennis | Touch Football | Yoga

Circus & Horse

Intermediate: Horse Riding

Driving & Flying

Intermediate: Driving (general)

Stunts & Weapons

Intermediate: Stunts | Weapons

Musical Instruments

Intermediate: Percussion

Dance

Intermediate: General Movement | Maori