Amelia Reid-Meredith

Amelia Reid-Meredith

Age Range
29 - 38
175cm / 5ft 9in
92cm / 36in
75cm / 30in
101cm / 40in
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Amelia Reid-Meredith is best known for her work on South Pacific Pictures’ Shortland Street where she played core cast member, Bella Cooper. Amelia played the role of Bella for six years, boasting over 380 episodes throughout which her character underwent various life stages and challenges.

Amelia is experienced in various areas of the performing arts. Her background includes short films, commercial and voice work. Some notable theatre credits are the role of Lady Macbeth in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the part of Jane in No Man’s Land (2014).

Amelia’s background also includes helping other New Zealand actors advance their skills. She has been a tutor at New Zealand Drama School, Toi Whakaari for screen and theatre work and ran workshops and one on one sessions nationwide for auditions and development.

Amelia’s directing credits includes theatre show, Goodbye My Feleni with Pua Magasiva and Dominic Ona Ariki in 2013/2014 which ran for three successful seasons. Reid-Meredith also directed Dead Butterflies (2013), two seasons of Le Tonu 2013-2014) and Waiting (2017) for which she won “Best Director”, “Best Show” and “Best Design” at the Nelson Fringe Festival.

In 2018, Amelia appears in Hallmark Productions’ Pearl in Paradise in the role of Renee and This Town, directed by David White where she plays Amanda. Amelia has recently returned to Shortland Street in 2019. 


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2022 Darkest Light Grace Lee - Lead dir: Floris Van Gaalen Feature Film
2021 Pearl Margaret dir: Ti West Feature Film
2018 Pearl In Paradise Renee Hallmark Productions Feature Film
2018 This Town Amanda South Pacific Pictures, dir. David White Feature Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2021 Cowboy Bebop Loren Cadena Netflix Drama
2010-2019 Shortland Street Bella Cooper (Core Cast) South Pacific Pictures Drama


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2021 Rants in the Dark - South Island Tour Various Good Times Company, dir. Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
2019 Rants In The Dark (Auckland) Actor 3 Good Times Company, dir. Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
2018 Rants In The Dark (Wellington) Actor 3 Good Times Company, dir. Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
2017 Waiting Director Sos and Sha Creative
2014 No Man's Land Jane Tales from the Kava Bowl, dir. Ngapaki Moetara
2009 The Caucasian Chalk Circle Natella Abashvilli, Governor's Wife NZDS, dir. Christian Penny
2009 Go Solo Several Women, Physical Theatre NZDS, dir. Sophie Roberts/D'Arcy Smith
2009 NZ Cancer Ball Cigarette Girl Dir. James Acheson
2008 Pakiwaitara - Devised Theatre Helen Hitchings Dir. Jade Eriksen/Teina Moetara
2008 After Democracy/Party time Dusty NZDS, dir. Bill Guest
2008 Macbeth Banquo, Lady MacDuff NZDS, dir. Jonathan Hendry
2008 Sceen/Unseen - Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Roberta Dir. Rachel Moore, Nathaniel Lees, Jonathan Hendry
2008 Cabaret- Anything Goes Solo/Chorus NZDS, dir. Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
2007 Classic Cuts Lady Macbeth dir. Sylvia Rands, Annie Ruth, Robin Payne, Tom McCrory, Christian Penny
2005 Migrant Nation Ensemble Dir. Jade Eriksen

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2018 Darkest Light Grace Lee Prod/Dir: Floris Van Gaalen Short Film
2009 Black Out Lucy Dir. Chaz Harris Short Film
2009 High Risk Team Midwife NZDS, dir. Jason Stutter Short Film
2008 Shopping for One Sara NZDS, Altiplano Prods Short Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2009 NZ Police Attack Victim Training video


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2009 Where's Wiki's House Gone Dad? Steven Radio New Zealand


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018 Stevie Ray - McGregor Casting Masterclass Sydney Actors Collective
2018 American Accent Course Chris Stewart
2018 Advanced Acting for Screen Intensive Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock
2018 The 'Actor in Process' Sara Wiseman
2017 Self Taped Audition Masterclass - Taking Control McSweeney Newman Casting Australia - Dave Newman
2011 Character Development South Pacific Pictures / Miranda Harcourt
2010-2011 Professional Practioners Massive Company / Sam Scott
2009 Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
2009 Play Workshop Christian Penny
2009 Film Laboratory NZDS, Miranda Harcourt/Tina Cleary
2008 NZ Playback Theatre - Summer School Christian Penny and Bev Hoskings
2007 Stage Combat Tony Wolfe
2006 Facilitation of Devising Theatre Workshops Sustainable Cambodia
2006 6 Week Intensive Workshop NIDA


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