Emma Purro

Emma Purro

NZ European
Age Range
20 - 30
163cm / 5ft 4in
91cm / 36in
67cm / 26in
75cm / 30in

Industry Entertainment - US Manager

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Emma Jenkins-Purro is dual citizen of United Stated of America & New Zealand, born in Providence, Rhode Island the family moved to New Zealand when she was 4 years old.  After college, Emma trained for 3-years at one of New Zealand’s leading drama schools graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Acting at New Zealand Unitec in 2019.

Arriving on the acting scene right at the time the world moved into a pandemic was no easy feat, but Emma didn’t let that stop her and as soon as New Zealand opened back up in 2020, she hit the stage in Tim Bray’s Theatre Company production of Greedy Cat playing the role of Katie as well as the short film Bygone: The Exodus which Emma won best supporting actor at the Prodigy Film Festival.  In 2021 she was cast in the award-winning New Zealand TV drama The Brokenwood Mysteries playing the role of Olivia for New Zealand’s premier production company South Pacific Pictures.  Straight after filming Brokenwood Emma was cast in the Ti West directed Feature Film Pearl landing the major support role of Misty Douglas filmed in New Zealand followed by back-to-back series including My Life Is Murder for Jigsaw Films Australia and the US Netflix series One of Us is Lying playing the role of Giselle Ward.    

 Emma is represented by Gail Cowan Management (GCM) & Industry Entertainment


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Pearl Mitsy Douglas A24, dir. Ti West Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 One of Us is Lying Giselle One NZ Television Drama
2022 My Life Is Murder Leah Greenstone TV Drama
2021 The Brokenwood Mysteries Olivia South Pacific Pictures Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2020 Greedy Cat Katie Tim Bray Theatre Company dir. Tim Bray
2019 Te Pakkhai Original Cast Unitec Theatre Productions dir. Ariana Williams, Teiaro Taikato & John Davies
2018 The Crucible Abigail Williams Unitec Theatre Productions dir. Alexandra Whitham
2018 Richard III Queen Elizabeth Unitec Theatre Productions dir. Elizabeth Hawthorne

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2020 Bygone: The Exodus Nora Centless Productions dir. Ben Willliams Short Film


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2020 Kacie Stetson Studios Screen Acting
2017 - 2019 Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts Unitec New Zealand
2019 Clay Banks Studio International Los Angeles
2019 Acting Intensive for Film & Television American Academy of Dramatic Arts
2016 Summer Programme South Seas Film & Television School


Advanced: American - General


Intermediate: Netball | Pilates | Yoga

Singing Range

C. Soprano | Mezzo | Soprano

Singing Styles

Advanced: Musical | Popular

Intermediate: Blues | Cabaret | Choral | Contemporary | Jazz


Advanced: General Movement | Jazz

Intermediate: Modern