Jennifer Onyeiwu

Jennifer Onyeiwu

African, Brazilian
Age Range
24 - 34
180cm / 5ft 11in
89cm / 35in
68cm / 27in
102cm / 40in
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Jennifer Onyeiwu is a New Zealand based actor of African & Brazilian descent.  She completed A BHSc: Health Promotion degree at Auckland University of Technology in of Technology in 2017. Embracing her long-standing passion for acting, in 2018 she attended the renowned Atlantic Acting School in New York City, where she immersed herself in rigorous training. Continuing her commitment to growth and artistic development, Jennifer has enrolled at the T Schreiber Studio for 2023, also located in New York City.

Screen highlights include; ABC/Amazon The Wild & The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Netflix series Cowboy Bebop, Sweet Tooth & One Of Us Is Lying.  This year will see Jennifer back on our screens in an HBO Max Comedy series soon to be announced.

 Theatre highlights include; The Kamasutra Chronicles, Proof & The Vagina Monologues for Pumphouse Theatre winning 2021 Best Female in a Leading Role in at the Auckland Theatre Awards

Through her commitment to pursuing training at renowned institutions, Jennifer constantly expands her repertoire, and her network whilst honing her craft and ensuring she is equipped to deliver captivating performances that reflect her diverse background and unique talent.  


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Our Flag Means Death Season 2 Roughneck Emporium Productions, Taika Waititi Drama
2023 Collard Greens - Pilot Nadia Collard Greens Ltc, pro: Dylan James Drama
2022 The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Seer Merchant Amazon Studios, dir: Wayne Yip Drama
2021 One of Us Is Lying Officer Tidwell Netflix, dir: Sophia Takal Drama
2021 Two Halves of One Self - Documentary RP Studios, dir: George Gao Other
2020 Sweet Tooth Programme Leader Netflix, dir: Toa Fraser Drama
2020 Cowboy Bebop Red Eye Lab Worker Netflix, dir: Michael Katleman Drama
2019 The Wilds Cinemagoer ABC Signature Studios, dir Various Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2019 Human Nature Mia Screen 302, dir: Various


Year Production Role Company / Director
2022 The Kamasutra Chronicles Vasant Sena Patralekhika Productions, dir: Shriya Bhagwat
2020 The Vagina Monologues Coochie Snorcher Pumphouse Theatre, dir: Meg Andrews
2020 Proof Catherine Ellerslie Theatre, dir: Carl Drake
2019 California Suite Beth Hollender Howick Theatre, dir: Mary Gray
2016 Postmortem Self - Actor/Writer NZ Fringe Festival

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 Oceans Friend (Lead) Logan Sutherland/Tim Flower Production, dir: Logan Sutherland Short Film
2020 The Wonderful Friendship of Noah & Paul Cousin SAE, dir: Tino Kunaka Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2020 Mazbou Q: To the Gates Lead Female March Man Productions, dir: Corey Fleming


Year Production Role Company / Director
2021 CHUBB US Open Tennis Player dir: James Chappell


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2020-2023 Acting with Authenticity Masterclass Utilising the Travis Technique Travis Technique, Carl Drake
2023 Advanced On-Camera Tommy Buck - T Schreiber studio - New York
2022 Chekhov Acting - Ongoing Elena Stejko
2022 Advanced Acting Workshop Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock Casting
2020-2021 Screen Acting Kacie Stetson
2020 Screen Acting & Auditioning Peter Feeney
2020-2021 Screen Naturalism Miranda Harcourt
2019 Working in the Intimate Zone Jennifer Ward-Lealand
2018 Summer Intensive Atlantic Acting School - New York


Advanced: American - General | Standard US

Intermediate: Neutral | New Zealand | UK - English


Intermediate: Athletics | Roller Blading | Running / Jogging | Swimming

Musical Instruments

Intermediate: Piano


Intermediate: Hip Hop