Loren Taylor

Loren Taylor

Age Range
40 - 52
162cm / 5ft 4in
86cm / 34in
62cm / 24in
84cm / 33in
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Loren Taylor (previously Loren Horsley) is best known for the role of Lily in Eagle vs Shark. She has been acting in film, television and theatre since she was seventeen - beginning her career with guest roles in Xena and Young Hercules before moving into lead roles in TV series' Atlantis High, The Strip and The Insider's Guide to Happiness.

Loren worked with Taika Waititi on their award-winning screenplay for Eagle vs Shark. Loren also won Best Actress for her leading role in Eagle vs Shark at the Newport International Film Festival, and the St Tropez Festival de Antipodes. She has had roles in NZ/Aotearoa films and TV - The Changeover, This Town, Baby Done and Top of the Lake alongside appearing in Howl's The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium and two episodes of Aussie kid's show Bluey.

Loren has recently devoted herself to her own projects - writing and directing the soon to be released NZFC feature film The Moon is Upside Down. She has a role in her film and will soon be on screen in the TV show After The Party


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 The Moon is Upside Down Briar (Actor, Writer & Director) NZFC & Escapade Pictures, dir. Loren Taylor Feature Film
2021 Baby, Done Mia Baby Piki Ltd Feature Film
2018 This Town Jules South Pacific Pictures, dir. David White Feature Film
2017 The Changeover Doctor Changeover Films Ltd, dir. Stuart McKenzie, Miranda Harcourt Feature Film
2013 Hope & Wire Emma GPP / Hope & Wire Productions Feature Film
2011 Tangiwai Delia Holman Lippy Pictures Ltd Feature Film
2008 The Last Ride Cameo Dir. Glendyn Ivin (AU) Feature Film
2008 Dancing in the Sky Linda Dir. Julian Arahunga (Docu-drama) Feature Film
2008 Separation City Sandra Dir. Paul Middleditch Feature Film
2007 Lovely Rita Rita Dir. Gaylene Preston Feature Film
2006 Eagle vs Shark Lily - Lead Dir. Taika Waititi, Whenua Films Feature Film
1999 Kombi Nation Liz Dir. Grant LaHood Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2024 After the Party Sarah After the Party Productions, dir: Peter Salmon Drama
2021 Mr Corman Juno Driving Double Apple TV+, dir. Joseph Gordon Levitt Drama
2012 Top Of The Lake Young Jude Top Of The Lake Productions Drama
2009 Les Mills and Me Ness Gibson Group Drama
2005 The Killian Curse Cameo TVNZ, dir. Thomas Robins Drama
2003-2004 Insiders Guide to Happiness Olive Gibson Group Drama
2003 Freaky Films - Photo Booth Co-lead Avalon Studios, dir. Thomas Robins Drama
2001 Atlantis High Sabrina - Series lead Cloud 9 Productions Drama
2001 Dark Knight Elspeth Guest Lead Palana Productions, dir. Terry Marcel Drama
2000-2003 The Strip s1 & s2 Danielle - Regular Cast Gibson Group Drama
2000 Xena Sieglinda Ep8 , Ep13 Pac Renaissance Drama
2000 What's in a Name Sharon Dir. Chris Mathews Drama
1998 Duggan Sonya Gibson Group, dir. Mike Smith Drama
1998 Young Hercules Cleo Pacific Island Pitures Drama
1997-1998 McPail & Gadsby Various South Pacific Pictures Drama
1997 McPhail & Gadsby Various South Pacific Pictures Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2007 Under Milkwood Various - One of Four Actors sharing all roles Downstage Theatre, dir. Rachel More
2004 Up for Grabs Mindy Downstage Theatre, dir. Rachel More
2003 Top Girls Lady Nijo/Win Colin McColl, dir. Downstage
2002 The Real Thing Susan Wilson, dir. Circa Theatre
2000 When Sun and Moon Collide Francie BATS Theatre, dir. Roy Ward
2000 The Misandrist Pandora BATS Theatre, dir. Jean Betts
2000 The Hand Job Debbie BATS Theatre, dir. Conrad Newport
1999 You Too Can Dance the Argentinian Tango BATS Theatre, dir. Conrad Newport
1998 Performance Anxeties Bruce Mason Theatre

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2017 Untitled Groping Revenge Fairy Tale Lead Land Girl Films, dir. Catherine Bisley Short Film
2015 Cold Snap Lead Thick as Theives, dir. Leo Woodhead Short Film
2014 Feeder Bex Little Wolf Ltd Short Film
2014 The Light Harvester Lead Dir. Jason Lei Howden Short Film
2008 The Handover Helen Krafthaus Films Short Film
2008 Phonecalls from Imaginary Girlfriends Lead Dir. Don McKellar Short Film
2008 Handover Helen Krafhaus Films, dir. David Stubbs Short Film
2008 Evelyn Everyone Evelyn Butterfly Prods. (AU), dir. Kylie Plunket Short Film
2000 What's in a Name Sharon Dir. Chris Matthews Short Film
1997 It's a Steal N.Z. Film Commission Workshop Short Film
1997 Queen of Darkness Lead Dir. Weston Owens Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2006-2008 Corporate Voice Tranz Rail TVC's
2006 The Story of Water Aquanaut - presenter Storyinc / Meridian Energy, prod. Jo Hiles
2003-2004 Corporate Voice Telecom 027 TVC's
1998-2007 Various Radio and Television Commercials


Year Description Institution / Presenter
Screen Acting Course Tina Regtien
Speech Lessons Nerissa Moore


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