Maria Walker

Maria Walker

Age Range
33 - 45
171cm / 5ft 7in
91cm / 36in
81cm / 32in
94cm / 37in
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Maria Walker is a graduate of Toi Whakaari, New Zealand's oldest drama school. She made her feature debut in James Cameron's, Avatar which also finished filming Avatar 2 in 2019. Walker has played roles in Tearapa Kahi’s Mt Zion, Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands - the Movie and The Dead Lands  - TV series by Glen Sandring, Top of the Lake and leading Lady in Telefeature Rage.

Maria was named "Best Actress" at the Wairoa Film Festival in short film Tits on a Bull, was supporting lead in Mahana by Lee Tamahori, and supporting lead opposite Rebecca Gibney in Wanted 2

Consistent work in web series in soon to be released William Wairua’s and the 1%ers  and Sextortion.

Alongside a solid reputation within the industry Maria endeavours for consistency, care and dedication to her craft.

Currently on hold to shoot Season 2 of Hardball in Australia in 2020 


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2018 In Dark Places Lawyer THE 1000 COMPANY, dir. Michael Bennett Tele-Feature Film
2018 Enemy Within Kanahele "Ella" Dir. Gabriel Robertson Feature Film
2017 Waru Kiritapu Brown Sugar Apple Grunt, dir. Various Feature Film
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


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2020 The Dead Lands Hine Glen Sandring Drama
2020 William Wairua and the 1%ers Kohanga Kaia Awa Films, dir. Tammy Davis Drama
2019 Avatar 2 Piwaiwakawaka 880 Productions, dir. James Cameron Drama
2019 Hardball Aunty Northern Pictures Australia Drama
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 s2 Dixon 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
2012 Spartacus Horse Wrangler Equine Films Other
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

Web Series

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2020 Sextortion Carol Kupa dir. Kent Briggs & Kyan Krumdiek


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2018 The Cherry Orchard Varya Auckland Theatre Company
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

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2015 Wairoa Film Festival Best Actress Dir. Tim Worral Short Film
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


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


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


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2009 Reader Cristina Asher
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


Intermediate: Te Reo Maori


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


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


Intermediate: General Movement | Maori