Maté Lagae

Maté Lagae

Maté Lagae, a versatile actor hailing from New Zealand, has made his mark in both theatre and television. 

Eastern European, European, New Zealander
Age Range
26 - 36
180cm / 5ft 11in
105cm / 41in
76cm / 30in
78cm / 31in
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After graduating from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2019, Maté set his sights on Auckland, where he continues to hone his craft. Maté’s commitment to growth extends beyond the screen. Since moving to Auckland, he has pursued further training, attending workshops, refining his skills, and collaborating with industry professionals. 

Screen highlights include; US series One Of Us Is Lying (Netflix) and The Wilds (Amazon Prime) as well as New Zealand’s leading drama series Shortland Street (South Pacific Pictures).


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2021 Shortland Street AJ Woodward (Major Guest) South Pacific Pictures Ltd, dir: Various Drama
2021 The Wilds Trash Stache ABC Studios, dir: Various Drama
2021 One Of Us is Lying Officer Henry (Guest) One NZ Television Ltd dir: John Scott Drama
2021 Question of Justice Hayden (Core Cast) Red Sky Film & TV Ltd, Dir: Various Drama
2016 The Men Who Built America Frontiersman dir: John Ealer, Johnny Saint-Ours Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2023 Boom Shankar Customer Clean Slate Productions Ltd


Year Production Role Company / Director
2018 The Visit Bobby Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir: Danny Mulheron, Miranda Manasiadis
2017 Once On This Island Gate Keeper & Ensemble Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir: Jon Hunter, Mark Dorrell
2016 Solo Sessions Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, dir: Tom Eason, Holly Chappell-Eason, Patrick Carroll

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 SENF Stefan dir: Lara Yelavich-Coddington Short Film
2022 The Precipice: Path to Retribution Kevin Cyansea Productions, dir: Conor Cameron Short Film
2022 Birthday Stewart Someday Stories, dir: Sam Goodey Short Film
2021 MAX Troy dir: Conor Cameron Short Film
2019 Keen Mike dir: Joegen Daniels Short Film
2018 Stranded Devon dir: Conor Cameron & Chris Alosio Short Film
2018 Phoney Will dir: Conor Cameron Short Film
2018 Imposter Corey Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School dir: Chelsie Preston-Crayford Short Film


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2023-2024 The Working Actor Intensive Workshops - Monday Sessions Laura Interval & Latham Gaines
2023 The Working Actor - Weekend Workshop Laura Interval & Latham Gaines
2022 Script to Screen Actors Lab
2022 Lift My F*cken Game! Acting Intensive Workshop Sara Wiseman
2016-2018 Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting) Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
2018 US Accent Coaching Chris Stewart
2017 Perdekamp Emotional Method Stephan Perdekamp
2017 Stage Combat Master Class Alex Holloway
2016 Ballroom Dancing Intensive George Nicholls
2016 Screen Acting Britta McVeigh
2016 Screen Training Miranda Harcourt


Advanced: American - General | New Zealand

Intermediate: American - Californian | American - New York | American - Southern | Australian | French | Standard US | UK - Cockney | UK - English | UK - Manchester


Advanced: Gym | Martial Arts | Skate Boarding

Intermediate: Athletics | Badminton | Basketball | Boxing | Cycling | Golf | Grid Iron | Rugby Union | Soccer | Triathlon | Weight Lifting | Wrestling

Circus & Horse

Intermediate: Stage Combat

Driving & Flying

Intermediate: Motorcycle | Stick Shift

Stunts & Weapons

Intermediate: Stunts | Weapons