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Miriama McDowell

miriama webMiriama is an actress, director, tutor and writer.

She graduated from Toi Whakaari in 2002. She started her career working in theatre with some of Aotearoa’s best-known Maori playwrights and quickly moved into film and television. Miriama has worked extensively in TV, most recently Brokenwood Mysteries, Hope and Wire and Find Me A Maori Bride.

Miriama’s film credits include Mahana, Waru, No.2 and Dark Horse. Miriama won the best actress Moa for her role as Bunny in Great Maiden’s Blush in 2017.

Miriama works as a director in theatre, and in 2017 her production of Much Ado About Nothing for Pop Up Globe was seen by 50,000 audience members in NZ before touring to Melbourne. She has just directed her first TV series, Ahikaaroa.

Miriama has been an integral member of Massive Company for over a decade and loves working with young people. Most recently Miriama has been working as an intimacy coordinator which is a great opportunity to advocate for actors on set. Miriama is a mother of two girls and is passionate about challenging our industry to look after working mothers.