South African-born Faye Smythe immigrated down under with her family aged 11. In 2005 she joined the cast of Shortland Street. Five years as nurse Tania Jeffries saw her character beat an addiction to prescription drugs, an abusive relationship and a marriage derailed by a partner who got her lesbian sister pregnant. In 2011 Smythe made her movie debut in comedy Love Birds, playing the woman who dumps Rhys Darby’s character.
When it comes to clothing, she'll just trust me, and when it comes to acting or photography, I'll completely trust Faye. Faye Smythe's sister Jade, who worked with her on Shortland Street (in the wardrobe department)