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Katherine Kennard


Globe-trotting Brit Katherine Kennard began modelling in Asia as a teen. After moving to NZ she studied acting at Unitec; by 2005 she had done four seasons on Street Legal, co-starring as Jay Laga'aia's legal (and ex-romantic) partner Joni Collins. The role would win her a 2003 Television award. After time out from acting, Kennard returned to play a heroin addict in Underbelly, and ex-wife to Shane Cortese's character on Nothing Trivial.

I liked the fact that she was more heart, even though Joni got portrayed as quite strong. It was very much in the beginning of my career ... I grew a lot within those four years. Katherine Kennard, on playing Joni Collins in Street Legal.