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Madeleine Sami

Actor

Actor Madeleine Sami won international acclaim starring in two Toa Fraser plays: 1998's Bare and solo show No 2. Aged 18, she debuted on screen on Shortland Street and Pio. Following Insiders Guide to Happiness, she played Oscar Kightley's romantic interest in Sione's Wedding. Sami went on to win an NZ acting award for Super City, in which she created and played multiple characters. In 2018 comedy The Breaker Upperers hit cinemas, which she co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in with Jackie van Beek. The pair are set to direct film Hope for Netflix.

I had lines like ‘They've got catapults!’ or ‘There's a shark!' or ‘We're all gonna die!' I'm barely in it. But I don't die. I'm one of the only Amazonians that doesn't die. Madeleine Sami on acting in Xena: Warrior Princess

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Interview

Madeleine Sami - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Interview

Madeleine Sami: The Amazonian that didn't die...

Interview, 2011

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Interview

ScreenTalk Short: Madeleine Sami

Interview, 2018

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Baby Done

2020, As: Birthing Nurse - Film

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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The Bad Seed

2019, As: Detective Marie Da Silva - Television

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Come to Daddy

2019, As: Gladys - Film

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Golden Boy - First Episode

2019, As: Claire - Television

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The Bad Seed - First Episode

2019, As: Detective Marie Da Silva - Television

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Three Turns 30 - Promo

2019, Subject - Television

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Golden Boy

2018 - 2020, As: Claire , Actor - Television

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The Breaker Upperers

2018, As: Mel, Writer, Co-Director - Film

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All Talk with Anika Moa - First Episode

2016, Subject - Television

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Funny Girls

2016, 2018, Director - Television

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What We Do in the Shadows

2014, As: Morana - Film

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Flat3 - Series Three

2014, As: Madeline (episode 2, 6, 7) - Web

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Flat3

2014, As: Madeline - Web

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Neighbourhood

2012 - 2017, Presenter - Television

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Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

2012, As: Tania - Film

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Super City - First Episode

2011, Creator , Writer, Composer, As: Azeem, Pasha, Jo, Linda and Georgie - Television

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Super City

2011 - 2013, Creator , Writer, As: Azeem, Pasha, Jo, Linda and Georgie (2011), Ofa, Levi, Mary and Ray (2013) , Executive Producer, Composer - Television

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Radiradirah

2010, As: Various roles - Television

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Radiradirah - First Episode

2010, As: Various roles - Television

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7 Days

2009 - ongoing, Subject - Television

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The Jaquie Brown Odyssey - Brownward Spiral (Episode Seven)

2009, As: Serita Singh - Television

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Under the Mountain

2009, As: Constable Green - Film

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The Jaquie Brown Diaries

2008 - 2009, As: Sarita Singh - Television

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The Jaquie Brown Diaries - Brown Sweat (Episode Three)

2008, As: Serita Singh - Television

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Rude Awakenings

2007, As: Francesca - Television

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Sione's Wedding

2006, As: Tania - Film

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The Big Experiment - First Episode

2005, Mentor - Television

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bro'Town

2004 - 2009, As: Various Voices - Television

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Bogans

2004, As: Takeaways Woman - Short Film

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The Insiders Guide to Happiness

2004, As: Tess - Television

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The Insiders Guide to Happiness - Does Happiness Grow Up? (Chapter Eleven)

2004, As: Tess - Television

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Perfect Strangers

2003, As: Andrea - Film

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Fish Skin Suit

2000, As: Libby - Television

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Teach You a Lesson

2000, Narrator - Short Film

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Shortland Street - Highlights from the first 15 years

1998 - 1999, As: Shivani Naran - Television