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Mia Blake


After training in dance, and taking on Shakespeare roles at Victoria University, Mia Blake debuted on screen in Wellington ensemble comedy Hopeless (2000). In 2006 she won an NZ Screen Award as a hardworking young Fijian-Kiwi mother in No. 2, the acclaimed first feature from playwright turned director Toa Fraser. Samoan-themed horror The Tattooist followed. Blake was nominated again in 2008 after she starred in acclaimed short film This is Her. Blake has also acted on-stage for Auckland’s Silo Theatre.

She’s cutting, funny, and a very good dancer. James Wenley, in a review of Silo Theatre’s Private Lives, Theatrescenes blog, September 2012