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Toni Potter


After studying performing arts at Unitec, Toni Potter got busy in a run of stage plays. Guest parts on TV soon led to an ongoing role on police drama Interrogation (2005), before four years on Shortland Street. Potter played memorably straight-talking nurse Alice Piper: "a bit bogan, a bit loud-mouth." 2008 saw a Qantas nomination, after her character endured abduction by the Ferndale Strangler, and unexpected pregnancy.

She's got a terrific sense of comedy. She's good fun to work with. She's incisive about discovering characters — and she's as sexy as hell. Those are all good reasons to have her in a play. Veteran theatre director Colin McColl, NZ Herald, 13 April 2011