Louise Wallace

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Louise Wallace (born 1959, in Auckland) is a New Zealand television presenter, actor, and director.


After living in Australia and contributing to television shows on Network Ten, Nine Network, and ABC Television, Wallace returned to Auckland in 1989 to work as a current affairs reporter and presenter for New Zealand's first private-commercial television channel TV3. She filed stories for shows such as 60 Minutes, 20/20, and Nightline and worked as a sports presenter on the network's flagship show 3 News.[1] Wallace's work earned her the Steinlager Prize (for sports presenting) and the award for Best Tourism Story at the Qantas Media Awards in 1992 and 1993, respectively. In 1996, she was a finalist for Best Presenter at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards.[1]

Wallace departed TV3 in 1998 and subsequently worked predominantly as an actor, with roles on Street Legal and Legend of the Seeker. She was also sought after as a presenter, fronting documentaries and features, as well as the New Zealand version of the international quiz show The Weakest Link in 2001, 2002, and 2009.[1][2] In 2003, she appeared as a contestant on reality television game show Celebrity Treasure Island and would serve as presenter and director for later seasons of the show. Wallace also directed the New Zealand edition of The Apprentice.

Her most recent roles on television include stints on Shortland Street[3] and Agent Anna.

Personal life[edit]

Wallace lives in Remuera with her family. She has two children.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Louise Wallace". Speakers New Zealand. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Louise Wallace". Auckland Actors. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Louise Wallace: she’s a cougar!". New Zealand Woman's Weekly. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Hewitson, Michele (3 July 2010). "Michele Hewitson Interview: Louise Wallace". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 February 2014.