Tandi Wright

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Tandi Wright
Born (1970-05-04) 4 May 1970 (age 45)[1]
South Africa South Africa
Occupation Actress

Tandi Wright (born May 13, 1970 in Zambia) is a television and film actress from New Zealand.


Early life[edit]

Wright was born in Zambia to New Zealand parents Vernon Wright and Dinah Priestley. She grew up in Wellington and attended Wellington High School and Victoria University of Wellington. Her father is former Listener journalist Vernon Wright who now lives in Zambia and her mother Dinah Priestley is a writer and actress in Wellington. Wright has two sisters, Nicky (DOC policy dvisor) and Justine (film editor), and two half sisters Stephanie (information architect) and Victoria (teacher). Her husband is Michael Beran and they live in Auckland with their daughter Olive.

Acting career[edit]

From 1995-2000 she appeared as Nurse Caroline Buxton in Shortland Street. Other roles include Power Rangers: S.P.D., Crash Palace, Out of the Blue, Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby, The Lost Children, Black Sheep and Legend of the Seeker.

In 2010, she played the role of Callie Ross, the wife of the main character, in This Is Not My Life and currently appears on TVNZ drama Nothing Trivial. She starred 2014 in the drama thriller series The Returned as Claire Winship.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Out of Time TV movie
1992 Absent Without Leave Tom's Fiancee
1996 Permanent Wave Short film
1996 The Enid Blyton Adventure Series Ingrid Episode: "Ship of Adventure"
1996–1999 Shortland Street Caroline Buxton Series Regular
2000 Street Legal Detective Senior Sergeant Angela Watson TV series
2000 Xena: Warrior Princess Sarah / Sonata Episode: "Who's Gurkhan?"
2001 Crash Palace Penny Watts 8 episodes
2001–2002 Being Eve Alannah Lush 21 episodes
2002 This Is Not a Love Story Studio Art Dept
2003 Willy Nilly Joy TV series
2003 Sylvia 2nd Woman at Ted Hughes' Lecture
2004 Raising Waylon Tina Stanfil TV special
2004 Serial Killers Sally 7 episodes
2004 Not Only But Always Julie Andrews TV movie
2005 Power Rangers S.P.D. Aisynia Cruger 6 episodes
2005–2008 Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby Fenn Partington 14 episodes
2006 Lost Children, TheThe Lost Children Charlotte Melville Episode: "1.4"
Episode: "1.5"
2006 Maddigan's Quest Timon's Mother Episode: "Hillfolk"
2006 Black Sheep Doctor Rush
2006 Out of the Blue Julie-Anne Bryson
2009 Piece of My Heart Chloe Morton TV movie
2009 Legend of the Seeker Mord'Sith
Episode: "Mirror"
Episode: "Reckoning"
2010 Legend of the Seeker Alina Episode: "Unbroken"
2010 Outrageous Fortune Mandy Episode: "Let The Door Be Lock’d"
2010 This Is Not My Life Callie Ross 11 episodes
2011 Nothing Trivial Catherine 26 episodes
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer Queen
2015 The Returned Claire Winship Series Regular



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