Beulah Koale

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Beulah Koale (Piula)
Born (1992-10-26) October 26, 1992 (age 28)[1]
Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, South Auckland[2]
NationalityNew Zealand
CitizenshipNew Zealand
EducationTangaroa College[3]
OccupationActor
Notable work
Junior Reigns (character) on Hawaii Five-O (2010)
Children2

Beulah Koale (born October 26, 1992) is a New Zealand actor best known for portraying Officer Junior Reigns in CBS reboot series Hawaii Five-0.

Early life[edit]

Koale was born at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, and was raised in the nearby suburb of Otara.[2]

Koale was raised within a religious family and regularly performed in church productions, before becoming associated with the theatre company, Massive Company. During his time working with Massive, Beulah has performed in acclaimed shows Havoc in the Garden in 2011, and The Brave in 2012.[4]

In 2010, Koale starred in the award-winning short film Manurewa, which screened at both the Melbourne and Berlin film festivals; and subsequently won the Crystal Bear for best short in the youth section at Berlin.[4]

Koale will next star in the sci-fi thriller Dual alongside Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul,[5] which is filmed entirely in Tampere, Finland.[6][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Koale is the oldest of six siblings, having four younger brothers and a younger sister. He has twin sons with his girlfriend Georgia Otene, whom he later married in January 2019 in his hometown.[2] Koale has said that his favourite film is The Lion King. He has multiple idols, including Cliff Curtis and Denzel Washington.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Granda Cool Samoan Boy Short[9]
Manurewa Issac Short
2012 Suni Man Suni Short
Tatau Young Siaki Short
2013 Fantail Chocolate Milk Guy
2014 The Kick Fraser Tech Flyhalf TV Movie
The Last Saint Minka
2016 One Thousand Ropes Molesi Movie
2017 Thank You for Your Service Tausolo Aieti
STRAY [10]
2020 Shadow in the Cloud Williams
TBA Next Goal Wins Post-production
TBA Dual Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–2013; 2014 Shortland Street Jared Afeaki
2013 Harry Lua Matola 3 episodes
Fresh Himself [11]
2016 The Cul De Sac Lucas 6 episodes
2017–2020 Hawaii Five-0 Junior Reigns Main: Season 8 – 10
2020 Magnum P.I. 1 episode

Theater[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2011 Havoc in the Garden Meleki [12][4]
2012 The Brave Himself [4]
2014 Black Faggot [3]
2015 The Events [13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Berlin International Film Festival[4] Best Short Film - Youth Section Manurewa Won
2014 New Zealand Film and Television Awards Best Actor The Last Saint Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rorke, Claire (30 May 2013). "Shortie's Beulah Koale: Streetwise and family ties". Yahoo New Zealand. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Twelve questions with Beulah Koale". tvnz.co.nz. Television New Zealand. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b McDowell, Miriama. "Beulah Koale - Living the Dream". e-tangata.co.nz. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Beulah Koale". tvnz.co.nz. Television New Zealand. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul, Jesse Eisenberg Set For Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Dual’
  6. ^ Kay, Jeremy (October 21, 2020). "Karen Gillan sci-fi 'Dual' starts production in Finland with Aaron Paul, Beulah Koale (exclusive)". Screen Daily. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  7. ^ Mandalia, Bhavi (October 22, 2020). "Movies A Hollywood film starring Marvel and Breaking Bad will be filmed in Tampere". PledgeTimes.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Enqvist, Niina (November 7, 2020). "Hollywood star Karen Gillan slammed into a Tampere bar - the actress was presented with an offer in the soma that immediately caught the beauty's attention". Ilta-Sanomat. Teller Report. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Filmography". imdb.com. IMDb. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "NZ filmmakers blaze new trail for indie feature STRAY". Scoop Media. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Beulah Koale - My World on Fresh". wn.com. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Smythe, Nik. "INTENSE EMOTIONAL UPHEAVAL IN FIVE FAMILIES FROM ONE COMMUNITY". theatreview.org.nz. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Christian, Dionne (29 August 2015). "The aftermath of mass murder". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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