Miriama Smith

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Miriama Smith
Born (1976-06-03) 3 June 1976 (age 45)
OccupationFilm and television actress
Years active1991–present
Known forElsa/Principal Randall in Power Rangers Dino Thunder
Brady Trubridge in Filthy Rich

Miriama Te Rangimarie Smith (born 3 June 1976) is a New Zealand film and television actress who has played roles in various TV shows such as Xena: Warrior Princess, Karaoke High and Shortland Street.[1][2] Her best-known roles, however, were the role of Moz in the third season of The Tribe, and also the role of Elsa / Principal Randall in the 2004 Power Rangers series, Power Rangers Dino Thunder. She was one of the three judges on the first season of entertainment show New Zealand's Got Talent that aired on Prime TV in 2008. She starred as Brady Trubridge on the TVNZ 2 drama series Filthy Rich.[3]

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.[4] She is of Te Arawa descent.[5]


Smith started her acting career when she was a teen.[6] She did a few commercials and a role in one episode of the TV show Shark in the Park.[7] She was in the movie The Other Side of Heaven in 2001.[8] She played Elsa / Principal Randall in the 2004 Power Rangers Dino Thunder, which was filmed in New Zealand.[9][10]

She starred in the 2005 Australian TV show Last Man Standing.[11] In 2013, she starred in the movie Mt. Zion.[12] Mt. Zion was a box office success.[13] From 26 February till 2 March 2014, she acted in the play Paniora!, by Briar Grace-Smith, based on the life of Manuel Huerta, at the Soundings Theatre in Te Papa.[14]

In 2016, Smith was the presented of Finding Aroha on the Maori Television.[5] She starred in the New Zealand show Filthy Rich in 2017.[15] In 2018, it was announced she would be TV series adaption of the New Zealand movie The Dead Lands by streaming site Shudder.[16][17] In 2018, she was chosen to be the voice of the te reo Maori announcement of the Auckland's train system.[18] She returned for the sequel The Other Side of Heaven 2 : Fire of Faith, which was released in 2019.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Smith is married to Dylan Marychurch and they have a son together.[19][20]



Title Year Role Notes
1998 The Amazing Adventures of Moko Toa Hara Direct-to-video film[citation needed]
2001 The Other Side of Heaven Lavinia
2001 Exposure Elena Direct-to-video film
2002 Toy Love Hinemoa
2004 Spooked Ruby Elder
2007 We're Here to Help Kath Harper Nominated — Qantas Film and Television Award for Performance by an Actress in a leading role in Film
2011 Netherwood Maria
2013 Mt. Zion Layla Nominated — Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Award for Best Actress
2019 The Other Side of Heaven II: Fire of Faith Lavinia
2020 Love and Monsters Maya


Title Year Role Notes
1991 Shark in the Park Sally Episode: "Give a Dog a Bad Name"
1995 Mirror, Mirror Ani Main role
1997–98 Shortland Street Nurse Awhina Broughton Recurring role
1998 The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson Princess Moya Episodes: "Princess from the Sea: Parts 1–3"
1998 Young Hercules Pelia Episode: "Cold Feet"
2000 Xena: Warrior Princess Shiana Episode: "Antony and Cleopatra"
2001 The Tribe Moz Recurring role (series 3), 16 episodes
2001–04 Mercy Peak Dana McNichol Main role
2001 Atlantis High Vita Main role
2002 Mataku Hine Episode: "The Enchanted Flute"
2002 Revelations – The Initial Journey Anaka Episode: "Tomorrow Is Another Day"
2004 Power Rangers Dino Thunder Elsa / Principal Randall Main role
2005 Serial Killers Nurse Pania Recurring role, 5 episodes
Last Man Standing Zoe Hesketh Main role
2006 Karaoke High Angela Bartlett Main role
2008 New Zealand's Got Talent Herself Judge (series 1)
2010 Legend of the Seeker Du' Chaillu Episode: "Light"
2010 Kaitangata Twitch Grace Gallagher Main role
2010 Stolen Donna Hall Television film
2011 The Jono Project Hannah 1 episode
2012 Siege Delwyn Keefe Television film
New Zealand Television Award for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress
2013 Best Bits Herself 1 episode
2016–17 Filthy Rich Brady Trubridge Main role
2017–18 800 Words Ngahuia Recurring role (series 3)
2018 Playing for Keeps Dr Lauren Gambi Recurring role, 5 episodes
2020 Power Rangers Beast Morphers Regina Collins 1 Episode
2021 Harrow Renae Warrington
2021 Vegas Annie Poulan


  1. ^ "Miriama Smith does the catwalk during Fashion Week". 15 October 2005. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ Johnston, Will (6 April 2018). "Ladies' charity lunch place to be in June". ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Finding Aroha host Miriama Smith on love, marriage and the man drought". Stuff. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Miriama Smith | | TV ONE | tvnz.co.nz". tvnz.co.nz. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b Easther, Elisabeth (30 July 2016). "Miriama Smith looking for Aroha". New Zealand Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Miriama Smith | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Miriama Smith | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (22 October 2018). "'The Other Side Of Heaven' Sequel, Two Decades In The Making, Gets A Release Date And Trailer". Deadline. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  9. ^ Francisco, Eric. "The Best 'Power Rangers' Reboot Aired in 2004". Inverse. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ Eriksen, Alanah May (6 March 2009). "'Power Rangers' defeated". New Zealand Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Revisited: Why Last Man Standing Was Bloody Good Australian TV". Junkee. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  12. ^ "In my beauty bag: Miriama Smith". Stuff. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  13. ^ "'Mt Zion' Tops the New Zealand Box Office". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Maori and Spanish mix in bi-cultural love tale". Stuff. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Filthy Rich's Miriama Smith talks the show's 'unapologetic' second season". Stuff. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Series Based on Māori Action Film The Deadlands Ordered by Shudder". ComingSoon.net. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Māori action flick The Dead Lands scores series on AMC streaming service Shudder". 26 September 2018. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Auckland trains up on te reo Māori". Radio New Zealand. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Why Miriama Smith felt so torn between family and her work". Now To Love. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  20. ^ "What the gossip mags say". Stuff. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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