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Angela Bloomfield
Angela Bloomfield

(1972-12-11) 11 December 1972 (age 51)
New Zealand
Occupation Television actor, director
Spouse(s) Chris Houston
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Angela Bloomfield (born 11 December 1972) is a New Zealand actor and director.

Early life

Bloomfield attended Massey High School in West Auckland, New Zealand.


Bloomfield has starred in Shortland Street continuously on and off for 24 years, transforming Rachel McKenna from the school girl daughter of clinic boss into a university student, a Shortland Street clinic employee and CEO of Shortland Street Hospital.

Bloomfield has also performed in a number of feature films including Bonjour Timothy and The Frighteners. She has also appeared in smaller TV shows such as The Adventures of the Black Stallion, Betty's Bunch, Ride with the Devil and Power Rangers Ninja Storm in small roles.

Acting took a back seat for three years when she became a mother of two but she kept her hand in directing for Shortland Street.

Bloomfield has also been a contestant on the N.Z show, Dancing with the Stars. Bloomfield returned to Shortland Street as Rachel in October 2009 as a series regular and then left Shortland Street once again in 2016.

In August 2021, it was announced that she would feature in the 2021 Season of Celebrity Treasure Island 2021.

Personal life

Bloomfield is separated from husband Chris Houston and has two children. She currently works in the real estate industry on the North Shore.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Frighteners, TheThe Frighteners Debra Bannister
1996 Bonjour Timothy Vikki
2002 Nova Girlfriend Short
2013 Linda's List Short
2016 Presentiment Kaitlyn Steinberg Short, completed


Year Title Role Notes
1993–99, 2001–03, 2007, 2009–16, 2021 Shortland Street Rachel McKenna Regular role
2003 Power Rangers Ninja Storm Leanne "Double-Edged Blake"
2007 Ride with the Devil Shona Pierce Main role
2021 Celebrity Treasure Island Self

Other work

Year Title Notes
2000 Jackson's Wharf Director, 1 episode
2009 Go Girls Director, 4 episodes
2010-13, 17 Shortland Street Director, 86 episodes
2013 Linda's List Co-director & co-writer, short
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