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3 January 1984 |
Christchurch, New Zealand
Brooke Williams (born 3 January 1984) is a New Zealand actress, best known for her role as Jennsen Rahl in Legend of the Seeker, Aurelia in Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Eva in The Almighty Johnsons.
Early life and education
Williams was born in Christchurch, where she spent her childhood. At a very young age, she decided to become an actress and started performing in amateur theatre and attending acting courses.
She moved to London, where, starting in 2001, she trained at Mme Course, Acting for Screen and the Globe Theatre, joining its theatre company. In 2002 she participated in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe acting in Gogo the Boy with Magic Feet, for which she won a Total Theatre Award. After returning to New Zealand, she worked at the Court Theatre in Christchurch; she moved North in 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2006.
In 2007 she moved to Auckland, where she joined the Auckland Theatre Company, playing the lead role in Romeo & Juliet.
Her television career began in 2005, acting in the movie Meet Me in Miami; then appearing in the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Legend of the Seeker. In 2008, Williams acted in a spot for Griffin Solay. Two years later, she won two NZ Herald Best of Theatre Awards.
In 2011, she appeared in the video of the song Myth Reducer by Sleeping Dogs and joined Shortland Street, playing Lana. In 2012, Williams portraited Aurelia in Spartacus: Vengeance again.
She resigned from Shortland Street in early 2013.
|2005||Meet Me in Miami||Waitress|
|2009||Go Girls||Wanda||3 episodes|
|2009–2010||Legend of the Seeker||Jennsen Rahl||Episodes: "Bloodline", "Fever" and "Unbroken"|
|2010||This Is Not My Life||Crystal||Episode #1.3|
|2010||Outrageous Fortune||Elena||4 episodes|
|2010–2012||Spartacus: Blood and Sand,
|Aurelia||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2011||Spartacus: Gods of the Arena||Aurelia||Episode: "Past Transgressions"|
|2011–2012||The Almighty Johnsons||Eva||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2011–2013||Shortland Street||Lana Jacobs||Recurring role, 204 episodes|
|2014||Anzac Girls||Sister Edith 'Poppy' Popplewell||2 episodes|
|2015||True Crime: Venus and Mars||Caroline Blake||Television film|
|2016-2017||The Shannara Chronicles||Catania||Recurring role|
|2016–2018||12 Monkeys||Hannah||Recurring role (season 2–4)|
|2019||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Snowflake||Recurring role (season 6)
|2021||Love Knots||Jody Carpenter||Television film|
|2001||Hansel & Gretel||Various||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2002||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Hermia||Globe Theatre, London|
|2002||Puff, the Magic Dragon||Little Jackie Parker||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2002||The Gingerhead Man||Ensemble||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2002||Gogo the Boy with Magic Feet||Various||Edinburgh Festival Fringe|
|2002||The Lesson||The Girl||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2002||The Cherry Orchard||Anya||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2003||Sleeping Beauty||Ensemble||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2003||South Pacific||Chorus / Nurse||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2003||Great Expectations||Estella||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2005||Mean Jean the Pirate Queen||Ensemble||Court Theatre, Christchurch|
|2007||Jack & the Beanstalk||Ensemble||Kidstuff Theatre, Wellington|
|2007||Porcelain Grin||Lead role (solo show)|
|2007||The Pillowman||The Girl||Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland|
|2007||The Crucible||Mary Warren||Auckland Theatre Company, Auckland|
|2007||I'm Not Rappaport||Laurie||Downstage Theatre, Wellington|
|2007||Urinetown the Musical||Little Sally||Downstage Theatre, Wellington|
|2008||The Tempest||Ariel / Trinculo||Hawke Sea Scout Hall, Cox's Bay|
|2008||The Female of the Species||Molly Rivers||Maidment Theatre, Auckland|
|2008||Mr Marmalade||Lucy||BATS Theatre, Wellington|
|2008||Three Sisters||The Birdcage, Auckland|
|2010||Romeo & Juliet||Juliet||Maidment Theatre, Auckland|
|2010||Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead||Basement Theatre, Auckland|
|2015||Path of Exile||Merveil||(voice) video game|
|2016||A Woman's Right to Shoes||Alice||Short|
|2020||Dota 2||Hoodwink||Voice Actor|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Total Theatre Awards||Theatrum Botanicum – shared with the cast||Gogo the Boy with Magic Feet||Won|
|2008||Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards||Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year||Mr Marmalade||Won|
|2010||NZ Herald Best of Theatre Awards||Best Performance||Romeo & Juliet||Won|
|2010||NZ Herald Best of Theatre Awards||Best of Theatre 2010||Romeo & Juliet||Won|
|2010||The Hackman Theatre Awards||Best Break Up of the Year – shared with Michael Whalley||Romeo & Juliet||Nominated|
|2010||The Hackman Theatre Awards||Best Pash of the Year – shared with Michael Whalley||Romeo & Juliet||Nominated|
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