Nancy Brunning

Nancy Brunning

Nancy Brunning  New Zealander Actress


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First Name Nancy
Last Name Brunning
Full Name at Birth Nancy Brunning
Birthday 30th November, 1970
Ethnicity OTHER
Nationality New Zealander
Occupation Text Actress, Director
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Nurse Jaki on Shortland Street
Year(s) Active 1992 - present

Nancy Brunning is an actress and director who has won awards in film and television and has made a major contribution to the growth of Māori in the arts. Her accolades include Best Actress awards on stage and screen. She won Best Actress at the NZ Film Awards for her lead role in the movie What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999), the sequel to cult classic Once Were Warriors. In 2000, she won Best Actress in Drama at the New Zealand Television Awards for her lead role in the television series Nga Tohu. Brunning is of Māori descent from the tribes of Ngati Raukawa and Ngai Tuhoe. She was the Acting Coach for the Oscar nominated short film Two Cars, One Night directed by Taika Waititi.

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White Lies2013HorianaMovie
Korero Mai2012RitaTV Show
The Strength of Water2009JoyMovie
The Cult2009Mrs. ThomasTV Show
Der Liebe entgegen2002Marks Schwester Meri NahuTV Movie
Turangawaewae2002RoseShort Film
Crooked Earth2001MaramaMovie
Haruru Mai2001TV Movie
When Love Comes Along1998FigMovie
Chicken1996Recording studio staffMovie
Shortland Street1992Jaki ManuTV Show
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