Friday 06 June 2014 17:21.

Miriama McDowell plays DONNA

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In HOPE & WIRE, Miriama McDowell plays Donna, mother of two girls and wife of digger driver Ryan. She is terrified by the earthquakes, believing them to be taniwha, and flees for Auckland, taking her children to the safety of her mother’s place.

Miriama McDowell, of Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi descent, has two award nominations: supporting actress at the NZ Screen Awards for her role as Hibiscus in Toa Fraser’s feature No 2, and best actress in the Aotearoa Film and TV Awards for her role as Jessica in This Is Not My Life.

She played Sgt Denise Traill in Stolen, Hariata in What Really Happened: Waitangi and Foxy Lady in Dean Spanley. Her other television credits include Outrageous Fortune, Shortland Street, Interrogation and Mataku.

She also performs in theatre, including Raising the Titanics, Havoc in the Garden and The Prophet. She went to Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School with Jarod Rawiri, who plays her husband Ryan in HOPE & WIRE.

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