Kiwi actress who attracted international attention for her Academy Award-nominated performance in Whale Rider. At the time, she was the youngest nominee in the Best Actress category at the age of thirteen. She began playing Obara Sand on HBO's Game of Thrones in 2015.
She was born in Western Australia but moved to New Zealand with her family when she was 18 months old.
In 2014, she appeared on an episode of the AMC series The Walking Dead.
She married Jonathan Morrison in 2013 and she has a daughter named Felicity-Amore.
She played Queen Apailana of Naboo in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, a film that starred Natalie Portman in the role of Padme Amidala.