Tandi Wright is a popular Kiwi actress who is best known for starring in the television series Shortland Street (1996), Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby (2005), and Nothing Trivial (2011). Apart from being an accomplished actor, she also works as an intimacy coordinator and is the vice-president of Equity New Zealand.
Tandi Wright was born on Monday, May 4, 1970 (age 50 years; as of 2020), in Zambia, East Africa. She did her schooling at Wellington High School, New Zealand. Since Tandi’s parents belonged to the entertainment industry, she got inclined towards acting at a very young age. At the age of six, she secured herself a role in the television series Governor Grey (1976) in which she played the role of one of the grandchildren of George Grey. In 1993, she got herself enrolled in an acting course at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in Wellington, New Zealand. After the completion of her acting course at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Tandi Wright began her career as a theatre artist, meanwhile, polishing her acting skills at Shakespeare’s Globe, London.
Hair Color: Hazel Brown
Eye Color: Medium Blonde
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Tandi Wright’s father, Vernon Wright, was a journalist at ‘The Listener,’ and her mother, Dinah Priestley, is a former Kiwi actress and an author. She has two sisters, Justine Wright who works as a film editor, and Nicky Wright who is a policy advisor at the Department of Conservation (DOC).
Relationships, Husband & Children
Tandi Wright’s husband, Michael Beran, is a writer. Her daughter’s name is Olive Beran.
At the age of six, Tandi made her television debut with the show Governor Grey (1976) in which she played the role of one of the grandchildren of George Grey. In 1996, she came into the limelight with New Zealand’s popular soap opera ‘Shortland Street’ in which she played the role of a nurse, Caroline Buxton.
In 2006, she came into the limelight with the Kiwi television series Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby in which she played the role of Fenn Partington.
In 2011, she starred in the show Nothing Trivial in which she played the role of Catherine Duvall, an attractive, intelligent, and acerbic doctor who specializes in medicine, science, and anything about France.
In 2015, she appeared in the Australian–New Zealand comedy-drama television series ‘800 Words’ in which she played the recurring role of Laura Turner. Her other prominent works include Crash Palace (2001), Willy Nilly (2003), Serial Killers (2004), The Lost Children (2006), This Is Not My Life (2010), etc.
In 1984, Tandi Wright made her film debut with ‘Iris.’ Thereafter, she appeared in various films like Raising Waylon (2004), Not Only But Always (2004), Black Sheep (2006), etc. In 2006, she gained popularity with the New Zealand crime drama film Out of the Blue in which she played the role of Julie-Anne Bryson. In 2012, she appeared in the film Kiwi Flyer as Karen, which earned her a nomination in the category of Best Actress Award (2012) at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards.
In 2015, she starred in the American web series The Returned in which she played the role of Claire Winship. The storyline of the series revolves around a fictional town, Caldwell, where the lives of residents get disrupted when their long thought dead relatives begin to reappear.
In 2020. she appeared in Amazon Prime’s The Wilds (2020) in which she played the role of Maryanne Rilke.
- Nominated for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress at New Zealand Screen Award (2005) for the television series Serial Killers (2004)
- Nominated for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards (2008) for the film Out of the Blue (2006)
- Nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards (2011) for the television series This Is Not My Life (2010).
- Nominated for the Best Actress Award (2012) at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards for the film Kiwi Flyer
- Nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival (2012) for the television series Nothing Trivial (2011)
- In 2018, she started working as an intimacy coordinator.
- She is the vice-president of Equity, an industrial union and professional organization representing performers who work in New Zealand’s entertainment industries.