Angela Bloomfield

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Angela Bloomfield
Born
Angela Bloomfield

(1972-12-11) 11 December 1972 (age 48)
New Zealand
OccupationTelevision actress, director
Spouse(s)Chris Houston

Angela Bloomfield (born 11 December 1972) is a New Zealand actress and director.

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Early life

Bloomfield attended Massey High School in West Auckland, New Zealand.

Career

Bloomfield has starred in Shortland Street continuously on and off for 24 years, transforming Rachel McKenna from the school girl daughter of clinic boss into a university student, a Shortland Street clinic employee and CEO of Shortland Street Hospital. [1]

Bloomfield has also performed in a number of feature films including Bonjour Timothy and The Frighteners . [2] She has also appeared in smaller TV shows such as The Adventures of the Black Stallion, Betty's Bunch, Ride with the Devil and Power Rangers Ninja Storm in small roles. Acting took a back seat for three years when she became a mother of two but she kept her hand in directing for Shortland Street. [3] Bloomfield has also been a contestant on the N.Z show, Dancing with the Stars and was voted as having New Zealand's best breasts for the Fayreform National Breast Pride Week in 2006. [2] [4] Bloomfield returned to Shortland Street as Rachel in October 2009 as a series regular and then left Shortland Street once again in 2017.

Personal life

Bloomfield is separated from husband Chris Houston and has two children. [5] [6] She currently works in the real estate industry on the North Shore. [6]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996 The Frighteners Debra Bannister
1996 Bonjour Timothy Vikki
2002NovaGirlfriendShort
2013Linda's ListShort
2016PresentimentKaitlyn SteinbergShort, completed

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993–99, 2001–03, 2007, 2009–16, 2021 Shortland Street Rachel McKenna Regular role
2003 Power Rangers Ninja Storm Leanne"Double-Edged Blake"
2007 Ride with the Devil Shona PierceMain role

Other work

YearTitleNotes
2000 Jackson's Wharf Director, 1 episode
2009 Go Girls Director, 4 episodes
2010-13, 17 Shortland Street Director, 86 episodes
2013Linda's ListCo-director & co-writer, short

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