Beth Allen

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Beth Allen
Elizabeth Grace Nell Allen

(1984-05-28) 28 May 1984 (age 36)
Titirangi, New Zealand [1]
Years active1993–present
Charles McDermott
(m. 2011)

Elizabeth Grace Nell Allen (born 28 May 1984) is a New Zealand actress. She has been acting since an early age and has appeared in several small productions and commercials since 1993. Her first major television role was in Cloud 9's The Legend of William Tell in 1998, in which she played Princess Vara. Internationally known for her role as Amber in The Tribe , she took on the role in 1998 [1] for the first series, before deciding to leave the show to concentrate on her school work. She later returned for another three seasons.



Allen's other work includes a lead role in the episode "The Green Dress" of the TV programme William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale in 1999 and guest parts in Xena: Warrior Princess and Revelations - The Initial Journey .

In 2006, she played the role of Ellie on Treasure Island Kids' Trilogy. She has also had guest roles on various television series, including Power Rangers: S.P.D. , Outrageous Fortune and Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive .

In 2008 Allen joined Shortland Street as Dr Brooke Freeman, [1] [2] where she was a main cast member until 2014 when her character departed. Beth has also been involved in several theatre plays during her career, many produced by her husband's theatre company The Basement Theatre. Beth herself has helped produce a few plays, including Little Blonde Hen, and Vagina Monologues.

Personal life

Allen was born in Titirangi, New Zealand. [1]

Allen married her long-term fiancee Charles McDermott in February 2011. [3] The couple had a son Sidney born in 2016, a daughter Nell born in 2018, and Allen is currently expecting her third child due in June 2020 as confirmed by her in a new Podcast interview with The Tribe creator Ray Thompson on Youtube, uploaded on 4 April 2020. [4]


Television and film roles
1995Riding HighEvaEpisodes: 1.33, 1.38
1997 The Ugly Julie, aged 13Film
1998The Legend of William TellPrincess VaraMain role
1999 Xena: Warrior Princess Pilee / VanessaEpisode: "Daughter of Pomira"
1999 A Twist in the Tale Rose MartinelliEpisode: "The Green Dress"
1999–2003 The Tribe Amber/EagleMain role (series 1, 3–5)
2002 Revelations – The Initial Journey AnnaEpisode: "A Dream of Flying"
2002 Murder in Greenwich Julia SkakelTV film
2005 Outrageous Fortune ChantelleEpisode: "My Dearest Foe"
2005 Power Rangers S.P.D. Ally SamuelsEpisodes: "Resurrection", "Endings: Parts 1 & 2"
2006Treasure Island Kids: The Battle of Treasure IslandEllieFilm
2006Treasure Island Kids: The Monster of Treasure IslandEllieFilm
2006Treasure Island Kids: The Mystery of Treasure IslandEllieFilm
2007 Power Rangers Operation Overdrive VellaRecurring role, 6 episodes
2008–2014 Shortland Street Brooke Freeman Main role (395 episodes)
2017"Westside""Fleeky fanny"Episode #3.4
2020"Power Rangers Beast Morphers" Udonna/Clean-Up Worker 2 episodes


2005 Billy Liar Lopdell House
2007 Equus Glen Eden Playhouse
2007The FeminineJennyCross Street Studios
2008The Eight: Reindeer MonologuesThe Basement Theatre
2009Little Blonde HenVenue 4:20also Producer
2009Killer JoeDottie
2010Vagina MonologuesThe Basement Theatre [2]
2010TOYSThe Basement Theatre

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  1. 1 2 3 4 Sarah Lang (13 October 2008). "Stolen Love". The New Zealand Herald . Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. 1 2 Zoe Walker (28 August 2010). "Fashion Plate: Beth Allen". The New Zealand Herald . Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  3. "Beth Allen's Intimate Wedding". Lifestyle NZ. 16 March 2011. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. "Meet smiley Sid: Shorty star Beth Allen's bundle of joy". Woman's Day. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2017.