Faye Smythe

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Faye Smythe
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Faye Smythe

(1985-11-25) 25 November 1985 (age 35)
OccupationActress

Faye Smythe (born 25 November 1985) is a New Zealand television actor, best known for her role in Shortland Street as Nurse Tania Jeffries. [1] [2]

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Early life

Smythe, is of mixed race ancestry and was born in Cape Town. She emigrated to New Zealand with her family at the age of eleven. Smythe finished high school and started work on a communications degree, but left college to train as a fitness instructor. She was still pursuing acting, but after auditioning unsuccessfully for a number of parts, including Shortland Street character Tania Jeffries, Smythe decided to put her acting ambitions on hold for a year and re-enrolled for university. When she got a callback for Tania, she wasn't sure she even wanted the part - but she did the audition, and was asked to join the Shortland Street cast. Smythe also was on Legend of the Seeker as Sister Merissa.

Shortland Street

Smythe first auditioned for Shortland Street for the part of Tama Hudson's sister, Mihi. She did not get the part, but made an impact on the producers. She was asked to audition for Shannon, before being offered her the six-week role of Tama's cat-burgling friend Kat.

Filmography

Film and television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006-2010, 2012 Shortland Street Tania Jeffries TV series
2010 Legend of the Seeker Sister Merissa"Princess", "Bound"
2011 Love Birds Susan
2012Auckland DazeFay"1.3"
2013 House Husbands Dr. Buxton"2.10"
2017 West of Sunshine KarenFilm
2018 Click MotherShort Film
2019 Bad Mothers FaithTV Series (3 episodes)
2019 Help the Series AnnieTV Mini Series
2020 Darker, Darkest The WomanShort Film

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References

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