Larissa Downey Pro

Actor, Model, Film producer / Manager, TV Presenter

Auckland, New Zealand
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Physical Attributes

Height:
165 cm / 5ft 5in
Weight:
75 kg / 165 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
101 cm / 40 in
Skin color:
Olive
Waist:
80 cm / 31 in
Hips:
101 cm / 40 in
Dress size:
UK 12 / AUS 12 / US 8
Eye color:
Blue
Hair color:
Blonde
Hair length:
Long
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

2020
  • Howard Fine Studio : 8 Steps Lecture
  • The Actors Accent Coach : Standard British
  • The Actors Lab - Peter Feeney, Emmett Skilton & Vincent Ward : Self-test workshop
  • BOP Actors Studio : Film and TV Intensive Course
  • The Actors Accent Coach : Standard American
  • The Actors Accent Coach : British RP
  • The Actors Lab - Peter Feeney, Lisa Chappell and Cherie Moore : Masterclass for Film and TV
  • Andrea Kelland and Vicky Yiannoutsos : Audition and chair workshop for TV and Film
2019
  • Andrea Kelland : Audition workshop for TV and Film
  • BOP Actors Studio : Film and TV Intensive Course
2018
  • Liz Mullane and Rachel Bullock : Advanced Acting for Screen Intensive Course
  • Acting workshop with Andrea Kelland : Film and TV
2016
  • Katherine Kennard Term Class : Film/TV Acting Workshop
  • Peter Feeney Workshop : Acting Workshop
  • Acting Workshop : Audition and Casting
2015
  • Dance Term Class : Contemporary
2014
  • Waikato University : Bachelor of Communication Studies
  • Waikato University/Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts : Theatre Studies
2008
  • Dance School : Latin and Ballroom

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Acting agent

TMH Management


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • New Zealand

Union memberships
  • Equity

2020
- TV Commercial Ultrafast Fibre - Lead

2018
- Supporting Actress as 'Kat' in short film Once more with Muchness by Twinkling Bat Films

2017
- Featured extra as 'receptionist' in Ahikaroa Season 1 Episode 11 and 12 - Maori Television and TVNZ On Demand
- Extra in Bay of Plenty Film showcase

2016
- Girlfriend in Phil Rudd's music video 'Head Job'
- Live Model on RedcarpetTVNZ
- Supporting actress in One Man Two Guvnors. Character: Pauline
- Talent in TVC for web - The Quadrant Hotel. Characters: check in guest and business women.

2015
- Lead actress in 'See How They Run' theatre show. Character: Penelope Toop
- Commercial for Banana Boat Sunblock Summer Tour - Web
- Commercial for 850 Cameron building lease - Web
- Lead in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Awareness TVC. Character: Mother

2014
- Studied Theatre studies and physical theatre at Waikato University.

2012-2013
- Cast of Prime Productions - murder mystery dinner shows
- Pirates of the Pacific 'the pirate king'
- Sherlock Holmes and the museum of mystery
- Character appearances at events e.g pirates, naughty elf
- Lead of Brenda in Four Dogs and a Bone, acting along side Stewart Devenie
- Snow White Character Impersonation

2011
- Rosie the cow children's show

2006
- 'Guys and Dolls' Theatre Production
- 'Popular Girl' Theatre Production
- 'Just the Boys' Musical Production - Lead Dancer

2007
- 'Pinocchio' Theatre Production - Lead
- Member of the Impromptu Theatre

2008
- 'West Side Story' Theatre Production
- Stage Challenge Dancer
- Member of the Impromptu Theatre
- 'Crucible' - supporting actress

2010: Cigar Girl - Corporate Function

Modelling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


2018-2019
- Hotmilk Maternity Lingerie Model

2017
- Runway model for Sisters & Co for New season Karen Walker and Juliette Hogan show
- Photoshoot with Repertoire for their Share Our Style feature.
- Cover Spread Model for Mode Magazine
- Runway Model for Juliette Hogan at Sisters & Co

2016
- Runway model for Sisters & Co Christmas Fashion Show
- Runway Model for Sisters & Co Garden and Arts Fest Fashion Show
- Runway model for summer collection Kathryn Wilson
- Event Model for Jewellery designer Sisi and Samala Cometics
- Miss Universe NZ 2016 2nd Runner Up
- Miss Universe NZ 2017-2018 official Finalist calendar shoot

2015
- Indulge Bay Model Finalist - runway model for Sisters & Co

* 2014
- Cointreau/Zoe&Morgan/Moochi Hostess Model
- NZ finalist in the NZ Lingerie Model Search Final

Film & Stage Crew

Production & Management ability

Beginner


I have a Bachelor in Communications majoring in PR and Marketing and have also been an event manager for over 10 years. I have ample experience managing projects and large events and would like to use these skills to transfer into Production Management.
I am also a writer and belong to the Film Bay of Plenty Screenwriters group where I spend my nights writing screenplays.

Presenting

TV presenter experience

Previous paid TV presenter roles


Presenting agent

TMH Management


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • New Zealand

Presenter union memberships
  • Equity

After having my son, I was involved in presenting for a maternity lingerie company called Hotmilk. Presenting products in videos for social channels for their followers.

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