Actor and TV presenter Miriama Smith (Te Arawa) has graced our screens for over 25 years. Her extensive bio reflects not only her experience but also her diversity as a performer.
Winner of Best Supporting Actress at the NZ Television Awards. She has had core cast roles in Mercy Peak and Shortland Street, as well as Last Man Standing and more recently Mt Zion, Kaitangata Twitch and Filthy Rich.
A keen sports woman in her teens, Miriama has a Bachelor's degree in Sport and Leisure studies from the University of Waikato, as well as a graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Communications. She is also a Qualified Yoga instructor, who has taught Body Balance in Les Mills in Auckland and now has her own practice called Sustainable Yoga, based out of Waihi Beach. A hopeless romantic at heart, she is now a practicing Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant. Her life experience means she can relate to people of varying backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. And her passion for life, love and people make her a popular choice for weddings from Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty to Auckland.
Miriama believes life is all about 'balance' and when she's not working she cherishes time spent with her family and friends.
Her most challenging, yet rewarding, role to date has been motherhood. In February 2013, Miriama and her husband Dylan, welcomed 'Rauaroha', their first child, into the world. He is the love of our life, she confesses. Every day, is more vivid, colourful and meaningful now that I am a mother .