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Rena Owen
Biographical information
Born

July 22, 1962
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Nationality

New Zealander

Career
Occupation

Actress

Star Wars work
Other works of note
Official site

http://www.renaowen.com/

"There are a million actors in the world who'd love the opportunity to be in Star Wars. It's knowing that you're part of history, part of the Star Wars phenomena, and the opportunity and the privilege of working with someone like George Lucas, to be able to sit there and watch how they work, watch them do their thing. That's what it's all about."
―Rena Owen[src]

Rena Owen (born July 22, 1962) portrayed Nee Alavar in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. She also was the voice of Taun We in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and the video game Star Wars: Republic Commando.

BiographyEdit

Owen comes from a family of nine children. She was born to a Māori/Welsh father and a European mother.

Her role in Lee Tamahori's film Once Were Warriors earned Owen several awards, such as the award for Best Actress at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Festival Award at the San Diego International Film Festival and the Spirit Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 1994, Owen appeared in the film Once Were Warriors as the wife of the character played by Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett & clone troopers). They played together again in the film's sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?. Owen shared screen with Bai Ling (Bana Breemu) in the 2008 film A Beautiful Life. In 2009, she played alongside Keisha Castle-Hughes (Queen Apailana) in the TV movie Piece of My Heart. Castle-Hughes played the young version of Owen's character. In 2011, she appeared in the film Snitch along with Edward Asner (voice of Vrook Lamar in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel). One of Owen's castmates in the TV series Medivac was Graeme Blundell (Ruwee Naberrie).

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Other notes
2014 The Dead Lands Unknown role Announced
2014 The Well Claire Announced
2012 The Straits Kitty Montebello TV series
2011 Snitch Judge Irwin a.k.a. Witness Insecurity
2011 Alyce Danielle
2011 Shortland Street Hine Ryan TV series
2009/2011 East West 101 Mere Hahunga TV series
2009 Spout Oma Short movie - Also Producer/Writer
2009 Fear Clinic Brett's Mom Web series
2009 Prison Break SHU C.O. TV series
2009 Veronika Decides to Die Nurse Josephine
2009 Piece of My Heart Kat TV movie
2008 Amusement Psychiatrist
2008 A Beautiful Life Sam
2008 Ocean of Pearls Anna Berisha
2008 Finding Red Cloud Barfly
2006 The Horrible Flowers Linda
2006 Leela Mother Short movie
2006 The Iron Man Dolores
2005 Freezerburn Lee
2005 Mee-Shee: The Water Giant Crazy Norma
2005 The Crow: Wicked Prayer Mary
2005 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Nee Alavar
2005 Star Wars: Republic Commando Taun We & RAS Ship Computer Video game (voice)
2004 The Land Has Eyes Warrior Woman a.k.a. Pear ta ma 'on maf
2003 Nemesis Game Emily Gray
2003 Pledge of Allegiance Mac's Mom
2002 Angel Dinza TV series
2002 sIDney Clarissa Short movie
2002 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones Taun We (voice)
2001 Soul Assassin Karina
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Ticket Taker
2001 Gideon's Crossing Tara the Surgeon TV series
2000 Dark Knight Rock Witch TV series
2000 All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story Soona Fualaau TV movie
2000 Her Iliad Lena
1999 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? Beth Heke
1999 I'll Make You Happy Mickie
1999 9 Across Unknown role Short movie
1998 When Love Comes Katie
1998 Dance Me to My Song Rix
1996-1998 Medivac Macy Fields TV series
1996 G.P. Hilary Harper TV series
1995 High Tide Cara Gibson TV series
1995 The Call Up Emily Broughton
1995 Savage Play Takiora
1994 Once Were Warriors Beth Heke
1994 Rapa Nui Hitirenga
1994 Hinekaro Goes on a Picnic and Blows Up Another Obelisk Hinekaro Short movie
1990/1991 Shark in the Park Ngaire TV series
1990 Betty's Bunch Shirley Gardner TV series

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