Madeleine Sami

Actor, Film actor

1980 –


Who is Madeleine Sami?

Madeleine Nalini Sami is a New Zealand actress, comedian and musician.

Madeleine was raised in the Onehunga suburb of Auckland, New Zealand; and attended Onehunga High School. She is of Irish and Fiji Indian heritage. Madeleine starred in the long running New Zealand soap Shortland Street from 1998–1999, and more recently in the comedy film Sione's Wedding. She is an accomplished theatre actress and toured internationally with the shows BARE and No2 for which she won two Chapman Tripp awards and an Edinburgh fringe first award. She has since featured in various New Zealand television shows including Outrageous Fortune, The Jaquie Brown Diaries, 7 Days and the Jane Campion series, Top of the Lake.

She has also formed a pop band called "The Sami Sisters" together with two of her siblings, Anji and Priya Sami and on 1 August 2011 they released their debut album entitled 'Happy Heartbreak!' which charted at number 9 in the NZ album charts.

In 2011 Madeleine starred in her own comedy series, Super City, directed by Taika Waititi. She won Best Performance by an Actress at the 2011 AFTA awards for this role. She also won, with co-writer Thomas Sainsbury, Best Comedy Script at the 2011 SWANZ awards for Episode 3 of the series.

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May 10, 1980
Also known as
  • Madeleine Jane Sami
  • Madeleine Nalini Sami
  • New Zealand
  • Onehunga High School

on July 23, 2013


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