Olivia Tennet was born on 4 January 1991 under the sign of Capricorn, in Auckland, New Zealand. She is a 28-year-old actress, known for starring in the role of Freda in “The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers”, playing Tuesday Warner in the New Zealand prime-time soap opera “Shortland Street”, and featuring as Skyler in the horror thriller “Blood Punch”.
How Rich is She, as of Now?
Olivia Tennet’s net worth is over $1.5 million, earned through her career as a renowned actress, since she has appeared in more than 35 television and film titles.
Early Life, Family, Education
Olivia Tennet was raised alongside two siblings in her hometown of Auckland by her parents. She is the youngest child, the sister of Anton Tennet and Emma Tennet. Her brother is also involved in the film industry as an actor, and lives in Melbourne, Australia, while her sister is a dancer. She holds New Zealand nationality and is of European ethnicity. She attended the Epsom Girls Grammar School, and matriculated in 2008. Olivia later continued her education at the University of Auckland, from which she finally graduated with a master’s degree in Speech Therapy in September of 2019.
Olivia initially developed her love for dancing, and started taking classes as a four-year-old under the influence of her elder sister, but later switched her interests to acting.
Her debut appearance came in 1999, when she guest-starred as Princess Alesia in an episode of the American fantasy television series “Xena: Warrior Princess”, which was filmed in New Zealand.
Rise to Prominence: “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
Olivia made her debut film appearance in the role of Nicole Mitchell in the 2001 family adventure “Kids World”, for which she won the Nokia New Zealand Film and TV’s Best Juvenile Performer award. It was followed by her portrayal of Megan in the 2002 short drama “Watermark”, which led her to win the Drifting Clouds Short Film Festival’s Best Actress award.
She came to prominence during the same year, with the role of Freda in the epic fantasy adventure film “The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers”, directed by Peter Jackson and based on the second book of J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy of the same name.
Continued Success: “Shortland Street” and “Power Rangers RPM”
In 2006, she was chosen to play the main role of Lilith in the New Zealand fantasy-based television series “Maddigan’s Quest”; however, it lasted only for a season. Afterwards, Olivia starred as Karen in the 2006 family comedy “Ozzie” and then joined the cast of the New Zealand prime-time soap opera “Shortland Street”, appearing in the recurring role of Tuesday Warner between 2007 and 2008.
She also featured as Dr. K in the 17th season of highly popular children’s series “Power Rangers RPM” in 2009.
The 2010s: “Blood Punch” and “800 Words”
In the beginning of the 2010s, Olivia did not have any major appearances, but guest-starred in such television series as “The Almighty Johnsons” and “Underbelly: Land Of The Long Green Cloud”, and then filmed two short titles, “The Swarming” (2012) and “Home” (2013). In 2014, Olivia featured as Skyler in the independent horror thriller film “Blood Punch”, starring alongside Milo Cawthorne and David Whaley, for which she won the Hoboken International Film Festival award for Best Actress.
Between 2015 and 2016, she created and produced the web series “Dancing In Small Spaces”. Moreover, she was also cast as Lorna in the mini-series “When We Go To War” (2015), after which she won the role of Siouxsie in the Australia-New Zealand series “800 Words”.
Recent Years and Voice Overs
In 2016, Olivia starred as Jess in the short comedy-drama film “Moving”, which was followed by her portrayal of Donna in the 2017 made-for-television film “Why Does Love?” She became quite busy in early 2019, since she was selected to play Kiri/Tiny in the TV series “Kiri And Lou”, and to provide her voice to Jazz in “Quimbo’s Quest” and Sherri in “Jandal Burn”.
It is also announced that she will appear as Jazmin in the upcoming comedy “This Town” next to Robyn Malcolm and David White, and guest-starred in her previous role of Dr. K in an episode of “Power Rangers Beast Morphers”. Besides that, she also co-formed the ‘60s doo-wop girl band ‘The Up-Doos’ in 2018, alongside actresses Aria Jones and Esther Stephens, and they frequently perform.
Olivia has appeared in more than 30 ‘live’ productions too – she performed as a little sister in the play “360” at the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival, and then played Lynne in “Stepping Out” at the Auckland Theatre Company, the same year.
Afterwards, Olivia gained enormous fame as she starred in the role of Emilia in the play “Othello”, and starred as Dorothy in the play “The Wizard Of Oz”, both at the Peach Theatre Company in 2011 – the role of Dorothy earned her the Metro Magazine award in the Best Arms and Legs Outstretched category. Olivia has also performed as a dancer in various productions, including “Sirens”, “In Flagrante: The Venus Season”, and “Pleasuredome: The Musical”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
- Long light brown hair
- Hazel eyes
- Height – 5ft 5ins (1.65m)
- Weight – Unknown
- Body Measurements – Unknown
Personal Life: Ex-Husband Milo Cawthorne, Boyfriend, Pregnant
Olivia Tennet met her future husband, Milo Cawthorne, while both of them were living in Los Angeles, California – he also comes from New Zealand and is an actor. They have worked together on such titles as “Power Rangers RPM” and “Blood Punch”. Olivia and Milo had lived together in Los Angeles from 2011 to 2013, when they returned to New Zealand. Since June of 2016, they have been separated. Thereafter she began dating musician and drummer Tom Broome. The couple is currently expecting their first child.