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11 Pacific Islander Actors Who Are Serving On Screen And Deserve Way More Recognition

If you don't know, now you know.

What do Dwayne Johnson, KJ Apa, Jason Momoa and Nicole Scherzinger all have in common apart from beauty, fame and over five million Instagram followers?

They are all Pacific Islanders who are excelling in their chosen creative fields.

Closer to home, Aussie screens are also heating up with Pacific Islander talent and creativity. 

Here are 11 Pacific Islanders slaying on Aussie screens you need to be watching:

1. Angelina Thomson (Cook Islander/Australian actor and singer)

2. Ethan Browne (Māori actor)

3. Lawrence Ola (Samoan actor)

4. Rachel House (Māori and European actor)

5. Rose Matafeo (Samoan actor)

6. Alex Aiono (Māori, Samoan and Caucasian actor)

7. Alex Tarrant (Māori, Samoan and Niuean actor)

8. Kelemete Misipeka (Samoan actor)

9. Uli Latukefu (Tongan actor)

10. Stacey Leilua (Samoan actor and producer)

11. And finally, Ana Tuisil (Samoan actor)

Let us know which other Pacific Islander actors deserve more recognition in the comments!

Morwenna Petaia is a Samoan-Australian writer from Melbourne on Bunurong land.


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