Danielle Cormack

Danielle Cormack

Born: December 26, 1970
Age: 53
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Danielle Cormack (born 26 December 1970) is a stage and screen actress from New Zealand. She was one of the original core cast of the long-running soap opera Shortland Street, though she is also known for her role as the Amazon Ephiny in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, Cynthia Ross in The Cult, and Shota in Legend of the Seeker. Other works include the 2009 film, Separation City, and the Australian series Rake. She also portrayed notorious Sydney underworld figure Kate Leigh in Underbelly: Razor and Bea Smith in Wentworth.


Personal life

Cormack has one child with fellow actor Pana Hema Taylor, Te Ahi Ka, born 19 March 2010. Cormack has another son, Ethan (born in 1996), from a previous relationship.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Snap Felicity Short film
1993 Game with No Rules, AA Game with No Rules Vera Smith Short film
1994 Last Tattoo, TheThe Last Tattoo Molly
1997 Topless Women Talk About Their Lives Liz
1998 Via Satellite Chrissy / Carol
1999 Siam Sunset Grace
1999 Channelling Baby Bunnie
2000 Price of Milk, TheThe Price of Milk Lucinda
2004 Without a Paddle Toni
2004 Stringer Butcher
2004 Together Rose Short film
2005 Pool, TheThe Pool Jane Short film
2005 River Queen Viola
2006 Mirage Various Short film
2006 Cross My Heart Krystal Short film
2006 Perfect Creature Margaret Sparrow
2008 Song of Good, AA Song of Good Rachel Cradle
2009 Separation City Pam Nicholson


Year Title Role Notes
1987-1989 Gloss Tania Veitch Main role
1992-1993 Shortland Street Alison Raynor Main role
1994-1995 High Tide Meghan Kelly Episode: "Sitting Ducks"
Jill McMillan Episode: "Dead Heat"
1995 Call Up, TheThe Call Up Stacey TV film
1995 Overnight Kelly TV film
1995-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Ephiny Recurring role (8 episodes)
1997-1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Lady Marie DeValle
Episode: "Les Contemptibles"
Episode: "Prodigal Sister"
Ephiny Episode: "Sky High"
2000 Jack of All Trades Katherine Episode: "A Horse of a Different Color"
2000 Cleopatra 2525 Raina Episodes: "Mind Games", "Trial and Error", "Out of Body"
2000 Xena: Warrior Princess Samsara Episode: "Lifeblood"
2004 Maiden Voyage Lynn Fabrizio TV film
2006 Maddigan's Quest Maddie Main role (13 episodes)
2007 Rude Awakenings Dimity Rush Main role (11 episodes)
2008 City Homicide Shirley Steadman Episode: "Taniwha"
2008 Strip, TheThe Strip Amy Episodes: "1.11", "1.12", "1.13"
2008-2010 Legend of the Seeker Shota Recurring role (6 episodes)
2009 Buzzy Bee and Friends Elle-Gator (voice) Recurring role (14 episodes)
2009 Cult, TheThe Cult Cynthia Ross Main role (13 episodes)
2010 Forever New Zealand Catherine TV film
2010-2012 Rake Scarlet Meagher Main role (16 episodes)
2011 East West 101 Angela Travis Episodes: "Jerusalem", "Behold a Pale Horse", "Revelation"
2011 Underbelly: Razor Kate Leigh Main role (13 episodes)
2012 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Anna Ross Episode: "Queen of the Flowers"
2012 Buzzy Bee and Friends Elle-Gator (voice) Episodes: "2.1", "Memories", "Oscar's Ups and Downs"
2013- Wentworth Bea Smith Main role


Year Title Role Notes
1993 East Sylv Mercury Theatre, Auckland
1994 Zurich Arts Festival - Lucerne, Switzerland
1996 Spare Prick Lucinda Basement Theatre, Auckland
1996 Return of the Summer Street Seven Lucinda
1997 Arcadia Chloe Coverly Auckland Theatre Company
1999 Trainspotting Various New Zealand Tour
2001 Blue Room, TheThe Blue Room Alison / Various Auckland Theatre Company
2001 Streetcar Named Desire, AA Streetcar Named Desire Stella
2002 Bellbird, TheThe Bellbird Flo
2003 Shape of Things, TheThe Shape of Things Evelyn
2003 Vagina Monologues, TheThe Vagina Monologues Various New Zealand Tour
2004 Skin Tight Elizabeth
2004 Caligula Caesonia Auckland Theatre Company
2004 Sex with Strangers Robyn Herald Theatre, Auckland
2005 Prostitute
2005 Clockwork Orange, AA Clockwork Orange Various Silo Theatre, Auckland
2006 Case of Katherine Mansfield, TheThe Case of Katherine Mansfield Katherine Mansfield
2007 Downstage Theatre, Wellington
2008 Hypocrite, TheThe Hypocrite Dorine Melbourne Theatre Company
2008 Rock 'n' Roll Lenka Melbourne Theatre Company & Sydney Theatre Company
2010 Christ Almighty Three Wise Men The Basement Theatre, Auckland
2011 Yellow Moon Hollie B Sharp
2012 Top Girls Marlene Silo Theatre


Year Award Category Production Result
1997 New Zealand Film and TV Awards Best Actress Topless Women Talk About Their Lives Won
1999 Channelling Baby Nominated
2000 The Price of Milk Nominated
Fantasporto International Film Festival Siam Sunset Won
2005 Drifting Cloud International Film Festival Best Performance Together Won
2006 TV Guide Best on the Box People's Choice Awards Best Actress Maddigan's Quest Nominated
48 Hour Film Festival Best Manic Performance Mirage Won
Richmond Road Short Film Festival Best Performance Female Together Won
2009 Aotearoa Film & Television Awards Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film Separation City Nominated
2010 Qantas Television Awards Best Performance by Actress in General Television The Cult Won
2011 Equity Awards Best Ensemble Cast Rake Won
2012 Logie Award Most Popular Actress Underbelly: Razor & East West 101 Nominated
2014 Outstanding Actress Wentworth Nominated
2015 ASTRA Award Most Outstanding Female Actor Won
Logie Award Most Outstanding Actress Won

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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