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Holly Shanahan

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Holly Shanahan
Born (1981-11-23) 23 November 1981 (age 39)
New Zealand
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💼 Occupation

Holly Shanahan (born 23 November 1981) is an actress from New Zealand. She is best known for playing Camille in Power Rangers Jungle Fury.

Early life and Career[edit]

Shanahan grew up in the Taranaki village of Lepperton and studied theatre at Victoria University of Wellington.[1]

Shanahan is known for her main role in the children's TV series, Power Rangers Jungle Fury, and her appearances in television shows The Insiders Guide to Happiness, Power Rangers Mystic Force and Outrageous Fortune.[2] In 2008 she starred in the film, Second Hand Wedding, alongside Patrick Wilson, Ryan O'Kane and Geraldine Brophy.[3] She won a best supporting actress Qantas Film and Television Award for her work in the film.[4][5] In 2011 she played Detective Constable Caroline Derwent in the mini-series, Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud, which was based on the criminal career of New Zealand drug trafficker Marty Johnstone.[2][6]

In 2013 Shanahan settled in New Plymouth, where she began working with youth performers.[7] She relaunched the West Coast Youth Theatre in 2014 as a way to help young actors enter the arts.[8] She has since continued to appear in TV series and TV movies, and in 2019 she ran Shakespearian acting workshops for drama students.[9]

Shanahan has also appeared on Australian television, with guest appearances in The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Wanted.



Year Title Role Notes
2017 Wanted Car Rental Agent Cameo Cast Member
2014 CNT Live! Miriam Moonstone-Jones Cameo Cast Member
2013 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Eadie McIntyre Cameo Cast Member
2011 Underbelly NZ: Land Of The Long Green Cloud Detective Constable Caroline Derwent Main Cast Member (6 Episodes)
2008 Power Rangers Jungle Fury Camille 32 episodes
2007 Welcome to Paradise[10] Lucy
2006 Outrageous Fortune Jools Episode: 2.04, "This Two-Fold Force"
Episode: 2.06, "The Affliction of His Love"
Episode: 2.10, "The Indifferent Children of the Earth"
Episode: 2.11, "Get Thee to Bed"
Episode: 2.13, "An Old Man Is Twice a Child"
Episode: 2.14, "Fathers, Mothers, Daughters, Sons"
Power Rangers Mystic Force Leelee Pimvare
2004 The Insider's Guide To Happiness Bride Episode: 1.01, "Is Happiness an Accident?"


Year Title Role Notes
2015 True Crime: Venus and Mars Sandra Garner TV movie
2015 True Crime: How to Murder Your Wife Tracey Lee TV movie
2008 Second Hand Wedding Cheryl Rose Won – Qantas Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 The Last Great Snail Chase Katie


  1. Utiger, Taryn (9 June 2013). "Actor follows her dream". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hurley, Bevan (9 April 2011). "Underbelly to tell story of Mr Asia drug heyday in NZ". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  3. Fergusson, Rachael (25 May 2008). "Second Hand Wedding star puts garage sale trauma behind her". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  4. Drinnan, John (16 September 2008). "'Outrageous' tops N. Zealand Awards". Variety. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  5. "Qantas Film and Television Awards". The Big Idea. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  6. "Underbelly NZ: Back in the high life". New Zealand Herald. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  7. Batten, Yvette (14 September 2016). "Youth Shine in New Stage Production". North Taranaki Midweek.
  8. Batten, Yvette (22 April 2016). "Holly Shanahan starts West Coast Youth Theatre for young performers". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  9. Smith, Alyssa (3 April 2019). "Stratford students to take part in Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  10. "Welcome to Paradise: what went wrong?". Sunday Star Times. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2020.

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