ntonia has been acting professionally since she was 12. Her debut role was in 1997 playing Mandy McFarlane, one of the leads in the television series, Mirror Mirror – Series 2. This was followed by the role of Jem in William Shatner’s A Twist in the Tale. Antonia’s next project was the immensely popular series The Tribe in which she played one of the leading roles, Trudy, from 1998 until 2003.
As a young adult, Antonia worked on three separate series of Power Rangers and then, in 2005, Antonia began her six season stint playing Loretta West in the award winning series Outrageous Fortune. After filming completed on Outrageous, Antonia went on to have roles in the tele-movies Spies and Lies, playing Mavis, and The Women’s Vote, playing Katrine.
In the last few years. she played leading roles in three feature films: Timeslow, The Cure and White Lies – the latter of which was selected by New Zealand as its entrant into the 2014 Academy Awards. She also took on two presenting roles, first for the travel show My Kinda Place and next for the tv series that follows the journey of the contestants in the Smokefree Rockquest.
Television-wise, Antonia played leading roles in both The Blue Rose (2012), as Jane, and in the World War One drama Anzac Girls (2013), as Hilda, featured as a guest lead on the WGN flagship show, Salem (2014). Last year she joined Rebecca Gibney in the Australian series Winter, playing Detective Alesia, before returing home to star in the Outrageous Fortune prequel, Westside.
Antonia loves to perform in the theatre. Her notable roles include Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer (2009), numerous characters in The Vagina Monologues (2010), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (2010-2011) and Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie (2013).
Antonia has received a number of accolades for her work. This year, alongside the rest of the cast of Anzac Girls, she won “Best Ensemble” at the Equity Awards. In 2013 Antonia was awarded the “Best Actress” award at the Women’s Institute of Film and Television Showcase in America for her work in White Lies, was nominated for “Best Actress” in the Seoul International Drama Awards for The Blue Rose, and her portrayal of Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie was judged the “Best Theatrical Performance of 2014” in Auckland’s Best Of Awards. Also, in 2008 she was awarded “Best Supporting Actress” at the NZ Film and Television Awards for Outrageous Fortune, and prior to this win she had received nominations in the same category in 2006 and 2007.
She was also nominated for “Best Actress” in the TV Guide Peoples Choice Awards in 2015 for her work on Anzac Girls, in 2014 for her work on The Blue Rose, and in 2005 and 2011 for her work on Outrageous Fortune.
Antonia has completed a two-year acting course studying the Stanford Meisner technique in New Zealand (2005-2007) and has also studied acting with Philippe Gaulier at his school in Paris (2007), and with Ivana Chubbuck at her studio in Los Angeles in 2014-15. She has also recently she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English Literature.