An international award-winning actress, Rena Owen trained at the Actors Institute of London and worked in all aspects of theater during her formative years.
Owen’s first film was a supporting role in the Kevin Reynolds/Kevin Costner film, “Rapa Nui,” followed by the leading role in the cult-classic New Zealand film, “Once Were Warriors.” Her performance garnered her universal rave reviews and she won Best Actress awards at the Montreal, Oporto, Seattle and San Diego Film Festivals, as well as the Cannes Film Festival’s Spirit Award. While in New Zealand, she was awarded the Benny Award for Excellence in Film and the Toast Masters Communicator of the Year Award.
In 2000, Owen played Taun We in George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” followed by a cameo role in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.” Most recently, Owen played a guest star role on Seth McFarlane’s new sci-fi TV series, “The Orville,” and was cast as a series regular in Freeform’s “Siren”.