Carolyn Dando

Carolyn Dando

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Carolyn Dando
Born Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Carolyn Dando (born about 1989) is an actress and singer from Auckland, New Zealand.[1][2]

Dando’s role was in the TV film Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006).[3] Dando next appeared in Peter Jackson‘s feature film adaptation of The Lovely Bones (2009).[3]

Early life[edit]

Carolyn was born in Auckland, New Zealand. As a young child she had a passion for music, not acting. At the age of 10 years she was picked to sing with Suzanne Prentice at a World Vision “Kids for Kids” Concert. The following year she gave a solo performance in front of several hundred school children and their parents at the annual regional school choir festival, with guests including the Mayor of Auckland City. She was encouraged by teachers to develop her talent, and began to study classical singing (as well as theory and piano) with the professional soprano Gina Sanders.


Her first professional role was in Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America, a made-for-television movie.[4] But her big break came when she landed a part in The Lovely Bones.[4] In 2010, she appeared on the show Shortland Street.[1] In 2012 she appeared as Hailey of Girl vs. Boy


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Lauren Connelly TV film
2009 Lovely Bones, TheThe Lovely Bones Ruth Connors
2009 Legend of the Seeker Veta “Fury”
2010 Shortland Street Paula Sinclair (Penny Rourke) Recurring role
2011 Nothing Trivial Georgia “What Is the Expression…”, “Who Said…”
2012 Girl vs. Boy Hailey Recurring role
2013 Blue Rose, TheThe Blue Rose Hayley “Paint a Vulgar Picture”
2014 White Lies Katie Short film
2015 Monster of Mangatiti, TheThe Monster of Mangatiti Christine TV film
2015 Power Rangers Dino Charge Assistant “Rise of a Ranger”
2016 Shannara Chronicles, TheThe Shannara Chronicles Utopian woman “Utopia”

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