Madeleine Sami

Madeleine Nalini Sami is a New Zealand actress, comedian and musician.

Madeleine Sami
Madeleine Nalini Sami

(1980-05-10) 10 May 1980
Auckland, New Zealand
Spouse(s)Pip Brown (Ladyhawke)

Acting career

In 2011 Sami starred in her own comedy series, Super City, directed by Taika Waititi.[1] She won Best Performance by an Actress at the 2011 AFTA awards for this role.[2]

In January 2015, Sami married Pip Brown, also known as the singer-songwriter Ladyhawke.[3] They welcomed a baby girl on 20 October 2017.[4]

She co-wrote, co-directed and starred in the 2018 film The Breaker Upperers, along with Jackie van Beek.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Ice As: Ice House Various
2000 Fish Skin Suit Libby TV movie
2000 Teach You a Lesson Narrator Short film
2003 Perfect Strangers Andrea
2006 Sione's Wedding Tania
2007 Eagle vs Shark Burger Girl Customer
2009 Under the Mountain Constable Green
2012 Sione's 2: Unfinished Business Tania
2015 Slow West Marimacho
2018 The Breaker Upperers Mel Also writer; director


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Pio! Various
1999 Shortland Street Dr. Shivani 'Vani' Naran
2000 Fish Skin Suit Libby
2001 Xena Tyro
2004 Talent Chemist
2004 The Insiders Guide to Happiness Tess
2007 Rude Awakenings Francesca Hoyle
2007 Outrageous Fortune Linda
2006-2007 Bro'Town Additional Voices/Bianca 5 episodes
2009 Diplomatic Immunity Agent Amy Bickler
2008-2009 The Jaquie Brown Diaries Serita Singh 13 episodes
2009-2013 Buzzy Bee and Friends Buzzy Bee 14 episodes
2009-2017 7 Days Herself 15 episodes
2010 Radiradirah Various
2011 3 News Herself
2011-2013 Super City Creator/Writer/Executive Director


2013 Top of the Lake Zena
2013 Aroha Bridge Mum/Aunty Winny/Angeline Hook
2016 All Talk with Anika Moa Herself
2016-2018 Funny Girls Director
2014 Flat3 Madeline
2018 The Bad Seed Marie Da Silva
2018 The Great Kiwi Bake Off Host
2019 Golden Boy Claire


Year Title Role Theatre
1998 Three People in a Cinema Various Silo Theatre
1999 Legacy Ensemble Aotearoa Young People's Theatre
2000 No. 2 Various Edinburgh Festival
2001 No. 2 Various NZ Tour
2001 Bare Various Wellington Fringe Festival
2002 The Vagina Monologues Various Auckland Theatre Company
2005 Bad Jelly the Witch Bad Jelly Silo Theatre
2006 Bad Jelly the Witch Bad Jelly Silo Theatre
2007 Some Girl(s) Tyler Silo Theatre
2008 Rabbit Emily Silo Theatre
2008 Whero's New Net Various Massive Company
2008 Spelling Bee Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre Auckland Theatre Company
2009 No. 2 Various Silo Theatre
2010 Dance Troupe Supreme Kellyanna Maidment Theatre


  1. "ThreeNow | Search". Archived from the original on 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  2. Archived 2011-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Tapaleao, Vaimoana (9 January 2015). "Ladyhawke and Madeleine Sami to wed". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  4. "A Babyhawke lands: Comedian Madeleine Sami and rocker Ladyhawke welcome a baby". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  5. The Breaker Upperers, retrieved 2018-11-28
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