Born in Canada in 1957, Lori moved to New Zealand to pursue her acting career, and has been quite successful, living for a time in Wellington, New Zealand and then becoming fixed in Auckland. She has performed on stage, tv, and silver screen in her long career, as…more
Lori's commercial credits includethe 2012 ad for McDonalds (NZ & Australia, 3 months), 2010's for ANZ Bank (NZ), in 2008 for Sky TV (NZ) and 2006's ad for TSB Bank (NZ).
In 2010, Lori played "Sydney Manson" in the short film Need To Love for the 48 Hour Film Festival.
Lori is the artistic director of "The Improvisors" theatresports group.
Lori's theatre credits include:
(2011) The Christmas Story "Elfie", The Pumphouse Theatre, dir. Tim Bray
(2011) The Lion in the Meadow and Other Stories "Fish and Chips/The Witch", The Pumphouse Theatre, dir. Tim Bray
(2011) Enid Untold: Five Go Mad For Improv "Ensemble", NZ International Comedy Festival
(2010) Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals Of Jane Austen "Ensemble", NZ International Comedy Festival
(2010) Bite Me: FangProv "Improv Artist", NZ International Comedy Festival, Con Artists
Death of a Salesman, Auckland Theatre Company
Suspect: A Game of Murder, "Baroness La Fromage", Court Theatre
Justice "Performer", NZ Law Society - tour
Not Tonight God, I've Got A Headache, "Ruth", The Improvisors
Love in the 90's, "Dr Bladder-Cooper", The Improvisors
Look More Rain Dear, Ensemble, Vancouver Theatresports
If I Should Die, 'Nettie', Tamahnous
Only in BC, Arts Club Theatre
In 1989, Lori was nominated for "Outstanding Performance in a Musical" for the show Only in BC produced by the Arts Club Theatre.
In 2005, Lori was nominated for "the most popular talking book narrator for 2004-5", but lost to Shortland Street's Paul Barrett. The Narrator Award was introduced in 1990 in New Zealand to recognise the invaluable work narrators do for blind and vision-impaired readers.
Lori has made numerous appearances at LOTR conventions, and performs along with fellow Kiwi Theatresports alumni Craig Parker and Mark Ferguson the hilarious song "Michael Jackson is Whacko" to the delight of the fans.
While representing New Zealand in Theatresports, she was named world champion twice, once at the Brisbane Expo in 1988 and also at the Auckland Common Wealth Games in 1990. At a competition in Edmonton, Canda, she won the title of Masters of the Universe and in Germany at their World Cup Arts Festival her team reached the quarter-finals.
Lori is a tutor for Theatresports Auckland.
Lori is the Theatre Director of the corporate entertainment firm Con Artists.
Lori is quite active in Theatresports, a competitive form of improvisational acting. Her team is so well thought of internationally that they were invited to join the Die Gorillas 2004 Festival, and when they didn't have financial backing from New Zealand, their appearance was paid for in part by the Festival itself.
During the 2004-5 and 2008 seasons, Lori was part of the Loop Group for the Power Rangers TV show. She provided all sorts of background voices and noises not coming directly from the credited actors. She is also an acting and dialect coach for the show. She is also part of the Loop Group for the show Legend of the Seeker, and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.
Lori has done numerous radio and television commercials, including those for TSB Bank, "Memphis Meltdown Chocolates", and Prima Tissues.
In spite of her small size, Lori is trained in stage combat and judo. She also enjoys sailing.
Lori is 5'4", with brown hair and brown eyes.
Lori is represented professionally by the firm Auckland Actors.
Lori: Never apply a hot iron to an article of clothing you have on.