Cook Island/French actress Sela Apera studied acting at the Auckland Dramatic Academy, where she took the Television Presenters course and the Stage and Screen courses I and II. She also took the Acting in Film course at the UNITEC Performing Arts School. She has since gone on to…more
Sela's niece, Storm Melematisa Teana Apera-Seve, was tragically killed by her own father, who then took his own life. Sela asks that all who knew the girl (who she lovingly calls a "Polynesian Barbie" for her love of playing dress up) to share those memories with others, so that she will never be forgotten.
Sela's younger brother Paora Apera, whose stage name is P Digsss, is the lead singer of the band Shape Shifter. He hs toured with his group all over the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Sela has appeared in several short films, including the 1998 film The Cats Are Crying and one from 1997 titled Visitation.
In 2005, Sela became a fashion columnist for the Spasifik magazine, which targets the Maori and Polynesian community. She also provided the magazine with articles profiling Pacific Island and Maori actors, writers, directors and models.
In 2003, Sela served as MC for Fenua - The Tahitian Cultural Show.
In 2004, Sela started her own business to help others get into acting and modeling. She does photo sessions to create portfolios for her clients, gives private coaching, does workshops on the tricks of the trade, and helps them to connect with the right agents.
Sela married husband Greg Miller in 2000.
Sela has done numerous television commercials, including those for the New Zealand Herald, Telecom Internet, ASB Bank, and United Airline.
Sela is 5'9", with brown hair and brown eyes.
Sela's theatrical skills includes being a make-up artist. She has also worked as a model.
Sela plays the piano and sings. She can also ride horses.