- "There are a million actors in the world who'd love the opportunity to be in Star Wars. It's knowing that you're part of history, part of the Star Wars phenomena, and the opportunity and the privilege of working with someone like George Lucas, to be able to sit there and watch how they work, watch them do their thing. That's what it's all about."
- ―Rena Owen
Rena Owen (born July 22, 1962) portrayed Nee Alavar in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. She also was the voice of Taun We in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and the video game Star Wars: Republic Commando.
Owen comes from a family of nine children. She was born to a Māori/Welsh father and a European mother.
In 1994, Owen appeared in Lee Tamahori's film Once Were Warriors as the wife of the character played by Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett and clone troopers). Her role in Once Were Warriors earned Owen several awards, such as the award for Best Actress at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Festival Award at the San Diego International Film Festival and the Spirit Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Owen and Morrison played together again in the film's sequel, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Owen shared screen time with Bai Ling (Bana Breemu) in the 2008 film A Beautiful Life. In 2009, she played alongside Keisha Castle-Hughes (Queen Apailana) in the TV movie Piece of My Heart. Castle-Hughes played the young version of Owen's character.
In 2011, she appeared in the film Snitch along with Edward Asner (voice of Vrook Lamar in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel). One of Owen's castmates in the TV series Medivac was Graeme Blundell (Ruwee Naberrie).
|2014||The Dead Lands||Unknown role||Announced|
|2012||The Straits||Kitty Montebello||TV series|
|2011||Snitch||Judge Irwin||a.k.a. Witness Insecurity|
|2011||Shortland Street||Hine Ryan||TV series|
|2009/2011||East West 101||Mere Hahunga||TV series|
|2009||Spout||Oma||Short movie - Also Producer/Writer|
|2009||Fear Clinic||Brett's Mom||Web series|
|2009||Prison Break||SHU C.O.||TV series|
|2009||Veronika Decides to Die||Nurse Josephine|
|2009||Piece of My Heart||Kat||TV movie|
|2008||A Beautiful Life||Sam|
|2008||Ocean of Pearls||Anna Berisha|
|2008||Finding Red Cloud||Barfly|
|2006||The Horrible Flowers||Linda|
|2006||The Iron Man||Dolores|
|2005||Mee-Shee: The Water Giant||Crazy Norma|
|2005||The Crow: Wicked Prayer||Mary|
|2005||Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith||Nee Alavar|
|2005||Star Wars: Republic Commando||Taun We and RAS Ship Computer||Video game (voice)|
|2004||The Land Has Eyes||Warrior Woman||a.k.a. Pear ta ma 'on maf|
|2003||Nemesis Game||Emily Gray|
|2003||Pledge of Allegiance||Mac's Mom|
|2002||Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones||Taun We||(voice)|
|2001||A.I. Artificial Intelligence||Ticket Taker|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Tara the Surgeon||TV series|
|2000||Dark Knight||Rock Witch||TV series|
|2000||All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story||Soona Fualaau||TV movie|
|1999||What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?||Beth Heke|
|1999||I'll Make You Happy||Mickie|
|1999||9 Across||Unknown role||Short movie|
|1998||When Love Comes||Katie|
|1998||Dance Me to My Song||Rix|
|1996-1998||Medivac||Macy Fields||TV series|
|1996||G.P.||Hilary Harper||TV series|
|1995||High Tide||Cara Gibson||TV series|
|1995||The Call Up||Emily Broughton|
|1994||Once Were Warriors||Beth Heke|
|1994||Hinekaro Goes on a Picnic and Blows Up Another Obelisk||Hinekaro||Short movie|
|1990/1991||Shark in the Park||Ngaire||TV series|
|1990||Betty's Bunch||Shirley Gardner||TV series|
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