Lucy Schmidt

Lucy is an accomplished writer and actor. Since graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School Lucy has written several plays and appeared in more than 30 stage productions.

Her play Trash was nominated for two Chapman Tripp awards in 1998; Sisters and Netballers were co-written with Alison Quigan for Centrepoint Theatre, the latter going on to seasons at The Court and Fortune theatres; Eddie and the Afterlife was commissioned by the University of Otago; Weighing In was commissioned by Centrepoint Theatre, as were Hits of ’74 and Hits of ’83 (both co-written with Stayci Taylor.) For television, Lucy has written for Whānau, Ākina, Kōrero Mai, Shortland Street, and co-created and wrote Brown Bruthaz and the comedy series Golden with Stayci Taylor.

As an actor she is known for her comedic style and skills in improvisation, she has starred in Whose Show is it Anyway? and with Stayci Taylor is half of the comedy duo Fatty and Pinhead. She has appeared in Shortland Street, Being Eve, Mercy Peak, Maddigan’s Quest, Legend of the Seeker, Eating Media Lunch, Bliss and The Pretender. She has also featured in two films: Chicken and The Pledge.