Morgana O'Reilly plays Naomi Canning
Morgana has enjoyed a flourishing career in film, theatre and television. Since graduating from UNITEC New Zealand in 2006, she has appeared in feature films We Feel Fine and My Wedding and Other Secrets. Morgana played the lead in Housebound which will premiere at the South By South West Film Festival in 2014.
In television, Morgana has held the lead in the Screentime NZ telemovie Safe House and in Comedia Pictures/TVNZ’s Billy, playing the wife of iconic New Zealand comedian Billy T James. Other television credits include Sunny Skies, Nothing Trivial, 1000 Apologies and The Jacqui Brown Diaries.
Morgana debuts on Neighbours in March as the feisty Naomi Canning, a newly created regular character who is the estranged daughter of Sheila Canning played by Colette Mann and cousin of Kyle played by Chris Milligan.
Morgana’s theatre credits include When the Rain Stops Falling, Bare and The Ensemble Project with Silo Theatre, the role of ‘Desdemona’ in Othello with Peach Theatre Company, and The Height of the Eiffel Tower performed in the Auckland Fringe Festival, the New York Fringe Festival and most famously, in people’s homes all over the world as part of ‘The Livingroom Tour’. This enormously successful solo show was devised and written by Morgana and Abigail Greenwood and has received much praise wherever it is shown. The Ensemble Theatre’s Managing Carmen marked Morgana’s debut on an Australian stage.