Zoe Cramond

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Zoe Cramond
Zoe Cramond.jpg
Zoe Cramond in 2013
Born (1984-10-08) 8 October 1984 (age 35)[1]
Papamoa, New Zealand
Years active2007–present

Zoe Cramond (born 8 October 1984) is a New Zealand actress. After graduating from Unitec Institute of Technology, Cramond appeared in many theatre productions and television commercials. She was in Outrageous Fortune and Shortland Street, before deciding to give up her acting career to study graphic design. She returned to acting after being cast in the television film Panic at Rock Island and Go Girls.

In 2011, Cramond joined the cast of comedy-drama Packed to the Rafters as Emma Mackey, marking her first major role. She relocated to Sydney for filming. Cramond competed in the 12th Season of Dancing with the Stars in 2012. She and her dance partner Aric Yegudkin came in third place. The following year, Cramond filmed a guest appearance in Fat Tony & Co.. She joined the cast of Neighbours in 2015 as Amy Williams.

Early and personal life[change | change source]

Zoe Cramond is from Papamoa, New Zealand. Her parents are both artists, who encouraged her to try community theatre, ballet and contemporary dance.[2][3] Cramond attended Unitec Institute of Technology, where she studied performing arts.[3]

Cramond is a keen surfer. She learned how to surf at Waihi Beach from the age of 14.[2][4]

Career[change | change source]

After graduating from Unitec, Cramond worked for an underground music station and appeared in several theatre productions and television commercials.[2][5] She made guest appearances in Outrageous Fortune (2008) and Shortland Street (2009).[2] After struggling to find acting work, Cramond quit to study graphic design.[2] A week later she learned that she had been cast in the television film Panic at Rock Island and had an audition for the New Zealand comedy-drama Go Girls.[2] Cramond joined Go Girls as Amanda, a love interest and eventual wife of main character Kevin (Jay Ryan).[6]

Cramond joined the cast of comedy-drama Packed to the Rafters as Emma Mackey for the fourth season in 2011.[7] Cramond relocated to Sydney for filming.[8] Her character, Emma, was introduced to the show as a potential love interest for Ben Rafter (played by Hugh Sheridan).[8] Cramond remained with the show until its cancellation in 2013.[9]

In 2012, Cramond competed in the 12th Season of Dancing with the Stars.[10] She was partnered with Russian dancer Aric Yegudkin and represented the Spinal Cord Injury Network.[11][12] During a dance routine, Cramond fractured four ribs, but continued in the competition.[12][13] Despite being named the favourites to win, Cramond and Yegudkin came in third place.[14]

Cramond appeared as lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson in Fat Tony & Co. in 2014.[15] She joined the cast of Neighbours in 2015, as series regular Amy Williams.[16]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Outrageous Fortune Tara Episode: "The Fatness of These Pursy Times"
2009 Shortland Street Tamson Katz
2009 Go Girls Amanda
2010 Panic at Rock Island Ari Television film
2011–13 Packed to the Rafters Emma Mackey
2011 The Fall Guys Kayley
2012 Dancing with the Stars Herself
2014 Fat Tony & Co. Zarah Garde-Wilson Episode: "Killers, Thieves & Lawyers"
2015– Neighbours Amy Williams

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zoe Cramond". Showcast. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Hutton, Dan (22 June 2011). "From New Zealand To Clovelly – Zoe Cramond". The Beast. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Zoe Cramond". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. Schipp, Debbie (8 October 2011). "Surf Zoe Cramond girl soaks it up on Packed to the Rafters". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  5. "Zoe Cramond" (PDF). Sue Barnett & Associates. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  6. "Wrapping up Go Girls". Stuff.co.nz. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  7. Davies, Rebecca (28 February 2011). "Two stars join 'Packed To The Rafters'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Davies, Rebecca (12 September 2011). "'Packed to the Rafters' Zoe Cramond: 'It's weird being on TV'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  9. Schipp, Debbie (4 July 2013). "Packed to the Rafters stars reunite after five years". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  10. Byrne, Fiona (2 March 2012). "Johnny Ruffo to show X Factor on Dancing With the Stars alongside Brendan Fevola". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  11. "Dancing with the Stars favourites kiss off chemistry rumours". Herald Sun. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Clune, Richard (3 June 2012). "Why injured Zoe Cramond is dancing for her dad". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  13. "Rib injury won't stop Zoe!". Yahoo!7. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  14. Cartwright, Darren (18 June 2012). "Ruffo wins Dancing With The Stars". news.com.au. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  15. "Gallery: Where's Tony?". 9jumpin. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  16. Kilkelly, Daniel (17 May 2015). "All change for Neighbours: Four new regulars join the soap's cast". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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