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Ria Vandervis (born 5 July 1984) is a New Zealand actress. She played the role of the villainess Miratrix in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, and portrays Emergency Department Surgeon prodigy Harper Whitley on the long-running TV2 soap opera Shortland Street.

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1 Private life 2 Acting career 3 References 4 External links

Private life[edit] Vandervis was born in Dunedin
Dunedin
in the South Island
South Island
of New Zealand in 1984. She attended Columba College
Columba College
in the Dunedin
Dunedin
suburb of Roslyn, followed by Auckland's UNITEC School of Performing & Screen Arts, where she completed a three-year course in acting.[1] She is married to Chris Ashton.[2] Acting career[edit] From 2002 to 2006, Vandervis acted in multiple UNITEC theatre productions and short films, and she also had a supporting role in the film The Devil Dared Me To.[3] In June 2007, Vandervis attended the Power Morphicon, the first Power Rangers fan convention of any kind, in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
with her fellow Operation Overdrive cast members. Vandervis had roles in The Cut (Australian TV series), Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and Rescue: Special
Special
Ops. She also played Layla Soubrani in the Australian hit drama, Packed to the Rafters
Packed to the Rafters
in series 2. In 2010, Vandervis played the regular role of Senior Constable Roxanne Perez in the Nine Network police drama Cops L.A.C.[4] In 2013, Vandervis played Detective Christie Mills in the TV3 police drama Harry. References[edit]

^ Benson, Nigel (18 June 2013). "Baptism of fire". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 30 September 2013.  ^ " Ria Vandervis - Class of 2001". Otago Daily Times. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2017.  ^ Ria Vandervis ^ "COPS L.A.C cast complete". TV Tonight.com.au. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

Ria Vandervis on IMDb Johnson & Laird Agency Talent Profile

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