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.
1 Private life
2 Acting career
4 External links
Vandervis was born in
Dunedin in the
South Island of New Zealand in
1984. She attended
Columba College in the
Dunedin suburb of Roslyn,
followed by Auckland's UNITEC School of Performing & Screen Arts,
where she completed a three-year course in acting. She is married
to Chris Ashton.
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.
In June 2007, Vandervis attended the Power Morphicon, the first Power
Rangers fan convention of any kind, in
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 Ops. She also played Layla
Soubrani in the Australian hit drama,
Packed to the Rafters
Packed to the Rafters in series
In 2010, Vandervis played the regular role of Senior Constable Roxanne
Perez in the Nine Network police drama Cops L.A.C.
In 2013, Vandervis played Detective Christie Mills in the TV3 police
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^ "COPS L.A.C cast complete". TV Tonight.com.au. Retrieved 7 August
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