Morgana O’Reilly has enjoyed a flourishing career in film, theatre and television in both Australia and New Zealand. Since graduating from UNITEC School of Performing Arts New Zealand in 2006, she has work consistently on stage, television and film between New Zealand and Australia.
In 2014 she gained much applause for her role as Kylie Bucknell in NZ horror/comedy Housebound which premiered at the South by South West Film Festival in 2014.
In television, Morgana was a series regular in iconic drama Neighbours as ‘Naomi Canning’ from 2013 to 2015. Following this, she appeared in Rake, Wanted, Offspring and the Aunty Donna pilot Chaperones. In New Zealand, Morgana held the lead in the Screentime NZ telemovies Safehouse and in Comedia Pictures/TVNZ’s Billy, playing the wife of iconic New Zealand comedian Billy T James. Other television credits include Sunny Skies as core cast member ‘Nicky’, This is Littleton, Nothing Trivial, 1000 Apologies and The Jacqui Brown Diaries.
Renowned for her exceptional theatre performances, Morgana’s theatre credits include Streetcar Named Desire, When the Rain Stops Falling, Bare and The Ensemble Project with Silo Theatre, as well as the recent Amadeus and Venus in Fur with the Auckland Theatre Company. Other credits include Managing Carmen with the Ensemble Theatre, Othello with Peach Theatre Company as ‘Desdemona’, 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 O’Reilly and Abigail Greenwood and has received much praise wherever shown.