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Shimpal Lelisi is a Actor Néo-Zélandais born on 1 january 1972 at Niue

Shimpal Lelisi

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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 1 january 1972 (52 years) at Niue

Shimpal Lelisi (born 1972) is a New Zealand actor and TV presenter, best known as one of the members of the Naked Samoans.


Born in Niue, Shimpal came to New Zealand at the age of four. He began acting at an early age, taking part in school productions. Theatre was the beginning of his professional career, and among his stage appearances was with the Naked Samoans in Naked Samoans Talk about Their Knives. Shimpal has since stayed with the group in later productions, the latest show in December 2006 entitled Naked Samoans Go Home (Again).

In 1999, Shimpal joined the core cast of the soap opera Shortland Street, playing the role of Nurse Louie Iosefa. However, his most successful involvement with television has been bro'Town. Shimpal is credited as both voice actor and writer for the animated series with the three other original Naked Samoans. In 2006, he co-starred in the comedy film Sione's Wedding. Shimpal also works as a TV reporter for Tagata Pasifika (which co-stars Robbie Magasiva).

Usually with

David Fane
David Fane
(3 films)
Mario Gaoa
Mario Gaoa
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shimpal Lelisi (4 films)

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Sione's 2: Unfinished Business, 1h32
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Comedy
Actors Oscar Kightley, Shimpal Lelisi, Robbie Magasiva, David Fane, Madeleine Sami, Gwendoline Taylor
Roles Sefa
Rating55% 2.763162.763162.763162.763162.76316
Albert (Oscar Kightley) and Tania (Madeleine Sami) are now happily married, but can't quite seal the deal with a baby. While Sefa (Shimpal Lelisi) and Leilani (Teuila Blakely) have got two kids, they aren't married despite Sefa's proposal. Stanley (Iaheto Ah Hi) is now a trainee Deacon in the Future Church, Michael (Robbie Magasiva) has moved to Australia, and Bolo (Dave Fane) ditched his job with Sefa’s failing business to work for Sione (Pua Magasiva). As adulthood drives them apart, a crisis brings them back together: when Bolo disappears, the Minister (Nathaniel Lees) gathers up the boys to find him, somewhere, in the world’s largest Polynesian city.
Sione's Wedding, 1h37
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Oscar Kightley, Shimpal Lelisi, Robbie Magasiva, Pua Magasiva, Madeleine Sami, Nathaniel Lees
Roles Sefa
Rating62% 3.1480753.1480753.1480753.1480753.148075
Set in Auckland, New Zealand the film centres around four Samoan boys: ladies' man Michael, party boy Sefa, good boy Albert, and weird Stanley, who although they are in their mid 20s to early 30s have a reputation for behaving immaturely at special occasions such as family weddings. After four particular incidents (Michael having sex with one of the bridesmaids in the wedding limousine; Albert dropping the bride while she was hoisted up on his shoulder; Sefa getting drunk and passing out while going through the wedding cake and the table; and Stanley setting a reception hall on fire), the local minister of their Samoan church rules that the four are to be banned from the wedding of Michael's brother, Sione.
Tongan Ninja, 1h23
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Comedy, Action, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jemaine Clement, David Fane, Taika Waititi, Shimpal Lelisi
Roles Mr. Finau
Rating59% 2.99812.99812.99812.99812.9981
A young child is stranded in Tonga when his plane crashes and his father is eaten by a fish. He trains in a dojo till he becomes the Tongan Ninja. The Tongan Ninja is dispatched to the island nation of New Zealand in order to help a brother of his master with his floundering Chinese restaurant. But the mysterious Mister Big stands in the eatery's way as he sends numerous villains such as Knife Man, Gun Man, and the super-sexy Action Fighter who may know a lot about the hero.