Rhys Wakefield

Rhys Wakefield

actor, producer, director

Rhys Wakefield was born on Nov 20, 1988 in Australia. Rhys Wakefield's big-screen debut came with Bootmen directed by Dein Perry in 2000, strarring Dancing kid (uncredited). Rhys Wakefield is known for The First Lady directed by Susanne Bier, Viola Davis stars as Michelle Obama and Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford. Rhys Wakefield has got 2 awards and 5 nominations so far. The most recent award Rhys Wakefield achieved is Dallas International Film Festival. The upcoming new tvshow Rhys Wakefield plays is The First Lady - Season 1 which will be released on Apr 17, 2022.

Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor and director whose films have grossed over $550 million worldwide. He started out on the Australian TV series Home and Away where he starred in 363 episodes and has since starred in season 3 of HBO's True Detective, the Purge franchise, James Cameron's Sanctum, Hulu's Reprisal, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film by The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (formerly AFI) and the Film Critics Circle of Australia for his performance in The Black Balloon, starring alongside Toni Collette. He graduated from Australia's The McDonald College of Performing Arts in 2006.As a filmmaker, Wakefield co-wrote and directed the short film, A Man Walks Into a Bar, which was a finalist at the Tropfest International Short Film Festival before attending UCLA's 'The Craft of the Director' in 2015. His screenplay, entitled 'Please Close the Gate' was a feature finalist at the 2016 Cinequest Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and was officially selected for the Beverly Hills Film Festival that same year. He was an associate producer on feature film, The Grand Son, and made his directorial debut with the feature-film, Berserk, which was released in American theaters on April 5th, 2019. Berserk stars Nick Cannon, James Roday, Nora Arnezeder, Erin Moriarty and was executive produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special, Insidious, Take Shelter).Wakefield is also the director and co-creator of sci-fi podcast series, From Now, which is being developed into a TV Series with Amazon Studios. Featured in the WSJ and NY Times, From Now stars and is executive produced by Richard Madden and Brian Cox. The podcast series debuted in late December 2020 and peaked at number two overall in the Apple Podcast charts. 'This gripping sci-fi treat from QCode features several actors you know and love...You'll be hooked quickly.' -- New York Times

  • Birthday

    Nov 20, 1988
  • Place of Birth

    Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Also known


Known For


2 wins & 5 nominations

Dallas International Film Festival
Narrative Feature Competition
Winner - Special Jury Prize
Fright Meter Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Fright Meter Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows