Rose-Matafeo
Rose Matafeo | Biography

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  • Full Name Rose Matafeo
  • Occupation Actress, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Director
  • Nationality New Zealander
  • Birthplace Auckland, New Zealand
  • Birth Date Feb 25, 1992
  • Age 30 Years, 2 Months
  • Net Worth Undisclosed
Cast of BBC Show 'Starstruck'

Rose Matafeo | Biography

Made her TV debut in 2011 in the TV series 'U Live'

'Starstruck' is a romantic comedy British TV series on BBC. The network began its broadcast on 26 April 2021. However, the whole six seasons of the series were made available on BBC iPlayer on 25 April 2021. The BBC series follows the story of a young New Zealand woman, Jessie, played by Rose Matafeo, who spends her New Year Eve with an unknown man. After the night, she discovers that the man is a famous actor, Tom Kapoor, played by Nikesh Patel.


Rose Matafeo is a New Zealand-born comedian and actress. She has mainly gained fame as Jessie in the BBC show Starstruck.

Who is Rose Matafeo?

Rose Matafeo is a multi-disciplinary personality in the entertainment industry. She is a writer, producer, director, actress, and comedian. 

She was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 25 February 1992. Among her parents, her mother Samoan was a Scottish-Croatian, on the other hand, her father’s identity is not available on any authentic sites.

Matafeo’s first TV appearance was as herself in the 2011 TV series U Live. She landed her first acting role as Sam in the 2012 TV series Pocket Protectors the following year. After around four years of her TV debut, she earned her first major role on TV as Rose in Funny Girls (2015-2018).

Later in 2018, Matafeo debuted on the big screen with a minor role of Check-Out Chick in The Breaker Upperers. Her second and last movie role is Zoe in the 2020 movie Baby Done.

Matafeo’s other notable TV appearances are in Squinters (2018-2019 TV series), Golden Boy (2020 TV series), Starstruck (2021 TV series), etc.

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‘Starstruck’

Starstruck is a romantic comedy British TV series on BBC. The network began its broadcast on 26 April 2021. However, the whole six seasons of the series were made available on BBC iPlayer on 25 April 2021.

The BBC series follows the story of a young New Zealand woman, Jessie, played by Rose Matafeo, who spends her New Year Eve with an unknown man. After the night, she discovers that the man is a famous actor, Tom Kapoor, played by Nikesh Patel.

Her character Jessie appears in all six episodes. Besides being a lead actress, Matafeo is also the exclusive producer and writer of the series.

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Rose Matafeo on her Starstruck Series Poster (Photo: Instagram)

After a successful debut season, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on 7 February 2022. According to The Guardian, the second installation picks up right from the closure of the previous season. In addition, the article has rated 4 out of 5 stars for the series.

The Guardian review also commented on the quality and consistency of the series. It said, "For all of its big-hearted sense of fun, it deals in flaws, too, and what happens when two people who are fundamentally compatible keep getting it ever so slightly wrong... There are few series that can sustain being watched in one sitting, but Starstruck is one of them, and I would argue that this lovely, warm, witty series even benefits from a binge-watch. Each episode may be short and sweet, but the cumulative effect is magical."

Partner

As of now, Matafeo has not revealed information about her current relationship status and partner. There is also no information on any authentic media sources about if she is dating someone or married to her husband.

Ex-Boyfriends

Although Matafeo has recently denied any information about her relationship, her previous dating history is known. She was romantically linked with at least two famous TV personalities and actors, like James Acaster and Guy Williams.

Matafeo first dated the famous New Zealand native comedian Guy Williams. According to The Cinemaholic, the pair dated for only six months before parting ways.

Matafeo then dated the British comedian James Acaster sometime before 2015. The pair became serious about their relationship, which led them to move together to London in 2015. 

Moreover, several rumors were circulating on the internet about their marriage. But, soon after two years of their relationship, they ended their relationship in 2017. However, neither Acaster nor Matafeo has disclosed any concrete reason for their broken relationship in the media.

Did You Know?

  • On 22 November 2015, she tweeted her height as 5 feet 10 inches (178cm), which she claimed was the same as Daphne from Frasier.
  • She is the 2018 ‘Edinburgh Comedy Award’ winner. She was awarded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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