Vinnie Bennett

Named a “Rising Star” for his performance in the feature HUMAN TRACES at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vinnie will next be seen playing “Young Dom” (Vin Diesel) in the Universal franchise FAST & FURIOUS 9 for director Justin Lin, opening wide June 25th, 2021. He wrapped production on the independent feature WHINA opposite Rena Owen who plays revered Maori activist and female rights advocate Whina Cooper, an icon of New Zealand’s political history who broke gender boundaries and fought for the recognition of her own culture. Vinnie currently appears in the TVNZ comedy series GOOD GRIEF and recently costarred in the NZ drama miniseries THE BAD SEED. His additional credits include the drama pilot BRECKMAN RODEO for Freeform, THE NEW ROMANTIC which won the Special Jury Award at SXSW, GHOST IN THE SHELL for DreamWorks, the NZ tele-feature RESOLVE, NZ drama series FILTHY RICH, THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES for MTV and TATAU for BBC AmericaVinnie is multi-ethnic Maori / Caucasian with European heritage.

 

SCENES

HUMAN TRACES (TIFF 2017)watch now

RESOLVE (New Zealand)watch now

FILTHY RICH (New Zealand)watch now

 

PRESS

Cornerstone To Launch Sales On ‘Whina’ About Maori Activist Whina Cooper [Deadline]

Fast & Furious 9 Adds Vinnie Bennett [Deadline]

Acting Helped Turn Vinnie Bennett’s Life Around [Stuff NZ]

TIFF Puts Tomorrow’s Stars Through Celebrity Boot Camp [LA Times]

 

REVIEWS

“…we almost weed our pants 92,473,929 times… Vinnie [is] so wonderfully wacky in [his] own way, and brought buckets of flair to the script.” – NZ Herald

 

“…a suspenseful, engrossing and very well performed mood piece… Bennett justifies his rising-star status at this year’s Toronto fest with a smoldering performance…”- Variety

 

 

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