Tahyna MacManus

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Tahyna MacManus (née Tozzi; born 24 April 1986) is an Australian director, writer and producer. Tahyna began her career as an actress, starring in several television and film blockbusters including X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In 2014, Tahyna wrote and directed her first short film "OREN" which debuted on the international festival circuit. In 2017, Tahyna co-founded an all female led production company Neon Jane Productions alongside producer Kelly Tomasich. In 2020 the duo launched The Australian Womens Film Festival, a short film festival celebrating women in film and honouring those who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

Tahyna MacManus
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Tahyna Tozzi in January 2012
Tahyna Tozzi

(1986-04-24) 24 April 1986 (age 35)
Cronulla, Sydney, Australia
OccupationActress, Director & Producer
Years active1994–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
(m. 2014)
RelativesCheyenne Tozzi (sister)

Early lifeEdit

MacManus grew up in the Sydney beach-side suburb of Cronulla with her Italian father, Dutch mother and younger sister, model Cheyenne Tozzi. She began modelling at eight years old.[1]


MacManus played Perri Lawe on the ABC drama Blue Water High in 2005. She returned to the series for the second-to-last episode of the second series, which aired in December 2006. Following that, she starred in Beautiful, her first feature film, playing 17-year-old provocateur Suzy.[2]

In 2009, she appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Emma, a mutant able to turn her skin into diamond.[3][4]

Tahyna starred in the film Trophy Kids alongside David Gallagher and Ryan Eggold, which won Best Ensemble Cast at the Breckenridge Festival of Film.[5] In the same year Tozzi also starred in the psychological thriller Needle, which was directed by John V. Soto.[6] She does the voice acting and her likeness was used for a character named Daina Le Guin in the 2011 sci-fi horror game, Dead Space 2.

In 2010 and 2011 MacManus was the face of Australian cosmetic brand Australis Cosmetics.[7]

In 2012, Tahyna directed an ameteur stage production of John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Savage In Limbo’ which sold out to audiences during its run in Los Angeles before she began work on The Last Light where she played Jenny.

In 2013, Tahyna went back in front of the camera to star in Mathew A Brown's psychological thriller Julia as well as begin work on her own short film directorial debut.

In 2014, Tahyna released her debut short film Oren on the international festival circuit. Oren won Best International Film at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.

In 2017, she began filming her feature documentary Misunderstandings Of Miscarriage (M.u.M) which aims to shatter the silence and grief surrounding pregnancy loss through interviews with women across the world. The film also includes interviews with obstetricians, gynaecologists, psychologists and endocrinologists whilst simultaneously documenting Tahyna's own traumatic journey through miscarriage. The film features Claire Holt and Deborra-Lee Furness and will be released in 2020.

In 2020, she co-founded The Australian Womens Film Festival alongside Kelly Tomasich.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Beautiful Suzy
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Silverfox's sister
2010 Needle Mary
2011 Trophy Kids Quinn Thorndike
2013 The Last Light Jenny
2014 Julia Sadie
2014 The Ever After Ms. Sanders
Year Title Role Notes
2005–06 Blue Water High Perri Lawe 27 episodes
2008 The Strip Kristal Cade 3 episodes
2008 CSI: NY Quinci Feeney "Forbidden Fruit" (season 5: episode 11)
2009 Eleventh Hour Gorgeous Model "Olfactus" (season 1: episode 17)
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Olivia Hamilton "Family Affair" (season 10: episode 1)
2011 Charlie's Angels Amanda Kane "Bon Voyage, Angels" (season 1: episode 3)
2015 Scary Endings Sasha "We Always Come Back" (season 1: episode 1)

Personal lifeEdit

On 25 January 2014, Tahyna married dancer Tristan MacManus.[8] On 5 April 2016, she gave birth to a daughter named Echo Isolde. On 14 March 2019, she gave birth to a son named Oisín Lír.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Tozzie Shire girls hit big-time," Sydney Morning Telegraph, 19 July 2007, retrieved 17 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Tozzi impresses in first feature film role," Sydney Morning Telegraph, 13 October 2007, retrieved 17 July 2008.
  3. ^ "IMDb.com". Retrieved 9 February 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Tahyna Tozzi back in Sydney with Koby Abberton". The Daily Telegraph. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "TROPHY KIDS PREMIERES", 10 June 2011, retrieved 2 July 2012
  6. ^ A Trailer to Needle You
  7. ^ http://www.australiscosmetics.com.au/home
  8. ^ Doherty, Peta (25 January 2014). "Actress Tahyna Tozzi marries dancer Tristen MacManus". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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