Erana James will next be seen in the highly anticipated second season of the Amazon series THE WILDS, created by Sarah Streicher, where she plays the role of Toni Shalifoe.
She made her feature film debut playing the lead role of Laura Chant in the NZ film THE CHANGEOVER, alongside Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless and Nicholas Galitzine, which screened as part of the Alice nella Citta sidebar at the Rome Film Festival in 2017, the 2018 Sydney Film Festival and the 2018 Bucheon International Film Festival in South Korea. Co-directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie, the film was adapted from the novel of the same name.
Erana has guest starred in the Australian series MY LIFE IS MURDER alongside Lucy Lawless, and PLAYING FOR KEEPS, both for Network 10. She also starred in the New Zealand comedy series GOLDEN BOY alongside James Rolleston and the short film HOT MOTHER which premiered at the 2020 Berlinale International Film Festival.
Erana is of Māori heritage. Her iwi are Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei and Waikato Tainui.