Erana James Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Elana James

Erana James is a New Zealand actress who came into the limelight for her role in Amazon Prime’s Into the Wild (2020), in which she portrayed the character of Toni Shalifoe.


Elana James was born on Tuesday 16 February 1999 (21 years old in 2020) and is from Whangarei, New Zealand. At the age of ten, she moved to Wellington, New Zealand. She attended Wellington Girls’ College. At the age of fourteen, she enrolled in the Young Professional Acting Program at Rata Studios, the Wellington School of Performing Arts. Later, she studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Te Reo Māori (Polynesian language spoken by Maori) at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington.


Height (approximate): 5′ 4″

Hair color: Black

Eye color: dark brown

Elana James

Family and Race

Elana James belongs to the Maori ethnic group, which is mainly composed of the Polynesian indigenous people who settled in New Zealand.

Parents and siblings

Erana’s father is Kevin Waki ​​James and her mother Jackie James is the manager of Rata Studios in Wellington, New Zealand. Her brother is Ethan James.

Erana James and her father

Erana James and her father

Erana James and her mother

Erana James and her mother

Erana James and her brother

Erana James and her brother

Relationships, husbands and children

We know very little about her relationships.



Elana James made her television screen debut in the TV series, “Son of a Liar”, playing the role of Bria in 2015. In 2017, she played the role of Jess in the children’s comedy show, “Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose”.

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She later appeared in the TV series Golden Child (2019), Playing for Keeps (2019), and Golden Child (2019).


In 2017, she made her film debut as Laura Chant in The Changeover. The film tells the story of Laura Chant, a teenager whose younger brother stumbles upon a sinister old man who imprints the boy with supernatural powers. When her brother begins to fall ill, Laura discovers her own magical powers that can save him.

OTT/Network Series

In 2020, she made her digital television screen debut in Amazon Prime’s Wild, playing the role of Toni Shalifoe. The series tells the story of a group of teenage girls who are stranded on a desert island after a plane crash and must fight for survival.

Erana James, Wild (2020)

Erana James, Wild (2020)


  • Erana James smokes occasionally.
  • Erana James loves to drink alcoholic beverages.Elana James
  • Erana James also starred in the short films 1882 (2017) and Hot Mother (2020).
  • In an interview, when explaining why she studied a Bachelor of Maori Literature, she said,

    I chose Maori because there really aren’t enough Maori speakers in this country… As a Maori, I feel it’s very important to learn my own language, but that shouldn’t stop anyone – no matter where they’re from – from learning Maori.”

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