Phoenix Raei

The Rooster, The Night Agent, Clickbait

Phoenix Raei is an Australian actor, writer and director born in Shiraz who immigrated to Perth, Australia as a child.

He is known for playing charismatic detainee and leader Javad, in the acclaimed drama Stateless with Cate BlanchettYvonne Strahovski and Jai Courtney. He can also be seen in the critically acclaimed ABC series The Heights (Matchbox Pictures and NBC) in which he plays series regular Ash.

In 2019, he was the recipient of the Casting Guild of Australia, Rising Star Award and was cast as a lead in the Netflix series Clickbait (NBCUniversal International Studios, Matchbox Pictures).

His breakthrough role came in Kriv Stenders‘ Australia Day starring next to Bryan BrownDaniel Webber and Sean Keenan. Phoenix was praised by audiences for his performance as Yaghoub Ghaznavi, a small-time drug dealer who feels the pressure from his family to take action when his brother is violently assaulted.

He also starred in the feature film, Below which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival alongside Anthony LaPaglia and Ryan Corr. Critics praised Phoenix’s performance for carrying the heart of the film.

Phoenix has worked as a recurring guest star on multiple award-winning series such as Romper Stomper (2018) with writer/director of the original Geoffrey Wright, the hit prison drama Wentworth (2017/18) and Mustangs FC (2017).

He is a co-founder of Little Fish Films alongside his partner Kate Lister.

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Production Company

The Night Agent Series Dale (Series regular) Shawn Ryan Netflix
Black Site Feature Uri Sophia Banks Asbury Park Productions
Clickbait TV Series Roshan Brad Anderson Netflix/ Matchbox Pictures/ Heyday Films
Stateless TV Series Javad Emma Freeman/Jocelyn Moorhouse ABC/Matchbox/Netflix
The Heights S1-2 TV Series Ash Multiple ABC
Below Feature Film Azad Maziar Lahooti Good Thing Productions
Romper Stomper TV Series Amir Geoffrey Wright Stan

US Manager: Authetic Talent & Literary Management

US Agent: The Gersh Agency