• Dianna Fuemana is a New Zealand actress, screenwriter, and director
• She is the girlfriend of Australian actor Jay Ryan, with whom she has a daughter
• She has a Masters degree in Creativity and the Performing Arts
• She has written and directed multiple plays and films
• She and Jay Ryan have a combined net worth of around $4.5 million

Who is Dianna Fuemana?

Dianna Fuemana is a New Zealand actress, screenwriter, and director, but is probably best known to the world as the girlfriend of the popular Australian actor, Jay Ryan. The two have been together since the mid- 2000s, and have a daughter together. To speak of her work, she directed the short films “Sunday Fun Day”, and “Vai” in 2017 and 2019 respectively, among other projects.

Dianna Fuemana Age, Childhood, and Education

Dianna Fuemana was born in 1973 in New Zealand; she hasn’t revealed her exact date and place of birth.

All we know about her past is that she is the daughter of Canadian immigrants, who moved to New Zealand before her birth. Diana went to Henderson High School, and later enrolled at the University of Auckland, from which she eventually obtained a Masters degree in Creativity and the Performing Arts in 2005.

Career Start

Dianna came in contact with the performing arts at a rather early age, as she began appearing in church plays during her childhood years, often playing Satan; this made her fall in love with performing arts on the whole.

However, she didn’t start her professional career until in her late 20s – more about the reason later. Her debut was in the play “Mapaki”, in which she both starred and wrote the script. The word “Mapaki” stands for “Broken” in the Niuean language. Her debut earned her nominations for Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in the categories of Outstanding New Writer and Best Upcoming Actress of the Year. She went on tour with the rest of the staff, and performed across the US, while also having a stop in Athens, Greece.

Rise to Stardom and Television Work

Dianna continued to create – her second play was “Jingle Bells”, and the third “The Packer”, which became a complete hit. She went on tour throughout New Zealand and Australia, and also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After this, she became a part of the Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis, and during the 2000s toured the US, making a name for herself.

It was in 2012 that she landed an internship with Killer Films NYC, and received a US Screenwriting Internship Scholarship.

Since then, she has become more focused on television, and has written screenplays for the film “Commission”, and created two short films – “Sunday Fun Day”, and “Vai”.

Dianna Funemana Personal Life, Marriage, Affairs

Dianna has an interesting past; when she was just 16 years old she left school and married, but hasn’t revealed his name and what happened to the relationship, except that soon after the wedding, Dianna gave birth to her first child, a son Solomon, and four years later to her second child, this time a daughter named Reid, but then divorced, and until she met Jay she was a single mother.

Dianna Fuemana

She and Jay have been together since 2003, but haven’t married and haven’t disclosed plans for the future. Nevertheless, they’ve welcomed a daughter named Eve Bunyan.

Dianna Fuemana Net Worth, Body Stats

Dianna has proven her multiple talents, which have increased her net worth. According to sources, her net worth is over $1 million, as of mid-2024.

Dianna’s Boyfriend, Jay Ryan

Born Jay Bunyan on the 29th August 1981, in Auckland, New Zealand of part-Tongan ancestry, he spent his childhood with his parents and a sister.

From a young age he started showing interest in the performing arts, especially acting, which resulted in dressing as a clown from the age of eight, just to entertain people around him. This practice continued into adulthood, and he would act like a clown at local supermarkets, entertaining children.

Professional Career

Jay’s career started in the late ‘90s with minor roles in such TV series as “Young Hercules” (1998), and “Xena: Warrior Princess” (1999).

It was in 2002 that he secured his first notable role, as Jack Scully in the long-running Australian soap opera “Neighbours”, and through 2005 appeared in 176 episodes, which made him quite famous. In 2007, he secured another significant role, as Able Seaman Billy ‘Spider’ Webb in the TV series “Sea Patrol”. Since then, Jay’s career has steadily improved, and over the years he’s made more than 20 significant film and TV appearances.

He was Vincent Keller in the TV series “Beauty and the Beast” (2012-2016), and had the regular role of Detective Ben Wesley in the TV series “Mary Kills People” (2017-2019), while most recently, he reached stardom with the role of Ben Hanscom, in the sequel to “It”, entitled “It Chapter Two” (2019). He then appeared in a lead role in the western film “The Furnace”, released in 2020, and has been a series regular in “Creamerie” since 2021, and in four episodes of “Scrublands” in 2023. His career has added a considerable amount to his wealth, and according to sources, Jay Ryan’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, as of mid-2024.

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