Petmal Petelo Lam is of Samoan descent, and her ancestral roots stem from the villages of Saleaula and Samatau. She is a proud graduate of the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (2017), and is deeply passionate about Pasifika contemporary dance and performance art. Petmal is an original member of the Wild Dogs Under My Skirt cast and crew which toured New York in 2019. She has been involved in numerous productions with different independent companies both on and off stage since graduating, and was one of the recipients of the Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2018 Auckland Theatre Awards. Petmal made her TV screen acting debut on Teine Sā: The Ancient Ones, which premiered on Prime TV this year. She has been given the opportunity in Things That Matter to work as Anapela’s assistant as well as part of the ensemble.