Despite only being 19 years old, Lionel Wellington is beginning to build an impressive series of acting credits. In 2014, his made his debut in the internationally acclaimed film, The Dark Horse, directed by James Napier Robertson, then going on to appear in several Māori language series including the long-running kids show Pukana. In 2016,he joined the cast of Shortland Street as Leroy Raumati, a young runaway who idolises his cousin, Curtis Hannah.

Since then he’s had roles in international co-production The Gulf, Māori TV series Funny Whare, the online series Kura and the critically acclaimed improvised comedy series, Educators