Alex Tarrant hails from Auckland, New Zealand and is of Māori, Samoan and Niuean descent. He is a 2012 graduate of New Zealand’s prestigious drama school Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa. Following his studies, he played leading roles in the WW1 miniseries When We Go To War, the BBC co-production Tatau and three seasons of the Aussie hit 800 Words. He then joined the core cast of the award-winning racy drama Filthy Rich (which streamed in the US on Hulu).
In 2019 Tarrant joined the core cast of the much-anticipated sequel to the Australian cult series Seachange. 2019 also marked his international feature film debut, with The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith. His second feature, sci-fi thriller Night Riders, was shot recently in Canada, and he returned to NZ screens in the comedy Mean Mums.