From children’s TV to playing opposite Hugh Jackman, Aleisha Rose Groth’s star is on the rise.

No one knows better than Brisbane actor Aleisha Rose Groth that it takes a lot of work, some hard life lessons and pure ambition to be an overnight success.

After starring alongside Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine, securing a USA manager and a visa to work in the USA, and landing a lead role in Arrowhead, Aleisha Rose is on the cusp of major success.

“It is extremely difficult in Brisbane,” Aleisha Rose says. “You have to hunt the work and it is hard work doing so.”

Aleisha Rose studied at NIDA and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and also trained as a ballet dancer and musical theatre performer.

“For me personally, my goal is to be a working actress rather than pursing stardom. Arrowhead is my first lead in a feature film! It has taken me a few years to get this role. I play a female biologist—I’m a bit of bad ass—I’m not just there for the ride.”

Arrowhead also stars Dan Mor, Mark Redpath and Shaun Micallef as the voice of RE3F and is a story of survival when a spacecraft crashes on a desert moon. Coober Pedy was one of the locations for the moonscape.

“In Coober Pedy there were millions of flies, literally millions, the heat was gruelling and we’re out there in helmets, gloves and suits,” she says. “There was a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.”

And Aleisha Rose offers some encouraging words for budding actors.  “I’ve come from a background where no-one in my family was in the performing arts, so I’ve made mistakes.

“People have scammed me and promised dreams which don’t come to fruition, so you have to have a thick skin, but it’s made me tough and resilient.

“It’s about never giving up.”

Readers can follow Aleisha Rose’s journey as she heads to the USA on her Instagram at @Aleisha_Rose or Twitter @Aleisharose

Arrowhead will be in our cinemas mid-2015. Check out the website at