Chelsie Preston Crayford graduated from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2008. Her feature film work includes Home By Christmas, directed by Gaylene Preston, Killing Time, Eagle Vs Shark, which was Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival and Anthony McCarten's Show Of Hands.
Her television credits include Underbelly: Razor as notorious Kings Cross madam, Tilly Devine. For this performance she won the Graham Kennedy award for Outstanding New Talent at the 2012 Logies. She also appeared in Bliss, The Cult, for which she was nominated for the Qantas Film & Television award for Best Supporting Actress, My Story, Revelation, The Tribe and William Shatner's A Twist In The Tale.
Her theatre work includes Carnival Of Souls for the Sydney Festival, The Vagina Monologues, Dog Sees God and Broken China, Ruben Guthrie and That Face both directed by Shane Bosher.
Chelsie was awarded Best Performance in a Short Film at the 2007 New Zealand Screen Awards for her role in Peter Salmon's Fog, winner of the audience vote at Cannes Film Festival Critics Week.