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Liane Balaban

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B: June 24, 1980 in Toronto, Ontario

Liane Balaban’s career began when she appeared in A Divine Film. It was produced and directed by friends and she was offered a small role as a dead body. Her only other acting experience was in three short high school plays. Her 2002 film, Happy Here and Now was directed by Michael Almereyda who tracked Balaban down and offered her the starring role after seeing New Waterford Girl at the Sundance Film Festival. Balaban played the role of Natasha Petrovna in the Covert Affairs TV series. She is pictured at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

New Waterford Girl (1999)

Saint-Jude (2000)
After the Harvest (TV-2001)
World Traveler (2001)
Full (2001)
Happy Here and Now (2002)
The Annual Crafts & Arts Contest (2002)
Spliced (2002)
Seven Times Lucky (2004)
Eternal (2004)
Aniversary Present (TV-2005)
Schandfilm Zwei (aka Shamefilm Two, 2005, short)
Leo (2005)
Burnt Toast (TV-2005)
The Canadian Shield (2007)
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
One Week (2008)
Heartless Disappearance Into Labrador Seas (2008)
Last Chance Harvey (2008)
A Valentine Haircut (2008, short)
You Might as Well Live (2009)
Not Since You (2009)
Abroad (TV-2009)
The Trotsky (2009)

The Future is Now! (2010)
Maniac (2012)
Finding Joy (2013)
The Grand Seduction (2013)
The People Garden (2015)
Bickford Park (2017, short)
Meditation Park (2017)

TV Series – Cast:
Above and Beyond (2005, mini-series)
St. Urbain’s Horseman (2007, mini-series)

Rouge Brésil (2013, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
The City (2000)
Numb3rs (2009)

NCIS: Los Angeles (2010)
Covert Affairs (2010, 2014)
Alphas (2011, 2012)
Supernatural (2012, 2013 )
Motive (2013)
Walter 100% (2013)
Covert Affairs: Sights Unseen (2013)
Played (2013)
Saving Hope (2014)
Rookie Blue (2014)
Republic of Doyle (2014)
Man Seeking Woman (2016)

The Grand Seduction
Poster for The Grand Seduction courtesy of Entertainment One Films.