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Luc Senay

Luc Senay, actor,

B: November 26, 1958

Luc Senay is an actor, director and author. He has also taught improv at l’Université du Québec à Montréal and at l’école Nationale de l’Humour from 1990 to 1993.

Features & TV Movies:
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Fantastica (1980)

L’homme perché (1996)
Joyeux Calvaire (1996)
Pendant ce temps (1998)

Idole instantanée (2005)
Aurore (2005)
Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés (2005)
Cheech (2006)
Les 3 p’tit cochons (2007)
Le grande départ (2008)
Dédé, à travers les brumes (2009)
De père en flic (2009)

Filière 13 (2010)
Le sens de l’humour (2011)
Coteau Rouge (2011)
Le colis (2011)
Tu dors Nicole (2014)
Chorus (2015)
La Bolduc (2018)
Menteur (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Réseaux (1998)
Chartrand et Simmonne (1999)

Gypsies (2000)
Rivière-des-Jérémie (2001)
L’Auberge du chien noir (2003)

L’Écrivain public (2015, mini-series)
Le Clan (2015-2016)
Col Bleu (2017, mini-series)
Les pays d’en haut (2017-2021)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Vice caché (2006)
Lance et compte: Le grand duel (2009)

Au secours de Béatrice (2015)
Les beaux malaises (2015, 2017)
Victor Lessard (2018)
Madame Lebrun (2019)
L’écrivian public (2018, 2019, 2020)

Mon fils (2020)
Sorie-moi de moi (2021)
L’oeil du cyclone (2022)
Le bonheur (2022)
Géolocaliser l’amour (2022)
Ma mère (2022)

Luc Senay is represented by:
Agence Artistique Mona Portelance
7200, avenue des Érables
Montréal, Québec, H2E 2R3

Ph: 514.729.7040


La Bolduc, movie, poster,

Menteur, movie, poster,
Poster courtesy of Les films Séville.

Mike Beaver

B: November 28, 1973 in St. Catharines, Ontario

Mike Beaver founded the Toronto sketch troupe The Bobroom in 1997 that went on to earn a reputation for a hilarious brand of comedy which brought them a well deserved Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Writing. The Bobroom became a 10 episode series on CTV and the Comedy network in 2004. Beaver also developed specials on CBC and The Comedy Network. He then wrote, produced and starred in the independent cult comedy feature Ham & Cheese. Beaver is probably best known for his role as The Punisher on the YTV game show, Uh Oh!, which he worked on from 1997 to 2001.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Bobroom (TV-2000)
Loser (2000)
Sorority Boys (2002)
The In-Laws (2003)
Public Domain (2003)
Ham & Cheese 2004)
Phil the Alien (2004)
Coopers’ Camera (2008)
Ann of Green Gables: A New Beginning (TV-2008)
He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas (VR-2009)

Shotgun Harley (2010, short)
Fakers (TV-2010)
Running Mates (2010)
The Pool Date (2011, short)
Marshall Law (2013, short)
Snow Bride (TV-2013)
Soundwave (2018)

TV Series – Cast:
UN Oh! (1997-2001)

The Bobroom (2004)
Billable Hours (2006-2008)

The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town (2010, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
La Femme Nikita (1999)

PSI Factor (2000)
Big Wolf on Campus (2000)
The Zack Files (2001)
Blue Murde (2001, 2003)
Doc (2001)
Wonderfalls (2004)
Queer as Folk (2004)
This is Wonderland (2005)
Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2006)

Rizzoli & Isles (2014)
The Hotwives of Orlando (2014)
Mighty Med (2014, 2015)
Lost & Found Music Studios (2016)
The Detour (2017)
Modern Family (2018)
Speechless (2019)

;Coopers' Camera, movie poster;

Stephen Lobo

Stephen Lobo, actor,

B: November 22, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario

Stephen Lobo’s time studying acting in England paid off when he was cast to be in an episode of the British crime series, Rosemary and Thyme. He played Matthew Kellog on 42 episodes of the series Continuum.

Features & TV Movies:
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Truth (VR-2005)
Kardia (2005)
Love and Other Delemmas (2006)
Communication Breakdown (2008)
Bollywood Beckons (2008)

Fathers & Sons (2010)
Stained (2010)
And Baby Will Fall (TV-2011)
Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (TV-2011)
Vying for Perfection (2011)
Afghan Luke (2011)
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
Hamlet (2011)
Camera Shy (2012)
In No Particular Order (2012)
Dead Rising: Endgame (2016)
Killbird (2019)
Ash (2019)
Write Before Christmas (TV-2019)

Just My Type (TV-2020)
Fu*king Idiots (2020)
Indians in Cowtown (2022)
Wifelike (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Godiva’s (2005-2006)
Falcon Beach (2007-)
Painkiller Jane (2007)
Little Mosque on the Prairie (2008-2009)

Sunnyhearts Community Centre (2017, mini-series)
Arctic Air (2012-2014)
Continuum (2012-2015)
Matchmaker Mysteries (2020, mini-series)
Snowpiercer (2020-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Sue Thomas F.B.Eye (2004)
Rosemary & Thyme (2004)
Romeo (2005)
The Dead Zone (2006)
Fear Itself (2008)
Smallville (2009)

Chaos (2011)
Fringe (2011)
Motive (2015)
The X-Files (2016)
Supernatural (2016, 2017)
Beyond (2017)
Zoo (2017)
Travelers (2017, 2018)
The Good Doctor (2018)
Colony (2018)
Take Two (2018)
The InBetween (2019)
Get Shorty (2019)
The Flash (2019)

Arrow (2020)
Van Helsing (2021)
Nancy Drew (2021)

Afghan Luke, movie poster
Poster for the 2011 movie Afghan Luke

Joseph Allan Sutherland

B: November 21, 1978 in Calgary, Alberta

Joseph Allan Sutherland often turns up as Joe Sutherland in the credits.

Features & TV Movies:
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Comeback Season (2006)
Touch the Top of the World (TV-2006)
The Secret of the Nutcracker (TV-2007)
The Other Woman (TV-2008)
Passchendaele (2008)
Stolen Horses (2008)

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010)
Hunt for the I-5 Killer (TV-2011)
Tasmanian Devils (TV-2013)
Greenwood (2014, short)
A Country Wedding (TV-2015)
Walking the Dog (TV-2017)
The Christmas Train (2017)
A Little Daytime Drama (TV-2021)
White Dog (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Burn Up (2008, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Heartland (2009)
Supernatural (2011)
Ghost Wars (2017)
The Actress Diaries (2018)

Passchendaele, movie poster
Poster for the 2008 movie, Passchendaele courtesy of Alliance Films

Billie Mae Richards

Billy Mae Richards, actress,

B: November 21, 1921 in Toronto, Ontario
D: September 10, 2010 in Burlington, Ontario

Bille Mae Richards is remembered for providing the voice of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the 1964 television special that starred Burl Ives as Sam the Snowman. She was credited as Billy Richards possibly to hide the fact that she was a woman. Richards was also the voice of Tenderheart Bear in the first two Care Bears movies and that of Brightheart Raccoon in the Nelvana-produced Care Bears television series. Richards died after suffering a series of strokes.

Features & TV Movies:
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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (voice, TV-1964)
Willy McBean and His Magic Machine (voice, 1965)
The Daydreamer (1966)

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (TV-1976)
Jailbait Babysitter (1977)
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (TV-1979)

The Trolls and the Christmas Express (voice, TV-1981)
The Care Bears Movie (voice, 1985)
Clifford’s Fun with Letters (voice, 1988)

The Big Slice (1991)
Pennies from Heaven (1991)
Melanie Darrow (TV-1997)
Bram Stoker’s Shadow Builder (1998)

Bluehair (2001)

TV Series – Cast:
King Kong (voice, 1966)
The Smokey Bear Show (voice, 1969)
Spider-Man (voice, 1967-1970)

The Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo (voice, 1974)
The Toothbrush Family (voice, 1977)
The Care Bears (voice, 1985-1988)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
War of the Worlds (1988)
My Secret Identity (1989)

The Hidden Room (1991)
Maniac Mansion (1992)
Rupert (voice, 1994)

Karine Vanasse

Karine Vanasse, actress,
Karine Vanasse with her 2019 Canadian Screen Award © 2019 by Ralph Lucas

B: November 24, 1983 in Drummondville, Québec

Karine Vanasse was nine when she first showed an interest in singing and acting. She appeared in the teen show Club des 100 watts after winning a lip sync competition. With the help of her mother, Renée Gamache, Vanasse began to audition for and land parts in TV commercials and minor or supporting roles in Québec made-for-television movies. While co-hosting a children’s science show, Les Débrouillards, producer Lorraine Richard and director Léa Pool spotted her and offered the young actress her first big break in the role of Hanna in Emporte-moi (1998), a story of a teenager trying to find her identity in a tormented family environment. It screened at some forty festivals around the world and Vanasse was given the Jutra Award for Best Actress in 2000. She also won a Jutra for Best Actress for her work in the 2002 film Séraphin: un homme et son péché. Karine Vanessa played the role of Justine Laurier in the series Blue Moon. She plays the role of Lise Delorme and is pictured with her 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress, Drama Program or Limited Series for Cardinal.

Features & TV Movies:
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La veuve noire (TV-1994)
Emporte-moi (1998)
Le souper (1999)
Du pic au coeur (1999)

Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2002)
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Sans elle (2004)
Un homme mort (TV-2005)
Marie-Antoinette (TV-2005)
Ma fille, mon ange (2006)
Polytechnique (2008)

L’enfant prodige (2010)
Angle mort (2011)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Switch (2011)
I’m Yours (2011)
French Immersion (2011)
Scruples (TV-2012)
Laurence Always (2012)
Strange Woman in Shorts (2013, short)
Scarlet (2013, short)
En Solitaire (aka Turning Tide, 2014)
All The Wrong Reasons (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Buddha’s Little Finger (2014)
The Forbidden Room (2014)
Paul à Québec (2015)
Tomorrow’s Shadows (2016, short)
De père en flic 2 (2017)
Et au pire, on se mariera (2017)
Trench 11 (2017)
Malek (2018)

Felix and the Treasure of Morgäa (2021) Arsenault & Fils (2022)
Bones of Crows (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Revenge of the Land (1998, mini-series)

2 frères (1999-2000)
Les Débrouillards (1998-2001)
October 1970 (2006, mini-series)
Killer Wave (2006, mini-series)

Pan Am (2011-2012)
30 Vies (2013-2015)
Revenge (2013-2015)
Blue Moon (2016-2018)
Cardinal (2017-2020)

Après (2021, mini-series)
Plan B (2023, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Les aventures de la courte échelle (1996)
Mon meilleur ennemi (2001)
Un homme mort (2006)
Trauma (2011)
God Friended Me (2019)

Trench 11, movie, poster,
Poster for Trench 11 courtesy of Ravin Banner Releasing.

Arsenault & Fils, movie, poster,

Jean-Michel Anctil

B: November 22, 1966 in St-Pascal de Kamouraska, Québec

Jean-Michel Anctil in a publicity still from the 2009 film, De père en flic.

Features & TV Movies:
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Coraline (voice, 2009)
De père en flic (2009)

Nous sommes les autres (2017)
Ghost Town Anthology (2018)
Les Barbares De La Malbaie (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Le grand blond avec un show sournois (2000)
Les ex (2005)
450 Chemin du Golf (2006-2009)
Lance et compte: Le grand duel (2009)

Mes petits malheurs (2016)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Bouledogue Bazar (1998)

Un gars, une fille (2003)
Caméra café (2004)
Détect.inc. (2005)
Le coeur a ses raisons (2005, 2006, 2007)
Kaboum (2007)
Dieu Merci! (2007)
Bye-Bye (2008, 2013)
La Petite Vie (2009)

Une fois c’t’un clip (2014)
Dans ma tête (2016)
Les pêcheurs (2016, 2017)
ComediHa! (2019)

Ghost Town Anthology, movie, poster,

Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley, actress, film director, screenwriter,
Photo of Sarah Polley at the Los Angeles premiere of Women Talking by Dan Steinberg. Used with permission.

B: January 8, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario

Sarah Polley had the odds stacked against her if she wanted to grow up to be anything else other than an actor, or filmmaker. Her dad was an actor and her mom was a casting agent. So it should come as no surprise that she began her career at the tender age of just 4 in One Magic Christmas. She liked the process enough to keep pushing her parents into letting her do more. She has gone on to accomplish so much that in January of 2006 it was announced that Polley would receive ACTRA Toronto’s Award of Excellence. The announcement said, in part, “Sarah Polley is one of Canada’s treasures. She is a commanding actor who has taken on varied and challenging roles while becoming one of our most recognizable Canadian stars.” Sarah Polley was honoured for her work with the Order of Canada in 2014. She is pictured with a 2018 Canadian Screen Award shared with Noreen Halpern, Mary Harron and D.J. Carson for Best Limited Series or Program for Alias Grace.

Sarah Polley’s 2022 film, Women Talking, is based on the book by Miriam Toews. Polley, in a statement, said in part, “In Women Talking, a group of women, many of whom disagree on essential things, have a conversation to figure out how they might move forward together to build a better world for themselves and their children. Though the backstory behind the events in Women Talking is violent, the film is not. We never see the violence that the women have experienced. We see only short glimpses of the aftermath. Instead, we watch a community of women come together as they must decide, in a very short space of time, what their collective response will be.” Women Talking screened at TIFF 2022 and is scheduled for release on December 2, 2022.

Also see: TIFF 2022 – Day Six.

Learn more about Sarah Polley
Also See: Alias Grace.
Also see: Sarah Polley talks to Northernstars about the making of Take This Waltz.

Features & TV Movies:
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One Magic Christmas (1985)
The Big Town (1987)
Hands of a Stranger (TV-1987)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Babar The Movie (voice, 1989)

Lantern Hill (TV-1990)
Johann`s Gift to Christmas (TV-1991)
Exotica (1994)
Joe’s So Mean to Josephine (1996)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
The Planet of Junior Brown (1997)
The Hanging Garden (1997)
Last Night (1998)
Jerry & Tom (1998)
White Lies (TV-1998)
The Life Before This (1999)
eXistenZ (1999)
Guinevere (1999)
Go (1999)

The Weight of Water (2000)
Love Come Down (2000)
The Claim (2000)
The Law of Enclosures (2000)
This Might Be Good (2000)
No Such Thing (2001)
The I Inside (2003)
The Event (2003)
My Life Without Me (2003)
Dermott’s Quest (2003)
Luck (2003)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Sugar (2004)
Siblings (2004)
Don’t Come Knocking (2005)
The Secret Life of Words (2005)
3 Needles (2005)
Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
Cock & Bull (2006)
Splice (2009)
Mr. Nobody (2009)

Trigger (2010)
Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power (2019)

TV series – Cast:
Ramona (1988)
Road to Avonlea (1989-1995)
Slings & Arrows (2006, mini-series)
John Adams (2008, mini-series)

Credits as a Director:
The Best Day of My Life (1999)
Don’t Think Twice (1999)

I Shout Love (2001)
All I Want for Christmas (2002)
Away from Her (2006)

Take This Waltz (2011)
Stories We Tell (2011, documentary)

Women Talking (2022)

Web Series:
Hey Lady! (2021)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Don’t Think Twice (1999)

I Shout Love (2001)
Away from Her (2006)

Take This Waltz (2011)
Stories We Tell (2011, documentary)

Alias Grace (2017, mini-series)

Women Talking (2022)

Sarah Polley, Run Toward the Danger, book,

Women Talking, movie, poster, Sarah Polley,

Mary Walsh

Mary Walsh, actress,
Mary Walsh at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards © 2019 by Ralph Lucas.

B: May 13, 1952 in St.John's, Newfoundland

Mary Cynthia Walsh grew up in St. John’s and first worked as a summer replacement radio announcer for the CBC. That led to an invitation to join the Newfoundland Travelling Theatre Company, which in the early 1970s toured Newfoundland and Labrador. In 1972 she became a member of the Mummers Troupe. While studying drama at Toronto’s Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1973 she became involved in the collective writing of Cod on a Stick, the first CODCO play, with Tommy Sexton, Cathy Jones, Dyan Olsen and Paul Sametz. The show’s initial run was in the fall and winter of 1973-74 in Toronto and went on to tour Newfoundland the following spring. Throughout her professional career as an writer, actor and director, Walsh has worked extensively with local artists at the Newfoundland’s Resource Centre for the Arts. She has appeared in many films, television shows and stage productions. In 1992, she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Atlantic Film Festival for her performance in Mike Jones’ Secret Nation. Among her characters on This Hour Has 22 Minutes are the flagrantly outspoken Marg Delahunty, redneck commentator Dakey Dunn and wacky Prairie correspondent Connie Bloor. Walsh made her feature directorial debut with the 2006 movie, Young Triffie. On May 29, 1998, Walsh received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Trent University and in May of 2012 she was honoured at a ceremony in Ottawa – along with Deepa Mehta and others – as a recipient of The Governor-General’s Performing Arts Award. She is pictured with her special Earle Grey Award at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards.

Watch Mary Walsh talk about making the film Young Triffie in this 2007 interview.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood (1986)
Secret Nation (1992)
Buried on Sunday (1992)
The Boys of St.Vincent (TV-1993)
Major Crime (TV-1997)
Extraordinary Visitor (1998)
Rain, Drizzle and Fog (1998)
The Divine Ryans (1999)
New Waterford Girl (1999)
Violet (2000)
The Frank Truth (2001)
Behind the Red Door (2002)
Bleacher Bums (TV-2002)
Mambo Italiano (2003)
Geraldine’s Fortune (2004)
Young Triffie (2006)
The Wind in the Willows (TV-2006)
Quality of Life (TV-2008)
Crackie (2009)

The Love Child (2010)
The Grand Seduction (2013)
Closet Monster (2015)
The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent (2016, documentary)
Hunting Pignut (2016)
A Christmas Fury (TV-2017)
Radical (2019)
Apocalyptic Rant (2019, short)

Happy Place (2020)
Mummering Legends (2021, short)
Terror Train (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Up At Ours (1980)

Codco (1988-1993)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1994-2010)
Dooley Gardens (1999)

Random Passage (2001, mini-series)
Open Book (2003)
Hatching, Matching & Dispatching (2005)

The Grand Seduction, movie poster

Ken Tremblett

Ken Tremblett, actor,

B: November 22, 1965 in Pembroke, Ontario

Ken Tremblett is the oldest of three children born to Jim and Jean Tremblett in Pembroke, Ontario. His father was a military police officer and the family lived in nearby Petawawa. They moved 17 times before his 18th birthday and, as it turned out, constantly being “the new guy” helped him to develop an early passion for acting. It also helped him discover Canada because he has lived, quite literally, from coast to coast. Tremlett’s acting career began as an excuse to finish out his senior year of high school where he started it, instead of relocating to another city with his family. He landed the lead in his school’s Christmas musical and went on to appear in four more plays during the same year. After graduation he left Saint John, New Brunswick and moved to Vancouver in 1985.
Photo by Gordan Dumka – Used with Permission

Features & TV Movies:
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Burning Bridges (TV-1990)
The Comrades of Summer (TV-1992)
Love on the Run (TV-1994)
She Stood Alone: The Taulhook Scandal (TV-1995)
She Woke Up Pregnant (TV-1996)
Their Second Chance (TV-1997)
Murder in My Mind (TV-1997)
The Invader (1997)
Convictions (TV-1997)
Henry`s Cafe (1998)
Tourist Trap (TV-1998)
Everything that Rises (TV-1998)
Shoes Off! (1998)
Don’t Look Behind You (TV-1999)

The Guilty (2000)
Deadlocked (TV-2000)
NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 (TV-2001)
First Shot (TV-2002)
Heaven`s Fury (TV-2003)
Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher (TV-2004)
The Ranch (TV-2004)
Pursued (2004)
Firewall (2006)
Last Chance Café (TV-2006)
My Neighbor`s Keeper (TV-2007)
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Case 39 (2007)
The Betrayed (2008)
Watchmen (2009)

Path to Shadow Hill (2013, short)
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (TV-2014)
A Wife’s Nightmare (TV-2014)
My Life as a Dead Girl (TV-2015)
One Crazy Cruise (TV-2015)
Autumn Dreams (TV-2015)
My One Christmas Wish (TV-2015)
Unleashing Mr. Darcy (TV-2016)
Sandra Brown’s White Hot (TV-2016)
Pretty Little Addict (TV-2016)
Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders (TV-2016)
Summer of Dreams (TV-2016)
Brain on Fire (2016)
Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery (TV-2017)
The Art of Us (TV-2017)
At Home in Mitford (TV-2017)
12 Days (TV-2017)
Midnight Sun (2018)
Wedding of Dreams (TV-2018)
Death of a Cheerleader (TV-2019)
Holiday Date (TV-2019)

Owen (2020, short)
A Valentine’s Match (TV-2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Street Justice (1991)
Caitlin’s Way (2000-2002)

Unspeakable (2019, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
21 Jump Street (1987, 1988, 1990)

Northwood (1993, 1994)
Neon Rider (1994)
The X-Files (1994, 1997)
University Hospital (1995)
Strange Luck (1995)
The Outer Limits (1995, 2000, 2001)
Two (1996)
Millennium (1997)
Cupid (1998)
Welcome Back to Paradox (1998)
the Net (1998)
Dead Man’s Gun (1998, 1999)
First Wave (1999)

UC: Undercover (2001)
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Dead Like Me (2004)
Andromeda (2004)
Killer Instinct (2005)
Kyle XY (2006)
The L Word (2007)
Painkiller Jane (2007)
Supernatural (2008, 2013))

Psych (2014)
Almost Human (2014)
When Calls the Heart (2014, 2019)
Rogue (2014)
Rush (2014)
The Whispers (2015)
The Man in the High Castle (2016)
Prison Break (2017)
Six (2018)
A Million Little Things (2018)

Ken Tremblett is represented by:
Lucas Talent Inc.
#6 1238 Homer Street,
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2Y5

P: 604.685.0345
F: 604.685.0341
E: info (at) lucastalent.com

Midnight Sun, movie, poster,

Kristen Harris

Kristen Harris, actress,

B: November 16, 1976 in Calgary, Alberta

At the age of 17, Kristen Harris studied at the Groundlings Theatre Improv School in Los Angeles. She studied voice performance at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music to study voice performance. Her first professional role was playing Mary-Louise Parker’s sister in the CBS drama, Vinegar Hill. In 2011 she was in two films that screened at the Cannes Film Festival (The Lost Dreams Of Narcissus and Echo, The Forest Path). She won the ACTRA Manitoba award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist in September of 2012 for her work in Passionflower.

Features & TV Movies:
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Vinegar Hill (TV-2005)
Lucid (2005)
Category 7: The End of the World (TV-2005)
Halley`s Comet (2006)
House Party (TV-2006)
Maneater (TV-2007)
Holiday Switch (TV-2007)
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Fragments (2009)
New in Town (2009)
Taken in Broad Daylight (TV-2009)

Of Games and Escapes (2010)
The Lost Dream of Narcissus and Echo (2011, short)
The Forest Path (2011, short)
Passionflower (2011)
Wrong Turn 4: Bloodu Beginnings (2011)
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (VR-2011)
We Were Children (2013)
Bunks (TV-2013)
The Gabby Douglas Story (TV-2014)
The Choking Game (TV-2014)
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015)
A Dream of Christmas (TV-2016)
Before You Say Anything (2016)
Washed Away (TV-2017)
Christmas Connection (TV-2017)
Sorry for your Loss (2017)
One Winter Weekend (TV-2018)
GONE: My Daughter (TV-2018)
Night Hunter (2018)
Look Away (2018)
Into Invisible Light (2018)
Breakthrough (2019)
The Parts You Lose (2019)

Welcome to Sudden Death (2020)
A Secret to Keep (2020)
Ann Rule’s a House on Fire (TV-2021)
Nobody (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II (2012, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
House Party (2008)
Less Than Kind (2008, 2010, 2012)

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010)
Men With Brooms (2010)
Flashpoint (2011)
Layla & Jen (2013)
The Pinkertons (2014, 2015)
Channel Zero (2016)
Burden of Truth (2018)

Sorry For Your Loss, movie, poster,

Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith, actor,

B: June 22, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario

Douglas Smith played the role of Ben Henrickson on the series, Big Love.

Features & TV Movies:
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Death Game (TV-1996)
Blast from the Past (1999)

Trancers 6 (VR-2002)
Partners in Action (2002)
Lock Her Room (2003)
Hangman`s Curse (2003)
Stuck in the Middle with You (TV-2003)
Sleepover (2004)
Rock the Paint (2005)
Santa’s Slay (2005)
Citizen Duane (2006)
State’s Evidence (2006)
Remember the Daze (2007)
Someday We Will Get Married (2009)

Antiviral (2012)
The Boy Who Smells Like Fish (2012)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Stage Fright (2014)
Hard Drive (2014)
Is This Necessary (2014, short)
Ouija (2014)
The Gift (2014, short)
Fragments (2014, short)
Evan’s Crime (2015)
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Bottom of the World (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
The Bye Bye Man (2017)

The Swearing Jar (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Big Love (2006-2011)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The X Files (1996)
The Outer Limits (1998)

Family Law (2001)
Out There (2003)
Cold Case (2003)
Everwood (2004)
Joan of Arcadia (2004)
The Guardian (2004)
CSI: Miami (2004)
Crossing Jordan (2006)
Close to Home (2006)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006, 2007)
Hawthorne (2009)

Flashpoint (2010)
Margene’s Blog (2011)
Rookie Blue (2013)
Drop Dead Diva (2013)
Betas (2014)
Vinyl (2016)

The Swearing Jar, movie, poster,

David Hewlett

David Hewlett, actor,

B: April 18, 1968 in Redhill, Surrey, England

David Ian Hewlett came to Canada with his family at an early age and says he has been acting for almost half his life. After dropping out of Toronto`s St. George’s College Choir School for Boys in Grade 12, he pursued careers in computers and acting simultaneously. He describes himself as self-taught in both specialties. Hewlett gravitated toward acting in high school and continued along the classic struggling actor career path for about ten years before his career began to take off. Hewlett is best known for his role as Dr. Rodney McKay on the science fiction television shows Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis. He also played the character of Grant Jansky on 73 episodes of Traders between 1996 and 2000.

Official website.

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

The Darkside (1987)
Pin (1988)
The Penthouse (TV-1989)

Where the Heart Is (1990)
Deep Sleep (1990)
Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
The First Circle (TV-1991)
Quiet Killer (TV-1992)
Split Images (TV-1992)
Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (1992)
The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later (1993)
Blood Brothers (1993)
Monster Force (1994)
Cube (1997)
On the 2nd Day of Christmas (TV-1
Joe’s Wedding (1997)
Elevated (1997)
Bad Day on the Block (1997)
Clutch (1998)
Milkman (1998)
Survivor (TV-1999)
The Life Before This (1999)
Autoerotica (1999)
Amateur Night (1999)

Chasing Cain (2001)
And Never Let her Go (TV-2001)
The Triangle (TV-2001)
Century Hotel (2001)
Treed Murray (2001)
Ice Men (2001)
Cypher (2002)
Nothing (2003)
Foolproof (2003)
Friday Night (2003)
Boa vs Python (TV-2004)
Darklight (TV-2004)
A Dog’s Breakfast (2007)
Helen (2008)
Splice (2009)

The Whistleblower (2011)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Morlocks (TV-2011)
Rage of the Yeti (2011)
Haunter (2013)
The Shape of Water (2017)
Lie Exposed (2019)
Lucky Day (2019)
Who You Know (2019)

Nightmare Alley (2021)

The Swearing Jar (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993-1996)
Monster Force (voice, 1994)
Traders (1996-2000)

Stargate: Atlantis (2004-2009)
Sanctuary (2007, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:

The Edison Twins (1984)
Night Heat (1987)
Friday the 13th: The Series (1988)
My Secret Identity (1988)
Street Legal (1933, 1994)
T and T (1988m 1989)

The Campbells (1990)
Katts and Dog (1991, 1992)
Forever Knight (1992)
Beyond Reality (1992, 1993)
Sweating Bullets (1993)
Shining Time Station (1993)
Secret Service (1993)
Ultraforce (voice, 1995)
Twice in a Lifetime (1999)

ER (2001)
Stargate SG-1 (2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Mutant X (2003)
Without a Trace (2004)
The District (2004)

Hellcats (2010, 2011)
Urban Legends (narrator, 2011)
Darknet (2013)
The Stanley Dynamic (2014)
Dark Matter (2015, 2016)
Suits (2016)
Incorporated (2016, 2017)
Murdoch Mysteries (2016, 2017)
Warigami (2019)

Credits as a Director:
A Dog’s Breakfast (2007)

Rage of the Yeti (2011)
Debug (2014)

The Shape of Water, movie, poster,

Nightmare Alley, movie, poster,

The Swearing Jar, movie, poster,

Nicola Cavendish

Nicola Cavendish, actress,

B: November 11, 1952 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Born in England Nicola Cavendish grew up in British Columbia and began her acting career in her early 20s. She was given a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1991 film The Grocer’s Wife and a Gemini Award nomination for the 1998 film The Sleep Room. On stage, her many credits include performing on Broadway in Blithe Spirit (directed by Brian Bedford), and in 1999, in Denise Filiatrault’s Canadian Stage production of Michel Tremblay’s Les Belles-soeurs. Her play It’s Snowing in Saltspring is an annual Christmas favourite in British Columbia.

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

My American Cousin (1985)
American Boyfriends (1989)

Angel Square (1990)
It (TV-1990)
The Grocer’s Wife (1991)
The Diviners (TV-1993)
View from the Typewriter (narrator, 1993)
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (TV-1995)
Air Bud (1997)
The Sleep Room (1998)
Noah (TV-1998)

Suddenly Naked (2001)

The Bouquet (2013)
The Memory Book (TV-2014)
The Christmas Secret (TV-2015)
The Christmas Note (TV-2015)

TV Series – Cast:
Red Serge (1986)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Beachcombers (1987)
Street Legal (1993)
The X Files (1994)
Highlander (1995)

Mentors (2001)
The L Word (2004)
Men in Trees (2006)
Search and Rescue (2008)

The Returned (2015)
The Romeo Section (2015)

My American Cousin, movie, poster,
This poster for My American Cousin was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

Adam Beach

B: November 11, 1972 in Ashern, Manitoba

Adam Beach lost both of his parents when he was eight-years-old. Within the span of three months, his mother, who was eight-months pregnant, was killed by a drunk driver, and his father drowned in a boating accident. Adam and his two younger brothers were forced to move to Winnipeg to live with an aunt and uncle. Six years later, they were sent to live with another aunt and uncle. Beach played the role of Detective Chester Lake on the TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Pictured above in a CBC publicity still as Bobby Martin in the television series Arctic Air, Adam Beach costars in the shot in New Zealand, set in 1925 Montana Netflix movie The Power of the Dog. Written and directed by Jane Campion, Canadian-born Roger Frappier is one of the producers. Opens in select theatres November 17 and on Netflix December 1.

Learn more about Adam Beach.

Features & TV Movies:
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Lost in the Barrens (TV-1990)
Spirit Rider (TV-1993)
Cadillac Girls (1993)
Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (1994)
Dance Me Outside (1995)
Prey (1995)
A Boy Called Hate (1995)
Coyote Summer (1996)
Song of Hiawatha (1997)
Smoke Signals (1998)
Little Boy Blues (1999)
The Last Stop (1999)
Mystery, Alaska, (1999)

Harvey’s Case (TV-2000)
Joe Dirt (2001)
The Art of Woo (2001)
Now & Forever (2001)
Windtalkers (2002)
Posers (2002)
Skinwalkers (TV-2002)
Posers (2002)
Cowboys and Indians: The J.J.Harper Story (TV-2003)
The Big Empty (2003)
Coyote Waits (TV-2003)
A Thief in Time (TV-2004)
Sawtooth (2004)
Johnny Tootall (TV-2005)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Bottom`s Up (2006)
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (2006)
Luna: Spirit of the Whale (TV-2007)
Older Than America (2008)
Turok: Son of Stone (voice, VR-2008)
Help (2008)
Reel Injun (2009)

Donkey (2010)
the Stranger (VR-2010)
The Stepson (TV-2010)
Warrior (2010)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Paths of Souls (2012)
September Runs Red (2012)
Crook (2013)
Ice Soldiers (2014)
Grizzly (2014)
A Fighting Man (2014)
So We May Grow (2014, short)
The Road to Tophet (2014)
Into the Grizzly Maze (2014)
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (VR-2015)
Diablo (2015)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Hostiles (2017)
The Watchman’s Canoe (2017)
Juliana & the Medicine Fish (2017)
Monsters of God (TV-2017)
Juanita (2018)

The Unhealer (2020)
Percy (2020)
Monkey Beach (2020)
The Power of the Dog (2021)
Swan Song (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
The Rez (1996)
Madison (1997)
First Wave (1999-)
Bliss (2002)
Moose TV (2006, mini-series)
Law & Order SVU (2007-2008)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007, mini-series)
Commanche Moon (2008, mini-series)

Big Love (2010)
Arctic Air (2012-2014)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994)
North of 60 (1993, 1995)
Walker, Texas Ranger (1995)
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1995)
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1996)
Touched by an Angel (1996)
The Rez (1996)
Dead Man’s Gun (1997)
The Journey of Allen Strange (1997)
Madison (1997)
First Wave (1999)

Higher Ground (2000)
Bliss (2002)
The Dead Zone (2002)
Skinwalkers the Navajo Mysteries (200)
Everwood (2003)
Third Watch (2003, 2004)
JAG (2004)
Wapos Bay: The Series (2008)

Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Combat Hospital (2011)
Caution: May Contain Nuts (2012)
Hell on Wheels (2013)
Revolution (2013)
Backstrom (2015)
Drunk History (2019)
Supernatural (2019)
Nancy Drew (2019)

Monkey Beach, movie, poster,

The Power of the Dog, poster, movie,

Louis Pitoscia

Louis Pitoscia, actor, placeholder image,

B: November 11, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario
D: July 28, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario

Louis “Big Lou” Pitoscia started out in the ring. That is, he was a professional wrestler. And since that’s exactly the same as acting, when he gave up on the ring in the early 1950s it was relatively easy to make the switch to performing for the camera instead of an arena audience. It was another ex-wrestler-turned-actor, Mike Mazurki, who invited Big Lou to Hollywood where he landed a bit part in My Favorite Spy. But he didn’t want a Hollywood life and returned to Canada. It was at the dawn of television and he became one of the regular members of the supporting cast on The Wayne and Shuster Show.

Features & TV Movies:
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My Favorite Spy (1951)

Find the Lady (1976)

All in Good Taste (1983)
The Guardian (TV-1984)
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (TV-1985)
Mr. Nice Guy (1987)
Moonstruck (1987)
Palais Royale (1988)

Baby on Board (1991)
The Don`s Analyst (TV-1997)

Snow on the Skeleton Key (2003)
Moss (2004)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Wayne and Shuster (1957-1990)

SCTV Network 90 (1982)
Seeing Things (1982, 1985, 1986, 1987)
Adderly (1986)

Robocop (1994)

Poster for the Norman Jewison film, Moonstruck
Poster for the Norman Jewison film, Moonstruck

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen, actor, The Fabelmans,
Seth Rogen is pictured as Bennie Loewy in Stephen Spielberg’s The Fabelmans. Image courtesy of Universal Pictures.

B: April 15, 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia

Seth Rogen began his career as a standup comedian during his teens, coming in second place in the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest when he was sixteen. After moving to Los Angeles, Rogen landed supporting roles in Judd Apatow`s two critically acclaimed network television comedies, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. Apatow cast Rogen in his films, The 40 Year old Virgin and Knocked Up. In addition to lending his voice to Kung Fu Panda, the classic Dr. Seuss story Horton Hears a Who, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, Rogen was one of a long list of voices in the 2009 animated feature Monsters vs. Aliens. Rogen co-starred with Michelle Williams in Sarah Polley`s Take This Waltz. Rogen co-wrote and co-directed the 2013 comedy This Is The End, which co-starred fellow Canadians Jay Baruchel and Michael Cera. His 2014 film, The Interview, was the centre of considerable controversy thanks to a plot line that included an attempt to assassinate the leader of North Korea.

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

North Hollywood (TV-2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (VR-2004)
Early Bird (TV-2005)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
Knocked Up (2006)
Shrek the Third (voice, 2007)
Knocked Up (2006)
Superbad (2007)
The Spiderwick Chronicles (voice, 2008)
Horton Hears a Who! (voice, 2008)
Kung Fu Panda (voice, 2008)
Step Brothers (2008)
Fanboys (2008)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Observe and Report (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens (voice, 2009)
Funny People (2009)
B.O.B.’s Big Break (VR-2009)

Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (2010)
The Green Hornet (2011)
Take This Waltz (2011)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (voice, 2011)
Paul (voice, 2011)
50/50 (2011)
Night of the Living Carrots (VR-2011, short)
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (voice, VR-2011, short)
For a Good Time, Call… (2012)
The Guilt Trip (2012)
This is the End (2013)
Neighbors (2014)
The Interview (2014)
The Sound and the Fury (2004)
King Fu Panda 3 (voice, 2015)
Steve Jobs (2015)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising (2016, short)
Sausage Party (voice, 2016)
Dumpster Diving (VR-2017, short)
The Disaster Artist (2017)
Arizona (2018)
Like Father (2018)
Long Shot (2019)
Zeroville (2019)
The Lion King (voice, 2019)

An American Pickle (2020)
The Fabelmans (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)
Undeclared (2001-2002)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Dawson’s Creek (2003)
Help Me Help You (2006)
American Dad (2006)
Help Me Help You (2009)
The Simpsons (voice, 2009, 2014)

The League (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Eastbound & Down (2012)
The Mindy Project (2013)
Burning Love (2013)
Kroll Show (2013)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2015)
Dr.Ken (2017)
Friends from College (2017)
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (2018)
The Jim Jefferies Show (2018)
Drunk History (2018, 2019)
The Twilight Zone (2019)
The Boys (2019)
Future Man (2019, 2020)

Seth Rogen, Long Shot, movie, poster, The Fabelmans, movie, poster,

Marie Prevost

Marie Prevost, actress,
This painting of Marie Prevost by Florhi on the cover of the October 1922 edition of Motion Picture was scanned from an original copy of the magazine in the Northernstars Collection,

B: November 8, 1898 in Sarnia, Ontario
D: January 23, 1937 in Hollywood, California

Marie Prevost started out in life as Mary Bickford Dunn in Sarnia, Ontario. When still a child she moved with her parents first to Denver, Colorado and then later to Los Angeles, California. It was a fateful decision. Had the family stayed in Sarnia, or Denver, chances are Mary Bickford Dunn would have remained unknown. But then we would have been robbed of one of the great beauties from the silent era.

Learn more about Marie Prevost
Also see: An article titled About Me, written by Marie Prevost and published in October 1921.

Features & TV Movies:
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Unto Those Who Sinned

Two Crooks
Her Nature Dance

She Loved Him Plenty
His Smothered Love
His Hidden Purpose
Hide and Seek Detectives
The Village Chestnut

Yankee Doodle in Berlin
Why Beaches Are Popular
When Love is Blind
Up in Alf’s Place
The Speakeasy
Salome vs. Shenandoah
Rip & Stitch: Tailors
Reilly’s Wash Day
Never Too Old
Love’s False Faces
East Lynne with Variations
The Dentist

Down on the Farm
Love, Honor and Behave

Moonlight Follies
Nobody’s Fool
A Parisian Scandal

Don’t Get Personal
The Dangerous Little Demon
The Crossroads of New York
Her Night of Nights
The Married Flapper

Heroes of the Street
Red Lights
The Wanters

The Hollywood Kid
The Dark Swan
The Marriage Circle
How to Educate a Wife
Daughters of Pleasure
Three Women

The Loves of Camille
Kiss me Again
Bobbed Hair
Seven Sinners

Man Bait
His Jazz Bride
The Caveman
Other Women’s Husbands
Up in Mabel’s Room
Almost a Lady
For Wives Only

Getting Gertie’s Garter
Night Bride
The Girl in the Pullman

The Rush Hour
On To Reno
A Blonde for a Night
The Rackett

The Godless Girl
The Flying Fool

The Sideshow
Party Girl
Ladies of Leisure
Sweethearts on Parade
War Nurse

The Runaround
The Good Bad Girl
Reckless Living
Gentleman’s Fate
It’s a Wise Child
Call of the Rockies
Sporting Blood
The Sin of Madelon Claudet

Slightly Married
Hell Divers
Carnival Boat
Three Wise Girls

Parole Girl
The Eleventh Commandment
Only Yesterday

Keystone Hotel
Hands Across the Table

Thirteen Hours By Air
Ten Laps to Go
Cain and Mabel

Marie Ptrevost, movie, poster,
This poster for the 1926 film The Jazz Bride was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection

Gail Maurice

Gail Maurice, actress, actor,

B: in Saskatchewan

Gail Maurice is a Metis actor, director and writer. She starred in and co-wrote Jorge Manzano’s award winning Johnny Greyeyes which screened at Sundance and brought her a nomination for Best Actress at the San Francisco American Indian Film Festival. She was also the Lead actor in Gemini nominated Big Bear. Her documentary, Smudge screened at the 2006 Sundance Festival. Based on her short film, Gail Maurice made her feature film directorial debut with the 2022 film Rosie, which had its World Premiere at TIFF 2022. We list her credits as an actor first.

Also see: Thom Ernst reviews Rosie for Northernstars.
Also see: Falls Around Her opens imagineNATIVE.
Also see: Discovery & Midnight Madness at TIFF.

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

City of Dreams (1995)
Giant Mine (TV-1996)
The Hazards of Falling Glass (1997)

Johnny Greyeyes (2000)
Memory in Bones (2005, short)
Finn’s Girl (2007)
Boxed In (2009, short)

Falls Around Her (2018)
Camera Test (2019, short)
The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw (2019)

Québexit (2020)
Night Raiders (2021)
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics (voice, 2021, short)
Bones of Crows (2022)
Rosie (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Big Bear (1998, mini-series)
Trickster (2020, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (2000)
Twice in a Lifetime (2000)
Street Time (2002, 2003)
Cold (2016)
Cardinal (2017, 2020)
The Twilight Zone (2019)
Diggstown (2020)
Barkskins (2020)

Credits as a Director:
Smudge (2005, short, documentary)
Memory in Bones (2005, short)

Kihtwam misawac na-wapamitin (2011, short)
Assini (2015, short)
Rosie (2018, short)

Rosie (2022)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Johnny Greyeyes (co-writer, 2000)
Smudge (2005, short, documentary)

Kihtwam misawac na-wapamitin (2011, short)
Assini (2015, short)
Rosie (2018, short)
Québexit (2020)
Rosie (2022)

Rosie, movie, poster,

Leigh Enns

Leigh Enns, actress,

B: November 23, 1981 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

We Were the Mulvaneys (TV-2002)
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Three’s Company’ (TV-2003)
Killer Instinct: From the Files of Agent Candice DeLong (TV-2003)
Vinegar Hill (TV-2005)
Population 436 (VR-2006)
Casual Fridays (2006)
Blue State (2007)
Make It Happen (2008)
The Lazarus Project (2008)
High Life (2009)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
2030 CE (2002)