(February 25, 2020 – Toronto, ON) – Anais Granofsky began her acting career as a child of nine in the original The Kids of Degrassi Street, which went to air on the CBC in 1979. Appearing in six episodes of the original, she was chosen to play the role of Lucy Fernandez in the series Degrassi Junior High (pictured above), which became Degrassi High (1987–91). In 1987 Degrassi Junior High won an International Emmy Award for best children’s programming. It also collected an impressive 18 Gemini Award nominations, winning eight. In 1992 she took time off to learn the craft of directing and writing screenplays at NYU, New York University. Returning to Toronto, she resumed her television career and in 1999, Granofsky wrote and directed the micro-budget Have Mercy. It was her third film, The Limb Salesman that made people sit up and take notice.
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