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Cynthia Ashperger


B: May 4, 1963 in Zagreb, Croatia

Born in Croatia, Cynthia Ashperger started out in life as Cintija Asperger and started her career as an actor there in theatre, film and television. Settling in Toronto, she received a PhD from the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for Studies in Drama. She has taught acting at Toronto’s Ryerson University since 1994 where she is also the Director of Acting Program. At Ryerson she has directed some twenty productions of the world classics, including Tales from Vienna Woods, Martin Chuzzlewit, The Chaste Maid of Cheapside, The Country Wife, All for Love, The Three Sisters and The Girl from Maxim’s. In film, her role in The Waiting Room by Igor Drljača she was nominated for Canadian Screen Award (CSA) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film.