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Allie MacDonald

Canadian Screen Awards, Allie MacDonald,
Photo of Allie MacDonald at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards © 2018 R.A.Lucas.

B: September 17, 1988 in Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia

Allie MacDonald is from a small community in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where she played hockey growing up. She started singing and acting at the age of six, with the title role in the school play The Little White Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings. She taught herself to play the guitar and was songwriting by the age of 12. At 15, MacDonald landed the role of the Artful Dodger in Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre’s production of Oliver! and was highlighted by critics for her performance. She subsequently won the vocally demanding title role in Annie at Neptune Theatre in Halifax. A move to the west coast (Powell River, BC) for her final year at a more artistically focused high school allowed MacDonald the tools she needed to flourish. She competed on an Improv team, starred as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and as Rizzo in Grease, and was hand selected as a lead vocalist for both jazz and chamber choirs. After high school, she was one of only 40 students a year selected to attend the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, where she studied classical and musical theatre, vocal technique and performance and many forms of dance and physical theatre, and was mentored in directing during her second year. MacDonald moved to Toronto immediately after graduation to pursue a career as an actor.

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

The Real Howard Spitz (1998)

In the Grid (2009, short)
Green Christmas (2009, short)

Score: A Hockey Musical (2010)
Salem Falls (TV-2011)
Blink (2011, short)
House at the End of the Street (2011)
Stories We Tell (2012)
The Barrens (2012)
The Riverbank (2012)
Cinnamon Girl: California Dreamin’ (TV-2013)
And Now a Word from Our Sponsor (2013)
Stage Fright (2014)
Trigger Point (TV-2015)
La Ville de L’Amour (2015, short)
Under the Silver Lake (2018)
Mean Queen (TV-2019)
Life of Kai: Six Months (VR-2019, short)

Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford Manifesto (2020)
Laudanum (2021 short)

TV Series – Cast:
Young Drunk Punk (2015)
Cardinal (2017)
What/It (2019, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
The Ron James Show (2009)

The Listener (2011)
King (2011)
Alphas (2012)
Haven (2012)
Lost Girl (2013)
Longmire (2013)
Remedy (2014)
Killjoys (2015)
Orphan Black (2016)
Private Eyes (2016)
Conviction (2016)
Misfits (2018)

Pacific Rim: The Black (2021)

Score: A Hockey Musical, movie poster