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Yanna McIntosh


B: 1970 in Jamaica

Yanna McIntosh, pictured in a production still from the 2015 production of Antony and Cleopatra at the Stratford Festival. A professional theatre artist with a wealth of experience, Yanna McIntish was born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto. She began her theatre training at the University of Toronto before graduating from the American Repertory Theatre Institute at Harvard University. She taught at the National Theatre School and Humber College, directing students in productions of Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Richard III. Her performance as Pat Barrows in the 2006 made-for-TV movie Doomstown brought her a 2007 Gemini award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series. In 2011 McIntosh became the first ever person to win the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Ruined. For this role she also won the 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role. She had previously won Doras for both Florence Gibson’s Belle, and for Athol Fugard’s Valley Song.

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

The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (TV-1994)
Down in the Delta (1998)
Atomic Train (TV-1999)
A Murder on Shadow Mountain (TV-1999)
Strange Justice (TV-1999)

Spooky House (2000)
Deliberate Intent (TV-2000)
Full Disclosure (VR-2001)
Acceptable Risk (TV-2001)
True Blue (2001)
John Q (2002)
The Glow (TV-2002)
The Rats (TV-2002)
Crown Heights (TV-2004)
Chasing Freedom (TV-2004)
Reversible Errors (TV-2004)
The Sentinel (2006)
Doomstown (TV-2006)
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (TV-2006)
They Come Back (TV-2007)
Finn`s Girl (2007)
Matters of Life and Dating (TV-2007)
A Raisin in the Sun (TV-2008)
Heaven on Earth (2008)
Chili & Cheese: A Condimental Rift (2009)

Phase One (2010)
Bloodwork (2012)
Arranged (2014, short)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
Unless (2016)

Like a House on Fire(2020
Swindler Seduction (2022)
Slumberland (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Riverdale (1997-1999)
The Eleventh Hour (2002)
The Line (2008)
Good Sam (2022)
Work It Out Wombats (voice, 2023-)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Street Legal (1993)
Side Effects (1995, 1996)
Due South (1997)
Night Man (1999)

Train 48 (2004)
Blue Murder (2003, 2004)
This Is Wonderland (2004, 2005, 2006)
The Best Years (2007, 2009)

XIII: The Series (2011)
The Listener (2012)
Saving Hope (2013)
Suits (2013)
Working the Engels (2014)
Hemlock Grove (2014)
Remedy (2015)
Private Eyes (2017)
Killjoys (2017)
In Contempt (2018)
The Expanse (2018)
Anne with an E (2018)
Ransom (2019)

Spinning Out (2020)
Nurses (2020)
Burden of Truth (2021)
Coroner (2021)
The Republic of Sarah (2021)
Diggstown (2022)

Three Pines (2022)
Titans (2023)
Kiya &the Kimoja Heroes (2023)
Pretty Hard Cases (2023)
Work It Out Wombats (voice, 2023-)

Unless, 2016, movie, poster,
Poster for Unless courtesy of Mongreal Media.