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Teresa Pavlinek


B: August 11, 1970

Teresa Pavlinek started her professional career as a member of The Toronto Second City. While still at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, she was chosen by the late Tim Sims to join the Second City Touring Company. After a couple of years honing her improv comedy skills she was promoted to the Second City Mainstage where she wrote and performed three ground breaking shows – all nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Pavlinek once told an interviewer that her biggest claim to fame was the fact she was the tallest comic actress after the late Bea Arthur. She played the role of Ann Patterson in the 2020 series Mrs. America.

Also see: Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.

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

Bless the Child (2000)
Kiss My Act (TV-2001)
The Arden Diner (TV-2003)
Beautiful Girl (TV-2003)

Christmas Magic (TV-2011)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
45 (2017, short)
The Go-Getters (2018)

TV Series – Cast:
Sonic Temple (2001)
The Seán Cullen Show (2003)
Jimmy MacDonald’s Canada (2005, mini-series)
The Jane Show (2006-2007)

Crash Canyon (2012-2013)
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (voice, 2012-2015)

Mrs. America (2020, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Royal Canadian Air Farce (2002)
Liography (2002)
Sue Thomas F.B.Eye (2003, 2004)
The Shakespeare Comedy Show (2006)
Testees (2008)
The Listener (2009)
Overruled! (2009)

The Rick Mercer Report (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Rocket Monkeys (voice, 2012)
My Babysitter’s a Vampire (2012)
Warehouse 13 (2014)
American Gothic (2016)
Saving Hope (2017)
Space Riders: Division Earth (2017)
Cavendish (2019)
Schadenfreude (2019)
Hudson & Rex (2019)

The Go-Getters, movie, poster,