Anna Silk

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Anna Silk
Anna Silk 10.jpg
Silk in November 2010
Born (1974-01-31) January 31, 1974 (age 40)
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Education Arts
Alma mater St. Thomas University
Occupation Actress
Known for Bo on Lost Girl
Spouse(s) Seth Cooperman (2009 - present)
Children 1

Anna Silk (born January 31, 1974)[1] is a Canadian actress recognized throughout Canada for playing Deb,[2] an overstressed flight attendant attempting to quit smoking in the Nicoderm nicotine patch TV commercials. Silk became popularly known for her role as Bo,[3] the protagonist of the Showcase supernatural drama television series, Lost Girl.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Silk was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The daughter of Peter, an academic, and Ilkay Silk, a prominent actress, director, producer, playwright, educator, and Director of Drama at St. Thomas University.[5] Her father is British and her mother a "Turkish-Cypriot-English expat".[6] Some of Anna's earliest memories were of going to play rehearsals and watching her mother work.[7] Silk appeared in several commercials as a child.

She graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997.[8] Early theater work includes at least two productions with Theatre St. Thomas: Seven Menus and The Kitchen.[9]

Silk moved to Toronto to further her acting career in November 1999, and during the following decade relocated to Los Angeles, California. She met her future husband, Seth Cooperman, at an actor's workshop in Los Angeles, in 2007. They were engaged in 2009, and married in a civil ceremony in December of the same year. On April 10, 2011, they renewed their vows in a Jewish ceremony in Fredericton after she converted to Judaism.[10][11] Silk gave birth to a son, Samuel Jerome Cooperman, in May 2013.[12]

Career[edit]

Silk's television work includes the role of Cassidy Holland in Being Erica, for which she received a 2009 Gemini Awards nomination as "Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series."[13] In 2009, she landed[14] the principal character role of Bo Dennis,[15] [16] a Succubus, in the Canadian television series Lost Girl.[17] She found out she was pregnant during production of the third season finale episode of Lost Girl,[18] and broke the news to fans of the series in a Showcase pre-show Season Three special on January 6, 2013.[19] In February of 2013, her portrayal of Bo together with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) as same-sex lovers on Lost Girl was declared Top TV Couple of 2013 by E! Online.[20] On June 4, 2013, Showcase and Prodigy Pictures[21] announced the start of production on the fourth season[22] of Lost Girl; and on June 20, 2013, Silk announced via Twitter that she was ready to return to work on the show.[23] [24]

Silk's feature-film roles include that of Grace, one of the assassins in the 2013 film Assassins Tale.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Headset Woman (uncredited)
2005 Where the Truth Lies Gina (uncredited)
2007 Do Not Bend Catye Short film
2007 Breakfast with Scot Mia
2013 Assassins Tale Grace

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Daring & Grace: Teen Detectives Sabrina Episode: "1.112"
2002 Undressed Becca Episode: "6.17"
2003 Petits mythes urbains Wife Episode: "Sexes en eaux troubles"
2003 Mutant X Asia Episode: "Within These Walls"
2003 Missing Marilyn Janacek Episode: "Victoria"
2004 Dead Lawyers Sonia Alexandropova TV movie
2004 Puppets Who Kill Sperm Bank Nurse Episode: "Portrait of Buttons"
2004 Love Rules! Lynn Hopp TV movie
2004 Anonymous Rex Keri TV movie
2005 Hate Woman TV movie
2005 Perfect Neighbor, TheThe Perfect Neighbor Ashley Marin TV movie
2006 Deception Julie Video
2006 Earthstorm Bryna TV movie
2006 Angela's Eyes Sondra Episode: "The Camera's Eye"
2006 Legacy of Fear Kathleen Coyne TV movie
2007 Jane Show, TheThe Jane Show Kathy Episode: "Shower Killer"
2007 'Til Death Do Us Part Mindy Lohman Episode: "Storage Unit Murder"
2007 Company, TheThe Company Stella Bledsoe TV miniseries
2007 Voicemail Sandy TV series short
2008 Ghost Whisperer Haylie Wayne Episode: "Big Chills"
2008 Billable Hours Suzie Episode: "Pigeon Lawyer"
2009–2010 Being Erica Cassidy Holland Episodes: "Everything She Wants", "The Importance of Being Erica" and "Bear Breasts"
2010–present Lost Girl Bo Dennis Protagonist (77 episodes)
2011 Republic of Doyle Tania St. Croix Episode: "St. John's Town"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBFC E-news". NB Film Coop. February 19, 2009. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ Leong, Melissa (June 1, 2010). "Global Fall Preview: A fairy tale come true for the NicoDerm girl". National Post. 
  3. ^ Rea, Darren (August 12, 2011). "ANNA SILK (BO) - LOST GIRL". Sci-fi-online. 
  4. ^ Yeo, Debra (September 9, 2010). "Adrift in the world of the fae". Toronto Star. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ilkay Silk". Connections. St. Thomas University. Winter · February 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ Stewart, Laverne (May 2, 2009). "Extraordinary ability". The Daily Gleaner. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ "A few words from those who know her well". The Daily Gleaner. May 2, 2009. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ LeBlanc, Jacqueline (Spring 2009). "Profiles. Familiar face: Alumna’s acting career takes flight". Connections (St. Thomas University). p. 15. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Canadian Movie Database". Northernstars.ca. 2010. 
  10. ^ Davenport, Kellie. "2Profile: Lost Girl's Anna Silk & Hubby". 2 For Couples. 
  11. ^ Cohen, Mike (August 23, 2011). "TV’s Lost Girl converts to Judaism". Jewish Tribune. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ Kennedy, John R. (May 3, 2013). "‘Lost Girl’ star Anna Silk welcomes baby boy". Global News. Shaw Media Inc. 
  13. ^ "2009 Gemini Nominees Announced". Press+1. August 31, 2009. 
  14. ^ Stewart, Laverne (August 26, 2009). "Actor lands role in series". The Daily Gleaner. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  15. ^ Rankin, Andrew (August 29, 2011). "Lost Girl found its star in Fredericton's Anna Silk". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  16. ^ Shen, Maxine (January 31, 2012). "'Lost Girl' star Anna Silk on being Bo: a Q&A". The New York Post. 
  17. ^ Landau, Emily (February 2013). "The Erotic Education of Anna Silk: the Lost Girl star on playing a bisexual succubus". Toronto Life Magazine. 
  18. ^ Bourdeau, Annette (January 8, 2013). "'Lost Girl' Anna Silk Pregnant: Actress Shares Pregnancy Details". The Huffington Post. 
  19. ^ Hooper, Kirk (January 3, 2013). "Lost Girl ConFAEdential – Sunday at 8, Right Before the Premiere!". Showcase Blog: Lost Girl. Shaw Media. 
  20. ^ "Top TV Couple of 2013". E! Online (E! Entertainment Television). 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Prodigy Pictures Inc.". 
  22. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 4, 2013). "'Lost Girl' Begins Production on Season Four". TVbytheNumbers. 
  23. ^ Anna Silk @Anna_Silk (June 20, 2013). "Get ready cause here I come #LostGirl". Twitter. 
  24. ^ Jancelewicz, Chris (July 23, 2013). "Anna Silk Baby: 'Lost Girl' Star Reveals Family Photos, Season 4 Details (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)". The Huffington Post. 

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