Azura Skye

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Azura Skye
Born Azura Dawn Storozynski
(1981-11-08) November 8, 1981 (age 32)
Northridge, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present

Azura Dawn Storozynski (born November 8, 1981), also known by her stage name Azura Skye is an American actress who first gained recognition for her role as Jane on The WB television sitcom, Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane. She also had a brief appearance as Cassie Newton in the seventh season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Early Life[edit]

Skye was born in her grandmother's home in Northridge, California. Her parents being amateur gemologists, named her after azurite, a semi-precious mineral. Azure is a color often associated with the sky; thus the stage name "Azura Skye." Being from a show business family, she started her career as a stage actress at the age of three and toured Europe with the Santa Monica Playhouse theatre group at the age of eleven. She received her education at the Brentwood School.[1]

Her grandfather, Brad Johnson, who died before her birth, was an actor known for his role as deputy sheriff Lofty Craig in the Western series, Annie Oakley (1954–1957), as well as a real estate developer in Los Angeles.[2]

Career[edit]

Skye made her first television appearance on the show Total Security in 1997. Then she played a couple of smaller parts on Touched by an Angel and Chicago Hope, and made appearances in a number of television movies before she was cast for the role as "Jane" in Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane in 1999. Zoe..., as the show was renamed for the second season, was a short-lived (two seasons) sitcom about four teenagers - Skye's character being one of them. In 2000, the same year that Zoe... ended, Skye's first major movie production premiered. In 28 Days, she starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen.[3]

Two years later, in 2002, Skye appeared in two episodes of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the episode "Help" she plays Cassie Newton, a teen girl at Sunnydale High who possesses the power of precognition and who foresees her own death, and whom Buffy tries to help. In the episode "Conversations with Dead People", she plays an incarnation of the First Evil, impersonating a ghost of Cassie, who attempts to persuade Willow to commit suicide by pretending to bring a message from her dead girlfriend Tara.

Also in 2002, she appeared in Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister alongside Matthew Goode and Stockard Channing.

During this time she also appeared in other projects, doing smaller parts. She has played Susie Keaton in four episodes of CSI: Miami and has made guest appearances in shows such as Smallville and Judging Amy. Skye has also played parts in movies like Bandits (with Bruce Willis and Cate Blanchett), The Salton Sea (with Val Kilmer) and Red Dragon (with Anthony Hopkins).[3]

Skye appeared as Ruby Bates in the 2006 drama Heavens Fall. In 2007, she starred as Sara in 20 Years After and in What We Do Is Secret. In 2008, she had a major part in the American remake of the Japanese horror movie One Missed Call, which was released in the US on January 4, 2008.[3]

Her most recent television appearances includes the voice of Veronica in an episode of American Dad, fall 2007 episodes of House M.D., Bones and Ghost Whisperer, a 2009 episode of The Mentalist, and Fiona in American Horror Story: Murder House.[3]

Personal Life[edit]

Skye was romantically linked to Writer / Director Oden Roberts for over seven years.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1999 EDtv Interview Teenager
1999 Dementia Veronica
2000 28 Days Andrea
2001 Buck Naked Arson Janey
2001 Town & Country Spider
2001 Bandits Cheri
2002 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Iris
2002 Salton Sea, TheThe Salton Sea Teresa
2002 Red Dragon Bookseller
2003 Carolina Georgia Mirabeau
2005 Wendell Baker Story, TheThe Wendell Baker Story May
2005 Sexual Life Lorna
2005 Why Don't You Dance? Short film
2005 Laying Down Arms Janet Short film
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Tania
2006 Love and Debate Nina
2006 Heavens Fall Ruby Bates
2007 What We Do Is Secret Casey Cola
2007 God's Beach Lydia Short film
2008 One Missed Call Leann Cole
2008 20 Years After Sarah
2009 Two Other Dreams Galen Short film
2012 Least Among Saints May
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Total Security Episode: "A Man for Half a Season"
1997 Touched by an Angel China Episode: "Children of the Night"
1997 Chicago Hope Cashier Episode: "Brain Salad Surgery"
1997 Alone Jocelyn TV movie
1998 Cab to Canada Jet (Runaway) TV movie
1999–2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Jane Cooper 24 episodes
2000 Batman Beyond Deanna Clay (voice) Episode: "Inqueling"
2001 Gideon's Crossing Haley Episode: "The Crash"
2002 Smallville Amy Palmer Episode: "Shimmer"
2002 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Iris Fisher TV movie
2002 John Doe Karen Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2002 Judging Amy Rhonda Petty Episode: "Lost in the System"
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cassie Newton Episode: "Help"
Episode: "Conversations with Dead People"
2003 Expert Witness TV movie
2003 Handler, TheThe Handler Amber Episode: "Homewrecker's Ball"
2003–05 CSI: Miami Susie Barnam Keaton 4 episodes
2005 Missing Marissa Episode: "Have You Seen This Man?"
2006 American Dad! Veronica (voice) Episode: "The American Dad After School Special"
2006–07 Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, TheThe Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Skyler 8 episodes
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith J Episode: "Pilot"
2007 House Irene Episode: "Guardian Angels"
2007 Bones Amber Kippler Episode: "Mummy in the Maze"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Sophie Owens Episode: "Double Exposure"
2009 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Tamzin Dove Episode: "Red Rum"
2009 Hawthorne Mary Barth Episode: "Yielding"
2010 Cold Case Claire Shepard (1998) Episode: "Bullet"
2011 American Dad! Cookie (voice) Episode: "School Lies"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Fiona 4 episodes
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Ashara Zavros (voice) Video game
2012 Grimm Robin Steinkellner Episode: "The Thing with Feathers"
2014 Working the Engels Sandy Engel-Karinsky

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lycos Movies". Biography on Azura Skye. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  2. ^ Gus Thomson (2010-07-22). "Brad Johnson is Auburn's best-known actor you've never heard of". Auburn Journal. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Azura Skye on Internet Movie Database". Archived from the original on 12 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 

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