Caity Lotz

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Caity Lotz
Caity Lotz May 3, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Lotz at the 2nd Annual Dancing for NED on May 3, 2014
Born Caity Marie Lotz
(1986-12-30) 30 December 1986 (age 27)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer, model
Years active 2005–present

Caity Marie Lotz (born December 30, 1986) is an American actress, dancer, singer, and model. She is known for her roles as Officer Kirsten Landry in the MTV mockumentary series Death Valley (2011), as Annie in the horror film The Pact (2012) and as Sara Lance/The Canary in The CW's series Arrow (2013–14).

Early life[edit]

Lotz was born in San Diego, California.

Career[edit]

Lotz started her career as a dancer, touring with Avril Lavigne and Lady Gaga,[1] starring in music videos including Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" and "LoveGame",[2] David Guetta and Estelle's "One Love", Selena Gomez's "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", Faith Evans' "Mesmerized", T-Pain's "Freeze", JoJo's "Baby It's You", and Cascada's "Evacuate the Dancefloor". She has also appeared in adverts for Reebok, Jack in the Box, and T-Mobile, danced in the web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, toured with the hip hop theatre production Groovaloo, and stunt-doubled in films including Step Up 3D.[3] Lotz is also a martial artist, with some training in Taekwondo, Wushu and Muay Thai. She is also a practitioner of Parkour and Tricking.[4]

In 2005, Lotz joined the girl group Soccx. In 2006, the group released their début single From Dusk Till Dawn (Get The Party Started), which was followed up in 2007 by the single Scream Out Loud, both of which reached the top 10 in Germany. Their début album, Hold On, was also released in 2007 and their third single, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, was released in 2008.[2]

Lotz has modelled for Men's Health[5] and Esquire, the latter in conjunction with the website Me In My Place.[6]

Lotz began her acting career in 2006 with a small role in the cheerleading film Bring It On: All or Nothing. She followed that up in 2010 with a part in the third episode of Law & Order: LA and a recurring role in the fourth season of the AMC drama Mad Men as Stephanie, Anna Draper's niece.

In 2011, Lotz starred as Officer Kirsten Landry, one of the main characters in the MTV horror, black comedy mockumentary series Death Valley. Lotz performs all her own stunts on the show.[3]

In 2012, Lotz had roles in Live at the Foxes Den, Battle of the Year: The Dream Team alongside Josh Holloway[7] and alongside Casper Van Dien and Agnes Bruckner in the supernatural thriller The Pact,[8] which débuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival[9] and has been picked up for distribution.[10] Lotz also appears in season 2 of Arrow as Sara Lance (originally portrayed by Jacqueline MacInnes Wood in the pilot), who was declared dead in the first season and now comes back to the series as a superhero based from the DC Universe named Black Canary.[11][12] She also has the lead role in the science fiction film The Machine, which had its UK release on March 21, 2014 and had its US release on April 25, 2014.[13][14] In May 2014, she reprised her role as Stephanie in the seventh season of Mad Men.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing Pacific Vista cheerleader
2012 Pact, TheThe Pact Annie Barlow
2012 Cold & Ugly Tanya Pavelovna Short film
2013 Machine, TheThe Machine Ava/The Machine Toronto After Dark Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
2013 Battle of the Year Stacy
2013 Out of the Blue Dominique Short film
2013 Live at the Foxes Den Susan Hudson
2014 Pact 2, TheThe Pact 2 Annie Barlow
2014 Missed Call Kirsten Short film
2015 400 Days Emily Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010–14 Mad Men Stephanie 4 episodes
2010 Law & Order: LA Amy Reynolds Episode: "Harbor City"
2011 Death Valley Officer Kirsten Landry 11 episodes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Mary Episode: "Lights, Camera, Assassination"
2013–14 Arrow Sara Lance/The Canary 27 episodes
2014 Stalker Melissa Barnes Episode: "Love Is a Battlefield"
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Burning Love Hathwell's date Episode: "Burn Baby Burn"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caity Lotz: There were a few spooky moments on the set of The Pact". The Metro. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Caity Lotz". MTV. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Caity Lotz talks Dance, Traveling Back in Time for Mad Men". Gender Across Borders. 12 November 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Kick Ass Caity Lotz From MTV’s DEATH VALLEY Talks About Zombies, Parcour and Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone". Daemon's TV. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "That's What She Said: Caity Lotz". Men's Health. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Esquire Presents Me in My Place with Caity Lotz". Esquire. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso and Chris Brown Lead 'Planet B Boy' Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive: 'Death Valley' Star Caity Lotz on Her Sundance Film 'The Pact'". Fearnet. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "THE PACT". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sundance 2012: Caity Lotz -- extremely hot, and incredibly badass -- saves 'The Pact'". Entertainment Weekly. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Abrams, Natalie (July 19, 2013). "Exclusive: Arrow Boss Sets the Record Straight on Black Canary Casting". TVGuide.com. 
  12. ^ Prudom, Laura (July 30, 2013). "Black Canary On 'Arrow': CW President Mark Pedowitz Shares More On The Superhero's Origin Story". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  13. ^ William Bibbiani (16 April 2014). "The Machine: Caity Lotz on Robot Acting and Arrow". Crave Online. 
  14. ^ Ohad Amram (15 November 2013). "Watch: Caity Lotz Makes For One Dangerous 'Machine' in Trailer for New Thriller". Indie Wire. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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