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Hélène Joy is a Canadian television, stage and film actress born on 21 October 1978 in Perth, Australia. Her credits include roles in the television series MVP, Durham County, The Secret World of Og, An American in Canada, ReGenesis, Pearlie, and Murdoch Mysteries.
Joy was born and raised in Australia, studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth. She subsequently joined the Bell Shakespeare Company in Sydney and the Melbourne Theatre Company, and had minor roles in Australian television series such as Water Rats, Big Sky and Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, before moving to Vancouver.
She supplied the voice of Gabi and Polly in the Australian–Canadian animated TV series Faireez and Yolky in The Eggs.
She won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role in 2008 for her role in Durham County, and a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by an Actress in a Feature Length Drama for her role in Desolation Sound (2005).
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