Ksenia Solo

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Ksenia Solo
Ksenia Solo at Lancia Cafè.jpg
Solo in 2010.
Born Ksenia Solo
(1987-10-08) October 8, 1987 (age 26)
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union[1][2]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Ksenia Solo (born October 8, 1987) is a Latvian-Canadian actress, best known for portraying Tasha on Life Unexpected and Kenzi on Lost Girl.

Early life[edit]

Solo was born in Riga, Latvian SSR, and is of Russian heritage. At the age of five, she moved with her family to Toronto, where she was raised.[3] She studied ballet until the age of 14, when a back injury forced her to stop;[2] her mother is a former ballerina-turned-actress.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Solo played Zoey Jones on the APTN series renegadepress.com. In both 2005 and 2006, she won the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for her work on the show.[6] She went on to appear in other Canadian television series and movies, such as the films Love Thy Neighbor and Mayday, as well as guest-starring on the television series Kojak.

In 2010, Solo played a small role in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. Since 2010, she has starred as Kenzi in the Showcase series Lost Girl; Solo's heritage and fluency in the Russian language were written into the role. She had a recurring role as Natasha "Tasha" Siviac in Life Unexpected. She was cast as Dodge in the pilot episode of Locke & Key (TV pilot),[7] but the series was not picked up by Fox. In 2013, Solo began filming the independent film entitled Another You on location in Charleston, West Virginia.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Solo currently lives in Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Man of Substance, AA Man of Substance Hannah Short film
2001 My Louisiana Sky Abby Lynn Anders
2001 What Girls Learn Girl
2002 Sins of the Father Lucinda
2003 Republic of Love, TheThe Republic of Love Micheline
2003 Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story Kristyn Posey
2006 Love Thy Neighbor Erin Benson
2010 Black Swan Veronica
2011 Factory, TheThe Factory Emma

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 I Was a Sixth Grade Alien Xhanthippe Episode: "Bride of Pleskit!"
2000 Earth: Final Conflict Kathy Simmons Episode: "Take No Prisoners"
2002 Adventure Inc. Natalie Episode: "Village of the Lost"
2004 Missing Megan Hahn Episode: "Judgement Day"
2004–2008 renegadepress.com Zoey Jones 42 episodes
2005 Kojak Angela Howard Episode: "All Bets Off: Part 1"
2007 Cold Case Lena Episode: "Cargo"
2008 Moonlight Bonnie Morrow Episode: "Fated to Pretend"
2009 Crime Stories Waitress Episode: "The Happy Face Killer"
2009 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Callie Bell Episode: "Cinderella"
2010–2011 Life Unexpected Natasha Siviac 13 episodes
2010–present Lost Girl Kenzi
2011 Nikita Irina Episode: "Alexandra"
2011 Locke & Key (TV pilot) Dodge Unaired pilot

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ksenia Solo: "I was born in Riga!" on Twitter
  2. ^ a b Gunter, Brianna (November 6, 2010). "Ksenia Solo". TheCelebrityCafe.com Magazine. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Randoja, Ingrid (November 2010). "Ksenia Solo Dances with the Stars". Cineplex Magazine (Cineplex Entertainment) 11 (11): 14. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Longman, Haley (November 30, 2010). "Exclusive! ‘Black Swan’ Star Ksenia Solo Talks Nat Portman — and Chanel!". Teen.com. Alloy Media, LLC. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ Cooperberg, Anna (August 23, 2010). "Q & A: Ksenia Solo". Elle Girl. Archived from the original on May 3, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Awards - Renegadepress.com". Vérité Films. OH! Media. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Melrose, Kevin (February 21, 2011). "Fox’s Locke & Key Finds Its Dodge". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "'ANOTHER YOU' Starring Ksenia Solo And Diego Boneta". Prnewswire.com. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 

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