Lenore Zann

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Lenore Zann
MLA for Truro-Bible Hill
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 9, 2009
Preceded by Jamie Muir
Personal details
Born (1959-11-22) November 22, 1959 (age 55)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political party New Democrat
Occupation actress

Lenore Elizabeth Zann (born November 22, 1959) is a Canadian actress and politician who has represented the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 2009 as a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.

Life and career[edit]

Zann was born in Sydney, Australia, the daughter of Janice, a high school teacher, and Paul Zann, a professor.[1] Zann emigrated with her parents to Nova Scotia in 1968, and later graduated from Cobequid Educational Centre, a high school in Truro which was noted for its student musical productions. She graduated from York University in Toronto where she studied drama, fine arts and political science. Zann worked as a screen, television, stage, and voice actress and appeared in numerous television shows and films. As an actress, she is best known for providing the voice of Rogue on the 1992 animated television adaptation of the X-Men comic book series.

In 2008 Zann moved back to her adopted hometown of Truro while still retaining apartments in New York City, Vancouver, and Toronto.[2] That fall she started a community campaign to restore a historic former academic building in downtown Truro, the Provincial Normal College, into a cultural centre.[3]

Political career[edit]

On April 8, 2009, Zann successfully ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Truro-Bible Hill. On the same day, an employee of the Liberal Party leaked a topless photo of her to the media from her appearance in The L Word.[4] Zann was elected in the 2009 provincial election[5][6] and served as the Ministerial Assistant for the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage.[7] She was subsequently re-elected in the 2013 provincial election to represent the reconfigured electoral district, now called Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.[8]

In that election the NDP was reduced the seven seats in the Legislature and no longer formed the government. In the 2014 legislative sessions Zann is party critic for Agriculture, Communities, Culture and Heritage, Environment and Status of Women.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Visiting with Lenore Zann Herself short documentary
2010 Trigger Beebee
2008 Favorite Son
2007 Dirty Laundry Linda short movie
1998 Babyface Margaret
1996 Natural Enemy Gina Knox direct to video
1995 Johnston... Johnston Queen Bee short movie
1994 Cold Sweat Ghost
1994 Boozecan Sunny
1993 Change of Heart Carmen
1990 Back Stab n/a performed the song, "Lying Lips"
1989 The Amityville Curse n/a direct to video; performed song "Lying Lips"
1988 Something About Love Sylvia also performed the song, "Lying Lips"
1987 The Girl Viveka
1987 Tomorrow's a Killer Carrie
1986 One Night Only Anne McGraw
1985 Return Susan
1985 Def-Con 4 J.J.
1984 That's My Baby! Sally
1983 American Nightmare Tina
1982 Murder by Phone Connie Lawson
1982 Visiting Hours Lisa
1981 Black Mirror Julie
1981 Happy Birthday to Me Maggie
1980 Hounds of Notre Dame Lila Petrie

Film (Animated & Anime)[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2012 Bratz: Desert Jewelz Alia
2005 My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas Star Catcher short movie; also performed the song, "The Magic of Christmas"
2005 My Little Pony: Friends are Never Far Away Star Catcher direct to video
2003 Rescue Heroes: The Movie Wendy Waters
1999 Makai Tenshô: The Armageddon Queen Kasuga
1991 Tooth Fairy, Where Are You? Dottie TV movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 The L Word Jackie (1 episode); "Look Out, Here They Come!"
2007 Love Notes Merry TV movie
2006 'Til Death Do Us Part[disambiguation needed] Nancy Seaman (1 episode); "Pilot"
2004 The Chris Isaak Show Sharon Nesbick (1 episode); "Suspicion"
2004 Kingdom Hospital Harriet (2 episodes); "The West Side of Midnight", "Goodbye Kiss"
2004 Law & Order Tina (1 episode); "Veteran's Day"
2003 Andromeda Senator Bayliss (1 episode); "The Risk-All Point"
2001 Mysterious Ways Beverly Wilcox (1 episode); "A Time to Every Purpose"
2001 Cold Squad Laurie Peters (1 episode); "The Box"
2000 Personally Yours Josie TV movie
1999 Pit Pony L.B. Collins (1 episode); "Famous"
1999 Lexx The Dark Lady (1 episode); "Woz"
1997 Police Academy: The Series Bonnie (1 episode); "Shopping with the Enemy"
1996 Millennium Ruthie Bangs (1 episode); "The Well-Worn Lock"
1996 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice Angie TV movie
1995 Rent-a-Kid Elaine Loman TV movie
1994 Forever Knight Amber (1 episode); "Capital Offence"
1994 RoboCop Willa (1 episode); "Sisters in Crime"
1990-1993 Street Legal Nina Pascaras/Jean Rhomer recurring role; 8 episodes
1993 The Hidden Room Amy (1 episode); "Transfigured Night"
1993 Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer Diane Delana TV movie
1992 Beyond Reality Diane (1 episode); "Theatre of the Absurd"
1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story Betty TV movie
1991 Conspiracy of Silence Soap Actress #1 TV mini-series
1990 On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story TV movie
1989 Last Train Home Lily Manse TV movie
1989 Love & Hate Lynne TV movie
1989 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (1 episode); "Jail Bait"
1986 Mania: The Intruder Julie Somers TV movie; segment: "The Good Samaritan"; credited as Lenore Zahn
1982 Something's Afoot Hope TV movie
1979 Mobile Suit Gundam Crowley Hamon

Television (Animated & Anime)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001-2013 Rescue Heroes recurring role; 32 episodes
2009-2011 Word World (2 episodes); "J-J-Jelly", "Duck at Bat"
2004-2006 Dragon Booster Kitt Wonn recurring role; 39 episodes
2007-2009 Storm Hawks Master Cyclonus recurring role; 8 episodes
2008-2009 Animal Mechanicals Island Owl recurring role; 41 episodes
2006-2008 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Chikara Shisho recurring role; 10 episodes
2001-2005 Dragon Tales Lorca (2 episodes); "A New Friend/El Dia deal Maestro", "A New Friend/Have No Fear"
2003 The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai Anck Su Namun (4 episodes); "The Reckoning", "Old Friends", "A New Beginning: Part 1", "A New Beginning: Part 2"
2001-2002 Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action! Renee La Rouge recurring role; 7 episodes
2003-2004 MegaMan: NT Warrior Roll recurring role
2001 Outlaw Star Aisha Clanclan
2000 DinoZaurs Roll recurring role
2000 Gate Keepers Satoko Takanashi
1999-2000 Avengers: United They Stand Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson) main role; 13 episodes
1998 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Persephone (1 episode); "Persephone & the Winter Seeds"
1998 Serial Experiments Lain Reika
1998 Salty's Lighthouse Aurora/Sunshine/Captain Star
1992-1997 X-Men Rogue main role; 68 episodes
1995 Spider-Man Rogue (2 episodes); "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 4: The Mutant Agenda", "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 5: Mutants Revenge"
1993-1994 Cadillacs & Dinosaurs Mikla main role; 13 episodes
1993 Stunt Dawgs Sizzle/Bambi

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown Titania
2000 Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Rogue/Birdy uncredited for this role
1999 The Misadventures of Tron Bonne Digger
1996 X-Men vs. Street Fighter Rogue
1995 X-Men 2: Clone Wars Rogue
1993 X-Men Rogue

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/99/Lenore-Zann.html
  2. ^ Chaisson, Monique (July 20, 2008). "My kind of town: Actress Lenore Zann returns home full time after 31-year absence". The Truro Daily News. 
  3. ^ Malloy, Jason (September 9, 2008). "Turning the old Normal College into school for performing arts a possibility: Local actress pitches the idea to Truro town council". The Truro Daily News. [dead link]
  4. ^ Patten, Melanie (April 10, 2009). "Grits sorry for leaking topless pic of candidate". The Daily Gleaner. p. A5. Retrieved 2009-04-10. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Truro-Bible Hill". Nova Scotia Votes 2009. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Actress wins her seat by a Zannslide". The Chronicle Herald. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on June 13, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  7. ^ "Premier Appoints Ministerial Assistants" (Press release). Government of Nova Scotia. June 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  8. ^ "Zann triumphant despite red sweep across province". Truro Daily News. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  9. ^ "Our Team". NSNDP site. 

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