Maslany in July 2013
September 22, 1985 |
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Tatiana Maslany (born September 22, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She has starred in television series such as The Nativity and Heartland. In 2013, Maslany won an ACTRA for her role as Claire in the feature film Picture Day, and a Philip Borsos Award for her performance in the independent film Cas & Dylan. She currently stars in the series Orphan Black, for which she won a Critics' Choice Television Award and TCA Award in 2013.
Maslany was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, to a translator mother and a woodworker father. She is the eldest of three siblings. She has two younger brothers, Michael being the youngest. Maslany has Austrian, German, Polish, Romanian, and Ukrainian ancestry. She began dancing when she was four and moved into community theater and musicals at about nine. She attended Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School, where she participated in school productions and improv, and graduated in 2003.
Maslany was one of the stars of the 2002 Canadian TV series 2030 CE. She appeared as the character Ghost in the 2004 film Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. Maslany did comedic improv for ten years. She participated in improvisational theatre, including the Canadian Improv Games, and has since become a member of the General Fools Improvisational Theatre.
In 2007, Maslany appeared in The Messengers as Lindsay Rollins. She also starred in the CBC series Heartland where she plays a barrel racer, Kit Bailey, with her horse Daisy. During 2008, she had a recurring role in the Instant Star TV series. She had a lead role in the Hallmark Channel movie, An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving. In September 2008, she portrayed Penny, a kidnapping victim in the Canadian television series Flashpoint.
Maslany appeared as Sarah Wexlar, the heroin addicted daughter of Dr. Tom Wexlar in the second season of the Canadian comedy drama television series Being Erica in 2010. In 2010, Maslany appeared as the protagonist the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the British four part television series The Nativity opposite Andrew Buchan which received excellent ratings.
Maslany appeared in Grown Up Movie Star as Ruby, a role which earned the actor a special jury breakout role award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She played Hannah Simmons in one episode of The Listener. In 2010 she appeared in the direct-to-video film Hardwired as Punk Red. In late 2011, she co-starred with NCIS star Mark Harmon in the film adaptation of John Sandford's Certain Prey as a contract killer named Clara Rinker. In 2012, Maslany appeared as lead character Claire in the full-length feature Picture Day, for which she won a Borsos Award for Best Performance at the Whistler Film Festival. Maslany stars as the lead character, as well as several of her clones, in the 2013 BBC America and Space original series, Orphan Black. She won a Critics' Choice Television Award and TCA Award for her performance in the series.
In 2013, Maslany guest starred on Parks and Recreation for a two-episode arc as Dr. Nadia Stasky. Maslany portrayed the lead character Dylan in the independent film Cas & Dylan, for which she won a Philip Borsos Award for Best Performance at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival.
|2003||Recital, TheThe Recital||Diana Mills||Short film|
|2004||Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed||Ghost|
|2005||Dawn Anna||Lauren "Lulu" Dawn Townsend (age 12)||Television film|
|2006||Booky Makes Her Mark||Beatrice "Booky" Thomson||Television film|
|2007||The Robber Bride||Augusta||Television film|
|2007||Messengers, TheThe Messengers||Lindsay Rollins|
|2007||Diary of the Dead||Mary Dexter|
|2007||Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming||Sammi||Television film|
|2007||Sabbatical||Gwyneth Marlowe||Television film|
|2008||Flash of Genius||Older Kathy|
|2008||Old Fashioned Thanksgiving, AnAn Old Fashioned Thanksgiving||Mathilda Bassett||Television film|
|2009||Grown Up Movie Star||Ruby|
|2010||Up & Down||Girl||Short film|
|2011||Entitled, TheThe Entitled||Jenna|
|2011||Violet & Daisy||April|
|2011||Certain Prey||Clara Rinker||Television film|
|2012||Waiting for You||Short film|
|2012||Vow, TheThe Vow||Lily|
|2013||Cas & Dylan||Dylan Morgan|
|1997||Incredible Story Studios||Various characters|
|2002-2003||2030 CE||Rome Greyson|
|2006||Prairie Giant||Tommy's doctor's receptionist||Miniseries|
|2008||Would Be Kings||Reese||Miniseries|
|2008||Instant Star||Zeppelin Dyer||8 episodes|
|2008||Flashpoint||Penny||Episode: "Planets Aligned"|
|2008-2010||Heartland||Kit Bailey||15 episodes|
|2009||Listener, TheThe Listener||Hannah Simmons||Episode: "One Way or Another"|
|2009-2011||Being Erica||Sarah Wexler||4 episodes|
|2010||Cra$h & Burn||Lindsay||Episode: "Closure"|
|2010||Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures||Janice||Episode: "All Souls"|
|2010||Nativity, TheThe Nativity||Mary||Miniseries|
|2011||Alphas||Tracy Beaumont||Episode: "Anger Management"|
|2012||World Without End||Sister Meir||Miniseries|
|2013||Cracked||Haley Coturno / Isabel Ann Fergus||Episode: "Spirited Away"|
Episodes: "Happy Canada Day!" and "Out Foxed"
|2013–present||Orphan Black||Various characters||Main Character|
|2013||Parks and Recreation||Nadia Stasky||Episodes: "Gin It Up!" and "Filibuster"|
Awards and nominations
|2003||Blizzard Award||Best Performance by a Leading Actress||2030 CE||Won|
|2005||Gemini Award||Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series||Renegadepress.com||Nominated|
|2005||Chainsaw Award||Best Supporting Actress||Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed||Won|
|2009||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series||Flashpoint||Won|
|2010||Sundance Film Festival||Special Jury Prize, World Cinema - Dramatic||Grown Up Movie Star||Won|
|2011||Genie Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Grown Up Movie Star||Nominated|
|2012||Philip Borsos Award||Best Performance in a Borsos Competition Film||Picture Day||Won|
|2013||ACTRA Award||Outstanding Performance - Female||Picture Day||Won|
|2013||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Orphan Black||Won|
|2013||TCA Award||Individual Achievement in Drama||Orphan Black||Won|
|2013||Young Hollywood Award||Breakthrough Performance - Female||Orphan Black||Won|
|2013||EWwy Award||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Orphan Black||Won|
|2013||Hamptons International Film Festival||Breakthrough Performer||Picture Day||Won|
|2013||Philip Borsos Award||Best Performance in a Borsos Competition Film||Cas & Dylan||Won|
|2014||Satellite Award||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Orphan Black||Pending|
|2014||People's Choice Award||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress||Orphan Black||Pending|
|2014||Golden Globe Award||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Orphan Black||Pending|
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- "Why Patton Oswalt Thinks "Orphan Black’s" Tatiana Maslany Is The "Best Actress Alive"". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
- "Regina’s Tatiana Maslany, Anne Murray and others announced as presenters for Junos broadcast". Regina Leader Post. April 17, 2013. Archived from the original on May 2, 2013. "Presenters will include 24-time Juno Award winner Anne Murray, who will be inducting k.d. lang into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy, Canadian musician and co-founder of Broken Social Scene, Kevin Drew, as well as Regina native and star of Space’s Orphan Black series, Tatiana Maslany."
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