Maslany at the 2014 Comic-Con International.
September 22, 1985 |
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany (born September 22, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She has starred in television series such as The Nativity, Being Erica, Heartland, and Orphan Black. In 2013, she won an ACTRA for her role as Claire in the film Picture Day, and a Phillip Borsos Award for her performance in the film Cas & Dylan. Other notable films starring Maslany are Diary of the Dead and Eastern Promises, the latter of which she narrated.
Maslany is currently the lead of the hit Canadian science fiction thriller series Orphan Black, for which she has received widespread critical acclaim, winning two Critics' Choice Television Awards, a TCA Award, and a Canadian Screen Award, and has also received Golden Globe and SAG nominations.
Maslany was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, the daughter of woodworker Dan and translator Renate. She has two younger brothers named Daniel and Michael. She has Austrian, German, Polish, Romanian, and Ukrainian ancestry. She attended a French immersion school when she was young, and her mother taught her to speak German before she knew English. She also speaks some Spanish.
Maslany began dancing when she was four and moved into community theatre and musicals at the age of nine. She attended Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School, where she participated in school productions and improvisation, and graduated in 2003. While attending high school, she found paying acting jobs that allowed her to travel to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver with her parents' approval. She would work for a few months at a time and then return to school in Regina. She stated: "It wasn't an easy transition. I felt a little outside of it. Outside of both experiences, really." After completing high school, she spent some time doing theatre performances and traveling before settling in Toronto at the age of 20.
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 improvisation 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. She is now a certified improvisation trainer. 
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 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. Also in 2010, she appeared as the protagonist Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the British four-part television series The Nativity, 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 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 Phillip Borsos Award for Best Performance at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival.
Maslany currently stars in the BBC America and Space original series Orphan Black. She plays the lead character, Sarah Manning, as well as Sarah's assorted clones: Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Helena, Rachel Duncan, Elizabeth Childs, Katja Obinger, Janika Zingler, Aryanna Giordano, Danielle Fournier, Jennifer Fitzsimmons, and Tony Sawicki. Maslany won two Critics' Choice Television Award and TCA Award for her performance in the series. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for these roles, but lost to Robin Wright of House of Cards.
On June 11, 2013, Maslany signed with the U.S. talent agency Resolution, which serves as her United States representation. In Canada, she continues to be managed by Magnolia Entertainment and represented by Characters Talent Agency. 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 Phillip Borsos Award for Best Performance at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival.
On May 15, 2014, it was announced that Maslany was cast as Young Maria Altmann in the upcoming film, Woman in Gold. She plays a younger version of Helen Mirren's character and will be seen in the WWII flashbacks. Maslany will star alongside Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, and Katie Holmes. On May 17, 2014, Maslany guest starred on the season 39 finale of Saturday Night Live. She played the character Bridget in the episode's second digital short entitled "Hugs". She guest starred alongside Pharell Williams and The Lonely Island.
As of December 2014, Maslany is set to star in the upcoming independent film The Other Half of a Missing Person, which is currently in development. The film, written by Joey Klein, will be produced by A71 and Sienna Films, with Mongrel Media handling international distribution.
Maslany has been dating Welsh actor Tom Cullen since 2011. The two met while filming the BBC miniseries World Without End and have attended various events together, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the 71st Golden Globe Awards, at which Maslany was a nominee.
|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|
|2015||Woman in Gold||Young Maria Altmann|
|2015||The Other Half of a Missing Person|
|1997–2002||Incredible Story Studios||Various||Unknown episodes|
|2002–2003||2030 CE||Rome Greyson||6 episodes|
|2006||Prairie Giant||Tommy's Doctor's Receptionist||2 episodes|
|2008||Instant Star||Zeppelin Dyer||8 episodes|
|2008||Would Be Kings||Reese||2 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||The Nativity||Mary||4 episodes|
|2011||Alphas||Tracy Beaumont||Episode: "Anger Management"|
|2012||World Without End||Sister Meir||7 episodes|
|2013||Cracked||Haley Coturno / Isabel Ann Fergus||Episode: "Spirited Away"|
|2013||Parks and Recreation||Nadia Stasky||2 episodes|
|2013–present||Orphan Black||Sarah Manning
|2014||Saturday Night Live||Bridget||Episode: "Andy Samberg/St. Vincent"|
|1995||Oliver!||Orphan||Regina Summer Stage|
|2003–2004||The Secret Garden||Mary||Globe Theatre, Regina|
|2006||George Dandin||Angel||Globe Theatre, Regina|
|2007||A Christmas Carol||Belle, Agnes, Debtor's Wife, Fan, Belinda||Globe Theatre, Regina|
|2009||Dog Sees God||CB's Sister||Six Degrees Theatre, Toronto|
|2012||Other People||Petra||Tank House Theatre, Toronto|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Gemini Award||Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series||Renegadepress.com||Nominated|
|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|
|2010||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series||Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures||Won|
|2011||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series||The Nativity||Nominated|
|2011||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series||Being Erica||Nominated|
|2011||Genie Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Grown Up Movie Star||Nominated|
|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|
|2014||People's Choice Award||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress||Orphan Black||Nominated|
|2014||Golden Globe Award||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Orphan Black||Nominated|
|2014||Satellite Award||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Orphan Black||Nominated|
|2014||Canadian Screen Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Dramatic Role||Orphan Black||Won|
|2014||Canadian Screen Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Cas & Dylan||Nominated|
|2014||ACTRA Award||Outstanding Performance - Female||Orphan Black||Nominated|
|2014||VFCC Award||Best Actress in a Canadian Film||Picture Day||Nominated|
|2014||Gracie Award||Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role||Orphan Black||Won|
|2014||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Orphan Black||Won|
|2014||TCA Award||Individual Achievement in Drama||Orphan Black||Nominated|
|2014||Constellation Award||Best Female Performance in a 2013 Science Fiction Television Episode||Orphan Black||Won|
|2014||Constellation Award||Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2013||Orphan Black||Won|
|2014||EWwy Award||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Orphan Black||Won|
|2014||NOW's Best of Toronto||Best Actress||Orphan Black and Cas & Dylan||Won|
|2015||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||Orphan Black||Nominated|
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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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