Tatiana Maslany in 2012
September 22, 1985 |
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Early life 
Maslany was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, to a translator mother and a woodworker father, the eldest of three siblings. She has two younger brothers. Maslany has Ukrainian, Polish, German, Austrian, and Romanian 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 graduated in 2003.
Acting career 
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, namely the Canadian Improv Games, and has since become a member of the General Fools Improvisational Theatre, as well as the Anoetic Improv group.
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.
She 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. She stars as the lead character, as well as several of her clones, in the 2013 BBC America and Space original series, Orphan Black.
Maslany has appeared in the following films and shows:
|1997||Incredible Story Studio||Various|
|2003||The Recital||Diana Mills||Short|
|2004||Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed||Ghost|
|2005||Dawn Anna||Lauren "Lulu" Dawn Townsend||Television Movie|
|2006||Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story||Tommy's Doctor's Receptionist||Television Movie|
|2006||Booky Makes Her Mark||Booky||Television Movie|
|2007||The Robber Bride||Augusta||Television Movie|
|2007||Redemption SK||Margaret||TV Mini Series|
|2007||The Messengers||Lindsay Rollins|
|2007||Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming||Sammi||Television Movie|
|2007||Diary of the Dead||Mary Dexter|
|2007||Sabbatical||Gwyneth Marlowe||TV Series|
|2008||Would Be Kings||Reese||Two Episodes|
|2008||Instant Star||Zeppelin||Recurring, Season 4|
|2008||Flash of Genius||Older Kathy|
|2009||Grown Up Movie Star||Ruby|
|2010||Being Erica||Sarah Wexlar|
|2010||The Nativity||The Virgin Mary|
|2011||Violet and Daisy||April|
|2011||Certain Prey||Clara Rinker|
|2012||World Without End||Sister Meir||One Episode|
|2012||Picture Day||Claire||Post Production|
|2013||Orphan Black||Sarah Manning, Elizabeth Childs, Alison Hendrix, Katja Obinger, Cosima, Helena||TV series; main characters|
Awards and nominations 
|2009||Gemini Awards||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 Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Grown Up Movie Star||Nominated|
|2013||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Orphan Black||Nominated|
- Taylor, Kate (March 27, 2013). "Meet Tatiana Maslany: a small-town Canadian ‘salivating, starving for’ her latest TV role". The Globe and Mail.
- Lee, Luaine (March 18, 2013). "Tatiana Maslany stars in BBC America's 'Orphan Black'". McClatchy-Tribune News Service (Arcamax).
- "Q&A with ‘Orphan Black’ Star Tatiana Maslany". BBC America. April 8, 2013.
- Strachan, Alex (January 9, 2013). "Sci-fi series stars Regina actress Tatiana Maslany". Postmedia News (Leader Post).
- Smith, Krista (March 29, 2013). "Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany on Growing Up in Rural Canada and Playing an Intense Soccer Mom". Vanity Fair.
- Chua, June (January 31, 2010). "Canadian actress celebrates Sundance win". CBC News.
- Zlotnick, Tyler. "Orphan Black". BBC America Press. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
- "Regina’s Tatiana Maslany, Anne Murray and others announced as presenters for Junos broadcast". Regina Leader Post. 2013-04-17. Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. "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."