Thea Gill

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Thea Gill
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Thea Gill at the 2009 GLAAD summer event.
Born Thea Louise Gill
(1970-04-05) April 5, 1970 (age 44)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alma mater York University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Brian Richmond (divorced)

Thea Louise Gill (/ˈt.ə/; born April 5, 1970) is a Canadian actress best known for her starring role as Lindsay Peterson in the Showtime television series Queer as Folk.

Early life[edit]

As a child, Gill lived in Vancouver and attended a private girls' school there for twelve years. After graduating from the private school, Gill attended university at York University in Toronto. Gill graduated from York University in 1992 with a BFA Honors in Theatre Performance.[1]

Career[edit]

After graduating from York, Gill lived in Toronto and spent the next several years working in theatre, guest roles in television series, commercials, and some film roles.

Gill's big break came in 2000 when she auditioned for and received the role of Lindsay Peterson in Queer as Folk. Gill held this role for the five season run of Queer as Folk. In 2001 Gill moved from Toronto to Victoria, British Columbia.[2] Gill divided her time between Toronto (shooting Queer as Folk) and Victoria up to 2005 when Queer as Folk concluded.

With the conclusion of Queer as Folk, Gill has had a number of theatre, television, and film roles. In 2006 she joined the cast of the here! network original series Dante's Cove, billed as a "special guest star" in the role of Diana Childs. In a July 2007 interview, Gill stated that she decided to move to Los Angeles for a year to an attempt to find longer-term acting roles.[2]

In addition to her acting work, Gill is also a jazz singer and has worked as the Midsummer Lounge's featured act on board the Mediterranean and Caribbean cruise ship M.S. Carousel. Gill also did in 2002 a three-night solo singing act at the jazz club, Top O’ The Senator, in Toronto. In 2005, Gill appeared in director Richard Bell's Eighteen as a seductive WWII-era chanteuse. This marked Gill's first singing performance in a movie. The song, "In a Heartbeat", was written by Bramwell Tovey and was later nominated for a Genie Award.

Personal life[edit]

Gill is divorced from Canadian director and professor at the University of Victoria, Brian Richmond whom she married in 21 May 1993.[3] When Gill was asked, "Would you say you are bisexual?", she confirmed this saying, "I guess, well I've thought about that a lot. And I guess perhaps I am."[4] She is also close friends with fellow Queer As Folk co-star Michelle Clunie.

Partial filmography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarino, David R. (May 12, 2004). "With Honors: Queer As Folk’s Thea Gill". Windy City Times. 
  2. ^ a b Reid, Michael D. (July 30, 2007). "Victoria's Thea Gill ready for Hollywood close-up". Victoria Times Colonist. 
  3. ^ Reid, Michael D. (March 27, 2011). "Who's afraid of acting with a world-class star?". timescolonist.com. Retrieved March 31, 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ Guarino, David (May 12, 2004), With Honors: Queer As Folk's Thea Gill, Windy City Times. Retrieved February 12, 2013.

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