Zoie Palmer

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Zoie Palmer
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Born (1977-10-28) October 28, 1977 (age 36)
England, UK
Nationality English
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002 – present
Known for Lauren Lewis (Lost Girl)

Zoie Palmer (born October 28, 1977) is a British Canadian actress, popular[1][2] for her role as Dr. Lauren Lewis[3][4] in the Showcase Canadian television supernatural drama Lost Girl.[5]

Early life[edit]

Born in Camborne, Cornwall, England, of British and Irish parents, Zoie Palmer moved with her family to Canada when she was ten years old. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket, Ontario; and received a B.F.A. from York University[6] in Toronto, Canada, in 2001. Palmer's first experience as an actor was as a teenager in summer stock at The Red Barn Theatre in Sutton West, Ontario, Canada.[7]

Career[edit]

Palmer's television work includes made-for-TV movies The Reagans (2003) as Patti Reagan; Out of the Ashes (2003) as Didi Goldstein; Devil's Perch (2005) as Abby. Palmer had a recurring role as rock singer Patsy Sewer in the CTV Canadian teen drama/comedy series Instant Star; she was co-lead in the Global Canadian drama The Guard as Coast Guard rescue specialist Carly Greig (for which she had to conquer her fear of water[8]). Guest appearances include The CW American espionage drama Nikita in the episode "Girl's Best Friend" (2011) as Anya Vimer, a terrorist who tries to sabotage a peace summit; the HBO Canada comedy Call Me Fitz in the episode "Don of the Differently Abled" (2011) as Laura, an unhinged amputee with plans for an escort service for disabled people; the (CTV) Canadian science-fiction crime drama The Listener in the third season finale episode "The Shooting" (2012) as Staff Sgt. McCoy, an investigator for Internal Affairs.

Film roles include Annabelle in Terminal Venus (2003), for which she was awarded "Best Actor" at the Baja California Film Festival (Mexico); Haley in the romantic comedy The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard (2010), for which she received a 2011 ACTRA Award nomination for "Outstanding Female Performance";[9] Officer Frances Jane in the crime thriller Cold Blooded (2012), for which she was awarded the "Gold Medallion Acting Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film" by the 2012 Bare Bones International Film Festival;[10] Lou in the comedy Sex After Kids (2013);[11] Bethany Franks in the fantasy adventure Patch Town (2013).

In February of 2013, her portrayal of Lauren together with Bo (Anna Silk) as same-sex lovers on Lost Girl was declared Top TV Couple of 2013 by E! Entertainment Television in its annual E! Online contest.[12] In May 2013, Palmer was chosen "Girl on Top 2013" by E! Entertainment Television/E! Online in its popularity contest of Favorite TV Leading Ladies.[13] In the annual AfterEllen Visibility Awards for popularity, she was chosen "Favorite TV Actress" and "Best Tweeter" for year 2013.[14] She was chosen "Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress" for 2013 by Canadagraphs in its annual Best Of TV Awards.[15] Palmer won the "Fan Choice Award for Favourite Canadian Screen Star" by the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.[16] In its annual 50 Most Beautiful Stars issue celebrating homegrown talent, Palmer was named "Number 1" for 2014 by HELLO! Canada magazine.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Palmer's sister, Tracey (Palmer) Weiler, was a Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario candidate for the Kitchener—Waterloo electoral district in a 2012 by-election for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.[18]

On March 9, 2014, Palmer came out publicly when she thanked her long-term partner, Canadian film producer Alex Lalonde, during the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards after expressing gratitude for her Fan Choice Award.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Bar Life Ryan Short film
2003 Terminal Venus Annabelle Short film
2004 Godsend Susan Pierce
2006 Snapshots for Henry Angie Short film
2010 The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard Haley
2010 Devil Cheryl
2012 Cold Blooded Officer Frances Jane
2013 Sex After Kids Lou
2013 Patch Town Bethany Franks

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Odyssey 5 Researcher Episode: "Skin"
2002 Scream Team, TheThe Scream Team Rebecca Kull TV movie
2003 Adventure Inc. Luisa Episode: "Plaque Ship of Val Verde"
2003 Out of the Ashes Didi Goldstein TV movie
2003 Reagans, TheThe Reagans Patti Reagan TV movie
2004 Bliss Donna Episode: "Badness"
2004 Missing Tracy Somers Episode: "Mr. Nobody"
2004 Doc Tracey Briant Episode: "The Family Tree"
2005 Devil's Perch Abby TV movie
2005 Martha Behind Bars Amy TV movie
2006 Gospel of Deceit Tracy Duggins TV movie
2006–2007 Instant Star Patsy Sewer 12 episodes
2008–2009 The Guard Carly Greig 22 episodes
2010-present Lost Girl Dr. Lauren Lewis
2010 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures Female Cop Episode: "Unhappy Endings"
2010 Murdoch Mysteries Katie Powers Episode: "Victor, Victorian"
2011 Degrassi: The Next Generation Officer Episode: "Jesus, Etc.: Part 2"
2011 XIII: The Series Moira Episode: "The Irish Version"
2011 King Angela Gilbert Episode: "Lori Gilbert"
2011 Nikita Anya Vimer Episode: "Girl's Best Friend"
2011 Call Me Fitz Laura Episode: "Don of the Differently Abled"
2012 The Listener Staff Sgt McCoy Season 3 Episode 13: "The Shooting"
2012 Flashpoint Wife Season 5 Episode 11: "Fit For Duty"
2013 Her Husband's Betrayal Tora TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girl on Top 2013: And the Winner Is...". E! Online (E! Entertainment Television). May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "ZOIE PALMER [SEE HER TONIGHT ON LOST GIRL]". COED.com. COED Magazine (COED Media Group). August 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ thetelevixen (November 27, 2011). "Doctor Doctor – A Conversation with Lost Girl's Zoie Palmer". The Televixen. 
  4. ^ Lavoie, Jim (December 14, 2011). "Is Laurens BO call her Faetal Attraction? Zoie Palmer – "Lost Girl"". Bulldog Publicity. 
  5. ^ Doc (October 18, 2011). "Syfy Digital Press Tour: Lost Girl comes to the U.S.". Sci-Fi Storm. 
  6. ^ York University THEATRE (2012). "Spotlight on Alumni: Zoie Palmer". York University, Faculty of Fine Arts. 
  7. ^ "Canada Talks: Ward and Al with Lost Girl Star Zoie Palmer (SiriusXM Satellite Radio 167)". SiriusXM Satellite Radio. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Brioux, Bill (January 25, 2008). "Water-logged role goes swimmingly for Zoie Palmer". The Toronto Star. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The 9th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto – 2011 Nominees Announced". ACTRA Toronto. January 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bare Bones International Film Festival, Awards for 2012". IMDb. 
  11. ^ Dowling, Dar (April 24, 2013). "Lost Girl's Cinematic Fire Starter Zoie Palmer Ignites This Season...". The Huffington Post. 
  12. ^ "Top TV Couple of 2013". E! Online (E! Entertainment Television). 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Girl on Top 2013: And the Winner Is...". E! Online (E! Entertainment Television). May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ "The 2013 AfterEllen Visibility Awards". AfterEllen. January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Best Of TV Awards 2013 Winner - Best Sci-Fi Or Fantasy Actress - ZOIE PALMER "Lost Girl"". Canadagraphs. January 30, 2014. 
  16. ^ Kennedy, John R. (March 10, 2014). "'Lost Girl' named favourite show at Canadian Screen Awards". Global News. Shaw Media Inc. 
  17. ^ HELLO! Canada (May 21, 2014). "Canada's Most Beautiful 2014: See who made the list". HELLO! Ltd. 
  18. ^ "Tracey Weiler wins local Tory nomination". The Record (Waterloo Region). June 21, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  19. ^ Potts, Andrew (March 12, 2014). "Canadian actress Zoie Palmer comes out by thanking partner at awards show". Gay Star News. 

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