Amber Marshall

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Amber Marshall
Amber Marshall 2015.jpg
Marshall in 2015
Born (1988-06-02) June 2, 1988 (age 31)
ResidenceOutside Calgary, Alberta
Shawn Turner (m. 2013)

Amber Marshall (born June 2, 1988) is a Canadian actress, singer, and equestrian. She has appeared in several television films and series, most notably as Amy Fleming in the long-running CBC series Heartland.[1] For her performance in the series, Marshall won the inaugural Canada's Screen Star Award at the 1st annual Canadian Screen Awards.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in London, Ontario. A former veterinary assistant[3] who is passionate about all animals, Marshall has been around horses as long as she can remember. She has been riding since she could walk and says that the two things she loves the most are "acting and horses".[4] Amber started acting at the early age of 11 and growing up she went to the Original Kids Theatre Company.[5]


Marshall made her acting debut in 2000 in a television series called Super Rupert. The following year, she starred in an episode of Twice in a Lifetime. She next performed in the television series Doc (2002) and Dark Oracle (2004), and in the television film The Christmas Shoes (2002).

In 2003, she was nominated for a Los Angeles-based Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for Leading Young Actress for The Elizabeth Smart Story,[6] a movie-of-the-week based on the true story of the 2002 kidnapping of Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart.[7]

In 2007, Marshall was cast as Amy Fleming in the forthcoming CBC series Heartland.[8][9] The series is based on the 25-novel series written by Lauren Brooke. The series premiered on Canadian television in October 2007 and its twelfth season aired in 2019. The series, filmed in High River Alberta, is about a girl named Amy Fleming living in the fictional town of Hudson Alberta. Her family owns a horse ranch called Heartland, where they have a long tradition of healing horses. For her performance in the series, Marshall won the inaugural Canada's Screen Star Award at the 1st annual Canadian Screen Awards.[2] In 2015, Heartland surpassed Street Legal as the longest-running one-hour scripted drama in the history of Canadian television.[1]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2016, she lives on a farm ranch outside Calgary, Alberta with her husband Shawn Turner and their animals. Marshall married Shawn, a photographer, on July 27, 2013 after they got engaged in Spring 2012.[10]

In between filming seasons of Heartland, Marshall helps out at a local veterinary clinic and spends time with her many animals on her farm ranch near Calgary, Alberta. She has horses, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits and an alpaca.[11] She has also volunteered at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where she took raptor classes, to work with falcons and hawks.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Super Rupert Ally TV series
2001 Twice in a Lifetime Renetta Moore Episode: "Daddy's Girl"
2002 Doc Lauren Episode: "Karate Kid"
2002 The Christmas Shoes Lily Leyton TV Movie
2003 The Elizabeth Smart Story Elizabeth Smart TV Movie
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse Daughter
2004 Dark Oracle Rebecca Episode: "It Happened at the Dance"
2005 The Power Strikers Tracey Battle TV series
2007–present Heartland Amy Fleming 160 episodes
2010 A Heartland Christmas Amy Fleming TV Movie
2011 Travel Plans Girl Short Film
2014 Mutant World Nicole
2019 The Good Americans Herself Documentary Feature
2020 With Nothing But Our Courage Mary McDonald

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2004 25th Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress[12] The Elizabeth Smart Story Nominated
2013 Canadian Screen Awards Canada's Screen Star[13] Heartland Won
2016 Rosie Awards Best Performance by an Alberta Actress[14] Nominated
2017 Best Performance by an Alberta Actress[15] Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Heartland's record setting 125th episode". CBC. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Academy Special Awards 2013 Archived July 19, 2018, at the Wayback Machine. Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, February 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "14 Questions with Amber Marshall". Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Amber Marshall: A Star in Canada's Heartland". February 21, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Alumni Profile: Amber Marshall". Original Kids Theatre Company. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "25th Annual Young Artist Awards - Winners and Nominations". Archived from the original on August 2, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: The Elizabeth Smart Story :". Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Her heart's in it". The London Free Press. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Heartland's Amber Marshall riding high in Season 8". October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  10. ^ Canada, HELLO!. "Heartland actress Amber Marshall's ranch wedding". Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "Heartland star Amber Marshall gets makeover in Season 8". September 26, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "25th Annual Young Artist Awards - Winners and Nominations". Archived from the original on April 29, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Amber Marshall wins the title of first-ever Canada's Screen Star" (PDF). Retrieved November 2, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "2016 nominees" (PDF). Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  15. ^ "2017 nominees" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017.

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