Ana Golja

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Ana Golja
Born
Muazana Golja[1]

(1996-01-31) January 31, 1996 (age 22)
OccupationActress, singer-songwriter
Years active2005–present

Muazana "Ana" Golja (born January 31, 1996) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for playing Zoë Rivas in the teen drama Degrassi: Next Class and Ariana Berlin in the TV movie Full Out. Golja will co-host Festivali i Këngës 57, the annual Albanian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, from 20 to 22 December 2018.[2]

Career[edit]

Golja began her acting career in 2005 as Lucy in the Canadian police series 1-800-Missing. She later had small roles in the series Flashpoint and How to Be Indie, before landing a part in the regular cast of Connor Undercover in 2010. In 2011, she played Liz in Clue. In 2010 with What's Up Warthogs! she had her first major role as part of the main cast of that sitcom. She then participated in small projects and a web series before landing the role of Zoë Rivas in the Canadian teen drama Degrassi: Next Class in 2013.[3]

In 2015, Golja played Ariana Berlin, in the TV movie Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie, a role which earned her a nomination for the Canadian Screen Awards.[4]

Golja recorded the song "Feel So Good" for the Full Out soundtrack,[5] produced by Roy "Royalty" Hamilton. As of January 2016, Golja was working on her debut EP.[6][3] She released the EP, titled Epilogue over the course of several weeks in November and December 2017.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Golja is from the Streetsville neighbourhood in Mississauga, Ontario[6] and of Albanian heritage.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 En Vogue Christmas Amber
2015 Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie Ariana Berlin
Dumb Luck Taylor Short Film
2017 Love On Ice Nikki Lee
2018 Crazy For The Boys London
2018 A Father's Nightmare Sasha Television film
2019 The Cuban Mina Also producer

TV roles[edit]

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 1-800-Missing Lucy
2008 Flashpoint Penny (10 years old)
2009 Franny's Feet Panda
2010 What's Up Warthogs! Laney Nielsen
Connor Undercover Lily Bogdakovitch
The Dating Guy Little Girl Contestants
Vacation with Derek Isabella
2011 How to Be Indie Dotty
Little Mosque on the Prairie Betty Sue
Clue Liz Miniseries
2012 Super Why! Additional Voice / Girl
2013-2015 Degrassi: The Next Generation Zoë Rivas Main role (season 13-14); 55 episodes
2015 Degrassi: Don't Look Back Zoë Rivas TV movie
2013 Life with Boys Cassandra
Unlikely Heroes Ellen
2014 Katie Chats Herself
2015 It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments Herself
2016 Conviction Jazmin Peligro
2016-2017 Degrassi: Next Class Zoë Rivas Main role (season 1-4); 32 episodes
2018 Festivali i Këngës 57 Herself Co-host[2]

Discography[edit]

  • 2015 : Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie (Soundtrack)
  • 2018 : Epilogue (Debut Album)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Refs
2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series Gemini Award Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MUAZANA @TheAnaGolja". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  2. ^ a b Herbert, Emily (11 December 2018). "Albania: Viktor Zhusti and Ana Golja to Host Festivali i Këngës 57". Eurovoix. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Marriska Fernandes (January 12, 2016). "Interview with Degrassi: Next Class stars Ana Golja and Ricardo Hoyos". Tribute. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  4. ^ Chris Clay (January 28, 2016). "First award nomination for Mississauga actor for portrayal of relentless gymnast". The Mississauga News. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  5. ^ Reana Ashley (2016) http://www.reanaashley.com/2016/08/star-of-emmy-nomd-series-degrassinext.html
  6. ^ a b Chris Clay (September 7, 2015). "Streetsville actor lands lead role in new Family Channel film". The Mississauga News. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  7. ^ Ana Golja [@TheAnaGolja] (8 December 2017). "EPILOGUE CHAPTER 4 IS OUT!" (Tweet). Retrieved 2017-12-08 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Ana Golja (June 14, 2013). "@AnnieJClarkLove I'm 17 and Albanian! :)". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-09-04.

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