January 31, 1996
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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.
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.
Golja recorded the song "Feel So Good" for the Full Out soundtrack, produced by Roy "Royalty" Hamilton. As of January 2016, Golja was working on her debut EP. She released the EP, titled Epilogue over the course of several weeks in November and December 2017.
|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|
|2008||Flashpoint||Penny (10 years old)|
|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|
|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|
|2015||It Goes There: Degrassi's Most Talked About Moments||Herself|
|2016-2017||Degrassi: Next Class||Zoë Rivas||Main role (season 1-4); 32 episodes|
|2018||Festivali i Këngës 57||Herself||Co-host|
- 2015 : Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie (Soundtrack)
- 2018 : Epilogue (Debut Album)
Awards and nominations
|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|
- "MUAZANA @TheAnaGolja". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
- Herbert, Emily (11 December 2018). "Albania: Viktor Zhusti and Ana Golja to Host Festivali i Këngës 57". Eurovoix. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
- Marriska Fernandes (January 12, 2016). "Interview with Degrassi: Next Class stars Ana Golja and Ricardo Hoyos". Tribute. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- Chris Clay (January 28, 2016). "First award nomination for Mississauga actor for portrayal of relentless gymnast". The Mississauga News. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- Reana Ashley (2016) http://www.reanaashley.com/2016/08/star-of-emmy-nomd-series-degrassinext.html
- Chris Clay (September 7, 2015). "Streetsville actor lands lead role in new Family Channel film". The Mississauga News. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- Ana Golja [@TheAnaGolja] (8 December 2017). "EPILOGUE CHAPTER 4 IS OUT!" (Tweet). Retrieved 2017-12-08 – via Twitter.
- Ana Golja (June 14, 2013). "@AnnieJClarkLove I'm 17 and Albanian! :)". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-09-04.