Anna Hopkins

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Anna Hopkins
Anna Hopkins (2016 Tribeca Film Festival).jpg
Hopkins at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1987-02-12) February 12, 1987 (age 32)
Alma materConcordia University
Paris Institute of Political Studies
Years active2005–present

Anna Hopkins (born February 12, 1987) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Lilith in Freeform's original series, Shadowhunters.

Early life and education[edit]

Hopkins was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Rita Hopkins, a graphic designer, and visual artist Tom Hopkins.[1] She is part Romanian. She trained in hip hop dancing and planned to start a dancing career, but was just getting into theatre in high school, and her interest shifted.[2]

In 2012 Hopkins achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the Concordia University and a Bachelor of Arts and Science from the Paris Institute of Political Studies in Paris.[3][4]


Hopkins first appeared in the miniseries Human Trafficking in 2005, and thenafter in Canadian television series and television films, among them the character of Samantha Clayton in a crossover of The Flash and Arrow in 2014, and was credited as writer for Girl Couch. She also played in Barney's Version (2010) alongside Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman, and The Grand Seduction starring Brendan Gleeson in 2013. Her probably best known role is the recurring character Jessica 'Berlin' Rainer in the second and third season of the sci-fi series Defiance.[5] Hopkins was promoted to series regular for the third,[6] and last season; Defiance was cancelled by SyFy on 16 October 2015.[7][8]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Stranger Marie Short film
2005 Human Trafficking Katerina Miniseries
2006 Circle of Friends Lesley Wilson TV film
2007 Reality Check Shannon Short film
2007 Too Young to Marry Sophie TV film
2007 The Dead Zone Waitress TV series, 1 episode
2009 Out of Control Young Woman TV film
2010 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction Additional Voices Videogame
2010 Barney's Version Kate Panofsky
2011 Killer Wave Mel Miniseries, 2 episodes
2013 Nikita Kate Barrett TV series, 1 episode
2013 The Grand Seduction Helen
2013 It Was You Charlie Madeleine
2014–2017 Arrow Samantha Clayton TV series, 5 episodes
2014 Watch Dogs Nicky Pearce Video game
2014 Sleepless Short film
2014 Les Maîtres du suspense Alyssa
2014 Julia Julep Alex Short film
2014–2015 The Flash Samantha Clayton TV series, 2 episodes
2014–2015 Defiance Jessica 'Berlin' Rainer TV series, 21 episodes
2015 Girl Couch Meredith
2015 Lost Girl Brinkley White TV series, 1 episode
2015 After the Ball Simone Video on demand
2017 Dark Matter Ambrosia TV series, 1 episode
2017 Ransom Annie TV series, 2 episodes (Season 1)
2018–2019 Shadowhunters Lilith Recurring role (season 3)
2018 The Expanse Monica Stuart Recurring role (season 3)
2018 Killjoys Fairuza Episode: "Johnny Dangerously"
2018 Final Offer Olivia Short Film[9][10]
2018 Bad Blood Teresa Langana TV series, 8 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2011 ACTRA Montreal Awards, nominated as Outstanding Performance - Female for Barney's Version.[11]
  • 2018 TV Scoop Awards, nominated as Best Drama Actress and Best Villain for Lilith on Shadowhunters
  • 2018 Teen Choice Awards, nominated as Choice TV: Villain for Lilith on Shadowhunters


  1. ^ "Anna Hopkins". Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  2. ^ "'Defiance' Actress Anna Hopkins Interview On Joining The Hit Sci-Fi Show & Her Hollywood Career". 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  3. ^ "IMDb Resume for Anna Hopkins". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (2013-09-03). "William Atherton & Anna Hopkins Join Cast of Syfy's 'Defiance'". Retrieved 2015-04-19.
  5. ^ Ilana Rapp (2014-09-09). "Beloved Starlet Anna Hopkins Nails It in SyFy's 'Defiance'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
  6. ^ Bibel, Sarah (2015-02-02). "Syfy's 'Defiance' Season 3 Begins Production in Toronto". TV Guide. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (2015-10-16). "Syfy's 'Defiance' Canceled After Three Seasons". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  8. ^ Keating, Trenna (2015-10-17). "Trenna Keating on facebook". Trenna Keating. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  9. ^ Jason Sondhi (2018-07-24). "Final Offer". Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  10. ^ "Final Offer". 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  11. ^ "2011 ACTRA Awards in Montreal – Nominees Announced". ACTRA Montreal. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-04-24.

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