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Anna Silk
Anna Silk (cropped).jpg
Silk in August 2011
Born (1974-01-31) January 31, 1974 (age 47)
Alma materSt. Thomas University
Years active1999–present
Known forBo on Lost Girl
Seth Cooperman
(m. after 2009)

Anna Silk, (born 31 January 1974)[1] is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Bo Dennis, the protagonist of the Showcase television series Lost Girl (2010–2015).[2][3][a]

Personal life

Silk at the 2010 Gemini Awards.

Silk was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada,[3] the daughter of Peter Silk, an academic, and Ilkay Silk, an actress, director, producer, playwright, educator, and Director of Drama at St. Thomas University.[7] Her father is British and her mother a "Turkish Cypriot-English expat".[8] Some of Anna's earliest memories were of going to play rehearsals and watching her mother work.[9] Silk appeared in several commercials as a child. She graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997.[10] Early theater work includes at least two productions with Theatre St. Thomas: Seven Menus and The Kitchen.[11]

In November 1999, she moved to Toronto to further her acting career and during the following decade relocated to Los Angeles, California. She met Seth Cooperman in 2007 at an actor's workshop in Los Angeles; they became engaged in 2009, and married in a civil ceremony in December of the same year. On April 10, 2011, they renewed their vows in a Jewish ceremony in Fredericton after she converted to Judaism.[12][13]

During a Showcase Lost Girl pre-show special on January 6, 2013, Silk announced that she was pregnant.[14][15] On June 20, 2013, she announced via Twitter that she was ready to return to work on the series.[16][17]

Silk gave birth to a son, Samuel Jerome Cooperman, in May 2013.[18] Her second son, Levi Aaron Cooperman, was born on May 13, 2016.[19]


Silk's television work includes the role of Cassidy Holland in Being Erica, for which she received a Gemini Awards nomination in 2009.[20]

In 2009, she landed the principal role of Bo Dennis, a succubus, in the Canadian television series Lost Girl.[21][22][23][24] The same-sex-lover pair of Bo (Silk's character) and Lauren (played by co-star Zoie Palmer) was included in news network CNN's list of all-time Favorite TV Couples;[25] and declared Top TV Couple of 2013 by E! Entertainment Television.[26] As a result of the show's popularity, Silk garnered a prominent online following on social media.

Silk appeared in the recurring role of Roarke, a mercenary, in the 2019 series Blood & Treasure.[27]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Camels of Nahor Hadasa Green Short film
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Headset Woman (uncredited)
2005 Where the Truth Lies Gina (uncredited)
2007 Do Not Bend Catye Short film
2007 Breakfast with Scot Mia
2013 Assassins Tale Grace
2018 Unspeakable Short film; associate producer


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Daring & Grace: Teen Detectives Sabrina Episode: "1.112"
2002 Undressed Becca Episode: "6.17"
2003 Petits mythes urbains Wife Episode: "Sexes en eaux troubles"
2003 Mutant X Asia Episode: "Within These Walls"
2003 Missing Marilyn Janacek Episode: "Victoria"
2004 Dead Lawyers Sonia Alexandropova TV movie
2004 Puppets Who Kill Sperm Bank Nurse Episode: "Portrait of Buttons"
2004 Love Rules Lynn Hopp TV movie
2004 Deception Julie Video
2004 Anonymous Rex Keri TV movie
2005 Hate Woman TV movie
2005 The Perfect Neighbor Ashley Marin TV movie
2006 Earthstorm Bryna TV movie
2006 Angela's Eyes Sondra Episode: "The Camera's Eye"
2006 Legacy of Fear Kathleen Coyne TV movie
2007 The Jane Show Kathy Episode: "Shower Killer"
2007 'Til Death Do Us Part Mindy Lohman Episode: "Storage Unit Murder"
2007 The Company Stella Bledsoe TV miniseries
2007 Voicemail Sandy TV series short
2008 Ghost Whisperer Haylie Wayne Episode: "Big Chills"
2008 Billable Hours Suzie Episode: "Pigeon Lawyer"
2009–2010 Being Erica Cassidy Holland Episodes: "Everything She Wants", "The Importance of Being Erica", "Bear Breasts"
2010–2015 Lost Girl Bo Dennis Protagonist
2011 Republic of Doyle Tania St. Croix Episode: "St. John's Town"
2012 Lost Girl Finale Pre-Show as self Showcase TV special
2012 Top Chef Canada as self Season 2, episode 8: "Lights, Camera, Action!"
2013 Lost Girl ConFAEdential as self Showcase TV special
2013 Lost Girl: An Evening at the Clubhouse as self Showcase TV special
2018 Wynonna Earp Kevin Season 3, episode 10: "The Other Woman"
2019 Blood & Treasure Roarke Recurring role, 3 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film/Television Result Ref
2009 Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series Being Erica  ("Everything She Wants") Nominated [28][29]
2015 Canadian Screen Awards Fan's Choice Award Lost Girl Won [30][31]
Golden Maple Awards Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcasted in the US Nominated [32]


  1. ^ Anna Silk gained recognition throughout Canada for her performance as Deb, an overstressed flight attendant trying to quit smoking in popular NicoDerm television commercials.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Rea, Darren (August 12, 2011). "Anna Silk (Bo) – Lost Girl". Sci-fi Online. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "NBFC E-news". NB Film Coop. February 19, 2009. Retrieved March 14, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Yeo, Debra (September 9, 2010). "Adrift in the world of the fae". Toronto Star. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  4. ^ Leong, Melissa (June 1, 2010). "Global Fall Preview: A fairy tale come true for the NicoDerm girl". National Post. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  5. ^ Goddard, Peter (December 25, 2010). "Ads imitated life in 2010". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  6. ^ nightcrawler2005 (September 21, 2008). newest Nicoderm Commercial (video). YouTube. Archived from the original on December 29, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Ilkay Silk". Connections. St. Thomas University. February 15, 2010. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  8. ^ Stewart, Laverne (May 2, 2009). "Extraordinary ability". The Daily Gleaner. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  9. ^ "A few words from those who know her well". The Daily Gleaner. May 2, 2009. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  10. ^ "Familiar Face: Anna Silk's Acting Career Takes Flight". Campus News. St. Thomas University. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on April 15, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2010.
  11. ^ "The Canadian Movie Database". 2010. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007.
  12. ^ Davenport, Kellie. "2Profile: Lost Girl's Anna Silk & Hubby". 2 For Couples. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  13. ^ Cohen, Mike (August 23, 2011). "TV's Lost Girl converts to Judaism". Jewish Tribune. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  14. ^ Bourdeau, Annette (January 8, 2013). "'Lost Girl' Anna Silk Pregnant: Actress Shares Pregnancy Details". The Huffington Post.
  15. ^ Hooper, Kirk (January 3, 2013). "Lost Girl ConFAEdential – Sunday at 8, Right Before the Premiere!". Showcase Blog: Lost Girl. Shaw Media. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  16. ^ Anna Silk @Anna_Silk (June 20, 2013). "Get ready cause here I come #LostGirl". Twitter.
  17. ^ Jancelewicz, Chris (July 23, 2013). "Anna Silk Baby: 'Lost Girl' Star Reveals Family Photos, Season 4 Details (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)". The Huffington Post.
  18. ^ Kennedy, John R. (May 3, 2013). "'Lost Girl' star Anna Silk welcomes baby boy". Global News. Shaw Media.
  19. ^ Furdyk, Brent (March 14, 2016). "'Lost Girl' Star Anna Silk Welcomes Second Child". ET Canada.
  20. ^ Editor (August 31, 2009). "2009 Gemini Nominees Announced". Press+1. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  21. ^ Stewart, Laverne (August 26, 2009). "Actor lands role in series". The Daily Gleaner. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  22. ^ Rankin, Andrew (August 29, 2011). "Lost Girl found its star in Fredericton's Anna Silk". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  23. ^ Shen, Maxine (January 31, 2012). "'Lost Girl' star Anna Silk on being Bo: a Q&A". New York Post.
  24. ^ Landau, Emily (February 2013). "The Erotic Education of Anna Silk: the Lost Girl star on playing a bisexual succubus". Toronto Life. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014.
  25. ^ Hanks, Henry (February 14, 2013). "From 'New Girl' to 'I Love Lucy:' our favorite TV couples". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System.
  26. ^ Mullins, Jenna (February 14, 2013). "2013 TV's Top Couples: Thousands Voted! And the Winner Is..." E! Entertainment Television. NBCUniversal Cable. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  27. ^ Petski, Denise (August 28, 2018). "'Blood & Treasure': Anna Silk To Recur In CBS Action Summer Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  28. ^ "Awards Database". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Archived from the original on November 11, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  29. ^ "24th Annual Gemini Awards Nominations" (PDF). The Globe and Mail. August 25, 2009. p. 28. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  30. ^ "Anna Silk wins the Academy Fan's Choice Award". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Retrieved November 10, 2016.[dead link]
  31. ^ Press Release (March 2, 2015). "SHAW MEDIA CONGRATULATES ITS PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND GLOBAL NEWS TEAM ON CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS WINS". Shaw Media. Archived from the original on March 3, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  32. ^ Kilday, Gregg (April 28, 2015). "Golden Maple Awards Nominees Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 10, 2016.

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