Caity Lotz

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Caity Lotz
Caity Lotz by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Lotz at the 2016 WonderCon
Born
Caitlin Marie Lotz

(1986-12-30) December 30, 1986 (age 35)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer
  • singer
  • director
Martial Artist
Years active2003–present
Known for
PartnerKyle Schmid (engaged)[1]

Caitlin Marie Lotz (born December 30, 1986)[2][non-primary source needed] is an American actress, dancer and singer. She has portrayed Stephanie Horton in Mad Men, Officer Kirsten Landry in the MTV mockumentary series Death Valley (2011), Annie in The Pact (2013), and Sara Lance/The Canary/White Canary in The CW's Arrowverse television series, where she has appeared in Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Batwoman. She is also a co-founder of SheThority, a women's empowerment organization.[3][non-primary source needed]

Career[edit]

Dancing and singing[edit]

Lotz started her career as a dancer, touring with Avril Lavigne and Lady Gaga,[4] and starring in music videos including Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi",[5] David Guetta and Estelle's "One Love", Selena Gomez's "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", T-Pain's "Freeze", JoJo's "Baby It's You", Cascada's "Evacuate the Dancefloor", Kaci Brown's "Instigator", and Wang Leehom's "Gai Shi Ying Xiong". Lotz appeared on Dancing With the Stars season 8, as Lady Gaga's backup dancer for the song "LoveGame". Her Avril Lavigne tour performance was released on the video The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto.[citation needed]

Lotz appeared in TV ads for Jack in the Box, Reebok, and T-Mobile, danced in the web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, toured with the hip hop theatre production Groovaloo, and stunt-doubled in films including Step Up 3D.[6]

In 2005, Lotz joined the girl group Soccx. In 2006, the group released their debut single "From Dusk Till Dawn (Get the Party Started)", which they followed up in 2007 with the single "Scream Out Loud", both of which reached the top 10 in Germany. Their début album, Hold On, was also released in 2007, and their third single, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", was released in 2008.[5]

Modeling[edit]

Lotz has modelled for Men's Health[7] and Esquire, the latter in conjunction with the website Me in My Place.[8]

Acting[edit]

Lotz did her acting training at Sanford Meisner for two years.[9] Lotz began her acting career in 2006 with a small role in the cheerleading film Bring It On: All or Nothing. She followed that up in 2010 with a part in the third episode of Law & Order: LA and a recurring role in the fourth season of the AMC drama Mad Men as Stephanie, Anna Draper's niece. In 2011, Lotz starred as Officer Kirsten Landry, one of the main characters in the MTV horror, black comedy mockumentary series Death Valley. Lotz performed all her own stunts on the show.[6]

In 2012, Lotz had roles in Live at the Foxes Den, Battle of the Year alongside Josh Holloway[10] and alongside Casper Van Dien and Agnes Bruckner in the supernatural thriller The Pact,[11] which débuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival[12] and has been picked up for distribution.[13]

Starting with the second season of The CW's superhero TV series Arrow, Lotz appeared as Sara Lance, a character believed dead who returns as a costumed vigilante known as The Canary.[14][15] Lotz reprised her role as Lance in the spin-off series Legends of Tomorrow. She would go on to make her directorial debut in the latter series’s fifth season episode “Mortal Khanbat”.[16]

She had the lead role in the science fiction film The Machine, which had its UK release on March 21, 2014 and had its US release on April 25, 2014.[17][18] In May 2014, she reprised her role as Stephanie in the seventh season of Mad Men. She also played Dr. Emily McTier in the film 400 Days, along with her Legends of Tomorrow co-star Brandon Routh, in 2016.[19]

Martial arts[edit]

Lotz is a martial artist, training in Taekwondo, Wushu, Krav Maga, Arnis and Muay Thai. She is also a practitioner of parkour and tricking.[20][21]

Personal life[edit]

Lotz announced at Starfury Events: Ultimates Crisis, a fan convention in the U.K. that she and Canadian actor Kyle Schmid are engaged.[22][23]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing Pacific Vista Cheerleader
2012 The Pact Annie Barlow
Cold & Ugly Tanya Pavelovna Short film
2013 The Machine Ava/The Machine
Battle of the Year Stacy
Out of the Blue Dominique Short film
Live at the Foxes Den Susan Hudson
2014 The Pact 2 Annie Barlow
2015 Missed Call Kirsten Short film
400 Days Dr. Emily McTier
2017 Small Town Crime Heidi
2018 Year One Tess completed short film
2020 Twin Turbo Short film, director, writer and producer

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Dance 360 Herself Contestant[24]
2010 Law & Order: LA Amy Reynolds Episode: "Harbor City"
2010–2015 Mad Men Stephanie Horton Recurring role, 5 episodes
2011 Death Valley Officer Kirsten Landry Main role
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Mary Episode: "Lights, Camera, Assassination"
2013–2020 Arrow Sara Lance / The Canary / White Canary Recurring role (seasons 2-4); special guest star (seasons 5-8); 38 episodes
2014 Stalker Melissa Barnes Episode: "Love Is a Battlefield"
2016 Robot Chicken Voice role Episode: "Fridge Smell"
2016–2022 Legends of Tomorrow Sara Lance / White Canary 109 episodes
Director (3 episodes)
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Action TV Actress (2017)[25]
2016–2017, 2019 The Flash Special guest star, 3 episodes
2017, 2019 Supergirl Special guest star, 2 episodes
2019 Batwoman Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 2"

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Burning Love Hathwell's date Episode: "Burn Baby Burn"

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 British Independent Film Awards Most Promising Newcomer The Machine Nominated
Toronto After Dark Film Festival Best Actress Won
2017 Teen Choice Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress Action Legends of Tomorrow Nominated
2018 Nominated [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lotz, Caity (May 7, 2022). "I've never been more sure of anything in my life. 💕". www.instagram.com. Retrieved May 7, 2022.
  2. ^ Lotz, Caity. "It's my birthday. Cue the wind machine..." Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "Shethority". Shethority.
  4. ^ "Caity Lotz: There were a few spooky moments on the set of The Pact". The Metro. Archived from the original on November 15, 2012. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Caity Lotz". MTV. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Caity Lotz talks Dance, Traveling Back in Time for Mad Men". Gender Across Borders. August 24, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  7. ^ "That's What She Said: Caity Lotz". Men's Health. October 11, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  8. ^ "Esquire Presents Me in My Place with Caity Lotz". Esquire. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  9. ^ Saclao, Christian (December 4, 2017). "'Legends Of Tomorrow' Star Caity Lotz On How She Got Into Acting". International Business Times. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (October 26, 2011). "Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso and Chris Brown Lead 'Planet B Boy' Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  11. ^ "Exclusive: 'Death Valley' Star Caity Lotz on Her Sundance Film 'The Pact'". Fearnet. December 30, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  12. ^ "THE PACT". Sundance Film Festival. Archived from the original on January 8, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  13. ^ "Sundance 2012: Incredibly badass Caity Lotz saves 'The Pact'". Entertainment Weekly. January 26, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  14. ^ Abrams, Natalie (July 19, 2013). "Exclusive: Arrow Boss Sets the Record Straight on Black Canary Casting". TV Guide.
  15. ^ Prudom, Laura (July 30, 2013). "Black Canary On 'Arrow': CW President Mark Pedowitz Shares More On The Superhero's Origin Story". HuffPost. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  16. ^ Dominguez, Noah (August 30, 2019). "Legends of Tomorrow: Caity Lotz to Make Directorial Debut in Season 5". CBR. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  17. ^ Bibbiani, William (April 16, 2014). "The Machine: Caity Lotz on Robot Acting and Arrow". Crave Online. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  18. ^ Amram, Ohad (November 15, 2013). "Watch: Caity Lotz Makes For One Dangerous 'Machine' in Trailer for New Thriller". Indie Wire. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  19. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (June 9, 2014). "Dane Cook & Brandon Routh Headline '400 Days'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  20. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Kick Ass Caity Lotz From MTV's DEATH VALLEY Talks About Zombies, Parcour and Twilight's Jackson Rathbone". Daemon's TV. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  21. ^ Begum, Mumtaj (September 7, 2017). "Actress Caity Lotz can beat you in a martial arts fight in real life". The Star. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  22. ^ "CAITY LOTZ on Instagram: "I've never been more sure of anything in my life. 💕"".
  23. ^ "Kyle schmid on Instagram: "The sun rises and sets with you. The moon and the stars have never shone so brightly. You are the love of my life."".
  24. ^ "That time Caity Lotz dominated Dance 360". Retrieved February 18, 2018 – via YouTube.
  25. ^ Ceron, Ella (June 20, 2017). "The Pretty Little Liars Were ALL Nominated for the Same EXACT Award". Teen Vogue. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  26. ^ Heldman, Breanne (August 12, 2018). "Riverdale Dominates Teen Choice Awards 2018: See the Full List of Winners". People. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

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