Cara Pifko

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Cara Pifko
Born (1976-03-15) March 15, 1976 (age 42)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)
Gareth Bennett (m. 2004)

Cara Pifko (born March 15, 1976) is a Canadian actress known primarily for her work on television shows produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Life and career[edit]

Pifko was born in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada,[1] she started acting at the age of 8 and worked all through the nineties, but it was in 2000 that she landed her first starring role, in the series Our Hero, which was aimed at young teens. Her first acting role was The Elephant Show hosted by Sharon, Lois, and Bram in which she was present in all seasons.

In 2004 she showed her dramatic range by appearing as a foreign aid worker in the acclaimed mini-series Human Cargo. Pifko then landed the lead role in the legal drama This is Wonderland, which garnered her a Gemini Award in 2005 for best actress.[2] In early 2006, she appeared as Isolda in Tarragon Theatre's production of Léo.[3] In 2007 she starred in the Lifetime TV movie I Me Wed. In 2009, she joined the soap opera General Hospital as the recurring character of Louise Addison.

In 2010 Cara lent her voice to Suu, a pink Twi'lek in the "Deserter" episode, and as scientist Sionver Boll in "The Zillo Beast" and "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back" episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She also voiced Yeoman Kelly Chambers in the video games Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3.

In 2016 she joined the Season 2 cast of Better Call Saul as recurring character Paige Novick, senior legal counsel for Mesa Verde Bank and Trust, and friend of Kim Wexler.[4]

Personal life[edit]

She has been married to Gareth Bennett since 2004.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Ordinary Magic Lucy
1996 Mariette in Ecstasy Sister Hermance
1999 Below the Belt Jill Short
2000 CyberWorld Computer (voice) Short
2001 One of Them Carla Short
2002 Interviews with My Next Girlfriend Woman with Nose Piercing Short
2003 Name of the Rose Kim
2005 The Unfolding Sadie Short
2007 Beth Beth Short
2014 The Possession of Michael King Samantha
2015 Sharkskin Franki
2015 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Laura
2018 Ready Player One Leslee

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984–88 The Elephant Show Cara / Various Recurring role
1993 Family Pictures Mary (age 13-15) TV film
1993 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Mariah Episode: "The Tale of the Dark Dragon"
1994 Incident in a Small Town Nancy TV film
1996 Road to Avonlea Mavis Pritchard Episodes: "Out of the Ashes", "Davey and the Mermaid", "So Dear to My Heart"
1999 The City Ariel Episode: "Haunted"
2000 The Royal Diaries: Isabel - Jewel of Castilla Catalina TV film
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Delia Harmony Episode: "The Night Before Christmas"
2000–02 Our Hero Kale Stiglic Lead role
2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Dorothy Virginia "Jimmie" Gumm (adult) TV miniseries
2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Jane Hanssen TV film
2002 Salem Witch Trials Marry Warren TV film
2003 Blue Murder Allison Barrow Episode: "Ladykillers"
2003 Bliss Marie Episode: "Chastity"
2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids Eunice (voice) TV film
2003 Missing Vera Episode: "Ties That Bind"
2004 Human Cargo Helen Wade TV miniseries
2004–06 This Is Wonderland Alice De Raey Main role
2004–06 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Eunice Earwig (voice) Recurring role
2006 CSI: Miami Donna Hicks Episode: "Come as You Are"
2007 Without a Trace Nora Manning Episode: "One and Only"
2007 The Jane Show Beth Episodes: "Till Beth Do Us Part", "Who's Got Spirit?"
2007 I Me Wed Amy TV film
2008 Charlie & Me Dr. Fran Gilford TV film
2008 For the Love of Grace Jen TV film
2008–17 Heartland Mackenzie Hutton Episodes: "Corporate Cowgirls", "Divorce Horse", "Our Sons and Daughters"
2009 General Hospital ADA Louise Addison Recurring role
2010–12 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Dr. Sionver Boll / Various (voice) Recurring role
2011 Flashpoint Kerry McCormick Episode: "Collateral Damage"
2011 NCIS Kelsey Donner Episode: "Dead Reflection"
2012 Castle Roberta Cambridge Episode: "Dial M For Mayor"
2012 CSI: NY Rachel Moore Episode: "Where There's Smoke"
2013 Monday Mornings Beth Hostetler Episodes: "Pilot", "Deus Ex Machina", "Forks Over Knives"
2016–present Better Call Saul Paige Novick Recurring role
2016 Rosewood Barbara Gaines Episode: "Thorax, Thrombosis & Threesomes"
2018 The Fosters Natalie Episodes: "Mother's Day", "Giving Up The Ghost"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Mass Effect 2 Yeoman Kelly Chambers
2010 Kinect Adventures! Amelia English version
2012 Mass Effect 3 Yeoman Kelly Chambers
2012 Guild Wars 2 Valka
2013 God of War: Ascension Bliss Whore
2018 Final Fantasy XV Garuda (FFXIV version) Final Fantasy XIV Collab

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia, Canadian Theatre. "Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia - National Theatre School of Canada". www.canadiantheatre.com. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  2. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  3. ^ "Theatre review: Léo | Daily Xtra". Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  4. ^ White, James. "Better Call Saul: Season 2, Episode 5 – Rebecca". Empire. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  5. ^ "Meet Cara Pifko". 2017-05-26. Archived from the original on 2017-05-26. Retrieved 2017-05-26.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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