Chiara Zanni

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Chiara Zanni
Born (1978-07-19) July 19, 1978 (age 41)
OccupationActress, voice actress, comedian, singer
Years active1986–present
AgentLauren Leviitt and Associates

Chiara Zanni (/ˈkˈɑːrə zɑːni/; born July 19, 1978) is a Canadian actress, comedian, singer and voice actress. She is known for her roles as Amy Ryan on The N series About a Girl and Maggie Buckman on the CBC series Edgemont.[1]

She is also known for her voice-work as Hahli in Bionicle: Mask of Light, the titular character in Hamtaro, Jubilee in X-Men: Evolution, Eva "Molly" Wei in Ōban Star-Racers, Piper in Storm Hawks and Kani Maki in Sushi Pack.

Life and career[edit]

Zanni was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to an Italian father and an English mother. She started her career at the age of eight when she was cast as the "Pokey Little Puppy" in the animated series Little Golden Bookland. She has appeared in the feature films X-Men, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Come l'America, In the Land of Women and Good Luck Chuck.

Her television credits include Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, Edgemont, Trophy Wife, Bye Bye Birdie, 1st to Die and Post Mortem. She has also provided voice-work to projects such as Zeke's Pad, Hamtaro, Trollz, My Little Pony, Polly Pockets, Barbie: Fairytopia, X-Men: Evolution, Sabrina: The Animated Series, Bionicle: Mask of Light, Inuyasha, Storm Hawks, and Ōban Star-Racers.

In 2013, she made her Los Angeles voice acting debut with Henry Hugglemonster.

Personal life[edit]

Zanni is married and is a Christian.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Prozac Nation Ruby's Roommate
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Nun
2003 X2 White House Tour Guide
2004 Have You Heard? Secret Central Natasha Direct-to-video
2006 Love and Other Dilemmas Goldy Shapiro
2007 Good Luck Chuck Bride
2010 Messages Deleted Claire
2013 That Burning Feeling Sally Sugarman

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Bye Bye Birdie Helen Television film
1997 Breaker High Ellen Episode: "Swiss You Were Here"
1998 Every Mother's Worst Fear Sherry Television film
1998 Night Man Rebecca Episode: "Fear City"
1998 Perfect Little Angels Kelly Television film
2001 The Immortal Ashara Episode: "Forest for the Trees"
2001 Come l'America Alida Zecchi Television film
2001–05 Edgemont Maggie Buckman Recurring (seasons 1–4)
Regular (season 5)
2002 Night Visions Gail Episode: "The Maze"
2002 Critical Assembly India Television film
2003 First to Die Heather Tibbs
2003 The Stranger Beside Me Olivia
2006 Godiva's Claire Episode: "Inked"
2006 Stargate Atlantis Melena Episode: "Sateda"
2006 Trophy Wife Chelsea Fordham Television film
2006 Supernatural Tracy Episode: "Simon Said"
2007 Post Mortem Heather Television film
2007–08 About a Girl Amy Ryan Main role
2010 Riverworld Deborah Glass Miniseries
2014 In My Dreams Lori Beth Wacker Television film
2015 Motive Diane Miller Episode: "Frampton Comes Alive"
2016 Ms. Matched Samantha Television film
2017 Home for Christmas Day Meg
2017 Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder Anne Winters
2017 Harvest Love Nicole Reed
2019 Valley of the Boom Sheila 4 episodes

Voice acting[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Boys Over Flowers Yuriko Asai
1999–2000 Infinite Ryvius Faina S. Shinozaki
2000 Hamtaro Hamtaro
2000–04 Inuyasha Yura of the Hair
2003–04 Zoids: Fuzors Amy, Chiara
2006 Ōban Star-Racers Eva "Molly" Wei
2009 Inuyasha: The Final Act Yura of the Hair
2014 World Trigger Kirie Konami Ep. "Tamakoma's A-Class Members"

Animation[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Little Golden Book Land Poky Little Puppy Television film
1989–90 Camp Candy Alex
1992 My Little Pony Tales Bon Bon, Various
1994 Conan and the Young Warriors Navah
1994–96 Hurricanes Amanda Carey
2000 Rainbow Fish Ruby Ep. "Game Girl"
2000–02 What About Mimi? Mimi Morton
2001–02 X-Men: Evolution Jubilee
2002–05 Baby Looney Tunes Petunia Pig
2004 Dragons: Fire and Ice Princess Kyra Television film
2005 Elemental gelade Viro
2005 Dragons II: The Metal Ages Kyra Television film
2005 Trollz Ruby Trollman
2005 A Fairy Tale Christmas Dart Television film
2007 Sushi Pack Kani Maki
2007–08 Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot Wish Bear
2007–09 Storm Hawks Piper
2008 Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure Holly Moose Television film
2008–09 Zeke's Pad Rachel Palmer
2009 Dinosaur Train Shoshana Shonisaurus Ep. "Dinosaur Train Submarine Part 2"
2009 Cosmic Quantum Ray Atee, Geecey
2010 Maryoku Yummy Hadagi
2010–11 Kid vs. Kat Fiona Munson
2011 Rated A for Awesome Thera, Various
2012 Care Bears: Welcome to Care-A-Lot Madison Ep. "Bully Exposed"
2012–17 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Daring Do, A.K. Yearling, Random Villager
2013–15 Henry Hugglemonster Cobby Hugglemonster
2014–16 LoliRock Izria
2016 The Deep A.R.I.A.
2018 Polly Pocket Blair Delaware

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Bionicle: Mask of Light Hahli Direct-to-video
2003 Polly Pocket: Lunar Eclipse Shani
2004 Stellaluna Stellaluna, Flitter
2004 My Little Pony: Dancing World Twinkle Twirl
2005 Barbie: Fairytopia Dahlia, Pixie #3
2005 Ark Amarinth
2005 My Little Pony: Friends are Never Far Away Twinkle Twirl Direct-to-video
2006 Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia Nori
2006 Barbie Diaries Raquelle
2006 Boom Boom Sabotage Kit
2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses Edeline
2006 Polly World: Her First Full-Length Movie Shani
2008 Barbie Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends Mariposa
2010 Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale Shyne
2011 Barbie: A Fairy Christmas Holly Elf
2014 Achmed Saves America Kevin
2015 Barbie in Rock 'N Royals Erika Juno
2016 Hulk: Where the Monsters Dwell Nina Price, Various

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Spider-Man Unlimited Annie Parker

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The N Is All About a Girl This Summer as the Teen Network Commences Production on Its First Scripted Comedy" (Press release). The N. August 14, 2007. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ [1]

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