Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Busby always dreamed of becoming an actress. From the time she was a child, she loved performing for an audience and throughout her elementary school and high school years, she devoted herself to every theater school production. Upon graduating from high school, Busby was accepted into the Professional Theater Program at Dawson College in Montreal and was admitted from among hundreds of applicants.
Starting out in theater, in 2005, she crossed into television and film and was given her first lead in the story of the Canadian medical hero Norman Bethune in the television series Bethune, which filmed in rural China for two and a half months and attracted several million viewers. In 2006, Busby played a supporting lead in the Lifetime original film A Life Interrupted opposite Lea Thompson and also landed a series regular role on the series Heartland when she was cast as Ashley Stanton, a rich, self-righteous, competitive horseback rider. The series has been nominated for several Gemini Awards as well as winning a Director's Guild of Canada prize and became one of the most popular shows on Canadian television.
In 2008 and 2009, Busby first landed the lead antagonist in the film Picture This alongside Ashley Tisdale, Shenae Grimes, and Kevin Pollak and appeared on the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries. In 2011, she appeared on the big screen in Fox 2000 Pictures' The Big Year, in which she was seen opposite Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson.
In 2012, Busby filmed guest starring roles on the CW shows Supernatural, The L.A. Complex, and The Secret Circle. She was also seen as a lead in the SyFy movie of the week, Mega Cyclone, and more recently, was seen in 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded as the wife of WWE wrestler Randy Orton, in The Wedding Chapel playing a young Shelley Long, and in Hallmark Channel's Lucky in Love opposite Jessica Szhor.
Busby has been seen guest starring on USA's Rush, TNT's Proof and recurred on Hallmark Channel's Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove. She starred in the independent films The Circle and 40 Below and Falling and was cast as the lead in A Puppy for Christmas. She also appeared in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original, Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love.
|La derniere incarnation||Femme line-up|
|Picture This||Lisa Cross||Television film (ABC Family)|
|Les pieds dans le vide||Flirt de P-A|
|Dead like Me: Life After Death||Jenny, Girl Teenager||Cameo|
|Let the Game Begin||Sarah||Theatrical film|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid||80's Popular Girl|
|The Big Year||Susie||Supporting role|
|12 Rounds 2: Reloaded||Sarah Malloy||Main role|
|A Christmas in Royal Fashion||Kristen||Lead role|
|Thrill of the Kill||Amber||Lifetime Movies Television film|
|Killer Wave||Grad Student||Series Regular|
|A Life Interrupted||Crystal Smith||Lifetime Television film|
|Durham County||Trisha||Television series|
|St. Urbain's Horseman||Girl #1||Television series|
|Heartland||Ashley Stanton||Series Regular (51 episodes)|
|Hostile Makeover||Montana||Lifetime Television film|
|The Vampire Diaries||Brooke Fenton||Episode: "Pilot"|
|American Pie Presents: The Book of Love||Amy||Direct to video|
|Ghost Storm||Daisy||Television film|
|Behemoth||Grace Walsh||Syfy Television film|
|Mega Cyclone||Susan||Syfy Television film|
|Supernatural||Jenny Klein||Television series (2 episodes: "7.05 Shut up, Dr. Phil" and "8. 22 Clip Show")|
|The Secret Circle||Sara Armstrong||Television series|
|The L.A. Complex||Mandi||Television series|
|Cedar Cove||Rebecca Jennings||Television series|
|Unleashing Mr. Darcy||Elizabeth Scott||Hallmark Channel Television film|
|Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love||Amanda||Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television film|
|A Puppy for Christmas||Noelle||UP Television film|
|Date My Dad||Stephanie||Television series|
|Hailey Dean Mystery: Deadly Estate||Amanda||Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television film|
|When Calls the Heart||Dr Shepard's Sister In Law - Marlise Bennett||Television Series|
|Runaway Christmas Bride||Kate Paulson||Ion Television Movie|
|Royal Hearts||Kelly Pavlik||Hallmark Channel Television film|
|The Wrong Daughter||Kate||Lifetime Television film|
|Marrying Mr. Darcy||Elizabeth Scott||Hallmark Channel Television film|
|Christmas Cupcakes||Gina Remo||Television Movie|
|A Christmas in Royal Fashion||Kristin||Ion Television Movie|
|The Killer Downstairs||Alison Peters||Lifetime Television film|
|My Boyfriend’s Back: Wedding March 5||Annalise||Hallmark Channel Television film|
|A Godwink Christmas: Meant For Love||Alice||Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television film|
|2009||The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth||Brooke Fenton||Episode: "A Darker Truth Part 3"|
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