Emily Hampshire

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Emily Hampshire
Emily Hampshire at CFC ANNUAL BBQ 2012 (cropped2).jpg
Hampshire in September 2012
Born1981/1982 (age 37–38)[1]
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Matthew Smith (m. 2006; divorced)

Emily Hampshire (born 1981/1982[1]) is a Canadian actress. Her best known roles include Angelina in the 1998 romantic comedy Boy Meets Girl, Vivienne in the 2006 film Snow Cake, Jennifer Goines in the Syfy drama series 12 Monkeys (2015–2018), and Stevie Budd in the CBC comedy series Schitt's Creek (2015–2020).

Early life[edit]

Hampshire was born c. 1981/1982[1] in Montreal.[1][2] She became interested in acting at age 11 after attending a performance of Les Miserables with her mother.[3][4] Her interests were solidified by the vice principal of her all girls Catholic school, who praised her performance during a school theatre production.[4][5] At age 16, Hampshire moved to Toronto to pursue roles in TV and film.[3] She was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts shortly after high school but never attended, as it conflicted with a film opportunity.[5]


Hampshire has been professionally active in the Canadian film and television industry since 1996. She has starred in the Canadian series This Space For Rent, Carl², and Northern Town. She played Margaret in The Life Before This, a feature film directed by Jerry Ciccoritti, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1999.

In 2006, starred alongside Kevin Zegers and Samaire Armstrong in the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy/Girl Thing, in which she played the character Chanel. In 2009, she appeared in The Trotsky as Leon Trotsky's love interest Alexandra. In 2010, she starred in the Canadian indie film, Good Neighbours.[6] Hampshire has also done voice-acting, voicing the character Misery on the animated series Ruby Gloom, Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series, Chloe Crashman in Carl Squared, Starr in 6Teen, and Alyson Malitski in Braceface.

On 23 May 2012, in Cannes, France, Hampshire and fellow actress Sarah Gadon were presented with the first Birks Canadian Diamond award during Telefilm Canada's inaugural Tribute To Canadian Talent press event and reception.[7] Also in 2012, Hampshire starred in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis as Jane Melman,[2][8] and co-starred in Sean Garrity's comedy film My Awkward Sexual Adventure, for which she received positive critical notice.[9] The same year she was cast in the futuristic-zombie film The Returned.[10]

In 2014, Hampshire was cast in the Syfy series 12 Monkeys in the recurring role of Jennifer Goines, a reimagined version of Brad Pitt's character from the film on which the series is based;[11] in 2015, she was upped to a series regular for the show's second season.[12] From 2015 to 2020, she played Stevie Budd in the CBC television series Schitt's Creek.[13]

In late 2015, Hampshire was cast in Xavier Dolan's independent film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which also stars Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates, and Susan Sarandon.[14]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Hampshire married Matthew Smith, a former soccer player turned agent-in-training at the William Morris talent agency.[1] Hampshire and Smith divorced shortly before she was cast in Schitt's Creek in 2014.[15][3] In September 2018, it was confirmed that Hampshire was in a relationship with singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger; they became engaged in November 2018.[16][17] The couple ended their engagement on June 10, 2019.[18]

Hampshire identifies as pansexual.[19]

In 2007, Hampshire moved to Los Angeles.[4] She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in September 2014 and currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.[20][21]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Dead Innocent Nicole
1998 Boy Meets Girl Angelina Milleflores
1999 The Life Before This Margaret
2001 Chasing Cain Holly
2003 Posers Ruth
2003 A Problem with Fear Dot
2003 Twist Waitress
2004 Blood Noelle Terry
2006 Snow Cake Vivienne Freeman
2006 It's a Boy Girl Thing Chanel
2007 The Cradle Julie
2009 The Trotsky Alexandra Leith
2010 Die Lisa Meridian
2010 Good Neighbours Louise
2012 Cosmopolis Jane Melman
2012 My Awkward Sexual Adventure Julia Bowe
2013 All the Wrong Reasons Nicole [22][23]
2013 The Returned Kate
2015 Borealis Kyla
2017 Mother! Fool
2018 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Amy Bosworth


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Sandy Campbell Episode: "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure: Part 1"
1996 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Heather Episode: "The Tale of the Vacant Lot"
1997 The Last Don Young Rose Marie Television miniseries
1997 Every 9 Seconds Missy Television film
1997 Earth: Final Conflict Julie Payton Episode: "Miracle"
1998–2001 Made in Canada Siobhan Roy Recurring role (seasons 1–3), 15 episodes
1999 Seasons of Love Adult Charlotte Television film
1999 Love Letters Gretchen Lascelles Television film
1999 Happy Face Murders Tracy Billings Television film
1999 Mythic Warriors 2nd Village Girl Voice role; episode: "Phaeton: The Chariot of Fire"
2000–2001 Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series Diana Barry Main voice role
2000 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Abby Butler Episode: "Tyler/Tim"
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Blair Wilson Episode: "Party Girls"
2000 La Femme Nikita Satin Tate Episode: "Sleeping with the Enemy"
2000 The Ride Adeline Kelly Television film
2000 Scorn Amanda Television film
2001 Doc N/A Episode: "You Gotta Have Heart"
2001 The Associates Sarah Arrigo Episode: "Care & Control"
2001–2004 Braceface Alyson Main voice role
2001 MythQuest Contessa Episode: "The Doppelganger"
2002 Chasing Cain: Face Holly Television film
2002 Mutant X Charlotte Cooke Episode "Altered Ego"
2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Carol Annis Episode: "Poison à la Carte"
2002 The Eleventh Hour Amy Kimball / Meredith Episode: "Tree Hugger"
2003 Foolish Girl Goth Girl TV series
2003 The Atwood Stories Christine Anderson Episode: "The Man from Mars"
2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids Katie Voice role; Television film
2004 This Is Wonderland Marsha Flutie Episode 1.5
2004 Puppets Who Kill Sister Selma Episode: "Prostitutes for Jesus"
2004 Atomic Betty Megan Voice role; episode: "The Doppelganger/Cosmic Cake"
2004 Earthsea Rosa Television miniseries
2004 6teen Starr Voice role; episode: "The Five Finger Discount"
2004–2005 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Katie Katydid Voice role; 3 episodes
2005–2006 Carl² Chloe Crashman Recurring voice role; 14 episodes
2006 6teen Starr Episode: "Lights Out"
2006 Northern Town Amanda TV series
2006–2007 Ruby Gloom Misery Main voice role
2007 This Space for Rent Iona Goldenthal Episode: "Stain'd"
2011 Republic of Doyle Tricia Episode: "Something Old, Something New"
2012 Hitched for the Holidays Julie Television film (Hallmark)
2013 Rookie Blue Celery Recurring role, 4 episodes
2015 Man Seeking Woman Krystal Episode: "Pitbull"
2015–2018 12 Monkeys Jennifer Goines Recurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2–4)
2015–2020 Schitt's Creek Stevie Budd Main role
2016 Houdini & Doyle Madame Korzha Episode: "The Curse of Korzha"
2019 Save Me Sasha Web series; episodes: "Bar is Low", "Boyfriend Material"

Video games[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2001 Gemini Awards Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series Made in Canada Won [24]
2003 Genie Awards Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role A Problem with Fear Nominated [24]
2004 Genie Awards Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Blood Nominated [24]
2006 Genie Awards Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Snow Cake Nominated [24]
2008 Gemini Awards Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series Ruby Gloom Nominated [24]
2012 Canadian Diamond Awards Tribute to Canadian Talent Various Won [7]
2013 Canadian Comedy Awards Best Female Performance in a Feature My Awkward Sexual Adventure Won [25]
2015 Golden Maple Awards Newcomer of the year in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S. 12 Monkeys
Schitt’s Creek
Won [26][27]
2016 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Schitt’s Creek Won [24]
Golden Maple Awards Best actress in a TV series broadcast in the U.S. 12 Monkeys
Schitt’s Creek
Nominated [28]
2017 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Schitt’s Creek Won [29][30]
2018 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Schitt’s Creek Won [31]
2019 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Schitt’s Creek Won [32]
2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Schitt's Creek Nominated [33]
2020 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Schitt’s Creek Won [34]


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  2. ^ a b Stedman, Alex (5 September 2013). "Emily Hampshire: International Star You Should Know". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Schitt's Creek star Emily Hampshire on her rise to film and TV success" – via The Globe and Mail.
  4. ^ a b c "Emily Hampshire returns to TIFF with sex comedy | Globalnews.ca". globalnews.ca. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b Levin, Hannah (26 May 2017). "EMILY HAMPSHIRE TALKS CHARACTER BUILDING". Master Chat. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  6. ^ Anderson, John (30 September 2010). "Review: 'Good Neighbors'". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "The first Birks Canadian Diamond awards were presented to Emily Hampshire and Sarah Gadon last night at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival". newswire.ca. CNW Group. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  8. ^ Chang, Justin (25 May 2012). "Review: 'Cosmopolis'". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  9. ^ Anderson, John (2 October 2012). "Review: 'My Awkward Sexual Adventure'". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015. ...helmer Sean Garrity’s briskly paced farce does offer a winning performance by Emily Hampshire, who, despite playing a financially bankrupt culinary genius and pole dancer, is the most believable performer here.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (3 September 2012). "Emily Hampshire to star in 'Returned'". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (29 July 2014). "Emily Hampshire & Tom Noonan Land Key Roles On Syfy Series '12 Monkeys'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  12. ^ Maas, Jennifer (13 March 2015). "Emily Hampshire promoted to series regular on 12 Monkeys". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  13. ^ Matheson, Whitney (11 February 2015). "'Schitt's Creek': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  14. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (18 November 2015). "Bella Thorne, Chris Zylka and Michael Gambon Join 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Play back and fast forward with Emily Hampshire". 16 January 2017.
  16. ^ Dicker, Ron (14 September 2018). "Teddy Geiger Is Dating Emily Hampshire And They Look Crazy In Love | HuffPost". The Huffington Post. Oath Inc. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
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  18. ^ Curto, Justin. "Teddy Geiger and Emily Hampshire End Engagement After 7 Months: Report". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  19. ^ "emily hampshire on Instagram: "So... #truestory way back when we shot this scene I didn't know what #pansexuality was😬🤷 CUT TO: 5 years later I find myself regularly…"". Instagram. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  20. ^ "emily hampshire (@emilyhampshire) • Instagram photos and videos". Instagram. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Schitt's Creek". CBC. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  22. ^ McNary, Dave (16 July 2013). "Cory Monteith: Photos From One of His Final Roles". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  23. ^ Punter, Jennie (9 September 2013). "Toronto: Cory Monteith's 'All The Wrong Reasons' Wins Discovery Award". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
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  25. ^ "Mr. D, Goon, Colin Mochrie win Canadian Comedy Awards". CBC News. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  26. ^ Kelley, Seth (28 April 2015). "'Vikings' Leads Golden Maple Awards' 2015 Nominees". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  27. ^ Kilday, Gregg (1 July 2015). "Brandon Jay McLaren, Amanda Crew Win Golden Maple Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  28. ^ "Golden Maple Awards Nominees Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  29. ^ "2017 TV Nominees - Academy.ca". Academy.ca. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  30. ^ Watters, Haydn (9 March 2017). "Canadian Screen Awards 2017: Baroness von Sketch Show, Orphan Black big winners". CBC. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  31. ^ "Winners Announced: 2018 Canadian Screen Awards Honouring Excellence in Creative Fiction Storytelling". Academy.ca. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  32. ^ "CBC CELEBRATES 52 WINS AT THE 2019 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS". CBC Media Centre. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  33. ^ "Nominations Announced for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ® | Screen Actors Guild Awards". www.sagawards.org. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  34. ^ https://www.academy.ca/nominees/

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