Emily Hampshire

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Emily Hampshire
Emily Hampshire at CFC ANNUAL BBQ 2012.jpg
Emily Hampshire at CFC Annual BBQ in 2012.
Born 1978/1979 (age 36–37)[1]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present

Emily Hampshire is a Canadian film and television actress, best known for her role as Angelina to Sean Astin's Michael in the 1998 romantic comedy Boy Meets Girl, and Vivienne in the 2006 film Snow Cake.

Early life[edit]

Hampshire was born in c. 1979 at Montreal, Quebec.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, she married Matthew Smith, a former soccer player turned agent-in-training at William Morris talent agency.[1] She moved to Los Angeles soon after filming Snow Cake.[2]


Emily Hampshire is most widely known to international audiences for her role as Angelina to Sean Astin's Michael in the 1998 romantic comedy Boy Meets Girl, and Vivienne in the 2006 film Snow Cake, in which she starred opposite Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman.[2]

Having been professionally active in the Canadian film and TV industry since 1996, Hampshire is also notable for her role as Siobhan Roy on Made in Canada. More recently, she has starred in the Canadian series This Space For Rent, Carl² and Northern Town. She also 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. 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. She also voiced Starr/Nebula on the animated Canadian sitcom 6Teen. Most recently, she appeared in The Trotsky as Leon Trotsky's love interest Alexandra; in the Canadian indie film, Good Neighbours as Louise;[3] and in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis as Jane Melman.[2][4]

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 and Alyson Malitski in Braceface.

On 23 May 2012 in Cannes, France, Birks presented the first Birks Canadian Diamond award to Hampshire and fellow actress Sarah Gadon during Telefilm Canada's inaugural Tribute To Canadian Talent press event and reception.[5] Also in 2012, Hampshire co-starred in Sean Garrity's comedy film My Awkward Sexual Adventure for which she received positive critical notice.[6] The same year she was cast in the futuristic-zombie film The Returned.[7]

In 2014 Hampshire was cast in the Syfy series 12 Monkeys in the recurring roles as Jennifer Goines, a reimagined version of Brad Pitt's character from the film on which the series is based;[8] in 2015, she was upped to a series regular for the show's second season.[9] She also plays Stevie Budd on CBC Television's Schitt's Creek.[10] 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.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Hampshire has won a Gemini Award in Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for Made in Canada.

She has thrice been nominated for Canadian Genie Awards. She was a Best Supporting Actress nominee at the 24th Genie Awards for the movie A Problem with Fear, a Best Leading Actress nominee at the 25th Genie Awards for the movie Blood, and a Best Supporting Actress nominee at the 27th Genie Awards for the movie Snow Cake.

In 2015, Hampshire was nominated and won a Golden Maple Leaf award for her roles on both 12 Monkeys and Schitt's Creek.[12][13]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Dead Innocent Nicole
1998 Boy Meets Girl Angelina Milleflores
1999 Life Before This, TheThe Life Before This Margaret
2001 Chasing Cain Holly
2002 Dad Dora Short film
2003 Posers Ruth
2003 In Shadow Lydia Short film
2003 Problem with Fear, AA Problem with Fear Dot
2003 Twist Waitress
2004 Blood Noelle Terry
2006 Snow Cake Vivienne Freeman
2006 Couldn't Be Happier Jessica Cornwall Short film
2006 It's a Boy Girl Thing Chanel
2007 Cradle, TheThe Cradle Julie
2009 Trotsky, TheThe Trotsky Alexandra Leith
2010 What's the Harm? Marlee Short film
2010 Die Lisa Meridian
2010 Good Neighbors Louise
2012 Cosmopolis Jane Melman
2012 My Awkward Sexual Adventure Julia Bowe
2013 All the Wrong Reasons Nicole [14][15]
2013 The Returned Kate


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 Last Don, TheThe Last Don Young Rose Marie TV miniseries
1997 Every 9 Seconds Missy TV movie
1997 Earth: Final Conflict Julie Payton Episode: "Miracle"
1998 Made in Canada Siobhan Roy 15 episodes
1999 Seasons of Love Adult Charlotte TV movie
1999 Love Letters Gretchen Lascelles TV movie
1999 Happy Face Murders Tracy Billings TV movie
1999 Mythic Warriors 2nd Village Girl (voice) Episode: "Phaeton: The Chariot of Fire"
2000 Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series Diana Barry (voice) TV series
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 Ride, TheThe Ride TV movie
2000 Scorn Amanda TV movie
2001 Doc Episode: "You Gotta Have Heart"
2001 Associates, TheThe Associates Sarah Arrigo Episode: "Care & Control"
2001 Braceface Alyson (voice) Episode: "The Worst First Date Ever. Period."
2001 MythQuest Contessa Episode: "The Doppelganger"
2002 Chasing Cain: Face Holly TV movie
2002 Mutant X Charlotte Cooke Episode "Altered Ego"
2002 Nero Wolfe Mystery, AA Nero Wolfe Mystery Carol Annis Episode: "Poison à la Carte"
2002 Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh Hour Amy Kimball / Meredith Episode: "Tree Hugger"
2003 Foolish Girl Goth Girl TV series
2003 Atwood Stories, TheThe Atwood Stories Christine Anderson Episode: "The Man from Mars"
2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids Katie (voice) TV movie
2004 This Is Wonderland Episode: "1.5"
2004 Puppets Who Kill Sister Selma Episode: "Prostitutes for Jesus"
2004 Atomic Betty Megan (voice) Episode: "The Doppelganger/Cosmic Cake"
2004 Earthsea Rosa TV miniseries
2004 6teen Starr (voice) Episode: "The Five Finger Discount"
2004–05 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Katie Katydid (voice) TV series
2005–06 Carl² Chloe Crashman (voice) 14 episodes
2006 6teen Starr Episode: "Lights Out"
2006 Northern Town Amanda TV series
2006–07 Ruby Gloom Misery (voice) 26 episodes
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 Hallmark Channel TV movie
2013 Rookie Blue Celery Recurring role, 4 episodes
2015 Man Seeking Woman Episode: "Pitbull"
2015–present 12 Monkeys Jennifer Goines Recurring role (season 1), Main role (season 2)
2015–present Schitt's Creek Stevie Budd Main cast

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Lilly (voice) Video game


  1. ^ a b c Zekas, Rita (3 October 2009). "`Commie comedy' star, 30, plays older woman". Toronto Star. Retrieved 18 December 2015. Hampshire just turned 30... 
  2. ^ a b c d Stedman, Alex (5 September 2013). "Emily Hampshire: International Star You Should Know". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Anderson, John (30 September 2010). "Review: ‘Good Neighbors’". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Chang, Justin (25 May 2012). "Review: ‘Cosmopolis’". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (3 September 2012). "Emily Hampshire to star in ‘Returned’". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (29 July 2014). "Emily Hampshire & Tom Noonan Land Key Roles On Syfy Series ‘12 Monkeys’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Maas, Jennifer (13 March 2015). "Emily Hampshire promoted to series regular on 12 Monkeys". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Matheson, Whitney (11 February 2015). "'Schitt's Creek': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ Kelley, Seth (28 April 2015). "‘Vikings’ Leads Golden Maple Awards’ 2015 Nominees". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  13. ^ Kilday, Gregg (1 July 2015). "Brandon Jay McLaren, Amanda Crew Win Golden Maple Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (16 July 2013). "Cory Monteith: Photos From One of His Final Roles". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  15. ^ 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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