Gema Zamprogna

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Gema Zamprogna
Born (1976-05-24) 24 May 1976 (age 47)
Years active1988–2008
Daniel Boich
(m. 2003)

Gema Zamprogna (born 24 May 1976) is a Canadian actress.[1] She is best known for her role as Felicity King on Road to Avonlea and Mackie "Mac" Daniels in The Challengers.

Personal life[edit]

Gema Zamprogna was born 24 May 1976, in Hamilton, Ontario. Her parents are professional dancers Lou and Pauline Zamprogna (1946-2013). She has two younger siblings, twins Dominic and Amanda.[2]

She attended Hillfield Strathallan College where she had an arts scholarship.[citation needed]

She later attended Queen's University, where she graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and is one of the founding members of Toronto's Theatrefront drama group.[citation needed]

She married Daniel Boich on 25 October 2003, and together they have three children; Daniella (b. November 2004), Sam (b. 8 May 2006) and Luka. [citation needed]

Zamprogna established Studio Technique Pilates in Burlington, Ontario in 2003. In 2011, she moved her family to Grimsby and opened Grimsby Pilates, in addition to teaching and choreographing musical productions at The Dance Centre and the Theatre Aquarius Performing Arts Programme.[3]

In 2017, Zamprogna and her sister opened Zamprogna Arts in Hamilton, Ontario.[4]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1988 My Secret Identity Episode: "Forbidden Ground"
1989 The Challengers Mac Daniels TV film
1989 Friday the 13th Girl #1 Episode: "The Playhouse"
1990 War of the Worlds Sam Fisher Episode: "Candle in the Night"
1990 In Defense of a Married Man Amanda Simmons TV film
1990–1996 Road to Avonlea Felicity King Main role
1991 The Soulmates: The Gift of Light (voice) TV film
1992 By Way of the Stars Ursula von Knabig TV mini-series
1992 Forever Knight Katherine Episode: "Last Act"
1998 An Avonlea Christmas Felicity Pike TV film
1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley Arlene TV film
1999 Dear America: So Far from Home Annie Clark TV film
1999 Johnny Alice
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Sarah Carlyle Episode: "Take Two"
2001 Jewel Sarah TV film
2002 Avenging Angelo Allison
2003 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Gwen Stack Episode: "The Fugitive"
2004 ReGenesis Female Student #1 Episode: "Faint Hope"
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Cecile Braxton Episode: "'Til Death Do Us Part"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result
1991 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress Co-starring in an Off-Primetime Series Road to Avonlea Nominated
1992 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Road to Avonlea Nominated
1993 Young Artist Award Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Cable Series Road to Avonlea Nominated
1995 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Road to Avonlea (for episode #5.9: "Thursday's Child") Nominated
1997 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Road to Avonlea (for episode #7.11: "Return to Me") Nominated


  1. ^ "Gema Zamprogna Biography (1976–)". Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Pauline Zamprogna Obituary". 25 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Gema Zamprogna – the Dance Centre Grimsby".
  4. ^ "Home".

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