Joanne Kelly

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Joanne Kelly
Joanne Kelly 2014 NBC Universal Summer Press Day (cropped).jpg
Kelly at NBC Universal event in 2014
Years active2002 – Present

Joanne M. Kelly is a Canadian actress, known for her appearances in films such as Going the Distance, and in the TV series Warehouse 13 as the character Myka Bering, a Secret Service agent.

Early life and education[edit]

Joanne Kelly was born in Bay d'Espoir, Newfoundland.[1] She moved to Nova Scotia at the age of 17, where she entered Acadia University, studying drama and English.[1]


Kelly's first major role was in the 2002 film drama, The Bay of Love and Sorrows, which followed smaller roles in the 2003 made-for-television movie, Mafia Doctor (starring Paul Sorvino and Olympia Dukakis),[when?] and in the film Crime Spree (starring Gérard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel).[1] She played alongside actor Paul Gross in Slings and Arrows and Gordon Pinsent in Heyday. She appeared on the TV series Jeremiah[1] from J. Michael Straczynski, as the character Libby (on Showtime, from 2003 to 2004). She also played the role of Sara Collins in Fox's 2006 series Vanished, and as the vampire Bianca in SciFi's The Dresden Files. She also appeared in the 2004 film Going the Distance.

From 2009 until 2014, she played the role of Secret Service agent Myka Bering on the Syfy series Warehouse 13.

She also stars in the 2014 independent film Runoff, written and directed by Kimberly Levin, for which her performance received critical acclaim.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Kelly was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for Playing House.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Bay of Love and Sorrows Madonna Eveline Brassaurd
2003 Crime Spree Sophie Nicols
2004 Going the Distance Sasha
2008 Remembering Phil Julia
2013 Extraction Natalie Meyers
2014 Runoff Betty Freeman
2014 Don't Blink Claire
2015 Closet Monster Brin Madly
2016 Away from Everywhere Hannah


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Mentors Mata Hari "Secrets and Lies"
2002 Tracker Zareth "To Catch a Desserian"
& "Remember When"
2002 Largo Winch Elektra Dane "Love Hurts"
2002 Mutant X Kim "The Future Revealed"
2003 Mafia Doctor Loreena TV movie
2003 Jeremiah Liberty 'Libby' Kaufman 8 episodes
2004 Snakes and Ladders Trudy Jennings "Sisters"
2004 The Newsroom George's Hallucination "The Second Coming"
2005 The Catch Mo Kozikowski TV pilot
2005 Whiskey Echo Jenna Breeden TV movie
2005 Selling Innocence Simone TV movie
2005 Slings and Arrows Sarah 5 episodes
2006 I Am an Apartment Building Kelly TV short
2006 Playing House Frannie Mackenzie TV movie
2006 Heyday! Laurie Dwyer TV movie
2006 Solar Attack Joanna Parks TV movie
2006 Vanished Sara Collins 13 episodes
2007 The Dresden Files Bianca TV miniseries :"Bad Blood"
& "Storm Front"
2008 Supernatural Michelle Montgomery "Metamorphosis"
2008–2009 Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit Nadia Ramadan TV miniseries : Parts 1, 2 & 3
2008–2009 Diamonds Stephanie Dresser "Part One", "Part Two"
2009 Castle Lee Wax "Ghosts"
2009–2014 Warehouse 13 Myka Bering 64 episodes
2010 Republic of Doyle Stacey Layden "The One Who Got Away"
2010 The Deep End Mia Smith "White Lies, Black Ties"
2010 CSI: Miami Heather Chapman "Happy Birthday"
2011 No Ordinary Family Rachel Jacobs "No Ordinary Detention"
2013 Hostages Vanessa Moore 9 Episodes
2015 Vox Dana Burke TV movie
2015 The Returned Kara Pine "Peter"
2016 Zoo Allison Shaw Recurring
2017 The Disappearance Catherine Sullivan Recurring
2018 The Resident Catherine Loy "Lost Love"
2018 Prescription for Danger Ivy Fisher TV movie
2019–2021 Godfather of Harlem Amy Vanderbilt 4 Episodes
2022 Severance Nina Kilmer "The You You Are"
2022 City on a Hill Letitia Dryden Recurring


  1. ^ a b c d Banks, Wendy (February 6, 2003). "Bay watching – Joanne Kelly doesn't look like a newcomer in Canuck feature". Now. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Rocchi, James. ""LAFF Review: 'Winter's Bone' on a Farm, 'Runoff' Marks a Strong Debut For Writer-Director Kimberly Levin"". IndieWire. Archived from the original on March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Cancelled show could be Gemini winner". Ottawa Citizen. August 30, 2006. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2011. Miniseries actress nominees include … Joanne Kelly, for Playing House

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