Katie Boland

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Katie Boland
Born Katherine Lenora Boland
(1988-02-14) February 14, 1988 (age 28)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, writer, producer
Years active 1995–present
Website www.katieboland.com

Katherine Lenora "Katie" Boland (born February 14, 1988) is a Canadian actress, writer and producer.

Early life[edit]

Boland was born and raised in Toronto.[1] She worked as a child actor and her first role was in the CBS mini-series The Third Twin (1997), starring Kelly McGillis and Jason Gedrick.[2]


In her youth, Boland became well known for her roles in the Canadian children's television shows Noddy and The Zack Files. Since then, she has had significant parts in many television film, and starred in the drama miniseries Terminal City. Boland starred as Christine in the 2007 Hallmark Channel original film The Note and its 2009 sequel Taking a Chance on Love. She has also starred in several independent films, notably Some Things That Stay, Mount Pleasant, Adoration, Growing Op and Daydream Nation. In 2009, she was chosen by Elle Canada as one of three Canadians to watch.[3]

Boland wrote and starred in the Hulu web series Long Story, Short, co-created with her mother Gail Harvey, who also directed it. The series was filmed in the house where she grew up and was based on her personal essays "The Summer I Lost My Mind."[4] For her role in the series, Boland won a Canadian Screen Award in 2014.[5][6] She also won the Best Actress award at the inaugural Vancouver Web Series Festival for her performance in Long Story, Short.[7]

Boland continues to star prolifically in feature films and TV series, most recently Born To Be Blue (2015) alongside Ethan Hawke,[8][9] which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and People Hold On,[10] which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.[11]

From 2013 to 2015, Boland starred in the recurring role of Clarissa on the hit CW series Reign.[12][13][14][15]

Personal life[edit]

In her spare time, she writes novels and works as a journalist for the Toronto Star, BlogTO, SheDoesTheCity and TChad Quarterly. She also writes a blog, with excerpts of her fiction and non-fiction.[16] Boland's work focuses mainly on women's issues and relationships.[17]

Boland mother is award-winning Canadian director Gail Harvey.[18][19] Together, they own a production company called Straight Shooters.[20]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Third Twin, TheThe Third Twin Bold twin Television film
1998 God's New Plan Lindsay Hutton Television film
1999 Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story Young Ellie Nesler Uncredited
1999 Striking Poses Motel girl
1999 Life Before This, TheThe Life Before This Jake's daughter
2000 One True Love Laura Television film
2002 Guilty Hearts Elly Moran Television film
2003 Guest Room N/A Short film
2004 Some Things That Stay Tamara Anderson
2005 Shania: A Life in Eight Albums Jill, 13–24 years old Television film
2005 Stranger I Married, TheThe Stranger I Married Tracy Evanshen Television film
2006 Four Extraordinary Women Mary Television film
2006 Mount Pleasant Nadia
2007 Note, TheThe Note Christine Television film
2008 Adoration Hannah
2008 Growing Op Hope Dawson
2009 Taking a Chance on Love Christine Television film
2009 Dancing Trees Martha Rooney
2009 Fateful Nomi Short film
Also director, producer and writer
2010 Making of Plus One, TheThe Making of Plus One Starlet
2010 Die Melody Chambers
2010 Daydream Nation Jenny
2010 Pooka Abigail 'Pooka' Cooke Short film
2012 Where Are the Dolls N/A Short film
2012 Master, TheThe Master Young woman
2012 Looking Is the Original Sin Anna
2013 Cold Spring Erin Potts Television film
2013 Sex After Kids Markee
2013 Ferocious Tess
2013 Spirit Game, TheThe Spirit Game Maggie Fox Short film
2013 Gerontophilia Désirée
2013 Method Barista / A.D. Short film
2013 Sweetieface N/A Short film
Also producer and writer
2013 Subsequent Life, AA Subsequent Life Sophie Short film
Also director and writer
2014 Fall Chelsea
2014 Throwing Cotton Shona Short film
2014 Date, TheThe Date N/A Short film
Also producer and writer
2015 Babysitter, TheThe Babysitter Martha Short film
2015 Dennis Jackie Short film
2015 Born to Be Blue Sarah In post-production
2015 Hunter's Moon Betty In post-production
2015 Renaissance Alex In post-production
2015 People Hold On Alycia In post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1998–2000 Noddy Kate Tomten Main cast; 66 episodes
2000 In a Heartbeat Amy Episode: "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
2000–02 Zack Files, TheThe Zack Files Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Killerby Main cast; 49 episodes
2002 Salem Witch Trials Annie Putnam Miniseries
2005 Terminal City Sarah Sampson Miniseries; 10 episodes
2011 Murdoch Mysteries Sister Theresa Episode: "Voices"
2011 Lost Girl Bianca Episode: "It's Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away"
2012 Listener, TheThe Listener Fawn Episode: "She Sells Sanctuary"
2013–15 Reign Clarissa 8 episodes
2014 Darknet Kim Episode: "Darknet 4"
Web Series
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Long Story, Short Kristen Harvey 11 episodes
2013 Off2Kali Comedy Kathleen Episode: "Bisexual Date"


  1. ^ "TorontoVerve.:: Actress Katie Boland: What Happened After 'the Summer She Lost Her Mind'". www.torontoverve.org. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  2. ^ "TorontoVerve.:: Actress Katie Boland: What Happened After 'the Summer She Lost Her Mind'". www.torontoverve.org. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  3. ^ ""Eat Your Heart Out": Katie Boland on Being a Writer and an Actress". 49thshelf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  4. ^ Elavsky, Cindy (February 16, 2014). "Celebrity Extra". King Features. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ M, Adnan. "Katie Boland Wins for 'Long Story, Short' at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards". The Arts Guild. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  6. ^ "Gabrielle, Enemy among big winners at Canadian Screen Awards". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  7. ^ http://www.vancouverwebfest.com/past_winners_2014.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Anne Brodie speaks with Katie Boland, one of Canada’s most popular young actors | What She Said". www.whatshesaidradio.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  9. ^ "Katie Boland on TIFF, Family and the Harry Potter Bar | 102.1 the Edge". Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  10. ^ "People Hold On". NOW Toronto Magazine - Think Free. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  11. ^ Jancelewicz, Chris. "2016 Canadian Screen Awards nominees: ‘Rookie Blue,’ ‘Vikings,’ ‘Big Brother Canada’ nominated". Global News. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  12. ^ "Reign's Clarissa Explains It All! Katie Boland Talks Acting Under a Burlap Sack and Shia LaBeouf Plagiarizing Her Look on Reign". E! News. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  13. ^ "Celebrity Extra: Interview: Katie Boland's Long Story, Short". www.celebrityextraonline.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  14. ^ http://www.ew.com/article/2013/07/24/cw-period-drama-reign-holby-city.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Reign actress Katie Boland part of Oshawa fundraiser". www.durhamregion.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  16. ^ zekas, rita (2007-01-20). "Katie Boland was born to shop. The actor, who turns 19 on Valentine’s Day, was given a faux fur leopard swing coat for her 5th birthday.". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  17. ^ "TorontoVerve.:: Actress Katie Boland: What Happened After 'the Summer She Lost Her Mind'". www.torontoverve.org. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  18. ^ "Actor Katie Boland & Film maker Gail Harvey – from Beaches to Hollywood | Beaches|Life magazine". www.beachesliving.ca. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  19. ^ "Gail Harvey". Straight Shooter. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  20. ^ Caroline. "CAROLINELEAVITTVILLE: Three award-winning women: filmmaker, producer and photographer Gail Harvey; actress, screenwriter and novelist Katie Boland (her daughter); and the great singer songwriter Rickie Lee Jones talk about their new documentary The Other Side of Desire, how and why they work, rap and feminism, being a parent, and so much more". Retrieved 2016-06-01. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Katie Boland at Wikimedia Commons