Boland in 2017
|Born||Katherine Lenora Boland|
February 14, 1988 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, writer, director, producer|
Katherine Lenora "Katie" Boland (born February 14, 1988) is a Canadian actress, writer, director, and producer. She began her career as a child actress in film and television and has since branched out into adult roles, in addition to writing, directing, and producing her own projects.
Boland was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She began her career as a child actor and her first role was in the CBS mini-series The Third Twin (1997), opposite Kelly McGillis and Jason Gedrick.
In her youth, Boland became well known for her roles in the Canadian children's television shows Noddy and The Zack Files. Since subsequently starred in the drama miniseries Terminal City (2005). In 2007, Boland starred as Christine in the Hallmark Channel original film The Note; she also starred in its 2009 sequel Taking a Chance on Love.
In 2008, Boland starred in Atom Egoyan's Adoration (2008). In 2009, she was chosen by Elle as one of three Canadians to watch. The following year, she played a supporting role in Michael Goldbach's Daydream Nation (2010). In 2012, she was featured in the Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master.
In 2013, Boland wrote, produced, 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." For her role in the series, Boland won a Canadian Screen Award in 2014. She also won the Best Actress award at the inaugural Vancouver Web Series Festival, among other nominations, for her performance in Long Story, Short. Later that same year, she was chosen as one of Playback's annual "10 To Watch".
From 2013 to 2015, Boland starred in the recurring role of Clarissa on the hit CW series Reign. In 2015, Boland played a supporting role in Born To Be Blue (2015), alongside Ethan Hawke, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and also starred as part of an ensemble cast in the film People Hold On, which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.
In 2017, she starred in the low-budget thriller film Cardinals opposite Sheila McCarthy, Grace Glowicki, and Noah Reid. The film premiered in the Discovery section of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2016, Boland was awarded a grant by bravoFACT to direct and star in a short film, which she also wrote, titled Lolz-Ita. The film is about the life of a naïve but internet savvy 22-year-old who becomes a celebrity on instagram. Gail Harvey (her mother) and Lauren Collins co-produced the film alongside Boland. In 2017, it was announced that Lolz-Ita would screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the Toronto International Film Festival's Share Her Journey campaign to "champion female storytellers". The film was also selected to screen at the 24th annual Austin Film Festival.
In addition to acting, screenwriting, and directing, Boland has written a novel and works as an occasional journalist for the various media publications, including the Toronto Star, BlogTO, SheDoesTheCity, and TChad Quarterly. Boland's written work focuses mainly on women's issues and relationships.
Boland's mother is award-winning Canadian director Gail Harvey. Together, they own a production company, Straight Shooters. Her father is a journalist and her brother, who goes by the stage name Boland, is a rapper.
|1999||Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story||Young Ellie Nesler|
|1999||Striking Poses||Motel Girl||Video|
|1999||The Life Before This||Jake's Daughter|
|2003||Guest Room||Short film|
|2004||Some Things That Stay||Tamara Anderson|
|2009||Dancing Trees||Martha Rooney|
|2010||The Making of Plus One||Starlet|
|2010||Pooka||Abigail "Pooka" Cooke||Short film|
|2012||Where Are the Dolls||Short film|
|2012||The Master||Young Woman|
|2012||Looking Is the Original Sin||Anna|
|2012||Close Your Eyes||Claire||Short film|
|2013||Sex After Kids||Markee|
|2013||The Spirit Game||Maggie Fox||Short film|
|2013||Method||Barista / A.D.||Short film|
|2013||A Subsequent Life||Sophie||Short film|
|2014||Given Your History||Alanna||Short film|
|2014||The Date||Short film|
|2014||Throwing Cotton||Shona||Short film|
|2015||The Babysitter||Martha||Short film|
|2015||Street Meet||Linda||Short film|
|2015||The Craft: Based on the Life & Work of H.P. Lovecraft||Sonia Greene||Short film|
|2015||Born to Be Blue||Sarah|
|2015||People Hold On||Alycia|
|2016||Joseph and Mary||Rebekah|
|2017||Love of My Life||Zoe|
|2017||South of Hope Street|
|2017||Lolz-Ita||Lolz-Ita||Short film, also wrote and directed|
|1995||Lollo rosso||TV series|
|1997||The Third Twin||Bold Twin||TV film|
|1998||Noddy||Kate Tomten||TV series|
|1999||God's New Plan||Lindsay Hutton||TV film|
|2000||In a Heartbeat||Amy||"Thing That Go Bump in the Night", "A Night to Remember"|
|2000||One True Love||Laura||TV film|
|2000-02||The Zack Files||Gwendolyn "Gwen" Killerby||Main role|
|2002||Guilty Hearts||Elly Moran||TV film|
|2002||Salem Witch Trials||Annie Putnam||TV film|
|2005||Shania: A Life in Eight Albums||Jill (13–24 years)||TV film|
|2005||The Stranger I Married||Tracy Evenshen||TV film|
|2005||Terminal City||Sarah Sampson||Main role|
|2006||Four Extraordinary Women||Mary||TV film|
|2007||The Note||Christine||TV film|
|2009||Taking a Chance on Love||Christine||TV film|
|2011||Murdoch Mysteries||Sister Theresa||"Voices"|
|2011||Lost Girl||Bianca||"It's Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away"|
|2012||The Listener||Fawn||"She Sells Sanctuary"|
|2013||Long Story, Short||Kristen Harvey||TV series|
|2013||Cold Spring||Erin Potts||TV film|
|2013||Off2Kali Comedy||Kathleen||"Bisexual Date"|
|2013-15||Reign||Clarissa||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2015||Motive||Nika Reid||"Best Enemies"|
|2015||Christmas Incorporated||Rebekah||TV film|
|2018||My Daughter Was Stolen||Kayla||Lifetime TV film|
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- "Actor Katie Boland & Film maker Gail Harvey – from Beaches to Hollywood | Beaches|Life magazine". www.beachesliving.ca. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- "Gail Harvey". Straight Shooter. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- 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.
- deCarufel, Laura. "TIFF JOURNAL: Meet Katie Boland | Elle Canada". Elle Canada. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
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