Lara Jean Chorostecki

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Lara Jean Chorostecki
Born Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Lara Jean Chorostecki (born September 24, 1984) is a Canadian actress [1] known for her role as Fredricka "Freddie" Lounds in the American psychological thriller–horror television series Hannibal, and as Sergeant Krystina Breeland on the critically acclaimed Canadian series X Company.

Early life[edit]

Chorostecki was born in Brampton, and attended Mayfield Secondary School.[2] Chorostecki's father worked in a bank and her mother was a [French] teacher.[3] She is of Polish and Scottish descent.[4][5] She has a brother.[6]


Chorostecki became interested in acting after seeing Les Misérables when she was eight years old.[4][6] She performed at the Stratford Festival for a number of years.[3][7] Chorostecki was the youngest ever person to be accepted into the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training in Stratford, Ontario.[8] She earned a Masters in Classical Acting in London, England at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.[8]

Early in her career, Chorostecki had series regular roles in the Starz series Camelot and the Canadian comedy Dan for Mayor as well as a recurring role in The Listener and the BBC America series Copper.

In 2013, Chorostecki starred in the Canadian romantic comedy film Please Kill Mr. Know It All.[9] She plays journalist Fredricka "Freddie" Lounds in the NBC drama Hannibal.[10]

In 2014, Chorostecki began filming a series regular role on the CBC World War II drama X Company, where she plays Sergeant Krystina Breeland.

In 2016, Chorostecki was cast in the recurring role of Beth MacLeish on the ABC political drama series Designated Survivor, which premièred in the fall of the same year.

Personal life[edit]

Her interests include writing poetry.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Loving Loretta Trish Short film
2012 Antiviral Michelle
2012 Please Kill Mr. Know It All Sally
2015 Renaissance Kris Post-production
2016 The Masked Saint Michelle
2016 Barn Wedding Jacquie Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Doc Deena "Breaking Away"
2006 72 Hours: True Crime Pam Constable "Frenzy"
2007 Degrassi: The Next Generation Molly "Free Fallin': Part 2"
2007 Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost Young Estelle TV film
2008 Charlie & Me Older Casey TV film
2009 The Listener Maya Recurring role
2009 The Border Kim Norton "Dark Ride"
2010 Republic of Doyle Emma "The Return of the Grievous Angel"
2010 Dan for Mayor Charlie Recurring role
2010 The 19th Wife Ann Eliza Young TV film
2011 Camelot Bridget Recurring role
2012 Beauty and the Beast Iris "All In"
2012-2013 Copper Sybil O'Brien Recurring role
2013 Lost Girl Ianka "Of All the Gin Joints"
2013-2015 Hannibal Fredricka "Freddie" Lounds Recurring role
2014 Haven Amy Potter "Exposure"
2015 X Company Krystina Breeland Main role
Nominated–Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series(2017)[11]
2016-2017 Designated Survivor Beth MacLeish


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