|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River
Truro-Bible Hill (2009–2013)
June 9, 2009
|Preceded by||Jamie Muir|
22 November 1959 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||New Democrat|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Spouse(s)||Ralph Dillon (1987–1994) (divorced)
Dennis Keaveney (1998–2002) (divorced)
Lenore Elizabeth Zann (born 22 November 1959) is an Australian-Canadian actress and politician who has represented the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 2009 as a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.
Life and career
Zann emigrated with her parents to Canada in 1968, first to Regina, Saskatchewan, then to Truro, Nova Scotia, and later graduated from Cobequid Educational Centre, a high school in Truro which was noted for its student musical productions. She graduated from York University in Toronto where she studied drama, fine arts and political science.
Zann worked as a screen, television, stage, and voice actress and appeared in numerous television shows and films. As an actress, she is best known for providing the voice of Rogue on the 1992 animated television adaptation of the X-Men comic book series.
After living in Halifax, Toronto, London, Stockholm, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and New York City, with her dog Buster Keaton, in 2008 Zann moved back to her adopted hometown of Truro while still retaining apartments in New York City, Vancouver, and Toronto. That fall she started a community campaign to restore a historic former academic building in downtown Truro, the Provincial Normal College, into a cultural centre.
On 8 April 2009, Zann successfully ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Truro-Bible Hill. On the same day, an employee of the Liberal Party leaked a topless photo of her to the media from her appearance in The L Word. Zann was elected in the 2009 provincial election and served as the Ministerial Assistant for the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage. She was subsequently re-elected in the 2013 provincial election to represent the reconfigured electoral district, now called Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.
In that election the NDP was reduced to seven seats in the Legislature and no longer formed the government. Currently Zann is party critic for Aboriginal Affairs, Community Culture and Heritage, Community Services, Education, Human Rights Commission/Status of Women, and Seniors and Disabled.
Zann has also taken a lead position in regard to environmental racism and has introduced Bill-111, the Environmental Racism Prevention Act, to address this issue in Nova Scotia.
On June 12, 2015, Zann announced her bid for the leadership of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party. On February 27, 2016, Zann was defeated in her leadership bid, losing to Gary Burrill on the second ballot.
|New Democratic Party||Lenore Zann||3,165||38.10|
|Liberal||Barry J. Mellish||2,682||32.20|
|Progressive Conservative||Charles Cox||2,470||29.70|
|New Democratic Party||Lenore Zann||4,147||48.40|
|Progressive Conservative||Hughie MacIsaac||2,607||30.42|
|2014||Visiting with Lenore Zann||Herself||short documentary|
|2007||Dirty Laundry||Linda||short movie|
|1996||Natural Enemy||Gina Knox||direct to video|
|1995||Johnston... Johnston||Queen Bee||short movie|
|1993||Change of Heart||Carmen|
|1990||Back Stab||n/a||performed the song, "Lying Lips"|
|1989||The Amityville Curse||n/a||direct to video; performed song "Lying Lips"|
|1988||Something About Love||Sylvia||also performed the song, "Lying Lips"|
|1986||One Night Only||Anne McGraw|
|1984||That's My Baby!||Sally|
|1982||Murder by Phone||Connie Lawson|
|1981||Happy Birthday to Me||Maggie|
|1980||Hounds of Notre Dame||Lila Petrie|
|2012||Bratz: Desert Jewelz||Alia|
|2005||My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas||Star Catcher||short movie; also performed the song, "The Magic of Christmas"|
|2005||My Little Pony: Friends are Never Far Away||Star Catcher||direct to video|
|2003||Rescue Heroes: The Movie||Wendy Waters|
|1999||Makai Tenshô: The Armageddon||Queen Kasuga|
|1991||Tooth Fairy, Where Are You?||Dottie||TV movie|
|2008||The L Word||Jackie||(1 episode); "Look Out, Here They Come!"|
|2007||Love Notes||Merry||TV movie|
|2006||'Til Death Do Us Part||Nancy Seaman||(1 episode); "Pilot"|
|2004||The Chris Isaak Show||Sharon Nesbick||(1 episode); "Suspicion"|
|2004||Kingdom Hospital||Harriet||(2 episodes); "The West Side of Midnight", "Goodbye Kiss"|
|2004||Law & Order||Tina||(1 episode); "Veteran's Day"|
|2003||Andromeda||Senator Bayliss||(1 episode); "The Risk-All Point"|
|2001||Mysterious Ways||Beverly Wilcox||(1 episode); "A Time to Every Purpose"|
|2001||Cold Squad||Laurie Peters||(1 episode); "The Box"|
|2000||Personally Yours||Josie||TV movie|
|1999||Pit Pony||L.B. Collins||(1 episode); "Famous"|
|1999||Lexx||The Dark Lady||(1 episode); "Woz"|
|1997||Police Academy: The Series||Bonnie||(1 episode); "Shopping with the Enemy"|
|1996||Millennium||Ruthie Bangs||(1 episode); "The Well-Worn Lock"|
|1996||Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice||Angie||TV movie|
|1995||Rent-a-Kid||Elaine Loman||TV movie|
|1994||Forever Knight||Amber||(1 episode); "Capital Offence"|
|1994||RoboCop: The Series||Willa||(1 episode); "Sisters in Crime"|
|1990-1993||Street Legal||Nina Pascaras/Jean Rhomer||recurring role; 8 episodes|
|1993||The Hidden Room||Amy||(1 episode); "Transfigured Night"|
|1993||Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer||Diane Delana||TV movie|
|1992||Beyond Reality||Diane||(1 episode); "Theatre of the Absurd"|
|1992||Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story||Betty||TV movie|
|1991||Conspiracy of Silence||Soap Actress #1||TV mini-series|
|1990||On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story||TV movie|
|1989||Last Train Home||Lily Manse||TV movie|
|1989||Love & Hate||Lynne||TV movie|
|1989||Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop||(1 episode); "Jail Bait"|
|1986||Mania: The Intruder||Julie Somers||TV movie; segment: "The Good Samaritan"; credited as Lenore Zahn|
|1982||Something's Afoot||Hope||TV movie|
|2009–2011||Word World||(2 episodes); "J-J-Jelly", "Duck at Bat"|
|2008–2009||Animal Mechanicals||Island Owl||recurring role; 41 episodes|
|2007–2009||Storm Hawks||Master Cyclonis||recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2007||Serial Experiments Lain||Reika|
|2006–2008||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Chikara Shisho||recurring role; 10 episodes|
|2004–2006||Dragon Booster||Kitt Wonn||recurring role; 39 episodes|
|2003||The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai||Anck Su Namun||(4 episodes); "The Reckoning", "Old Friends", "A New Beginning: Part 1", "A New Beginning: Part 2"|
|2003–2004||MegaMan: NT Warrior||Roll||recurring role|
|2001–2005||Dragon Tales||Lorca||(2 episodes); "A New Friend/El Dia deal Maestro", "A New Friend/Have No Fear"|
|2001–2002||Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action!||Renee La Rouge||recurring role; 7 episodes|
|2001||Capertown Cops||recurring role; credited as Lenore Zahn|
|2001||Mobile Suit Gundam||Crowley Hamon||year is for English dub, anime originally debuted in 1979|
|2001||Outlaw Star||Aisha Clanclan|
|2000||Dinozaurs||Dino Ptera||recurring role|
|2000||Gate Keepers||Satoko Takanashi|
|1999||Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure||Alice Sharome||recurring role|
|1999–2002||Rescue Heroes||Wendy Waters||recurring role; 32 episodes|
|1999–2000||Avengers: United They Stand||Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson)||main role; 13 episodes|
|1999||Arc the Lad||Announcer/Kids|
|1998||Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend||Persephone||(1 episode); "Persephone & the Winter Seeds"|
|1998||Salty's Lighthouse||Aurora/Sunshine/Captain Star/Lillie Lightship/Little Ditcher/Sally Seaplane|
|1996||Vor-Tech: Undercover Conversion Squad||credited as Lenore Zahn|
|1995||Spider-Man||Rogue||(2 episodes); "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 4: The Mutant Agenda", "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 5: Mutants Revenge"|
|1994–1995||Magic Knight Rayearth||Caldina||recurring role; credited as Zan (source Discotek release credits)|
|1993–1994||Cadillacs & Dinosaurs||Mikla||main role; 13 episodes|
|1992–1997||X-Men||Rogue||main role; 68 episodes|
|2004||The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown||Titania|
|2000||Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes||Rogue/Birdy||uncredited for this role|
|2000||The Misadventures of Tron Bonne||Digger|
|1996||X-Men vs. Street Fighter||Rogue|
- Chaisson, Monique (July 20, 2008). "My kind of town: Actress Lenore Zann returns home full time after 31-year absence". The Truro Daily News.
- Malloy, Jason (September 9, 2008). "Turning the old Normal College into school for performing arts a possibility: Local actress pitches the idea to Truro town council". The Truro Daily News.[dead link]
- "Zann requires no audition". The Chronicle Herald. April 15, 2009. Archived from the original on June 19, 2009. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
- Patten, Melanie (April 10, 2009). "Grits sorry for leaking topless pic of candidate". The Daily Gleaner. p. A5. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
- "NDP dismayed after Liberals circulate nude photo of candidate". CBC News. April 9, 2009. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
- "Truro-Bible Hill". Nova Scotia Votes 2009. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
- "Actress wins her seat by a Zannslide". The Chronicle Herald. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on June 13, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
- "Premier Appoints Ministerial Assistants" (Press release). Government of Nova Scotia. June 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
- "Zann triumphant despite red sweep across province". Truro Daily News. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
- "Our Team". NSNDP site.
- "Status if Bills / Bills, Statutes, Regulations / Proceedings/ The Nova Scotia Legislature".
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- "Nova Scotia's New Democrats elect Gary Burrill as new leader". CBC News. February 27, 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-28.