Liisa Repo-Martell

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Liisa Repo-Martell
Born February 1971 (age 47)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988-present
Known for Gemini award winner

Liisa Repo-Martell is a Gemini award winning Canadian actress and artist.[1] Her parents Satu Repo and George Martell were founding editors of This Magazine Is About Schools, an influential independent Canadian magazine now known as "This".[2]

Her Gemini award was for her 1998 performance in Nights Below Station Street.[1] She has had two other Gemini nominations for appearances on This is Wonderland and Flashpoint.[3]

She played Mrs. Genest, estranged wife of Joe Genest (Stephen Baldwin) in the 2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage made-for-TV-movie.[4]

In February 2012 the National Post called Repo-Martell, and her husband, actor and theatre-director Chris Abraham, a "Toronto theatre power couple".[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 American Boyfriends Julie La Belle
1992 Unforgiven Faith
1996 Can I Get a Witness? Sam Short film
1996 English Patient, TheThe English Patient Jan
2000 Washed Up Brains
2000 Infidelity Maid Short film
2000 Hold-Up Woman Short film
2003 Bastards Finnie
2004 Touch of Pink Delia
2007 Diamonds in a Bucket Vivian Short film
2007 Lars and the Real Girl Laurel
2015 King Lear Regan


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Street Legal Kate Quinlan "Soul Custody"
1992 Good Fight, TheThe Good Fight Sandra TV film
1993 E.N.G. Terry "The Big Sleepover"
1993 Class of '96 Miranda "The Adventures of Pat's Man and Robin"
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Patty "The Lacquered Box"
1994 TekWar: TekLab Galahad TV film
1994 Lives of Girls and Women Naomi TV film
1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Trish "May I Walk with You"
1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Billy Jean "Partners"
1996 Hidden in America Angela TV film
1996 Critical Choices Amy TV film
1997 Once a Thief Nikki "Rave On"
1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation Kristie Schuermann TV film
1998 Nights Below Station Street Adele Walsh TV film
1998-99 Emily of New Moon Maida Flynn "Falling Angels", "The Return of Maida Flynn"
1999 Earth: Final Conflict Amanda Hayes "Volunteers"
1999 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Jenny Turner "Body and Soul"
2000 Strong Medicine Jessie "Pilot"
2002 Scared Silent Carole Bakelin TV film
2003 Missing Stacy Drake "Thin Air"
2005-06 This Is Wonderland Sandy Fisher Recurring role
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage Carole Genest TV film
2006 Puppets Who Kill Lottie "Buttons and the Dying Wish Foundation"
2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Carole Genest TV film
2007 Trapped! First Officer Maiju Saari "Ocean Emergency"
2008 ReGenesis Marie Gervais "The Kiss"
2009 Diverted Eileen Northbrook TV film
2009 Listener, TheThe Listener Rebecca Cahill "My Sister's Keeper"
2010 Republic of Doyle Shannie Malone "The Fall of the Republic"
2010 Flashpoint Claire Williams "Acceptable Risk"
2011 Murdoch Mysteries Lydia Howland "Dead End Street"
2011 Committed Donneymeade TV film
2012 King Dot Fuller "Freddy Boise"
2013 Cracked Angie Coturno "Spirited Away"
2014 Remedy Cynthia "Homecoming"
2016 Saving Hope Tracy "Not Fade Away"


  1. ^ a b "Actress comfortable in Chekhov's shorts". Toronto Star. 1999-11-11. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-05-17. A Gemini Award winner last year for her starring role in CBC-TV's Nights Below Station Street, her stage credits include an achingly fragile turn in The Glass Menagerie at London's Grand Theatre and a feisty role in Go Chicken Go's Easy Lenny Lazmon and the Great Western Ascension. 
  2. ^ Glenn Sumi (2001-08-30). "Liisa Repo-Martell: She's poured her soul into Soulpepper's classics, but is the city's most serious actor having a good time?". Now. Retrieved 2012-05-17. Perhaps her commitment comes from her parents, political activists and academics who co-founded This Magazine (then called This Magazine is About Schools). "It was almost a religious upbringing," says Repo-Martell. "They had this sense of justice, of utopia. They were passionate. It was inspiring". 
  3. ^ "Company Theatre: Liisa Repo-Martell". Company Theatre. 
  4. ^ credits from Jesse Stone: Night Passage movie
  5. ^ "The One: Chris Abraham & Liisa Repo-Martell". National Post. 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2014-08-07. 

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