Marina Benedict

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Marina Benedict
Occupation Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Singer
Years active 1998–present

Marina Benedict is a multi-award winning actress. She is best known for her starring role on the Golden Globe Award Nominated Flesh and Bone as the edgy and charismatic force of nature Toni Cannava, her starring role on Prison Break (miniseries) as the terrifying, crazed and fearless villainess A&W, her award nominated lead on ER as the undaunted Lois Landry, where she gave voice to the dignity and integrity of a young women with the courage to live her truth in the face of great adversity, her recurring lead role as the duplicitous and dangerous CIA mole on Torchwood: Miracle Day as Charlotte Wills and for her magnetic role as the ruthless and seductive Head of Russian Counter-Intelligence on Burn Notice as Colonel Oksana Zhirkov.


Marina was the lead singer in BMG's cutting edge pop group 5 NY that toured throughout Europe and received a Billboard Top 40 hit in Germany.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Marina Benedict graduated from the Cornish College of the Arts.[3] Marina became an instructor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2003. She is currently the Associate Chair of the Dance Department.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
1998 5NY - Heiß auf Erfolg Marina
2001 An American Town Salem Dunne
2002 Father Lefty Katie
2006 In Memory of Me Kristen Short
2008 Dark Streets Dancer
2009 Locker 13 Rachel Short
Death in Charge Babysitter/Death Short
2010 Not Your Time Dancing Angel
2011 Spells Luisa Video Short
2013 Sheldon Remains Chevy Video Short
2013 The Advocates Gabrielle Yannick TV film, filming
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Wasteland Heather One Episode: Indian Summer
2000–2001 Nikki Luna Fourteen Episodes:
2001 18 Wheels of Justice Felicia One Episode: Come Back, Little Diva
2002 Angel Kim One Episode: Sleep Tight
2005 Without a Trace Svetlana One Episode: Lone Star
2007 Ghost Whisperer Mary Billings One Episode: The Underneath
2008 ER Lois Landry One Episode: Tandem Repeats
2009 Southland Shawna Two Episodes: Unknown Trouble and Sally in the Alley
2010 Desperate Housewives Seamstress One Episode: We All Deserve to Die
CSI: Miami Hannah Beckstrom One Episode: Reality Kills
2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day Charlotte Wills Five Episodes: The New World, Rendition, End of the Road, The Gathering and The Blood Line
2013 Burn Notice Colonel Oksana Episode: "Exit Plan"
2013 Perception Zoey Episode: "Asylum"
2013 True Blood Veronica Episode: "The Sun"
2013 The Advocates "Gabrielle"
2014 Bones "Ingrid Magnusson" Episode: "The Master In The Slop"
2015 Flesh and Bone "Toni Cannava" Seven Episodes
2015 Criminal Minds "Ellen Clark" Episode: "The Night Watch"


  1. ^ "Marina Benedict". FilmBug. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "5NY* – Spirit Song". Discogs. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Marina Benedict Musical Theatre, Dance, Los Angeles". AMDA. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "AMDA FACULTY". AMDA. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 

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