Shauna MacDonald

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This article is about the Canadian actress. For the Scottish actress, see Shauna Macdonald.
Shauna MacDonald
Born (1970-10-06) October 6, 1970 (age 44)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Shauna MacDonald (born October 6, 1970) is a Canadian television and film actress and radio announcer.

Life and career[edit]

MacDonald was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She graduated from Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School in Antigonish and later attended Montreal's McGill University, earning a degree in Russian and Slavic Studies.

MacDonald has appeared in various Canadian TV series, including Trailer Park Boys (as Officer Erica Miller), These Arms of Mine (as Claire Monroe), and This Hour Has 22 Minutes (as a substitute newsreader), among other roles. In 2003 she starred in the two part miniseries Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion.

However, she is likely best known as the former national continuity announcer for CBC Radio One, a role she held from the start of Radio One's 2004 summer season. With MacDonald's identity kept secret, the voice was quickly dubbed Promo Girl. MacDonald was ultimately outed[1] by The Globe and Mail in early 2005. Her distinctive voice, and the quirky sense of humour in the promotional items she reads, made her a polarizing figure among long time Radio One listeners, particularly in the context of several other changes to the network's programming intended to attract a younger audience. The promo spots were taken over in May 2007 by Steve Fletcher.

In the summer of 2005, Radio One ran a series of weekly "comedy-mysteries" starring MacDonald—along with other Radio One personalities—titled Promo Girl in The Mystery of... Short segments designed to highlight various CBC Radio programmes and the upcoming fall season were repeated a number of times each day, with prizes going to listeners who correctly solved the various clues or mysteries. The series was not completed due to a lockout of CBC employees that began in the late summer.

MacDonald also played Tara in Saw VI, and reprised the role in Saw 3D.

In 2013, MacDonald and Kate Johnston cowrote and codirected the film Tru Love, in which MacDonald also starred.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Someone to Love Ex Girlfriend Short film
1998 Jack & Jill Jill
1998 Apocalypse: Caught in the Eye of the Storm Kerry Video
2002 Time of the Wolf Anna MacKenzie
2002 Undercover Brother Wendy Marshall
2003 Spinning Boris Lisa
2004 Saint Ralph Emma Walker
2004 Porcelain Pussy, TheThe Porcelain Pussy Velma Short film
2005 Love Is Work Celia
2007 Mad, TheThe Mad Monica Tepper
2007 Breakfast with Scot Joan
2008 Production Office Jane
2008 Loving Loretta Lily Short film
2008 Toronto Stories Lowry
2009 At Home by Myself... with You Erin
2009 Saw VI Tara Abbott
2009 Doppelganger Lenny 'The Weasel Short film
2010 Ninety-One Simone Short film
2010 Love Letter from an Open Grave Mona Short film
2010 Saw 3D: The Final Chapter Tara Abbott
2012 Seven Years Sandra Short film
2012 Moving Day Brenda
2012 Attachments Davina Short film
2013 Tru Love Tru
2014 Siren Impatient Woman Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Diabolik Naomi "Panther Uncaged"
1998 Earth: Final Conflict Katya Petrenko "If You Could Read My Mind"
1999 Mythic Warriors Lachesis (voice) "Damon and Pythias"
1999 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Mom (voice) "Monsters Ate My Homework"
1999-2001 These Arms of Mine Claire Monroe 12 eps
2003 Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion Dr. Barbara Paxton TV film
2003-2004 Trailer Park Boys Officer Erica Miller Recurring role
2003-2005 Blobheads, TheThe Blobheads Kiki Barnes 24 eps
2004 Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom Yvonne "One of Us"
2004 While I Was Gone Det. Geary TV film
2004 Kevin Hill Dana Goyer "Snack Daddy"
2005 This Is Wonderland Jen Brooks "2.8"
2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister Nona TV film
2006 ReGenesis Heather Michelle "Dim & Dimmer"
2006 Puppets Who Kill Ophelia McCoy "A Few Feuds"
2006 Angela's Eyes Erika Bell "Eyes for Windows"
2006 Sons of Butcher Tammi (voice) "Handlin' the Bike"
2006-2007 Jeff Ltd. Dorota Recurring role
2007 Friends and Heroes Various (voice) Recurring role
2007 Best Years, TheThe Best Years Mary Hawke "Mommie Dearest"
2008 Life with Derek Olga "Driving Lessons"
2008 Flashpoint Ruth Skellar "Who's George?"
2008 Paradise Falls Grace Coleman Recurring role
2008 Testees Amy "Gas Pills", "Uber-Glued", "Project X"
2009 Listener, TheThe Listener Margaret "Lisa Says"
2009 Aaron Stone Amanda Landers Recurring role
2009 Being Erica Marjorie "Papa Can You Hear Me?"
2009-2011 Majority Rules! Alana Richards Recurring role
2010 Being Erica Marjorie "Physician, Heal Thyself"
2010 Republic of Doyle Charlotte "The Return of the Grievous Angel"
2010 Turn the Beat Around Cynthia TV film
2010 Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars Violetta TV film
2010 Warehouse 13 Sutton Harris "Age Before Beauty"
2010 Lost Girl Dean Peretti "Oh Kappa, My Kappa"
2010 Dating Guy, TheThe Dating Guy Nautica 5000 (voice) "20,000 VJ's Under the Sea"
2011 Kennedys, TheThe Kennedys Janet Auchincloss TV miniseries
2011 Salem Falls Carol TV film
2011 Covert Affairs Emma "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
2012 Murdoch Mysteries Mrs. Billings "Murdoch of the Klondike"
2012 Degrassi: The Next Generation Mrs. Novak "Got Your Money: Parts 1 & 2"
2013 Cracked Dr. Vanessa Currie "What We Can't See", "The Light in Black"
2013 Waterloo Road Yvonne Hegarty "Love Hurts"
2013 Hard Rock Medical Pippa "Love, Labour, Loss"
2013 Saving Hope Sheila Burke "Defense"
2013 Rookie Blue Audrey Harding "Friday the 13th"
2013 Twelve Trees of Christmas Better Greven TV film
2013 Kid's Town Sue Redshaw "Your File", "Reason to Stay"
2014 Remedy Det. Parker "Bad Blood"
2014 Reign Cortenza "Higher Ground"
2014 Degrassi: The Next Generation Mrs. Novak "My Hero"
2014 Hemlock Grove Dr. Galina Recurring role
2014 Divide, TheThe Divide Karen Woods "I Can't Go Back"
2014 Midnight Masquerade Helen TV film
2015 Bitten Lily Bevelaqua "Bad Dreams"

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