Tracy Spiridakos

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Tracy Spiridakos
Tracy Spiridakos at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Spiridakos at PaleyFest 2013
Born (1988-02-20) February 20, 1988 (age 28)[1]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[2]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Tracy Spiridakos (born February 20, 1988) is a Greek actor in Canada. She starred as Becky Richards on the Teletoon children's comedy series Majority Rules! from 2009–2010. She then starred as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson on the NBC post-apocalyptic science fiction series Revolution from 2012–2014, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. She played Annika Johnson on the A&E television drama Bates Motel.

Early life[edit]

Spiridakos was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Greek-born parents, restaurant owners George and Anastasia Spiridakos.[3] She has two brothers.[4] The family moved to her father's hometown, Skala, Greece near Sparta, a few years after she was born, and returned to Canada in 1992.[5] She strongly identifies with her Greek heritage and speaks fluent Greek.[6][7] Spiridakos began acting in junior high school, and studied at the Actors Training Centre of Manitoba.[8] She graduated from Oak Park High School in Winnipeg in 200?.[9]

Career[edit]

Spiridakos moved to Vancouver in 2007 to pursue acting, and within weeks landed her first television role, a small part on Supernatural.[10][11] She continued working in television, with walk-on roles on Bionic Woman, The L Word, Hellcats, and Psych.[2] Spiridakos appeared in the TV movie Goblin, and the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. She also had a recurring role on Being Human as werewolf Brynn McLean.[12]

In 2009, she won her first starring role in the Canadian Teletoon series Majority Rules!, playing 15-year-old Becky Richards.[8] She made her feature film debut in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and filmed the low-budget thriller, Kill For Me, with Donal Logue and Katie Cassidy.[4][11] Spiridakos appeared as Sammi in the 2012 Nickelodeon original movie, Rags. She then landed a lead role on the NBC television series Revolution as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson, a survivalist in a dystopian future civilization.[3] She auditioned for the role while attending her first pilot season in Los Angeles. Spiridakos shot the pilot in Atlanta, and filmed the first season in Wilmington, North Carolina.[10] She was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her performance in the first season, losing out to Fringe's Anna Torv. Production moved to Austin, Texas for the series' second season.[13]

Spiridakos guest starred on season 3 of the Showtime sitcom, Episodes, as Dawn, a daughter of character Morning Randolph (Mircea Monroe).[14] In August 2014, Spiridakos helped to raise awareness of the disease ALS by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.[15] Spiridakos began a recurring role on the A&E television drama, Bates Motel in 2015, playing Annika Johnson, a prostitute who arrives at the hotel at the start of the third season.[16] She will also star opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the romantic comedy Byrd & the Bees, directed by Finola Hughes.[17] Spiridakos filmed an untitled television pilot for CBS in 2015, directed by Pamela Fryman. She stars as Holly opposite Adam Brody, playing childhood friends who reconnect later in life.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Every Second Counts Girl #1 Television film
2008 Secret Lives of Second Wives, TheThe Secret Lives of Second Wives Meredith Television film
2009 Web of Desire Megan Television film
2010 Goblin Nikki Perkins Television film
2010 Boy She Met Online, TheThe Boy She Met Online Cami Winters
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Party Girl #2
2012 Rags Sammi Television film
2013 Kill for Me Hayley Jones
2015 The Byrd and the Bees Rebecca Byrd

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Supernatural Nurse Episode: "Bedtime Stories"
2007 Bionic Woman Annie Episode: "The List"
2007 Aliens in America Liz Episode: "Church"
2009 L Word, TheThe L Word Pretty Young Woman Episode: "LMFAO"
2009–10 Majority Rules! Becky Richards 26 episodes
2010 Psych Saralyn Episode: "Viagra Falls"
2010 Hellcats Ella Episode: "Beale St. After Dark"
2010 Tower Prep Penny Episode: "Boo Report"
2011 Soldiers of the Apocalypse Forty Unsold TV pilot
2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy Blue Episode: "Raiden"
2012 Being Human Brynn McLean 4 episodes
2012–14 Revolution Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson 42 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television
2014 Episodes Dawn Randolph 2 episodes
2015 Bates Motel Annika Johnson 3 episodes
2015 Untitled O’Shannon/Warren Project Holly Pilot (not picked up to series)
2016 Recon Alexa Pilot (not picked up to series)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spiridakos, Tracy (May 17, 2013). "Twitter / trspiridakos: You are all wonderful, and ...". Twitter. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Strachan, Alex (September 11, 2012). "Vancouver-based actress Tracy Spiridakos beats the odds to land key role in post-apocalyptic drama". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Ryan, Andrew (September 19, 2012). "Tracy Spiridakos hits bull's eye with Revolution". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Oswald, Brad (September 15, 2012). "Lights out, dread on". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sanderson, David (February 2, 2014). "Grecian formula — for success". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ Tsolakidou, Stella (August 27, 2012). "Tracy Spiridakos Will Bring On the "Revolution" for NBC". Greek Reporter. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ Satsidis, George (9 July 2013). "Tracy Spiridakos - Revolution". YouTube. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Oswald, Brad (October 20, 2009). "No trick, all treat". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
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  10. ^ a b Oswald, Brad (July 28, 2012). "Revolution-ary career step". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b Schaeffer, Glen (September 14, 2012). "Tracy Spiridakos is leading the pack of BC actors on the verge of stardom". The Province. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  12. ^ Miller, Gerri (October 16, 2012). "Tracy Spiridakos kicks plastic bottles, kicks butt on 'Revolution'". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ Ginges, Gary (May 13, 2013). "NBC's 'Revolution' to be filmed in Austin". Austin360.com. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  14. ^ Berkshire, Geoff (June 20, 2013). "'Episodes' Season 3 welcomes 'Revolution' star Tracy Spiridakos". Zap2it. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ [2]
  16. ^ Abrams, Natalie (October 21, 2014). "'Revolution' star Tracy Spiridakos checks into 'Bates Motel'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ Bahr, Lindsey (June 10, 2014). "Casting Net: Rooney Mara and David Fincher circle 'sexpionage' thriller; Plus, 'Insurgent' finds its Uriah, more". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 3, 2015). "Tracy Spiridakos To Co-Star In CBS' Dan O'Shannon Comedy Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 

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