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Anna Silk
Born (1974-01-31) January 31, 1974 (age 42)
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Education Arts
Alma mater St. Thomas University
Occupation Actress
Known for Bo on Lost Girl
Spouse(s) Seth Cooperman
Children Sam (Son)
Awards See Below

Anna Silk (born January 31,[1] 1974)[2] is a Canadian actress.

She graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997. She appeared in at least two productions at the St. Thomas Theatre, Seven Menus and The Kitchen.[3]

Initially known for her work on the Nicoderm Canadian commercial as Deb, a flight attendant trying to quit smoking, she has since guest-starred in Being Erica and currently plays the starring role of Bo in the Canadian television series Lost Girl, on the Showcase Channel in Canada. In that series, her character is a Succubus.


Life and career

Anna was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick,[4] the daughter of Ilkay Silk, a prominent actor, director, producer, playwright and educator in Fredericton;[5][6] some of Anna's earliest memories were going to play rehearsals and watching her mother work.[7] She graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997.[8] She appeared in at least two productions with Theatre St. Thomas, Seven Menus and The Kitchen.[3]

Silk is noted throughout Canada for playing Deb, a bitterly angry and overstressed flight attendant attempting to quit smoking in a NicoDerm nicotine patch TV commercial.[4][8]

She moved to Toronto to further her acting career in November 1999. Since approximately 2008, Silk has resided in Los Angeles, and landed the role of Bo, in the Canadian television series Lost Girl.[8][7]

She met actor Seth Cooperman at an actor's workshop in Los Angeles.[9] They were reported to be engaged in August 2009,[10] and have since married in a ceremony held in Fredericton.[11] Silk, who was not raised with organized religion, converted to her husband's Jewish religion.[9]

On the January 6th, 2013 Lost Girl series special Lost Girl ConFAEdential, it was revealed that Anna was expecting her first child, and according to an interview in US Magazine, she was expecting in May 2013. On May 1st, 2013, she announced the birth of her son Sam on her official Twitter feed.[12][13]

Succubus Character

Promotional image of Anna Silk as Bo from the official Lost Girl website
  • The Succubus Bo in the TV Series Lost Girl as shown on the Showcase television channel from the 2010 fall season in Canada onwards.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Headset Woman (uncredited)
2005 Where the Truth Lies Gina (uncredited)
2007 Do Not Bend Catye Short film
2007 Breakfast with Scot Mia
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Daring & Grace: Teen Detectives Sabrina Episode: "1.112"
2002 Undressed Becca Episode: "6.17"
2003 Petits mythes urbains Wife Episode: "Sexes en eaux troubles"
2003 Mutant X Asia Episode: "Within These Walls"
2003 Missing Marilyn Janacek Episode: "Victoria"
2004 Dead Lawyers Sonia Alexandropova TV movie
2004 Puppets Who Kill Sperm Bank Nurse Episode: "Portrait of Buttons"
2004 Love Rules! Lynn Hopp TV movie
2004 Anonymous Rex Keri TV movie
2005 Hate Woman TV movie
2005 Perfect Neighbor, TheThe Perfect Neighbor Ashley Marin TV movie
2006 Deception Julie Video
2006 Earthstorm Bryna TV movie
2006 Angela's Eyes Sondra Episode: "The Camera's Eye"
2006 Legacy of Fear Kathleen Coyne TV movie
2007 The Jane Show Kathy Episode: "Shower Killer"
2007 'Til Death Do Us Part Mindy Lohman Episode: "Storage Unit Murder"
2007 The Company Stella Bledsoe TV miniseries
2007 Voicemail Sandy TV series short
2008 Ghost Whisperer Haylie Wayne Episode: "Big Chills"
2008 Billable Hours Suzie Episode: "Pigeon Lawyer"
2009–2010 Being Erica Cassidy Holland Episodes: "Everything She Wants", "The Importance of Being Erica" and "Bear Breasts"
2010–present Lost Girl Bo Main cast (48 episodes)
2011 Republic of Doyle Tania St. Croix Episode: "St. John's Town"

Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Being Erica Gemini Award
Best Performance by an Actress
in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Nominated

References

  1. According to her official Facebook page.
  2. http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/New%20Template5/e-news_Feb19_09.htm
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0798014/bio
  4. 4.0 4.1 Debra Yeo (September 9, 2010). "Adrift in the world of the fae". Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/article/858596. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  5. A few words from those who know her well, The Daily Gleaner, May 2, 2009. Accessed October 18, 2011.
  6. Melissa Leong (September 14, 2010). "Not your average Tinker Bell". financialpost.com. http://www.financialpost.com/todays-paper/your+average+Tinker+Bell/3520186/story.html. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Stewart, Laverne. Extraordinary ability, The Daily Gleaner, May 2, 2009. Accessed October 18, 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 LeBlanc, Jacqueline (June 10, 2009). "Familiar Face: Anna Silk's Acting Career Takes Flight". St Thomas University. http://w3.stu.ca/stu/alumni_friends/news.aspx?id=5174&returnId=15. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Cohen, Mike. TV’s Lost Girl converts to Judaism, Jewish Tribune, August 23, 2011. Accessed October 18, 2011.
  10. Stewart, Laverne. Actor lands role in series, The Daily Gleaner, August 26, 2009. Accessed October 18, 2011.
  11. Rankin, Andrew. Lost Girl found its star in Fredericton's Anna Silk, The Vancouver Sun, August 29, 2011. Accessed October 18, 2011.
  12. https://twitter.com/Anna_Silk/status/330112912888836096
  13. http://globalnews.ca/news/532654/lost-girl-star-anna-silk-welcomes-baby-boy/


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