Mia Kirshner
Canadian actor
Mia Kirshner
Mia Kirshner is a Canadian actress and social activist who works in movies and television series. She is best known for her portrayal of Jenny Schecter on The L Word (2004–2009) and for her role in the 2006 crime film The Black Dahlia as Elizabeth Short.
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Comment on Meet The Man Behind The Gender/Jewish/Everything Updated Remake Of Annie Hall by Dee
Heeb - almost 2 years
For future reference: Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Skylar Astin, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Andrew Garfield is Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of his parents are). Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, S ...
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Guess Who's Playing Tessa's Mom On 'Suburgatory'?
Popeater - over 4 years
Malin Akerman's heading to Chatswin! According to TVLine, the actress will play Tessa's (Jane Levy) estranged mother Alex, described as a free-spirited singer/songwriter, on Season 2 of "Suburgatory." “I’m a huge, nerdy fan [of Malin's] and this was an extensive search for the right actress to play such a pivotal role in our show,” series creator Emily Kapnek said. “It turned out to be well worth the wait. She’s funny, gorgeous and incredibly charismatic, and I know her chemistry with Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy is going to be off the charts. Malin is a comedy writer’s dream, both beautiful and comedically fearless. I’m over the moon about her agreeing to play Alex.” Known mostly for her films, Akerman's other TV appearances include "Childrens Hospital" and "How I Met Your Mother." In other casting news... There's going to be an "ER" reunion on "Falling Skies." "ER" alumna Gloria Reunion will reunite with Noah Wyle for a five-episode arc on Season 3 of the TNT ...
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True Blood Werewolf Joins Lindsay Lohan for Lifetime
Boom Tron - almost 5 years
After Lindsay Lohan reportedly beat out Megan Fox for the role of Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime original movie, Liz & Dick, the network then set out to find its Richard Burton, and has now landed him via former True Blood werewolf and biker gang leader, Cooter. Deadline reports that the decision came down to seeing the chemistry “erupt” between Bowler and Lohan during Bowler’s audition. related: LINDSAY LOHAN – FROM PLAYBOY TO LIFETIME The casting of Bowler occurs only days  (June 4th) before shooting is set to begin.  Besides True Blood, viewers might recall Bowler’s short stint in LOST as the captain of Kahana freighter. He’s also set to star in Syfy’s upcoming Defiance, which also features Julie Benz, Fionnula Flanagan, and Mia Kirshner.
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Exclusive Clip from 388 Arletta Avenue
Dread Central - almost 5 years
Time for some exclusive video creepiness courtesy of the new flick 388 Arletta Avenue. Be warned that you may never want to check your mailbox again. Though maybe if you're nutty enough, this kind of thing would be right up your alley! Dig it! Look for the film to be available nationwide On Demand beginning May 15th, 2012, with limited midnight theatrical releases starting May 18th. Randall Cole (Real Time, 19 Months) directed the flick. Nick Stahl (Sin City, "Carnivale", Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Mirrors 2), Mia Kirshner ("The Vampire Diaries," "The L Word," The Black Dahlia), and Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Idle Hands) star; and Steve Hoban (Splice, Ginger Snaps) and Mark Smith (The Spine) produced. Synopsis James and Amy live a quiet life in their suburban home on Arletta Avenue -- but someone is watching them. With concealed cameras capturing every angle of their world, a faceless voyeur begins to manipulate the couple, subtly at first, but culminating in Amy's ...
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Syfy’s DEFIANCE – Mia Kirshner and Fionnula Flanagan join Julie Benz
Boom Tron - almost 5 years
Syfy’s latest project, Defiance, co-starring Dexter’s Julie Benz (and the only reason this pilot is on my radar), is receiving an extra boost of womanhood with the inclusion of veteran Fionnula Flanagan and Mia Kirshner. Now, because this is a Syfy pilot, you can expect there to be a science fiction element to it, something neither of these three are new to. Benz, who plays Amanda, got her start many years ago on Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Kirshner has spent her share of time on the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, but Flanagan takes the cake with her confusing, yet important role as Eloise Hawking on Lost. Even a couple years after that show’s end and I’m still not sure what was going on with the seemingly all-knowing Eloise. As reported by Deadline, Flanagan will be playing a popular ex-mayor of the town of Defiance, Nicky, whose time in office has given her a level of expertise that has allowed her assume the position of mentor to her successor, Amanda. Kirshner will be po ...
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Mia Kirshner Joins Julie Benz SyFy Starrer Defiance
Advocate - almost 5 years
With the recently announced addition of The L Word’s Mia Kirshner to the cast of SyFy’s new drama Defiance, the show is unofficially vying for most lesbian-adjacent television program ever as Julie Benz, who played lesbian on Desperate Housewives, headlines a cast that includes her Dexter pal, Jamie Murray, who just had a lesbian tryst on Ringer.
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Mia Kirshner Joins Syfy’s ‘Defiance’
Shalom Life - almost 5 years
The Vampire Diaries and L Word star joins the cast of ‘Defiance’
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TIFF reviews: 36 films and counting - Toronto.com
Google News - over 5 years
Smug adman James (Nick Stahl) and his grad-student wife Amy (Mia Kirshner) enjoy a comfy and affluent life in a nice Toronto home and neighbourhood — until unexplained happenings and disappearances begin. All the while, eyes are upon them via hidden
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
10: 00 (57) They Come Back Mia Kirshner. A psychologist's patient claims unseen forces menace her. (2 hrs.) (60) My Daughter's Secret Jennifer Grant. A single mother notices her daughter's strange behaviour. (2 hrs.) 10: 30 (39) >> Lovely to Look At
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Jennifer Beals to Receive the Matthew Shepard Foundation's “Making a ... - Gather Celebs News Channel
Google News - over 5 years
All proceeds go to Mia Kirshner's project I Live Here, the Pablove Foundation and the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The Matthew Shepard Foundation was created by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of Matthew, their 21-year old son, who was killed in an
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Afternoon Delight: Sarah Silverman heads to NBC, Mia Kirshner's Malawi benefit - AfterEllen.com
Google News - over 5 years
On Sunday, August 28, join The L Word's Mia Kirshner for the I Live Here Projects Rocks event benefiting the Boys of Kachere Juvenile Prison School in Lilongwe, Malawi. Kirshner, who is a long time activist, has wrangled her L Word co-star Leisha
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Mia Kirshner: the new face of Monica Rich Kosann - DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Monica Rich Kosann will launch a new advertising campaign for Fall 2011 featuring Mia Kirshner, the actress known for her art and activism. The new campaign “MY STYLE – MY STORY” celebrates a woman's individuality through the Storytelling lens that is
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388 Arletta Avenue Photos - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 5 years
The film star's Nick Stahl (Sin City, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Mirrors 2), Mia Kirshner (The Black Dahlia), and Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Idle Hands). Synopsis: “Shot from the point of view of hidden cameras, the film follows a
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Toronto Film Fest Unveils Canadian Slate - Reuters
Google News - over 5 years
Four Canadian films have been added to the Contemporary World Cinema program, including "388 Arletta Avenue," which shows a couple (Nick Stahl and Mia Kirshner) entirely through the perspective of hand-held and surveillance cameras. ... -
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I Live Here -- Introducing the Boys of Kachere Juvenile Prison - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Mia Kirshner, I Live Here Projects Founder and Co-Director, and I decided to make video diaries during our trip in June to record our program's progress and give our supporters the opportunity to see the school that their donations help to create
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Minority View: Exotica by Atom Egoyan - DearCinema
Google News - over 5 years
A dancer at the club is Christina (Mia Kirshner), who specializes in a mock school-girl act. A special client to whom Christina caters each evening is Francis and she performs for him like clockwork. Eric is apparently Christina's former boyfriend but
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Una sonrisa de oreja a oreja - EscribiendoCine
Google News - over 5 years
Mia Kirshner (la dalia negra) es aquí una actriz de Hollywood, y todo confluye a la obsesión de los protagonistas por este personaje. Lo interesante es que, como buen cinéfilo que es el director, toma todos los elementos del género (la voz narradora,
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Daily guide - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
PG-13 (2006) New Best Friend 8 pm, midnight (LMN) A poor coed (Mia Kirshner) falls in with a rich crowd. R (2002) The Rich Man's Wife 8 pm (TV1) A woman with marital woes meets a psycho with an agenda. Halle Berry. R (1996) Under Siege 2: Dark
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mia Kirshner
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 38
    On October 9, 2013, it was mentioned on the Showcase blog that Kirshner would be one of several guest stars in season four of the television series Lost Girl.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2008, after seven years in production, Kirshner published the book I Live Here, which she co-produced with ex-Adbusters staffers Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons, as well as writer James MacKinnon. In the book, four different groups of women and children refugees from places such as Chechnya, Juárez, Burma and Malawi tell their life stories. The book features original material from well-known comic and graphic artists including Joe Sacco and Phoebe Gloeckner. It was published in the U.S. by Random House/Pantheon. It was supported logistically by Amnesty International, which will receive proceeds from the book. After the release of the book, the Center for International Studies at MIT invited Kirshner to run a 4-week course on I Live Here in January 2009. Kirshner was ranked #43 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002. She and Beverly Polcyn were nominated for Best Kiss at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards for Not Another Teen Movie. In 2011 it was announced that Kirshner would be the face of Monica Rich Kosann's jewelry collection.
  • 2012
    Age 37
    On April 20, 2012, it was announced that Kirshner would join the new Syfy series Defiance.
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    In 2011, she voiced the title character in Bear 71, a National Film Board of Canada web documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
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  • 2010
    Age 35
    In 2010, she was cast as Isobel Flemming, a guest role on The Vampire Diaries.
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    In 2010, Kirshner co-starred in the film 30 Days of Night: Dark Days which began filming in the fall of 2009.
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  • 2006
    Age 31
    In 2006, she starred in Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia in which she plays the young aspiring actress, Elizabeth Short, who was mysteriously mutilated and murdered in 1947.
    More Details Hide Details While the film itself was critically panned, many reviews singled out her performance for acclaim. Stephanie Zacharek of Salon.com, in a largely negative review, notes that the eponymous character was "played wonderfully by Mia Kirshner " Mick LaSalle wrote that Kirshner "makes a real impression of the Dahlia as a sad, lonely dreamer, a pathetic figure." J. R. Jones described her performance as "haunting" and that the film's fictional screen tests "deliver the emotional darkness so lacking in the rest of the movie."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    In 2004, Kirshner was cast as author Jenny Schecter, a main character in the drama series The L Word.
    More Details Hide Details She remained with the show for all of the show's six seasons through 2009.
  • 2001
    Age 26
    Also in 2001, Kirshner played Catherine Wyler, The Cruelest Girl in School, in Not Another Teen Movie.
    More Details Hide Details The character is primarily a spoof of Kathryn Merteuil (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) in Cruel Intentions, and was partially based on Mackenzie Siler (played by Anna Paquin) from She's All That. In Marilyn Manson's music video for "Tainted Love", which was featured on the movie's soundtrack, she made a cameo appearance as her character Catherine Wyler.
    Kirshner also appeared in the first three episodes of 24 as the assassin Mandy in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details She would later reprise the role for the second season's finale and in the latter half of the show's fourth season.
  • 1997
    Age 22
    She also played Kitty Scherbatsky in the 1997 version of Anna Kareninna.
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  • 1996
    Age 21
    In 1996, she appeared in The Crow: City of Angels.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 18
    She made her film debut in 1993 in Denys Arcand's Love and Human Remains.
    More Details Hide Details She convinced her father to sign a "nudity waiver" to play a dominatrix. Kirshner won a Genie nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. The following year, she starred in Atom Egoyan's Exotica.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 0
    Born on January 25, 1975.
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