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Liane Balaban

Highest Rated:   92% New Waterford Girl (2000)
Lowest Rated:   14% The People Garden (2016)
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Birthplace:   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With an exotically beautiful appearance attributable to her Canadian mother and Uzbekistani-Jewish father, brunette actress Liane Balaban was born in North York, Ontario, in 1980, and grew up in nearby Willowdale, where her parents worked as a medical secretary and a real estate agent. Balaban never seriously intended to become an actress, but a chance encounter with Canuck producer Julia Sereny (April One) -- who reportedly lived in the same neighborhood as her aunt and uncle and became acquainted with the young woman via holiday dinners -- changed all that. Sereny invited Balaban to audition for the low-budget drama The New Waterford Girl (1999), to be directed by Allan Moyle (Pump up the Volume). She not only landed the lead role of doe-eyed teenager Agnes-Marie "Moonie" Pottie in that film, but received a Special Jury Congratulation at the Toronto Film Festival and snagged a nomination at the annual Canadian Comedy Awards. Those successes set the young woman on the path to stardom, and though she spent her first several years as a thespian in mostly Canadian efforts -- such as the 2001 feature After the Harvest and the 2006 miniseries Above and Beyond -- she eventually began to branch out into Hollywood roles, commencing in 2008 with a turn as the bride-to-be daughter of Dustin Hoffman in the low-key romantic drama Last Chance Harvey (2008) and a small supporting turn in the Ryan Reynolds/Isla Fisher romantic comedy Definitely, Maybe (2008).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
14% The People Garden
  • Wardrobe Girl
2016
61% The Grand Seduction
  • Kathleen
2014
49% Maniac
  • Actor
$21.1k 2013
No Score Yet Finding Joy
  • Joy
2013
No Score Yet Up in Cottage Country
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Future Is Now!
  • The Woman of Tomorrow/Saleswoman
2011
No Score Yet The New Tenants
  • Irene
2009
No Score Yet Not Since You
  • Heather
2009
67% You Might as Well Live
  • Edna Kemperton
2009
70% Last Chance Harvey
  • Susan
$14.9M 2009
No Score Yet Coach
  • Gabrielle
2009
71% Definitely, Maybe
  • Kelly
$32M 2008
57% One Week
  • Samantha Pierce
2008
No Score Yet St. Urbain's Horseman
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Above and Beyond
  • Shelagh Emberly
2006
21% Eternal
  • Lisa
2004
No Score Yet Seven Times Lucky
  • Fiona
2004
No Score Yet Spliced
  • Mary
2003
48% Happy Here and Now
  • Amelia
2002
34% World Traveler
  • Meg
2002
No Score Yet After the Harvest
  • Linda Archer
2001
92% New Waterford Girl
  • Agnes Marie `Mooney' Pottie
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% Man Seeking Woman
2015
  • Claire
  • 2016
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Amelia
  • 2013
  • 2012
90% Covert Affairs
2010-2014
  • Natasha Petrova
  • 2010
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Emma Mastin
  • 2010
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Jessie Robertson
  • 2009

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