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Mia Kirshner



Canadian actress Mia Kirshner is known in her native country and beyond for her portrayals of moderately to deeply troubled young women who often harbor dark secrets. Born in Toronto in 1975, where she was raised by a journalist father and a teacher mother, Kirshner broke into films in 1993. That year, she starred as a bad seed teenager intent on seducing her mother's boyfriend in Cadillac Girls and played a dominatrix in Denys Arcand's Love and Human Remains.

Kirshner had another career breakthrough the following year playing a young stripper with a surprising past identity in Atom Egoyan's widely acclaimed Exotica. The actress' work in the celebrated film attracted the notice of American casting agents, who promptly cast her in supporting roles in Murder in the First (1995) and the Southern gothic coming-of-age tale The Grass Harp (also 1995). Although she subsequently won lead roles in The Crow: City of Angels (1996) -- in which she played up her dark Goth looks as the tattoo artist who befriends Vincent Perez -- and Mad City (1997), which cast her as journalist Dustin Hoffman's intern, Kirshner has had difficulty making a name for herself in Hollywood. She continues to appear in both lead and supporting roles in such independent and/or small features as Saturn (1999), a drama that cast her as the hedonistic girlfriend of a young man (Scott Caan) caring for his Alzheimer's-stricken father. Keeping busy well into the new millennium, Kirshner would later appear in the real-time television series 24, as well as Not Another Teen Movie (both 2001), a parody of the recent wave of high school themed films. A featured role in the popular Showtime series The L Word found Kirshner continuing to court success on the small screen, and in 2006 she would head back to the big screen as the ill-fated actress who sparks a legendary Hollywood investigation in director Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia. Kirshner woudl spend the next several years earrning acclaim for her roles on The L Word and The Vamprie Diaries, as well as movies like 30 Days of Night.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
27% Milton's Secret
  • Jane Adams
2016
No Score Yet I Think I Do
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Surrogacy Trap
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Barrens
  • Cynthia
2012
50% 388 Arletta Avenue
  • Amy Walker
2012
17% 30 Days Of Night: Dark Days
  • Lilith
2010
8% Miss Conception
  • Clem
2008
No Score Yet They Come Back
  • Faith Hardy
2007
32% The Black Dahlia
  • Elizabeth Short
2006
No Score Yet The Iris Effect
  • Rebecca
2006
29% Party Monster
  • Natasha Gatien
2003
No Score Yet Innocents
  • Dominique
2002
5% New Best Friend
  • Alicia Glazer
2002
29% Not Another Teen Movie
  • Catherine
2001
No Score Yet Spencer
  • Melora
2001
No Score Yet Bailando con el Alma
  • Deborah Berkowitz
2001
17% Now & Forever
  • Angela
2001
No Score Yet Century Hotel
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Cowboys and Angels
  • Candace
2000
No Score Yet Speed of Life
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Speed of Life
  • Sara
1999
37% Mad City
  • Laurie
1997
26% Anna Karenina
  • Kitty
1997
50% The Grass Harp
  • Maude Riordan
1996
12% The Crow: City of Angels
  • Sarah
1996
No Score Yet Johnny's Girl
  • Amy Ross
1995
50% Murder in the First
  • Adult Rosetta Young
1994
97% Exotica
  • Christina
1994
67% Love and Human Remains
  • Benita
1993
No Score Yet Cadillac Girls
  • Page
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Dracula#DELETED
1990-1991
  • Sophie Metternich
65% Bloodline
2015
  • Actor
84% The Vampire Diaries
2009
  • Isobel
76% Defiance
2013-2015
  • Kenya
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Jenny Schecter
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Deborah Carter
85% Graceland
2013-2015
  • Ashika Pearl
87% 24
2014
  • Mandy

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