Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany (born September 22, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She has starred in television series such as The Nativity, Being Erica, Heartland, and Orphan Black. In 2013, she won an ACTRA for her role as Claire in the film Picture Day, and a Phillip Borsos Award for her performance in the film Cas & Dylan. Other notable films starring Maslany are Diary of the Dead and Eastern Promises, the latter of which she narrated.
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Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany
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Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany (born September 22, 1985) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated and Canadian Screen Award winning Canadian actress. She has starred in television series such as The Nativity, Being Erica and Heartland. In 2013, Maslany won an ACTRA for her role as Claire in the feature film Picture Day, and a Philip Borsos Award for her performance in the independent film Cas & Dylan. She is currently the series lead of the hit Canadian science fiction thriller series Orphan Black, for which she won a Critics' Choice Television Award and TCA Award in 2013, and a Canadian Screen Award in 2014.
Other notable films starring Maslany are Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Diary of the Dead and Eastern Promises, the latter of which she personally narrated.
Tatiana Maslany was born to Dan, a woodworker, and Renate, a translator, in Regina, Saskatchewan. She has two brothers, Daniel and Michael, who are three and twelve years younger respectively. Maslany has Ukrainian, Polish, German, Austrian, and Romanian ancestry. She began dancing when she was four and moved into community theater and musicals at about nine. She attended Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School, where she participated in school productions and improv, and graduated in 2003.
Maslany was one of the stars of the 2002 Canadian TV series 2030 CE. She appeared as the character Ghost in the 2004 film Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed. Maslany did comedic improv for ten years. She participated in improvisational theatre, including the Canadian Improv Games, and has since become a member of the General Fools Improvisational Theatre.
In 2007, Maslany appeared in The Messengers as Lindsay Rollins. She also starred in the CBC series Heartland where she plays a barrel racer, Kit Bailey, with her horse Daisy. During 2008, she had a recurring role in the Instant Star TV series. She had a lead role in the Hallmark Channel movie, An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving. In September 2008, she portrayed Penny, a kidnapping victim in the Canadian television series Flashpoint.
Maslany appeared as Sarah Wexlar, the heroin addicted daughter of Dr. Tom Wexlar in the second season of the Canadian comedy drama television series Being Erica in 2010. In 2010, Maslany appeared as the protagonist the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the British four part television series The Nativity opposite Andrew Buchan which received excellent ratings.
Maslany appeared in Grown Up Movie Star as Ruby, a role which earned the actor a special jury breakout role award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She played Hannah Simmons in one episode of The Listener. In 2010, she appeared in the direct-to-video film Hardwired as Punk Red. In late 2011, she co-starred with NCIS star Mark Harmon in the film adaptation of John Sandford's Certain Prey as a contract killer named Clara Rinker. In 2012, Maslany appeared as lead character Claire in the full-length feature Picture Day, for which she won a Philip Borsos Award for Best Performance at the 2012 Whistler Film Festival.
Maslany currently stars as the lead character Sarah, as well as the other six clones Alison, Beth, Cosima, Katja, Helena, and Rachel, in the 2013 BBC America and Space original series, Orphan Black. She won a Critics' Choice Television Award and TCA Award for her performance in the series. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for these roles, but lost to Robin Wright of House of Cards. 
In 2013, Maslany guest starred on Parks and Recreation for a two-episode arc as Dr. Nadia Stasky. Maslany portrayed the lead character Dylan in the independent film Cas & Dylan, for which she won a Philip Borsos Award for Best Performance at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival.
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Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School
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