Silk in November 2010
|Born||Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada|
|Alma mater||St. Thomas University|
|Known for||Bo on Lost Girl|
Seth Cooperman (m. 2009)
Silk was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The daughter of Peter, an academic, and Ilkay Silk, a prominent actress, director, producer, playwright, educator, and Director of Drama at St. Thomas University. Her father is British and her mother a "Turkish-Cypriot-English expat". Some of Anna's earliest memories were of going to play rehearsals and watching her mother work. Silk appeared in several commercials as a child. She graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997. Early theater work includes at least two productions with Theatre St. Thomas: Seven Menus and The Kitchen.
Silk moved to Toronto to further her acting career in November 1999, and during the following decade relocated to Los Angeles, California. She met her future husband, Seth Cooperman, at an actor's workshop in Los Angeles, in 2007. They were engaged in 2009, and married in a civil ceremony in December of the same year. On April 10, 2011, they renewed their vows in a Jewish ceremony in Fredericton after she converted to Judaism. Silk gave birth to a son, Samuel Jerome Cooperman, in May 2013. Her second son, Levi Aaron, was born on May 13, 2016.
In 2009, she landed the principal character role of Bo Dennis, a Succubus, in the Canadian television series Lost Girl. Silk became pregnant during production of the third season finale episode and broke the news to fans of the series in a Showcase pre-show Season Three special on January 6, 2013. On June 4, 2013, Showcase and Prodigy Pictures announced the start of production on the fourth season; and on June 20, 2013, Silk announced via Twitter that she was ready to return to work on the show.
Her portrayal of Bo together with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) as same-sex lovers on Lost Girl was named one of its all-time Favorite TV Couples by CNN (Cable News Network); and declared Top TV Couple of 2013 by E! Entertainment Television. As a result of the show's popularity, Silk has garnered a prominent online following on social media.
|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|
|1999||Daring & Grace: Teen Detectives||Sabrina||Episode: "1.112"|
|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||The Perfect Neighbor||Ashley Marin||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", "Bear Breasts"|
|2010–2015||Lost Girl||Bo Dennis||Protagonist|
|2011||Republic of Doyle||Tania St. Croix||Episode: "St. John's Town"|
|2012||Lost Girl Finale Pre-Show||as self||Showcase TV special|
|2012||Top Chef Canada||as self||Episode: "Lights, Camera, Action!"|
|2013||Lost Girl ConFAEdential||as self||Showcase TV special|
|2013||Lost Girl: An Evening at the Clubhouse||as self||Showcase TV special|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series||Being Erica||Nominated|||
|2015||Canadian Screen Awards||Fan’s Choice Award||Lost Girl||Won|||
|Golden Maple Awards||Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcasted in the US||Nominated|||
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