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Cara Gee is a Canadian film, television, and stage actress.[1]

Cara Gee
Cara Gee at the 2018 CFC Annual Gala & Auction
Gee at CFC Annual Gala in 2018
Born
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActress
Known forEmpire of Dirt

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CareerEdit

Gee was primarily known as a stage actress in Toronto, Ontario, where her acting credits have included productions of Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad,[2] Daniel MacIvor's Arigato, Tokyo,[3] Tomson Highway's The Rez Sisters[2] Cliff Cardinal's Stitch,[1] Birdtown and Swanville's 36 Little Plays About Hopeless Girls[1] and Louise Dupré's Tout comme elle.[1]

She made her feature film debut in Empire of Dirt for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.[3] For this role, she also won a Special Jury award at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival as well as an award for Best Actress at the American Indian Film Festival. In 2013, at TIFF, Gee was named one of the festival's annual Rising Stars.[4]

Gee has also worked in television, recently playing guest roles in the television series King and Republic of Doyle. In 2014, she starred as one of the lead characters in the Western drama series Strange Empire on CBC Television, for one season until it was cancelled in 2015.[5][6]

As of 2016, Gee stars in the 33-episode web series Inhuman Condition, which airs on the KindaTV YouTube channel.[7][8] In 2017 she began to star in the recurring role of Camina Drummer on the Syfy television series The Expanse.

Personal lifeEdit

Gee is of Ojibwe descent.[1] She was born in Calgary, Alberta, and raised in Aurora, Ontario.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 King Alicia Pratta Episode: "Alicia Pratta"
2013 Republic of Doyle Sydney Morrison Episode: "Brothers in Arms"
2013 Empire of Dirt Lena Film
2014 Strange Empire Kat Loving Lead role
2016 Inhuman Condition Tamar Web series; main role
2017–present The Expanse Drummer Recurring role (season 2–present)
2017 The Carmilla Movie Emily Bronte Film
2017 The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island N/A Web series
2017 We Forgot to Break Up Isis Wong Short film[9]
2019 Call of the Wild Film[10]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Gee garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actress at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards for her performance in Empire of Dirt.[3][11] For this role, she also won a Special Jury Award at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival as well as an award for Best Actress at the American Indian Film Festival.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Glenn Sumi (September 5, 2013). "Golly Gee – Stage star Cara Gee burns bright in big-screen debut". NOW. Archived from the original on 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  2. ^ a b "People to Watch in 2012". Torontoist. January 3, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "People to watch: Cara Gee". Toronto Star, December 30, 2012.
  4. ^ Marsha Lederman (September 5, 2014). "Actress Cara Gee: Making it big and keeping it real". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  5. ^ "DRG to Sell Dark Canadian Drama 'Strange Empire' at MIPCOM". The Hollywood Reporter, August 4, 2014.
  6. ^ Duncan McCue (October 3, 2014). "Q&A: Cara Gee plays "dream role" as gun-toting Métis cowgirl". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  7. ^ "[Web Series Review] 'Inhuman Condition' Is a Step Forward for the Medium". Bloody Disgusting. July 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  8. ^ "Shaftesbury | Inhuman Condition". Shaftesbury. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  9. ^ "It's a tie for best Canadian feature at the 2017 Whistler Film Festival". The Georgia Straight. December 4, 2017.
  10. ^ 'Expanse' Actress Cara Gee Joins 'Call of the Wild' at Fox
  11. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards: Orphan Black, Less Than Kind, Enemy nominated". CBC News. January 13, 2014.

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