Crystal Elysia Lorraine Rotaru (born November 9, 1984) is a Canadian actress known for playing Taiana Venediktov in Arrow.
Crystal Elysia Lorraine Rotaru
November 9, 1984
Rotaru was born in Vancouver to Romanian parents and is fluently bilingual in English and Romanian. From a young age she took dance classes and was involved in school plays as well as piano recitals. She enrolled at Simon Fraser University for a career in psychology, but in the middle of the program she changed to theater, earning a degree in Fine Arts with a specialty in Theater. She also studied traditional Chinese medicine.
Rotaru debuted in 2008 as a guest star on an episode of the USA Network series, Psych, this was followed by appearances in television series such as Eureka of SyFy and Smallville and Supernatural on The CW. In 2010, Rotaru was given a recurring role in Hellcats, where she played Betsy. She also starred in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules where she played Ingrid.
In 2015, she appeared as a guest star on Motive, a television series broadcast on ABC and on the CW's iZombie. She temporarily voiced Sabine Wren on Disney XD's Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales. On August 10, 2015, Rotaru was cast in the TV show Arrow as Taiana Venediktov, a love interest for Stephen Amell's character, Oliver Queen, during the flashback sequences.
|2008||Annoying Orange: Turducken||Assassin / Sexy Chick #1||Short|
|2009||Stan Helsing||Hot Girl #1|
|2011||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||Ingrid|
|2015||Broken Masters||Lara Croft||Short|
|2017||Dead Again in Tombstone||Alicia|
|2008||Psych||Lantern Lady||Episode: "Ghosts"|
|2008||Eureka||Teri Wallace||Episode: "What About Bob?"|
|2008-2010||Smallville||Female Inn Guest / Elizabeth Bishop||2 episodes|
|2011||Sanctuary||French Woman||Episode: "Carentan"|
|2012||Fringe||Paige Randall||Episode: "Everything in Its Right Place"|
|2012-2014||Supernatural||Shaylene Johnson / Victoria Dodd||2 episodes|
|2012||Finding Mrs. Claus||Emily||TV Movie|
|2013||Mr. Young||Reporter||Episode: "Mr. Sasquawk"|
|2013||King & Maxwell||Kelly||Episode: "Second Chances"|
|2014||Rush||Tina||Episode: "Learning to Fly"|
|2015||Backstrom||Melinda Norburg||Episode: "Bella"|
|2015||Motive||Pam Hexton||Episode: "Reversal of Fortune"|
|2015||Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales||Sabine Wren||Episode: "Mission to Mos Eisley"|
|2017||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Sable Spirit||Episode: "Campfire Tales"|
|2019||Marvel Super Hero Adventures||She-Hulk||Episode: "From Hulk to Eternity"|
|2011||Mortal Kombat: Legacy||Production Assistant||Episode: "Johnny Cage"|
|2012||Choose Your Victim||Harper Hill||7 episodes|
- McCarthy, Mike (August 21, 2015). "Elysia Rotaru talks Arrow and more". Wingman Magazine. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- "Elysia Rotaru". School Creative. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Foreman, Troy. L (January 6, 2015). "Interview: Elysia Rotaru". The PC Principle. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Clow, Mitchel (March 11, 2015). "'iZombie' guest star Elysia Rotaru wants to be a zombie: 'I just hope that one of my boobs doesn't rot off in the process!'". Hypable. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Abrams, Natalie (August 10, 2015). "'Arrow' casts Oliver's new love interest". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 3, 2017.