Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a Canadian film, television and musical theatre actress.

Karen LeBlanc
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Karen LeBlanc, March 2011
Occupationfilm, television and stage actor, singer
Known forNurse.Fighter.Boy, Defying Gravity, Cracked


LeBlanc's credits include the television series Trailer Park Boys, Playmakers, Shattered, Cracked, Material World, Producing Parker, Defying Gravity,[1] Platinum, Soul and ReGenesis, and the films Make It Happen, Knights of the South Bronx, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, Dolan's Cadillac and High Chicago.

On stage, she has appeared in productions of Outrageous!,[2] Rent.[3] and Cinderella.[3] She has also performed as a backing vocalist for Chaka Khan, Rik Emmett and Glass Tiger.[3]

She won the Best Actress Award at the 2008 Atlantic Film Festival,[3] and was nominated for Best Actress at the 30th Genie Awards,[4] for her performance in Nurse.Fighter.Boy.

LeBlanc played Tina Turner on the series The Playboy Club, singing two of Turner's signature songs, "Shake a Tail Feather" and "I Want to Be Made Over".[5]


  1. ^ Lesley Goldberg (2012-03-09). "ABC's 'Beauty and the Beast' Adds 'Defying Gravity' Actress". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2015-02-12.
  2. ^ "New Musical, Outrageous, Has World Premiere in Toronto Sept. 19-Oct. 21". Playbill, September 19, 2000.
  3. ^ a b c d Ken Eisner (2009-02-04). "Before Nurse.Fighter.Boy, Karen LeBlanc wore many hats". Georgia Straight. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2015-02-12.
  4. ^ "Polytechnique up for 11 Genie Awards". Canwest News Service, March 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Mike Hale (2011-09-18). "Cigars? Cigarettes? Catty Rivalries?". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2015-02-12.

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