Katie Douglas (actress)

Katie Emily Douglas (born October 19, 1998) is a Canadian actress. She has played roles in Spooksville (2013–2014), Mary Kills People (2017–2019), had lead roles in Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey and Level 16 (both 2018), she was Abby in the Netflix drama series Ginny and Georgia (2021) and Jackie in Pretty Hard Cases (2021-2022).

Katie Douglas
Born (1998-10-19) October 19, 1998 (age 23)
Years active2007–present

Early life and careerEdit

Douglas started acting at the age of six at the Great Big Theatre Company[1] in Burlington, Ontario. She starred in a number of productions including a Christmas play involving penguins and as Tinkerbell at the summer camp of the Burlington Dance Academy.[2] Douglas attended Nelson High School in Burlington. Throughout her early acting career, Douglas completed her education having a travelling tutor.[2]


Douglas began her screen acting career at the age of six in F2: Forensic Factor.[3] Douglas rose to fame playing Sally Wilcox on Discovery Family’s fantasy action TV show Spooksville from 2013 to 2014.[4][5] Douglas starred as Young Irisa on the science fiction action TV series Defiance: The Lost Ones which premiered on SyFy in March 2014.[6][7] At the age of 15,[2] Douglas was nominated for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series at the 41st Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles in 2014, for her role as Sally Wilcox in Spooksville.[5][4]

Katie Douglas starred as Naomi Malik from 2017 to 2019 in the Global Network Canadian comedy and drama TV series Mary Kills People.[8] Douglas played a lead role as Vivien on the 2018 science fiction movie Level 16.[9][10]

In 2019, Douglas received an ACTRA Award nomination for her performance in the lead role of Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey, eventually losing out to Amybeth McNulty.[11] In 2021, Douglas starred as Abby, a friend of Ginny and part of the MANG group (Max, Abby, Norah and Ginny) in the Netflix comedy series Ginny and Georgia.[12] Douglas stars in a main role as 18-year-old Jackie Sullivan in the CBC Television female police comedy-drama television series Pretty Hard Cases from 2021 to 2022.[13]

In 2022, Douglas stars as Kate Coughlin in the Daniel Adams directed police protection film The Walk in a cast which includes Justin Chatwin, Terrence Howard and Malcolm McDowell.[14]



Year Title Role
2013 Compulsion young Saffron [2]
2018 Level 16 Vivien
2018 Every Day Megan / A
2020 Double Edged (short) Evelyn and Samantha
2022 The Walk Kate Coughlin [14]

Television filmEdit

Year Title Role
2011 Stay with Me Lucy
2012 Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town [2] Rose Leacock
2013 Defiance: The Lost Ones Young Irisa
2018 Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey Lisa McVey
2019 Thicker Than Water Addie Decker

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 F2: Forensic Factor Brenda Episode: "Dead Man's Hollow"
2009 Flashpoint Jennifer Sabiston Episode: "The Fortress"
2012 Less Than Kind Brenda 3 episodes
2012 Alphas Teenage Nina Episode: "When Push Comes to Shove"
2013–2014 Spooksville Sally Wilcox Main role, 22 episodes [2]
2014 Saving Hope Tatum Episode: "The Heartbreak Kid"
2013–2015 Defiance Young Irisa / Irzu / Little Girl Recurring role, 10 episodes
2015–2016 Max & Shred Melanie 2 episodes
2017–2019 Eyewitness Bella Milonkovic 4 episodes
2016 Raising Expectations Connor Wayney Main role, 26 episodes
2018 Creeped Out Indigo Episodes: "Side Show, Parts 1 & 2"
2018 Burden of Truth Amanda Parson 2 episodes: "Witch Hunt", "Devil in the Desert"
2017–2019 Mary Kills People Naomi Malik Main role, 18 episode
2019 Nurses Sasha Episode: "Lifeboat"
2021 Ginny & Georgia Abby Main role, 10 episodes
2021-2022 Pretty Hard Cases Jackie Sullivan Main role, 15 episodes [13]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 41st Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series Spooksville Nominated [5][4]
2014 35th Young Artist Awards Best Performance - TV Series - Leading Young Actress Spooksville Nominated [15][16]
2018 Blood in the Snow Awards Best Actress Level 16 Won [15][17]
2019 17th Annual ACTRA Awards, Toronto Outstanding Performance – Female Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey Nominated [15][11]
2020 Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto Best Lead Performance, TV Movie Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey Nominated [15][18]
2021 Hollywood Blood Horror Festival Best Young Actress Double Edged Won [15]
2021 Independent Horror Movie Awards Best Actress Double Edged Won [15]
2022 IndieFEST Film Awards Award of Excellence Actress: Leading The Walk Won [15]
2022 Moscow Indie Film Festival Best Actress in Supporting Role The Walk Nominated [15]


  1. ^ "Great Big Theatre Company young people's theatre - Photo Gallery 2014". gbtc.com. 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Burlington's Katie Douglas surprised by Emmy nomination". toronto.com. June 26, 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2021.
  3. ^ "This is where you've seen Believe Me's Lisa McVey actress Katie Douglas before". radiox.co.uk. June 4, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "41st Annual Daytime Emmy Complete List of Nominees". redcarpetreporttv.com. 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Katie Douglas at 41st Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards #CreativeArtsEmmys". redcarpetreporttv.com. 2014.
  6. ^ "Amazon prime Video - Katie Douglas". Amazon. Archived from the original on 2021-08-21. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "Defiance: The Lost Ones - Cast". airdate.cc. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "Naomi in Mary Kills People". Global TV. 2019 – via Twitter.com.
  9. ^ "Level 16". sho.com. 2019. Archived from the original on 18 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Canadian actor Katie Douglas takes another step up with dystopian thriller Level 16". The YY Scene. 2019.
  11. ^ a b "ACTRA Toronto 2019 nominees". playbackonline.ca. January 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Who plays Abby in Ginny & Georgia? – Katie Douglas". popsugar.co.uk. 2021.
  13. ^ a b "The Walk". cbc.ca. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  14. ^ a b "The Walk". radiotimes.com. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h "Katie Douglas Awards". imdb.com (index source only). Retrieved November 27, 2021.
  16. ^ "35th Young Artist Awards 2014 Nominations and Results". youngartistawards.org. Archived from the original on 20 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  17. ^ "Bloodies Awards 2018". bloodinthesnow.ca. Archived from the original on 2021-06-29. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
  18. ^ "Cineflix Receives 16 Canadian Screen Award Nominations". cineflix.com. February 18, 2020.

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