Lorena Gale (May 9, 1958 – June 21, 2009) was a Canadian actress, playwright and theatre director. She was active onstage and in films and television since the 1980s. She also authored two award-winning plays, Angélique and Je me souviens.
Gale at Gatecon, July 30, 2005
|Died||June 21, 2009 (aged 51)|
|Other names||Lorena Gayle|
|Occupation||Actress, playwright, theatre director|
|Spouse(s)||John Cooper (1988–2009; her death)|
Life and careerEdit
Gale was born in Montreal, Quebec. She studied at Concordia University and the National Theatre School and completed a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in 2005.
Her play, Angélique, the story of executed slave Marie-Joseph Angelique, was the winner of the 1995 duMaurier National Playwriting Competition in Canada. Her writing explores the nature of being black and mixed race and belonging in Canada.
She appeared in such movies as The Hotel New Hampshire, Another Cinderella Story, Ernest Goes to School, Fantastic Four, Traitor, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Mermaid Chair, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. She has guest starred on programs such as The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, Smallville and Kingdom Hospital. Until August 2005, she starred as Priestess Elosha on the SciFi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica.
Gale's final film role was a librarian in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, which was dedicated to her.
- "Lorena Gale (1958-2009)". Caprica-City.de. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
- Hustak, Alan (24 January 2010). "Lorena Gale". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Foundation of Canada. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- Bayne, Clarence (2001). "Le Black Theatre Workshop de Montréal: un nouveau bilan". L’Annuaire théâtral: Revue québécoise d’études théâtrales. 29: 141–155 – via Erudit.
- Gale, Lorena (1995). "Writing "Angelique" (Includes excerpt)". Canadian Theatre Review. 83: 20–23 – via Proquest.
- Clarke, George Elliott (2009). "Strategies for Legitimizing Difference. Mixed-Race Resistance in the Works of Andrea Thompson and Lorena Gale, Two African-Canadian Writers". Canada: Images of a post/national society. New York: P.I.E.—Peter Lang. pp. 263–264. ISBN 978-90-5201-485-2.
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- Podcast conversation with Lorena Gale on Sci-Fi Talk (about 24 minutes in length; Gale talked about her recent roles)
- Lorena Gale, Angélique (1999) (from the Way Back Machine, June 30, 2007)
- Lorena Gale at Find a Grave
- Lorena Gale on IMDb
- Lorena Gale at TV Guide
- Lorena Gale article at Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia
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