Rossif Sutherland

Rossif Sutherland (born September 25, 1978) is a Canadian actor. He, along with his brothers Angus and Roeg and half-brother Kiefer, are the sons of Donald Sutherland.

Rossif Sutherland
Rossif Sutherland (Berlin Film Festival 2009).jpg
Rossif Sutherland at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival
Born (1978-09-25) September 25, 1978 (age 42)
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Celina Sinden (m. 2016)
ChildrenTheodore Sutherland

Early life and educationEdit

Sutherland was born in Vancouver, British Columbia,[1] but lived in Paris, France from age seven.[2] He is the second son of Canadian actors Donald Sutherland and Francine Racette,[1] brother of actor Angus Sutherland and Roeg Sutherland, and paternal half-brother of actor Kiefer Sutherland and his twin sister Rachel Sutherland.[3] He was named after director Frédéric Rossif.[4]

He studied philosophy at Princeton University.[2]


He has appeared in films such as Timeline (as François Dontelle),[2] and Red Doors (as Alex). He had a recurring role on the television show ER during its tenth season.[1] Sutherland had a small role in the TV series Monk in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Other Detective,"[2] as well as a guest appearance in several episodes of Season 5 of the TV series Covert Affairs.[5]

Sutherland has since appeared in the movie Poor Boy's Game[6] with Danny Glover and Flex Alexander and also in the 2009 comedy/drama, High Life,[7] with Timothy Olyphant, Russell Peters, Greg Germann. He appeared with his father Donald in the 2010 Comedy The Con Artist directed by Risa Bramon Garcia.[2]

In 2012 he joined the cast of the television show King.[8] Starting the following year, he appeared as Nostradamus on American historical fantasy television series Reign.[1] In 2015, he starred in the indie films River[1] and Hyena Road.[9] For his role in River, he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination in 2016.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Sutherland married British actress and Reign co-star Celina Sinden in February 2016; they have one son.[11] He speaks fluent French.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Timeline François Dontelle
2005 Red Doors Alex
2006 I'm Reed Fish Gabe
2007 Poor Boy's Game Donnie Rose
2009 High Life Billy
2010 The Con Artist Vince
2010 Pour L’amour de Dieu Jésus
2011 I'm Yours Robert
2012 Dead Before Dawn Burt Rumsfeld
2015 Hellions Doctor Henry
2015 Hyena Road Warrant Officer Ryan Sanders
2015 River John Lake
2016 Edge of Winter Luc
2017 Trench 11 Lt. Barton
2018 Backstabbing for Beginners Trevor
2019 Guest of Honour Mike
2020 Possessor Michael Vos


Year Title Role Notes
2003–04 ER Lester Kertzenstein Recurring role, 11 Episodes
2005 Monk Vic Blanchard Episode: "Mr. Monk and The Other Detective"
2011 Being Erica Emmett Episode: "Being Ethan"
2011 Flashpoint Charlie Alanak Episode: "Team Player"
2011 Living in Your Car Sam Episode: "Chapter 19"
2012 King Detective Pen Martin Main role (season 2), 13 Episodes
2012 The Listener Anthony Wallace Episode: "The Bank Job"
2012 An Officer and a Murderer Detective Nick Gallagher Television movie
2013 Crossing Lines Moreau 3 episodes
2013 Cracked Timothy Lawton Episode: "Hideaway"
2013–17 Reign Nostradamus Recurring role, 19 episodes
2014 Unité 9 Jaïson 3 episodes
2015 Haven Henry/The Sandman 3 episodes
2016 The Expanse Neville Bosch Episode: "Back to the Butcher"
2018 Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey Bobby Joe Long TV film

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2010 Genie Awards Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role High Life Nominated [12]
2013 ACTRA Toronto Awards Outstanding Performance - Male Flashpoint Nominated [13]
2016 Canadian Screen Awards Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role River Nominated [12]
ACTRA Toronto Awards Outstanding Performance - Male Hyena Road Nominated [13]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Rossif Sutherland: 'Allergic to Hollywood'". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Hegedus, Eric (21 October 2013). "Rossif Sutherland follows in relatives' footsteps". New York Post. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  3. ^ Ogweng, Sylvia (February 22, 2016). "ET Canada Blog - Rossif Sutherland Reveals He's Married, Gushes About Parenthood". Entertainment Tonight Canada. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Schneller, Johanna (April 13, 2012). "Rossif Sutherland's entry into the family business". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "'Covert Affairs' Season 5 Spoilers: Episode 12 'Starlings Of The Slipstream' Airs On Nov. 13, 2014, Annie Goes To Germany To Find A Chemist [WATCH VIDEO]". International Business Times AU. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  6. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (13 March 2008). "Poor Boy's Game - Canadian Front - Museum of Modern Art - Movies - Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Interview with Rossif Sutherland, star of High Life". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  8. ^ Network, Real Style. "Interview: Rossif Sutherland Talks About Joining King". Real Style Network. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  9. ^ "'We were fighting together': Hyena Road's Rossif Sutherland on the film's democratic storytelling". National Post. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Room, Schitt's Creek, Orphan Black lead Canadian Screen Award contenders". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
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  12. ^ a b "awards database". Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  13. ^ a b "The ACTRA Awards in Toronto | ACTRA Toronto". Retrieved 27 December 2016.

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