Palmer at 2012 FanExpo Lost Girl panel
|Residence||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Alma mater||York University|
|Years active||2002 – present|
|Known for||Lauren on Lost Girl|
|Home town||Camborne, Cornwall, England|
|Partner(s)||Alexandra (Alex) Lalonde|
Born in Camborne, Cornwall, England, to parents of British and Irish descent, Zoie Palmer moved with her family to Canada when she was nine years old. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket, Ontario; and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University in Toronto, Canada, in 2001. Palmer's first professional experience as an actor was as a teenager in summer stock at the Red Barn Theatre in Jackson's Point, Ontario, Canada.
Palmer's best-known work is the role of Dr. Lauren Lewis, a major character in the Canadian series Lost Girl (2010–2015). Her television work includes made-for-TV movies The Reagans (2003) as Patti Reagan; Out of the Ashes (2003) as Didi Goldstein; Devil's Perch (2005) as Abby. Guest appearances include The CW American espionage drama Nikita in the episode "Girl's Best Friend" (2011) as Anya Vimer, a terrorist who tries to sabotage a peace summit; the HBO Canada comedy Call Me Fitz in the episode "Don of the Differently Abled" (2011) as Laura, an unhinged amputee with plans for an escort service for disabled people; the CTV Canadian fantasy drama The Listener in the third-season finale episode "The Shooting" (2012) as Staff Sgt. McCoy, an investigator for Internal Affairs. She had a recurring role as rock singer Patsy Sewer in the CTV Canadian teen drama/comedy series Instant Star; and was a co-lead in the Global Canadian drama The Guard as Coast Guard rescue specialist Carly Greig (for which she had to conquer her fear of water). After Lost Girl, she joined the main cast of science fiction series Dark Matter in the role of The Android and hosted After Dark, the series' online aftershow for third-season episodes. Palmer appeared in the online dating web series comedy Seeking Simone in the episode "1.1: Single Lesbian Psychos" (2009) as Rebecca.
Film roles include Annabelle in the short drama Terminal Venus (2003); Haley in the romantic comedy The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard (2010); Cheryl in the supernatural horror Devil (2010); Officer Frances Jane in the crime thriller Cold Blooded (2012); Lou in the comedy Sex After Kids (2013); and Bethany in the fantasy adventure Patch Town (2014).
Zoie Palmer was awarded the Gold Medallion Acting Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film for Cold Blooded by the 2012 Bare Bones International Film Festival; and Best Actor for Terminal Venus by the 2004 Baja Film Festival (Mexico).
She received a 2014 Canadian Comedy Awards nomination for Multimedia / Best Female Performance in a Feature for Sex After Kids; and a 2011 ACTRA Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance - Female for The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard.
Palmer was the recipient of the Fan Choice Award for Favourite Canadian Screen Star by the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. In its annual 50 Most Beautiful Stars issue celebrating homegrown talent, she was named "Number 1" for 2014 by HELLO! Canada magazine. In 2013 she won Favorite TV Actress and Best Tweeter in the annual AfterEllen Visibility Awards for popularity; and Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Actress by Canadagraphs in its annual Best Of TV Awards. She was chosen Girl on Top 2013 by E! Entertainment Television in its popularity contest of Favorite TV Leading Ladies.
In February 2013, her portrayal of Lauren together with Bo (Anna Silk) as same-sex couple "Bo and Lauren" on Lost Girl was named one of its all-time Favorite TV Couples by CNN (Cable News Network); and declared Top TV Couple of 2013 by E! Entertainment Television in its annual online contest.
On March 9, 2014, Zoie Palmer came out publicly as lesbian during broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards when she thanked her life partner, Canadian film producer Alex Lalonde,[a] after expressing gratitude for winning the Fan Choice Award for her performance as Lauren on Lost Girl. Palmer and Lalonde have a son from Lalonde's previous relationship.
Palmer's sister, Tracey (Palmer) Weiler, was a Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario candidate for the Kitchener—Waterloo electoral district in a 2012 by-election for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and the 2014 general election.
|2003||Bar Life||Ryan||Short film|
|2003||Terminal Venus||Annabelle||Short film|
|2006||Snapshots for Henry||Angie||Short film|
|2010||The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard||Haley|
|2012||Cold Blooded||Officer Frances Jane|
|2013||Sex After Kids||Lou|
|2002||Odyssey 5||Researcher||Episode: "Skin"|
|2002||The Scream Team||Rebecca Kull||TV movie|
|2003||Adventure Inc.||Luisa||Episode: "Plaque Ship of Val Verde"|
|2003||Out of the Ashes||Didi Goldstein||TV movie|
|2003||The Reagans||Patti Reagan||TV movie|
|2004||Missing||Tracy Somers||Episode: "Mr. Nobody"|
|2004||Doc||Tracey Briant||Episode: "The Family Tree"|
|2005||Devil's Perch||Abby||TV movie|
|2005||Martha Behind Bars||Amy||TV movie|
|2006||Gospel of Deceit||Tracy Duggins||TV movie|
|2006–07||Instant Star||Patsy Sewer||Recurring role, 12 episodes|
|2008–09||The Guard||Carly Greig||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2009||Seeking Simone||Rebecca||Webisode 1.1: "Single Lesbian Psychos"|
|2010–15||Lost Girl||Dr. Lauren Lewis||Main role, 72 episodes|
additional roles: Reynard in episode "Original Skin", Flora Blooms in "La Fae Époque", Lola in "Follow the Yellow Trick Road"
|2010||Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures||Female Cop||Episode: "Unhappy Endings"|
|2010||Murdoch Mysteries||Katie Powers||Episode: "Victor, Victorian"|
|2011||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Officer||Episode: "Jesus, Etc.: Part 2"|
|2011||XIII: The Series||Moira||Episode: "The Irish Version"|
|2011||King||Angela Gilbert||Episode: "Lori Gilbert"|
|2011||Nikita||Anya Vimer||Episode: "Girl's Best Friend"|
|2011||Call Me Fitz||Laura||Episode: "Don of the Differently Abled"|
|2012||Lost Girl Finale Pre-Show||as self||Showcase TV special|
|2012||The Listener||Staff Sgt McCoy||Season 3, episode 13: "The Shooting"|
|2012||Flashpoint||Wife||Season 5, episode 11: "Fit For Duty"|
|2013||Lost Girl ConFAEdential||as self||Showcase TV special|
|2013||Her Husband's Betrayal||Tora||TV movie|
|2013||Lost Girl: An Evening at the Clubhouse||as self||Showcase TV special|
|2015–17||Dark Matter||The Android||Main role, 39 episodes|
|2016||Real Detective||Detective Leigh Maroni||Season 1, episode 5: "Retribution"|
|2017||After Dark||Host (as self)||Syfy International Dark Matter online after-show|
|2017||The Beaverton||Lisa Langenberg||Season 2, episode 2: "How will big pharma ruin legal weed for Canadians?" (sketch)|
|2018||Taken||Meg||Season 2, episode 5: "Absalom"|
|2018||Ransom||Jasmine Bradshaw||Season 2, episode 3: "Secrets and Spies"|
|2018||Wynonna Earp||Jolene||Season 3, episodes 4, 5: "No Cure For Crazy", "Jolene"|
|2019||Pure||Valerie Krochack||Season 2; recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2019||Jann||Recurring role, 6 episodes (in post-production)|
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