Mia Kirshner


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Mia Kirshner was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 25, 1975, to Etti, a teacher, and Sheldon Kirshner, a journalist. Her father is of Polish Jewish descent and her mother is a Bulgarian Jewish immigrant. Mia had a middle class upbringing and graduated from the prestigious McGill University with a degree in English Literature. She had a love for ... See full bio »

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The Black Dahlia Elizabeth Short
(2006)
The L Word Jenny Schecter
(2004-2009)
Bloodline Woman
(2015)

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 2019 The College Admissions Scandal (TV Movie)
Bethany Slade
 2017-2019 Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series)
Amanda Grayson
- Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (2019) ... Amanda Grayson
- Such Sweet Sorrow (2019) ... Amanda Grayson
- Through the Valley of Shadows (2019) ... Amanda Grayson
- Light and Shadows (2019) ... Amanda Grayson
- Point of Light (2019) ... Amanda Grayson
 2017 A Swingers Weekend
Fiona
 2016 Real Detective (TV Series documentary)
Detective Mannina
- No One Is Safe (2016) ... Detective Mannina
 2016 Milton's Secret
Jane Adams
 2015 Never Happened (Short)
Laura
 2015 Reluctant Witness (TV Movie)
Erin Villenueve
 2015 Bloodline (TV Series)
Woman
- Part 11 (2015) ... Woman
- Part 6 (2015) ... Woman
- Part 1 (2015) ... Woman
 2013-2014 Defiance (TV Series)
Kenya Rosewater
- Painted from Memory (2014) ... Kenya Rosewater
- Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2014) ... Kenya Rosewater
- Everything Is Broken (2013) ... Kenya Rosewater
- Past Is Prologue (2013) ... Kenya Rosewater
- The Bride Wore Black (2013) ... Kenya Rosewater
 2013 Lost Girl (TV Series)
Clio
- Lovers. Apart. (2013) ... Clio
- Sleeping Beauty School (2013) ... Clio
- In Memoriam (2013) ... Clio
 2013 Graceland (TV Series)
Ashika Pearl
- Pizza Box (2013) ... Ashika Pearl
 2013 I Think I Do
Julia Ryan
 2013 The Surrogacy Trap (TV Movie)
Christy Bennett
 2012 The Barrens
Cynthia Vineyard
 2012 388 Arletta Avenue Xtra (Short)
 2012 Kiss at Pine Lake (TV Movie)
Zoe McDowell
 2011 388 Arletta Avenue
Amy Walker
 2010-2011 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
Isobel Flemming
- Know Thy Enemy (2011) ... Isobel Flemming
- The House Guest (2011) ... Isobel Flemming (uncredited)
- Isobel (2010) ... Isobel Flemming
- Blood Brothers (2010) ... Isobel Flemming
- A Few Good Men (2010) ... Isobel Flemming
 2010 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (Video)
Lilith
 2009 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Deborah Carter
- Dead Reckoning (2009) ... Deborah Carter
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
April May
- Does Everybody Have a Drink? (2009) ... April May
 2004-2009 The L Word (TV Series)
Jenny Schecter
- Last Word (2009) ... Jenny Schecter
- Last Couple Standing (2009) ... Jenny Schecter
- Lactose Intolerant (2009) ... Jenny Schecter
- Litmus Test (2009) ... Jenny Schecter
- Leaving Los Angeles (2009) ... Jenny Schecter
 2008 Miss Conception
Clem
 2007 They Come Back (TV Movie)
Faith Hardy
 2006 The Black Dahlia
Elizabeth Short
 2006 24: The Game (Video Game)
Mandy (voice, uncredited)
 2005 The Iris Effect
Rebecca
 2001-2005 24 (TV Series)
Mandy
- Day 4: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (2005) ... Mandy
- Day 4: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (2005) ... Mandy
- Day 4: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2005) ... Mandy (uncredited)
- Day 2: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2003) ... Mandy (uncredited)
- 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2001) ... Mandy
 2003 Party Monster
Natasha
 2002 Now & Forever
Angela Wilson
 2001-2002 Wolf Lake (TV Series)
Ruby Cates
- If These Wolves Could Talk (2002) ... Ruby Cates (credit only)
- Legend of Lost Lenore (2002) ... Ruby Cates
- Leader of the Pack (2002) ... Ruby Cates (credit only)
- Four Feet Under (2002) ... Ruby Cates
- Excitable Boy (2001) ... Ruby Cates
 2002 New Best Friend
Alicia Campbell
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie
Catherine Wyler
 2001 According to Spencer
Melora
 2001 Century Hotel
Dominique
 2000 James Draminski (Short)
James Draminski
 2000 Cowboys and Angels
Candice
 2000 Innocents
Dominique Denright
 1999 Out of the Cold
Deborah Berkowitz
 1999 Speed of Life
Sarah
 1997 Mad City
Laurie
 1997 Anna Karenina
Kitty
 1995 The Grass Harp
Maude Riordan
 1995 Johnny's Girl (TV Movie)
Amy Ross
 1995 Murder in the First
Adult Rosetta Young
 1994 Exotica
Christina / Stripper
 1993 Love & Human Remains
Benita
 1993 Cadillac Girls
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 1991-1992 Tropical Heat (TV Series)
Sandy / Cathy Paige
- Stranger in Paradise (1992) ... Sandy
- Runaway (1991) ... Cathy Paige
 1992 Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)
Pam / Dora Pease
- The Tale of the Hungry Hounds (1992) ... Pam / Dora Pease
 1992 Avonlea (TV Series)
Emily Everett-Smythe
- High Society (1992) ... Emily Everett-Smythe
 1991 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Risa Timmerman
- Suffer the Little Children (1991) ... Risa Timmerman
 1990-1991 Dracula: The Series (TV Series)
Sophie Metternich
- Klaus Encounters of the Interred Kind (1991) ... Sophie Metternich
- My Dinner with Lucard (1991) ... Sophie Metternich
- Bats in the Attic (1991) ... Sophie Metternich
- I Love Lucard (1991) ... Sophie Metternich
- The Decline of the Romanian Vampire (1991) ... Sophie Metternich
 1991 My Secret Identity (TV Series)
Alana Porter
- My Other Secret Identity (1991) ... Alana Porter
 1990 Danger Bay (TV Series)
Catherine Walker
- Live Wires (1990) ... Catherine Walker
 1989 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
Jo
- Loving the Alien (1989) ... Jo
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Published her first book, 'I Live Here' in October 2008, a collaboration effort with J.B. MacKinnan, Paul Shoebridge, and Michael Simons, which is four separate journals of her travels on behalf of Amnesty International U.S.A. to help displaced people. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

What I know is true is that there is no shame in being gay. Love does not understand gender. See more »

Trivia:

The "Stuff" magazine cover she did with Chyler Leigh was the first time that magazine ever featured multiple people on the cover. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays unsympathetic yet attractively sinister lesbians

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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