Céline Bonnier made her mark in Canada with acclaimed dramatic roles on the stage, television and film. She was born on Aug. 31, 1965 in Lévis, Québec, Canada. The youngest of eight children, Bonnier's parents encouraged her creative pursuits early on. She learned to play the flute and accordion while attending high school, but Bonnier found her true passion in acting, which led to her studies at the Conservatoire de théatre in Québec, where she graduated in 1987. Bonnier made her feature film debut in the romantic drama "Tectonic Plates" (1992), and further established her reputation as a dramatic powerhouse with appearances in "Le sphinx" (1995), "The Orphan Muses" (2000) - which earned her first Genie Award nomination - and "Séraphin: un homme et son péché" (2002). Bonnier was also a steady presence on Canadian television, most notably on the crime drama "Tag" (Radio-Canada, 2000). She reprised her role on the subsequent series "Tag - Epilogue" (2002) and "Tag II" (2002). In 2004, Bonnier received her second Genie Award nomination for "Monica la mitraille," starring as a financially destitute woman who turns to robbery to support her family. She delivered another Genie-nominated performance in 2009 for "Mommy is at the Hairdresser's" (2008). Bonnier also appeared in American projects, landing roles on the action series "La Femme Nikita" (USA Network, 1997-2001) and in the Lifetime movie "Human Trafficking" (2005). In 2011, Bonnier co-starred in the romantic feature "French Kiss" and the comedy "Coteau Rouge."