Mia Kirshner

Actor
Playing women who led twisted lives and harbored dark secrets to perfection, Mia Kirshner displayed great emotional range in roles that often called on her to perform sexually charged scenes in films like "Love and ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1975 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (37)

30 Days of Night: Dark Days 2014 (Movie)

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Defiance 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost Girl 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Graceland 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Barrens 2013 (Movie)

Cynthia Vineyard (Actor)

The Surrogacy Trap 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

388 Arletta Avenue 2012 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Kiss At Pine Lake 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Vampire Diaries 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleaner 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The L Word 2003 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Conception 2008 (Movie)

Clem (Actor)

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

Elizabeth "Betty" Short (Actor)

24 2001, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Now & Forever 2005 (Movie)

Angela Wilson (Actor)

New Best Friend 2002 (Movie)

Alicia Glazer (Actor)

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Wolf Lake 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Century Hotel 2001 (Movie)

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Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

Catherine Wyler (Actor)

According to Spencer 2000 (Movie)

Melora (Actor)

Cowboys and Angels 2000 (Movie)

Candice (Actor)

Out of the Cold 1999 (Movie)

Deborah Berkowitz (Actor)

Saturn 1999 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Dark Summer 1998 (Movie)

Dominique (Actor)

Anna Karenina 1997 (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)

Mad City 1997 (Movie)

Laurie Callahan (Actor)

The Crow: City of Angels 1996 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Exotica 1995 (Movie)

Christina (Actor)

Love and Human Remains 1995 (Movie)

Benita (Actor)

Murder in the First 1995 (Movie)

Adult Rosetta Young (Actor)

Cadillac Girls 1994 (Movie)

Page (Actor)

Dracula -- The Series 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny's Girl (TV Show)

Actor

The Sky Is Green (Movie)

Mara (Actor)

They Come Back (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Playing women who led twisted lives and harbored dark secrets to perfection, Mia Kirshner displayed great emotional range in roles that often called on her to perform sexually charged scenes in films like "Love and Human Remains" (1993) as a young dominatrix and in "Exotica" (1994) as a teen stripper with a past. Kirshner took a bite out of television with appearances on the high-octane drama "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) as a hired killer and also played a once-vampire mother on the teen series "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ). But it was her role as Jenny Schecter, a sexually ambiguous and self-indulgent woman, on the groundbreaking series "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09) that made Kirshner a star. Drawing upon her many experiences portraying dysfunctional, oversexed characters, she effectively essayed a woman torn between two sexes who indiscriminately manipulates to get what she wants. In spite of her character's risqué scenes, Kirshner managed to convey a real sadness and fragility, proving she was undoubtedly one of the best and most intense actresses of her time.

Relationships

Sheldon Kirshner

Father
Born in a displaced persons camp in Germany in 1946 met Kirshner's mother, a Bulgarian Jewish refugee, in Israel wrote for The Canadian Jewish News

Etti Kirshner

Mother
Bulgarian Jewish refugee met Kirshner's father in Israel

EDUCATION

McGill University

1994

Milestones

2006

Portrayed silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short in Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia"

2004

Portrayed Jenny Schecter on Showtime's hit series, "The L Word"

2003

Cast in "Party Monster," the true story of Michael Alig, played by Macaulay Culkin

2001

Acted in the parody "Not Another Teen Movie"

2001

Appeared in three episodes of FOX's "24" as bisexual terrorist Mandy

1997

Cast as Kitty in the remake of "Anna Karenina"

1996

Had female lead in "The Crow: City of Angels"

1995

Acted in the ABC TV-movie "Johnny's Girl"

1995

Acted in Atom Egoyan's "Exotica"

1995

Hollywood acting debut, "Murder in the First"

1993

First feature film, playing a dominatrix in "Love and Human Remains"

1990

Cast in a regular role in the Canadian series, "Dracula"

Raised in Toronto, Canada

Signed by her first agent at age 13

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