Karine Vanasse


Date Of Birth

November 24, 1983


French Canadian actress Karine Vanasse was born on November 24, 1983 in Drummondville, Quebec. She developed an interest in acting at an early age, leading her to appear in the teen show Club des 100 watts for winning a lip sync competition. Soon, she found herself being accompanied by her mother to auditions for TV commercials and films. She then appeared on the children’s science show Les Petits Debrouillards, where she was discovered and hired for the role of Hannah in 1999’s Emporte-moi. It was through that that she gained acclaim, even earning the title of best actress at Quebec’s Jutra Award Gala. She continued appearing in series and films as a teen, but took a break in 2001 in Greece to travel and focus on her academics. She returned to acting the next year, landing a role in the film Seraphin: um homme et son peche. She was next seen on several theatre productions, in addition to playing an FLQ terrorist in the CBC miniseries October 1970. Soon, she found herself appearing on Killer Wave, Trayma, and the 2011 period drama Pan Am on the ABC network.

Place of Birth

Drummondville, Quebec


2011: I'm Yours - Daphne
2011: Pan Am (TV series) - Colette
2011: Switch - Sophie Malaterre
2011: French Immersion - Julie Tremblay
2011: Midnight in Paris - Belle Époque Couple
2011: Angle mort - Stéphanie
2011: Trauma (TV series) - Fannie Comtois
2010: The Child Prodigy - Camillette Mathieu
2010: Rhonda's Party (short) - Amy
2009: Emma Fire (short) - Young Woman
2009: Polytechnique - Valérie
2007: My Daughter, My Angel - Nathalie Dagenais
2007: Killer Wave (TV mini-series) - Sophie Marleau
2006: Marie-Antoinette (TV movie) - Marie-Antoinette
2006: October 1970 (TV mini-series) - Christine
2006: Without Her - Camille
2006: Un homme mort (TV series) - Kim Blanchard
2004: Head in the Clouds - Lisette
2002: Séraphin: un homme et son péché - Donalda Laloge
2001: Games of the Heart - Alice
2001: Mon meilleur ennemi (TV series) - Franny Anderson (Jeune)
1999: Set Me Free - Hanna
1999: 2 frères (TV series) - Lucie Chaput
1999: Le souper (short)

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