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Karine Vanasse


Award-winning Canadian actress Karine Vanasse is internationally recognized for her dazzling performances in both English and French. Most recently, Karine starred as Detective Lise Delorme in the critically acclaimed CTV series Cardinal for which she was honoured with 2019 and 2020 Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead ActressOther notable television credits include the ABC series Revenge and Pan Am. She recently garnered two prix Gemeaux nominations and one prix Artis nomination for her role in the French Canadian series Blue Moon. Vanasse has also appeared in the Quebecois television shows 30 Vies and 2 frères, as well as the mini-series Killer Wave, October 1970 and the TV movie Marie-Antoinette

On the big screen, Vanasse widely known for her role as Valerie in Denis Villeneuve’s, Polytechnique. She was the driving force behind the film and also served as producer. The film premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win nine Genie Awards including Best Picture, and to Vanasse for Best Female Performance

Over the course of her career Vanasse has appeared over twenty feature films including lead roles in dramas All the Wrong Reasons, En Solitaire, Switch, the comedy French Immersion, the romantic-dramedy I’m Yours, as well as the short film Tomorrow’s Shadows. Other credits include the Quebec thriller Angle mort, Rhonda’s Party, Andre Mathieu, Ma Fille Mon Ange, Sans Elle, Head in the Clouds, Un Homme et SonPeche, Du Pic Au Coeur and Lea Pool’s Emporte-Moi. Vanasse’s breakthrough performance in Emporte-Moi earned her a Chlotrudis Award, the Gala des Jutra Award, the Festival du film Francophone de Namur Award and the Filmcan Festival Award for Best Actress. In 2017, Vanasse reunited with Pool for Et au pire, on se mariera and starred in De père en flic 2 which was Quebec’s highest grossing film of that year. She recently appeared in the Canadian feature Trench 11 and French film Malek