Cara Gee

Cara Gee
Cara Gee at the 2018 CFC Annual Gala & Auction
Gee at CFC Annual Gala in 2018
Born (1983-07-18) July 18, 1983
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActress
Known forEmpire of Dirt, The Expanse
Spouse(s)Richard de Klerk[1]

Cara Gee (born July 18, 1983[2][3]) is a Canadian film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her roles in the television series Strange Empire and The Expanse.

Career

Gee is primarily known as a stage actress in Toronto, Ontario, where her acting credits have included productions of Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad,[4] Daniel MacIvor's Arigato, Tokyo,[5] Tomson Highway's The Rez Sisters[4] Cliff Cardinal's Stitch,[6] Birdtown and Swanville's 36 Little Plays About Hopeless Girls[6] and Louise Dupré's Tout comme elle.[6]

She made her feature film debut in Empire of Dirt for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.[5] For this role, she also won a Special Jury award at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival as well as an award for Best Actress at the American Indian Film Festival. In 2013, at TIFF, Gee was named one of the festival's annual Rising Stars.[3]

Gee also worked in television, playing guest roles in the television series King and Republic of Doyle. In 2014, she starred as one of the lead characters in the Western drama series Strange Empire on CBC Television, for one season until it was cancelled in 2015.[7][8]

As of 2016, Gee stars in the 33-episode web series Inhuman Condition, which airs on the KindaTV YouTube channel.[9][10] Since 2017 she has played the role of Camina Drummer on the Syfy/Amazon television series The Expanse.[11]

Personal life

Gee is Ojibwe.[6][12] She was born in Calgary, Alberta, and raised in Aurora, Ontario.[5][13] She married Richard de Klerk in 2019.[1] Gee was eight months pregnant while filming the fifth season of The Expanse.[14]

Filmography

Television and film roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012KingAlicia PrattaEpisode: "Alicia Pratta"
2013Republic of DoyleSydney MorrisonEpisode: "Brothers in Arms"
2013Empire of DirtLenaFilm
2014Strange EmpireKat LovingLead role
2016Inhuman ConditionTamarWeb series; main role
2017–presentThe ExpanseCamina DrummerRecurring role (seasons 2–3); main role (season 4–present)
2017The Carmilla MovieEmily BrontëFilm
2017The Neddeaus of Duqesne IslandN/AWeb series
2017We Forgot to Break UpIsis WongShort film[15]
2017LetterkennyShylaEpisode: "Way to a Man's Heart"
2018Film Trouble in the GardenRaven / PippaFilm
2018Red RoverPhoebeFilm
2020The Call of the WildFrançoiseFilm[11]

Awards and nominations

Gee garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actress at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards for her performance in Empire of Dirt.[5][16] For this role, she also won a Special Jury Award at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival as well as an award for Best Actress at the American Indian Film Festival.

References

  1. ^ a b "tweet". Twitter. April 3, 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-05-08. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  2. ^ Cara Gee via Twitter: "July 18th happens to be my birthday" Archived 2020-09-02 at the Wayback Machine. September 3, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Marsha Lederman (September 5, 2014). "Actress Cara Gee: Making it big and keeping it real". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  4. ^ a b "People to Watch in 2012". Torontoist. January 3, 2012. Archived from the original on January 15, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d "People to watch: Cara Gee" Archived 2019-05-08 at the Wayback Machine. Toronto Star, December 30, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d Glenn Sumi (September 5, 2013). "Golly Gee – Stage star Cara Gee burns bright in big-screen debut". NOW. Archived from the original on 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  7. ^ "DRG to Sell Dark Canadian Drama 'Strange Empire' at MIPCOM" Archived 2019-05-08 at the Wayback Machine. The Hollywood Reporter, August 4, 2014.
  8. ^ Duncan McCue (October 3, 2014). "Q&A: Cara Gee plays "dream role" as gun-toting Métis cowgirl". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  9. ^ "Inhuman Condition Is a Step Forward for the Medium". Bloody Disgusting. July 5, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  10. ^ "Shaftesbury | Inhuman Condition". Shaftesbury. Archived from the original on 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  11. ^ a b Mia Galuppo (November 7, 2018). "Expanse Actress Cara Gee Joins Call of the Wild at Fox". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2020-06-18. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2021-01-29. Retrieved 2021-01-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Calgary-born actress talks Indigenous pride and her digital dog co-star in The Call of the Wild". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2020-02-25. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  14. ^ "The Expanse Drummer Actor Filmed Emotional Scenes 8 Months Pregnant". ScreenRant. January 26, 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-02-13. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  15. ^ "It's a tie for best Canadian feature at the 2017 Whistler Film Festival". The Georgia Straight. December 4, 2017. Archived from the original on May 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards: Orphan Black, Less Than Kind, Enemy nominated". CBC News. January 13, 2014. Archived from the original on March 31, 2018. Retrieved January 14, 2014.

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Cara Gee.

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