Biography


Emilie Leclerc is a bilingual actor and theatre creator living on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, also known as Vancouver. She grew up in Quebec and learned as an adult that she has distant Indigenous Ancestry. She is dedicated to living a creative life and is constantly inspired by the beauty of Nature and others.

Emilie completed filming Season 3 of Motherland : Fort Salem in 2022 . In it, she plays Izadora, a powerful witch scientist, Necro teacher and officer at Fort Salem. She made her TV debuts on CBC’s Strange Empire.

A Jessie Award recipient and multiple-time nominee, Emilie has worked closely with Théâtre la Seizième over the past thirteen years. She performed in five of their main stage productions and has toured three of their theatre for young audiences plays since 2009. Emilie also directed Le Merveilleux Voyage d’Inès de l’Ouest for Théâtre la Seizième and received a 2022 Jessie Award Nomination for Outstanding Artistic Creation (Direction). Recently, Emilie played Holly in Holiday at the Elbow Room Cafe (ZeeZee Theatre/The Cultch), Pierrette in Les Belles-soeurs (Ruby Slippers Theatre/Gateway Theatre) and Lucy in A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill (Carousel Theatre), for which she was was nominated for an Ovation! and a Jessie Award. Emilie worked with Alley Theatre on the ambitions production The Ridiculous Darkness, starred in Unité Modèle (Théâtre la Seizième), premiered as Bam-Bam in Redpatch (Hardline Productions), played Monique in Michel Tremblay’s Bonjour, là, Bonjour (Théâtre la Seizième) and gave life to the Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas(Carousel Theatre for Young People). She also had the pleasure of working with companies such as Presentation House Theatre, Babelle Theatre, Chemainus Theatre Festival and Twenty-Something Theatre amongst others.

As a member of the pan-Canadian collective Les Petites Cellules Chaudes, Emilie co-created iShow, an award-winning performance which toured all over Eastern Canada and France from 2014-16. Co-founder of Vortex Theatre, Emilie acted in and co-produced Jean et Béatrice / John and Beatrice by Carole Fréchette. Emilie created and produced Anonyme, a new work exploring our relationship to technology and our capacity for virtual and real-life gatherings at Presentation House Theatre in 2017. From 2016-18, together with international artists from six different Theatre for Young Audience companies, Emilie co-created Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World. The play, which is an immigration story story through the eyes of an 11 year old, has been performed twice in Australia, in Canada and in South Africa.

Emilie has voiced radio commercials in both English and French and has been a Public Announcer and Emcee for various events. 

Emilie is a graduate of Studio 58’s acting program and holds a B.A. from McGill University. She has been awarded three times by La Foundation for the advancement of francophone theatre in Canada.

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