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 a traditional quebecois family in the town of St-Georges, and she discovered as an adult that she has Indigenous Ancestry. A Jessie Award recipient, Emilie has worked closely with Théâtre la Seizième over the past twelve years. During the 2019-20 season, she performed in their main stage production of Le NoShow Vancouver and was directing their production of Le Merveilleux Voyage d’Inès de l’Ouest when everything was put on hold due to Covid-19. Recently, also 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.

She made her TV debut in CBC’s Strange Empire. She can now be seen playing Izadora on Freeform’s new series Motherland : Fort Salem.

Emilie is also a French Public Announcer and Emcee. At BC Place in Vancouver, she has announced for Rugby Canada 7s  tournaments and the Vancouver Whitecaps. She co-hosted Concord’s NYE Vancouver last year and Live City Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. 

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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