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Mia Kirshner

Biography

Played Jenny Schecter about Showtime’s The L Word, which ran from 2004 to 2009. She also made an appearance within the 2001 film Not really Another Teen Film. After having a skill agent at age group twelve, she started acting appropriately at age group fifteen. Her grandparents had been both Holocaust survivors. Her parents are Etti and Sheldon Kirshner. She’s a young sister called Lauren who’s a article writer. Laurel Holloman co-starred within the L-Word.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mia Kirshner
Date Of Birth January 25, 1975
Place Of Birth Toronto, Canada
Height 1.6 m
Profession TV Actress
Education McGill University
Nationality Canadian
Parents Sheldon Kirshner, Etti Kirshner
Siblings Lauren Kirshner
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Movies Not Another Teen Movie, The Black Dahlia, Exotica, The Crow: City of Angels, New Best Friend, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, Love and Human Remains, Miss Conception, Mad City, The Barrens, Now & Forever, Milton's Secret, According to Spencer, 388 Arletta Avenue, Party Monster, Century Hotel, Murder in the First, Kiss at Pine Lake, The Grass Harp, Cadillac Girls, Anna Karenina, The Iris Effect, Johnny's Girl, I Think I Do, Speed of Life, Bear 71, Innocents, Never Happened, The Surrogacy Trap, Reluctant Witness, Cowboys and Angels, They Come Back, Out of the Cold
TV Shows Defiance, The L Word, Dracula: The Series, Wolf Lake
Star Sign Aquarius

  • Facts
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  • Awards
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  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 Auditioned for a role in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995).
2 Was roommates with Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig while filming The L Word (2004). Kirshner, Hailey, and Moenning lived down the street from Jennifer Beals' house.
3 Has an "M" tattoo on the back of her neck.
4 Lives in Los Angeles and owns an apartment in Paris.
5 Has a younger sister named Lauren who has worked with her ''I Live Here'' project.
6 Studied Russian literature and 20th-century movie industry at McGill University in Montreal.
7 Has played vampires twice: 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) and The Vampire Diaries (2009).
8 Fluent in French.
9 Her favorite performance is that of Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher (2001).
10 She is known for being a prankster. She played practical jokes on the set of The L Word (2004) and Defiance (2013).
11 She has a dog named Rainbow.
12 Has written a book called 'I Live Here'. "I Live Here is a paper documentary - an intimate journey to humanitarian crises in four corners of the world: war in Chechnya, ethnic cleansing in Burma, globalization in Mexico, and AIDS in Malawi.".
13 Ranked #38 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
14 She is a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Her father, Sheldon, a journalist for The Canadian Jewish News, was born in a displaced person camp in Germany in 1946. He met her mother, Etti, a Bulgarian Jewish refugee, in Israel. Kirshner has a younger sister.
15 Was raised in Toronto by her father, who is a journalist, and mother, who is a teacher.
16 The "Stuff" magazine cover she did with Chyler Leigh was the first time that magazine ever featured multiple people on the cover.
17 Played Sarah Logan in the pilot for the TV show D.C. (2000) but the role was later re-cast.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mad City 1997 Laurie
Anna Karenina 1997 Kitty
The Crow: City of Angels 1996 Sarah
The Grass Harp 1995 Maude Riordan
Johnny's Girl 1995 TV Movie Amy Ross
Murder in the First 1995 Adult Rosetta Young
Exotica 1994 Christina
Cadillac Girls 1993 Page
Love & Human Remains 1993 Benita
Sweating Bullets 1991-1992 TV Series Sandy / Cathy Paige
Are You Afraid of the Dark? 1992 TV Series Pam Dora Pease
Avonlea 1992 TV Series Emily Everett-Smythe
Dracula: The Series 1990-1991 TV Series Sophie Metternich
My Secret Identity 1991 TV Series Alana Porter
E.N.G. 1991 TV Series Risa Timmerman
Danger Bay 1990 TV Series Catherine Walker
War of the Worlds 1989 TV Series Jo
A Swingers Weekend 2017 post-production Fiona
Real Detective 2016 TV Series documentary Detective Mannina
Milton's Secret 2016 Jane Adams
Never Happened 2015 Short Laura
Reluctant Witness 2015 TV Movie Erin Villenueve
Bloodline 2015 TV Series Woman
Defiance 2013-2014 TV Series Kenya Rosewater
Lost Girl 2013 TV Series Clio
Graceland 2013 TV Series Ashika Pearl
I Think I Do 2013 Julia
The Surrogacy Trap 2013 TV Movie Christy Bennett
The Barrens 2012 Cynthia Vineyard
Kiss at Pine Lake 2012 TV Movie Zoe McDowell
388 Arletta Avenue Xtra 2012 Short
388 Arletta Avenue 2011 Amy Walker
The Vampire Diaries 2010-2011 TV Series Isobel Flemming
30 Days of Night: Dark Days 2010 Video Lilith
CSI: NY 2009 TV Series Deborah Carter
The Cleaner 2009 TV Series April May
The L Word 2004-2009 TV Series Jenny Schecter
Miss Conception 2008 Clem
They Come Back 2007 TV Movie Faith Hardy
The Black Dahlia 2006 Elizabeth Short
24: The Game 2006 Video Game Mandy (voice, uncredited)
The Iris Effect 2005 Rebecca
24 2001-2005 TV Series Mandy
Party Monster 2003 Natasha
Now & Forever 2002 Angela Wilson
Wolf Lake 2001-2002 TV Series Ruby Cates
New Best Friend 2002 Alicia Campbell
Not Another Teen Movie 2001 Catherine Wyler
According to Spencer 2001 Melora
Century Hotel 2001 Dominique
Cowboys and Angels 2000 Candice
Innocents 2000 Dominique Denright
James Draminski 2000 Short James Draminski
Out of the Cold 1999 Deborah Berkowitz
Speed of Life 1999 Sarah

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bear 71 2012 Documentary short
31st Annual Genie Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Gritty Realism of Dark Days 2010 Video short Herself
Sexo en serie 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tavis Smiley 2007 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997-2004 TV Series Herself
Charlie Rose 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Making of Dark Summer 2002 Video documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-1997 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Jenny Schecter

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series I Think I Do (2013)
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Not Another Teen Movie (2001) · Beverly Polcyn
1994 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Love & Human Remains (1993)


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#Quote
1 I think, as an actor, the challenge is to choose wisely. And, you know, say "no" more than you say "yes."
2 What I know is true is that there is no shame in being gay. Love does not understand gender.
3 I don't care if people think I'm gay. Gender is of no consequence to me. It's a person's brain that counts.
4 [on sex scenes with another woman] It's nothing to be ashamed of. I genuinely enjoy doing them, and I think that women are lovely and generous. There's an intangible feeling and a comfort level that is beautiful.

#Trademark
1 Frequently plays lesbian characters
2 Frequently plays manipulative, sociopathic characters
3 Often plays deeply troubled characters

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