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Rebecca Northan

Rebecca Northan

Rebecca Northan is a graduate of the University of Calgary's Fine Arts Department who has been working as a professional artist for 20 years. In that time she has worked as an actor in theatres across Canada. Selected stage credits include: The Philadelphia Story (Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre), playRites Festival (Alberta Theatre Projects), The Cmplt Wrks of Wm Skspr (Fringe Theatre Adventures, Edmonton), Dear Boss (Eldritch Theatre, Toronto), and The Bear (Touchstone Theatre, Stratford).

Rebecca has also been heavily involved in the world of comedy and improvisation having trained at the Loose Moose Theatre Company in Calgary, where she is still a member. She has toured with Toronto's Second City Touring Company, appeared on the Second City Mainstage, and made several appearances at the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal as part of The World Improv Games. Internationally, Rebecca has also improvised in England, Norway, USA, Germany, and for Canadian Troops in Bosnia.

In the last five years, Rebecca has moved into directing both existing works, and facilitating the creation of new works and artist driven projects. Selected credits: The Canada Show (Manitoba Theatre For Young People, Monster Theatre), The MacBeth Show (Monster Theatre), The Burning Bush (Soul-O Productions tour across Canada and New York), This Is Cancer, Live! (Alberta Theatre Projects playRites 2007, Hectick Theatre - Regina, Pivot Festival - White Horse).

Since moving to Toronto in 2001 Rebecca has done a considerable amount of work in the film and television industry. She was a series lead in CTV's Alice, I Think, has been a guest host on CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and shot a supporting role in a feature with Natalie Portman, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium which opened in theatres in November 2007. In 2008, Rebecca was seen in The Rocker, starring Rainn Wilson and Christina Applegate, and in Princess, a movie-of-the-week for Disney.

Rebecca has been nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actress, a Gemini Award for the Comedy Network's Joe Blow Show, a Betty Mitchell Award for Best Production - This Is Cancer, and five Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Female Improviser. She is also the recipient of Global Television's Woman of Vision Award, and two Just For Laughs International Comedy Awards.

Rebecca teaches improvisation privately, and is a regular guest instructor for OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at the University of Toronto. Rebecca was recently invited back to the University of Calgary as a guest instructor in the Department of Drama.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Rebecca Northan Facts

OccupationActress
BirthplaceCalgary, Alberta, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.