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Karine Vanasse
Karine Vanasse

Karine Vanasse

Award-winning Canadian actress Karine Vanasse has been recognized for her dazzling performances on both TV and film. She may be best known for her role as Valerie in the 2009 Canadian film, Polytechnique. Vanasse not only starred in the drama, but was also a co-producer on the film. Last year Polytechnique was awarded nine Genie Awards, including Best Picture, as well as an award for Vanasse for Best Female Performance.

Vanasse was most recently seen in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, as part of the Belle Epoque cast, and in the Quebec thriller Angle mort, opposite Sebastien Huberdeau. She will next be seen in the French drama Switch, to be released internationally later this year. This Fall she is part of the ensemble cast of the Canadian comedy French Immersion, co-starring Martha Burns, Gavin Crawford, Jacob Tierney, Marcel Sylvain and Quebec singer Robert Charlebois. Vanasse will also star in the romantic-comedy I'm Yours alongside Rossif Sutherland, to be released later in 2011.

At the age of 14, Vanasse was the lead in Emporte-Moi, and received much critical acclaim for her performance, including the Chlotrudis Award (USA), the Gala des Jutra Award, the Festival du film Francophone de Namur Award and the Filmcan Festival Award for Best Actress.

Additional credits include the short film Rhonda's Party, which recently won the CBC's Short Film Face Off, André Mathieu, Ma Fille, Mon Ange (My Daughter, My Angel), The Child Prodigy, Sans Elle (Without Her), Head in the Clouds, Games of the Heart, Séraphin: un Homme et Son Péché and Du Pic au Coeur. Vanasse has also appeared in the short films Le souper and Emma Fire.

No stranger to television, Vanasse starred on the Quebec TV series 2 Frères, as well as television miniseries Killer Wave and October 1970, and the TV movie Marie-Antoinette.

Vanasse currently resides in Montreal and New York.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Karine Vanasse Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayNovember 24, 1983 (33)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceDrummondville, Quebec, Canada
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Karine Vanasse compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Polytechnique
All The Wrong Reasons
Switch
Seraphin: Un Homme et Son Peche
Killer Wave
Turning Tide
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