Anna Silk is a Canadian television, film, and stage actress.
Silk was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The daughter of Peter, a British academic, and Ilkay Silk, a prominent actor, director, producer, playwright, educator, and Director of Drama at St. Thomas University. Some of Anna's earliest memories were of going to play rehearsals and watching her mother work. Silk appeared in several commercials as a child. She graduated with a B.A. degree from St. Thomas University in 1997. Early theater work includes at least two productions with Theatre St. Thomas: "Seven Menus" and "The Kitchen."
In November 1999, Silk moved to Toronto, Canada, to further her acting career, and during the following decade relocated to Los Angeles, California, USA. She met her future husband, Seth Cooperman, at an actor's workshop in Los Angeles, in 2007. They were engaged in 2009, and married in a civil ceremony in December of the same year. On April 10, 2011, they renewed their vows in a Jewish ceremony in Fredericton after she converted to Judaism. Silk gave birth to a son, Sam Cooperman, in May 2013.
Anna Silk is recognized throughout Canada for playing "Deb", an overstressed flight attendant attempting to quit smoking in the NicoDerm nicotine patch television commercials.
Her television work includes the role of Cassidy Holland in Being Erica, for which she received a 2009 Gemini Awards nomination as "Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series." Other television roles have included Asia in the Mutant X episode “Within These Walls" (2003); Mindy Lohman in the ’Til Death Do Us Part episode "Storage Unit Murder" (2007); Haylie Wayne in the Ghost Whisperer episode "Big Chills" (2008). Film roles include Grace, one of the assassins in Assassins Tale (2013).
In 2009, Silk landed the lead role of Bo Dennis on Lost Girl. She found out she was pregnant during production of the third season finale episode and broke the news to fans of the series on January 6, 2013, in a Showcase pre-show special leading into the premiere of Season 3. In February 2013, her portrayal of Bo together with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) as same-sex lovers on Lost Girl was declared "Top TV Couple of 2013" by E! Online (E!: Entertainment Television). On June 4, 2013, Showcase and Prodigy Pictures announced the start of production on the fourth season of Lost Girl; and on June 20, 2013, Silk announced via Twitter that she was ready to return to work on the show.
Anna Silk plays the protagonist role of Bo in Lost Girl:
She played a special role in the following episodes:
- 2.09 Original Skin – as Woods
- 2.13 Barometz. Trick. Pressure – as Teague
- 4.07 La Fae Époque – as Dyson
Official Fan Site
"I'm glad that, if, that relationship is presented in a really real and loving way, even thought it's in a crazy fantasy world. That's important. And that's something that's always been important to Zoie and I, who plays Lauren." – Anna Silk, Syfy 20th Anniversary Special
|2002||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind||Headset Woman|
|2003||Deception||Julie (aka Dina Knable)||Direct to video|
|2007||Do Not Bend||Catye||Short film|
|2007||Breakfast with Scot||Mia|
|2013||Assassins Tale||Grace||Direct to video|
|1999||106 Fire Hydrants||Student||TV movie|
|2000||Daring & Grace: Teen Detectives||Sabrina||Episode: The Case of the Macbeth Monster (1)|
|2002||Undressed||Becca||Episode: There's Always Room For Jealousy|
(4 segments: 6.17–6.20)
|2003||Petits mythes urbains||Wife||Episode: Sexes en eaux troubles|
|2003||Mutant X||Asia||Episode: Within These Walls|
|2003||Missing||Marilyn Janacek||Episode: Victoria|
|2004||Dead Lawyers||Sonia Alexandropova||TV movie|
|2004||Puppets Who Kill||Sperm Bank Nurse||Episode: Portrait of Buttons|
|2004||Love Rules!||Lynn Hopp||TV movie|
|2004||Anonymous Rex||Keri||TV movie|
|2005||The Perfect Neighbor||Ashley Marin||TV movie|
|2006||Angela's Eyes||Sondra||Episode: The Camera's Eye|
|2006||Legacy of Fear||Kathleen Coyne||TV movie|
|2007||The Jane Show||Kathy||Episode: Shower Killer|
|2007||'Til Death Do Us Part||Mindy Lohman||Episode: Storage Unit Murder|
|2007||The Company||Stella Bledsoe||Episode: Hours 1 & 2. TV Mini-Series|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Haylie Wayne||Episode: Big Chills|
|2008||Billable Hours||Suzie||Episode: Pigeon Lawyer|
|2009–2010||Being Erica||Cassidy Holland||3 episodes|
as Woods in Original Skin (2.09)
as Teague in Barometz. Trick. Pressure (2.13)
as Dyson in La Fae Époque (4.07)
|2011||Republic of Doyle||Tania St. Croix||Episode: St. John's Town|
Biography on Showcase
Anna Silk (Bo)
Before playing "Bo" on Lost Girl, Anna Silk is perhaps best known for her role as the caustic “Deb” -- the cantankerous flight attendant in the Nicoderm commercials. She divides her time between the big and small screen and has spent the past four years in Los Angeles where one of her fondest roles was playing a hit woman in the film, Stacking Chips. Her film credits also include Breakfast with Scot, Do Not Bend, Where the Truth Lies, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
On the small screen, Silk has had various roles in popular shows in the United States and in Canada. She guest-starred as Jennifer Love Hewitt’s beautiful best friend in The Ghost Whisperer and portrayed the murdering wife in ‘Til Death Do Us Part. Silk also has spent many notable hours on the small screen in Canada with roles in Angela’s Eyes and Puppets Who Kill. She made a memorable guest appearance as “Suzie” on Billable Hours, the “furry” who falls for the company mascot. Most recently, she reprised her role as “Cassidy”, the sultry love interest to the lead on Being Erica – a role for which she was honored with a 2010 Gemini Award nomination.
She’s thrilled to be back for Season 3 of Lost Girl as “Bo” is one of her favorite roles to-date.
You can follow Silk on twitter @Anna_Silk or check out her fan page at http://www.facebook.com/TheRealAnnaSilk
Articles and Interviews
Anna Silk announces final season of 'Lost Girl: "The most powerful season yet"
August 26, 2014. Hello! Canada
'Lost Girl' star Anna Silk on the show ending after season 5
August 25, 2014. Entertainment Weekly
Anna Silk Announces Final Season Of 'Lost Girl'
August 25, 2014. ET Canada
An interview with Anna Silk about "Lost Girl" Season 5
July 22, 2014. AfterEllen
'Lost Girl' Anna Silk Interview
March 7, 2014. The Huffington Post Canada
Exclusive: Anna Silk - Bo is Perfectly Imperfect
March 3, 2014. SciFi Vision
Anna Silk & Ksenia Talk Lost Girl Season 4
February 5, 2014. SciFi Vision
Anna Silk talks 'Lost Girl' on the set of season 4
November 10, 2013. The GATE
Anna Silk: Bo's fight gets "internal" in 'Lost Girl' S4
November 8, 2013. The Loop (TV Guide Canada)
Lost Girl's Anna Silk Dishes On Season 4 Secrets
November 7, 2013. Real Style Network
Anna Silk talks about new season of 'Lost Girl'
November 7, 2013. (QMI Agency) The London Free Press
Exclusive: Fan Expo Canada Lost Girl Press Room - Anna Silk
August 28, 2013. SciFi Vision
Logo 2013 Hot 100 [men and women]
June 26, 2013. The BackLot
- Number 9: Anna Silk
AfterEllen 2013 Hot 100!
June 25, 2013. AfterEllen
- Number 5: Anna Silk
'Lost Girl' star Anna Silk welcomes baby boy
May 3, 2013. Global News
79 Actors We Can Thank Canada For
April 23, 2013. BuzzFeed
- Number 35: Anna Silk
EXCLUSIVE: Anna Silk talks "Lost Girl," Doccubus, and prison jump suits
February 12, 2013. AfterEllen
The Erotic Education of Anna Silk: the Lost Girl star on playing a bisexual succubus
February 2013. Toronto Life
'Lost Girl' Silk recognized 'round the world
January 10, 2013. Metro
'Lost Girl' Anna Silk Pregnant: Actress Shares Pregnancy Details
January 8, 2013. Huffpost TV Canada (The Huffington Post)
'Lost Girl' Anna Silk On Season 3's 'Bad' Bo And Guest Star Linda Hamilton
January 4, 2013. HuffPost TV Canada (The Huffington Post)
Anna Silk "Bo" Hot Star of TV's Mega Hit "Lost Girl" Series, Reaches Out To Comfort A Friend!
September 23, 2012. Bulldog Publicity
San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Exclusive interviews with Lost Girl star Anna Silk and Executive Producers Jay Firestone and Emily Andras
July 22, 2012. WormholeRiders
Anna Silk stays smooth in her role as Lost Girl's Bo
June 24, 2012. Toronto Metro
A journey inside 'Lost Girl' with Anna Silk
March 18, 2012. Digital Journal
Anna Silk Interview LOST GIRL
January 18, 2012. Collider.com
Meet Anna Silk, sexy succubus of Lost Girl, Syfy's newest series
January 10, 2012. Blastr.com
Anna Silk Talks "Lost Girl"
September 6, 2011. CraveOnline
Anna Silk and Zoie Palmer [VIDEO]
September 3, 2011. TOROMagazine.com - On Set
Lost Girl and found lead Anna Silk
[original 08/26/2011 title: How Lost Girl was found: Without Fredericton’s Anna Silk, there would be no show, says TV producer]
September 1, 2011. National Post (Postmedia Network)
We Preview LOST GIRL Season 2 with Star Anna Silk
September 1, 2011. theTVaddict.com
'Lost Girl' star Anna Silk drops inhibitions to play seductive succubus Bo
September 1, 2011. (The Canadian Press) Global News
Anna Silk "BO"fore "Lost Girl"- Anna Silk Week Aug 31-Sept 4th
August 31, 2011. Bulldog Publicity
Lost Girl: Anna Silk Interview
August 31, 2011. SFX
'Lost Girl' Anna Silk interview: 'UK viewers will be drawn to this show'
August 29, 2011. Digital Spy
'Lost Girl' fans a dedicated bunch [Anna Silk interview]
August 29, 2011. The Toronto Sun
Exclusive: Syfy's 'Lost Girl' interviews (Anna Silk, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Jay Firestone and Michelle Lovretta)
July 30, 2011. Monsters and Critics
Canadian actor converts to Judaism
July 29, 2011. The Canadian Jewish News
EXCLUSIVE Anna Silk discusses her inner 'Lost Girl'
February 21, 2011. Monsters and Critics
Television: Fredericton's Anna Silk will return as leading lady on 'Lost Girl,' network's No. 1 show
December 31, 2010. Telegraph-Journal
Fan Expo 2010 – Interview with Anna Silk and Kris Holden-Ried
September 23, 2010. RGB Filter
Interview with Anna Silk: Lost and (thankfully) found!
September 12, 2010. Mike's Bloggity Blog
Anna Silk gets another sexy role with TV supernatural thriller 'Lost Girl'
September 9, 2010. The Canadian Press
Adrift in the world of the fae
September 9, 2010. The Toronto Star
TV, eh? podcast episode 10: Waking in a Bad Gemini Dream [PODCAST]
Anna Silk interview
September 7, 2010. TV, eh?
Television: Fredericton native Anna Silk stars as sexy succubus in new series "Lost Girl"
September 4, 2010. Telegraph-Journal (via Bulldog Publicity)