Anna Silk (born January 31, 1974) is a Canadian actress. Recognized throughout Canada for playing Deb, an overstressed flight attendant attempting to quit smoking in the NicoDerm nicotine patch TV commercials, Silk became popularly known for her role as Bo, the protagonist of the Showcase Canadian supernatural crime drama television series, Lost Girl.
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 in May 2013.
Anna Silk's 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). In 2009, Silk landed the lead role of Bo Dennis, a Succubus in the Canadian television series Lost Girl. She found out she was pregnant during production of the third season finale episode of the show and broke the news to fans of the series in a Showcase pre-show Season 3 special on January 6, 2013. 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. Film roles includes Grace, one of the assassins in Assassins Tale (2013).
Anna Silk plays the protagonist role of Bo in Lost Girl.
Articles and Interviews
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.ca)
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
'Lost Girl' star Anna Silk welcomes baby boy
May 3, 2013. Global News
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' 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
Meet Anna Silk, sexy succubus of Lost Girl, Syfy's newest series
January 10, 2012. Blastr.com
Anna Silk Interview LOST GIRL
January 2012. Collider.com
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
Television: Fredericton native Anna Silk stars as sexy succubus in new series "Lost Girl"
September 4, 2010. Telegraph-Journal (via Bulldog Publicity)
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