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Ksenia Solo
Ksenia Solo
Date of Birth
8 October 1987
Birthplace
Riga, Latvia (Latvian SSR)
Role
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Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-born Canadian film and television actress.

Biography

Solo moved with her family to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, when she was five years old and studied ballet until age 14, when a back injury forced her to stop dancing. Her mother is a former ballerina who became a theatre actor. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Career

Television work includes the series Earth: Final Conflict in the episode "Take No Prisoners" (2000) as Kathy Simmons; Adventure Inc. episode "Village of the Lost" (2002) as Natalie; 1-800-Missing episode "Judgement Day" (2004) as Megan Hahn; Cold Case episode "Cargo" (2007) as Lena; Nikita episode "Alexandra" (2011) as Irina. She was cast in the role of Dodge in the 2011 pilot for Locke & Key,[1] but the project did not get the greenlight for a TV series. Solo had a recurring role in Life Unexpected as Natasha Siviac (13 episodes, 2010-2011). She was a co-lead in the APTN family drama renegadepress.com as Zoey Jones (2004-2008).

After Season 4 of Lost Girl, Solo joined the cast of American Revolutionary War series Turn: Washington's Spies in its second season as Peggy Shippen; and the third season of Orphan Black as Shay Davydov.

Made-for-TV movies include My Louisiana Sky (2001) as Abby Lynn Anders; Sins of the Father (2002) as Lucinda; Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story (2003) as Kristyn Posey; Mayday (2005) as Amy Stein; Love Thy Neighbor (2006) as Erin Benson.

Film credits include Micheline in the romantic comedy-drama The Republic of Love (2003); Veronica in psychological thriller-horror Black Swan (2010); Emma in crime thriller The Factory (2011); Sydney in the drama Another You (2015) (co-producer).

Ksenia Solo won the 2005 Gemini Award for "Best Performance In A Youth Television Series" for renegadepress.com episode "Can You See Me Now";[2] and again in 2006 for "Best Performance In A Youth Television Series" for renegadepress.com episode "Fear".[3]

She won the 2011 Gemini Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series" for Lost Girl episode Oh Kappa, My Kappa.[4]

In 2013, she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series" for Lost Girl episodes The Girl Who Fae'd With Fire/Truth and Consequences.[5]

After a six-year commitment to the series, Solo decided to leave Lost Girl to pursue other roles and work on other projects, and the character of Kenzi was written as dying in the finale of Season 4; however, Lost Girl producers and Solo collaborated to bring Kenzi back in Season 5 in a limited capacity.[6]

Ksenia Solo plays the core character role of Kenzi in Lost Girl:


She played a special role in the following episodes:


Solo appeared as Kenzi in the following Lost Girl webisode:

Comic Cons and Fan Expos

2011
  • Fan Expo Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
2012
  • Fan Expo Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • New York Comic Con (New York, NY, USA)
  • San Diego Comic-Con International (San Diego, CA, USA)
2013
  • Fan Expo Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • MCM London Comic Con (London, England, UK)
  • San Diego Comic-Con International (San Diego, CA, USA)
2014
  • Comicpalooza (Houston, TX, USA)
  • Dragon Con (Atlanta, GA, USA)
  • Fandomfest Comic Expo (Louisville, KY, USA)
  • FantasyCon (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)
  • Rose City Comic Con (Tyler, TX, USA)

Links

Official Fan Site

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2001  A Man of Substance Hannah Short film
2003 The Republic of Love  Micheline
2010 Black Swan Veronica / Little Swan 
2012 The Factory Emma
2015 Another You Sydney Co-producer


Television

Year Title Role Notes
2000 I Was a Sixth Grade Alien Xhanthippe Episode: Bride of Pleskit!
2000 Earth: Final Conflict Kathy Simmons Episode: Take No Prisoners
2001 My Louisiana Sky Abby Lynn Anders   TV movie
2001 What Girls Learn Girl TV movie
2002 Sins of the Father Lucinda TV movie
2002 Adventure Inc. Natalie Episode: Village of the Lost
2003 Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story Kristyn Posey TV movie
2004 1-800-Missing Megan Hahn Episode: Judgement Day
2004–2008 renegadepress.com Zoey Jones Main cast
52 episodes
2005 Kojak Angela Howard Episode: All Bets Off: Part 1
2005 Mayday Amy Stein TV movie
2006 Love Thy Neighbor Erin Benson TV movie
2007 Cold Case Lena Episode: Cargo
2008 Moonlight Bonnie Morrow Episode: Fated to Pretend
2009 Crime Stories Waitress Episode: The Happy Face Killer 
2009 The Cleaner Callie Bell Episode: Cinderella
2010–2011 Life Unexpected Natasha Siviac 13 episodes
2010–present  Lost Girl Kenzi Main cast
as Dyson in Original Skin (2.09)
as Inari in The Kenzi Scale (3.06)
as Angel in La Fae Époque (4.07)
2011 Nikita Irina Episode: Alexandra
2011 Locke & Key Dodge TV pilot/movie
2015 TURN: Washington's Spies Peggy Shippen
Margaret Shippen
10 episodes
2015 Orphan Black Shay Davydov 6 episodes


Web Series

Year Title Role Notes
2013  Lost Girl  Kenzi   Webisode: UPYURS6  (pre-Season 4 special program) 


Biography on Showcase (2013)

Ksenia Solo (Kenzi)

Ksenia made her theatre debut at age five, and at age 10, she landed her first guest-starring role on the popular Canadian kids series, I Was A Sixth Grade Alien, playing alien princess “Xhanthippe” alongside Michael Cera. Since then, Solo has starred in numerous films and television shows, including the lead role of “Zoey Jones” in the 2003 television series Renegadepress.com. The hard-hitting drama dealt with the challenging real issues of teenage life. Solo’s abilities were recognized at age 18, when she became the first-ever winner of two consecutive Gemini Awards for ‘Best Performance In A Youth Television Series in both 2005 and 2006.

Over the next four years, Solo studied acting, film directing and photography, and appeared in numerous American television shows including Cold Case, The Cleaner, Moonlight, Earth Final Conflict, Kojak, I Love Mummy and 1-800 Missing. After an international search, Ksenia was handpicked by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem for A Dream) to play the beautiful yet cruel nemesis, “Veronica”, to Natalie Portman’s “Nina” in the film Black Swan. She then starred opposite John Cusack in the dark thriller, The Factory, portraying a young prostitute and mother. Following shortly after, the CW’s new hit show Life UneXpected offered Solo the role of “Natasha”, the street-smart foster teen with a big heart yet troubled life. Solo was also named one of the 55 faces of The Future of Hollywood, alongside Vanessa Hugdens, Ashley Greene and Chloe Moretz by Nylon Magazine. After the Venice Film Festival Premiere of Black Swan, the Italian press named Solo one of three ‘Sexiest Women’ of the 67th Venice Film Festival along with Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba. Solo won the role of Dodge in the highly anticipated FOX/DreamWorks project Locke & Key which was directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go, One Hour Photo) and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It was another exciting year for the actress who ended 2011 winning her third Gemini Award, this time for Best Performance in a Featured Supporting Role, for her Character "Kenzi" in Lost Girl.

Solo spent the better half of 2012 shooting the 3rd season of Lost Girl in Toronto, Canada. In June 2012, she appeared on the Summer Issue cover of US fashion magazine 'Ouch'.

Solo is developing her own film projects along with her film company, OnFire Films, and a team of talented artists. She looks forward to getting behind the camera and exploring the world of directing and producing.

You can follow Solo on twitter @KseniaSolo or check out her fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ksenia-Solo/157385804283621

@ http://www.showcase.ca/lostgirl/lostgirlbios.aspx?n=Ksenia+Solo+(Kenzi)

Gallery

Ksenia Solo (Season 5 End of LG) tweet

Videos

Ksenia Solo of Lost Girl - Interview02:50

Ksenia Solo of Lost Girl - Interview

Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo Interview (Fan Expo 2011)03:07

Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo Interview (Fan Expo 2011)

TdotComics

Season 2 Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo Interview "The Morning Show"06:01

Season 2 Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo Interview "The Morning Show"

The Morning Show (March 30, 2012)

Season 3 Ksenia Solo Interview07:34

Season 3 Ksenia Solo Interview

The Televixen

Ksenia Solo - Stand For The Silent Interview (SDCC 2012)03:50

Ksenia Solo - Stand For The Silent Interview (SDCC 2012)

Ksenia Solo Interview "Good Day New York"05:31

Ksenia Solo Interview "Good Day New York"

Good Day New York (April 8, 2013)

Ksenia Solo Interview "The Couch"05:29

Ksenia Solo Interview "The Couch"

The Couch: CBS/New York (April 9, 2013)

Season 3 Ksenia Solo Interview (Associated Press)02:20

Season 3 Ksenia Solo Interview (Associated Press)

AP (Associated Press)

Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer (SDCC 2013)03:16

Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer (SDCC 2013)

ShowbizJunkies

Lost Girl - MCM Expo London 2013 (Solo, Vaugier, Skarsten, Firestone)24:09

Lost Girl - MCM Expo London 2013 (Solo, Vaugier, Skarsten, Firestone)

Flicks And The City

Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ksenia Solo, Rachel Skarsten, Jay Firestone (MCM London CC 2013)11:25

Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ksenia Solo, Rachel Skarsten, Jay Firestone (MCM London CC 2013)

The MCM Buzz

Lost Girl Interview - MCM Expo London 2013 (Solo, Vaugier, Skarsten, Firestone)20:03

Lost Girl Interview - MCM Expo London 2013 (Solo, Vaugier, Skarsten, Firestone)

Flicks And The City

Season 4 Ksenia Solo on Kenzi (Interview)05:08

Season 4 Ksenia Solo on Kenzi (Interview)

GATE Magazine

Ksenia Solo - Season 4 Interview15:46

Ksenia Solo - Season 4 Interview

Geek World Radio

Articles and Interviews

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Ksenia Solo on Kenzi, her new 'Turn' and possibly breaking up Cosima and Delphine
April 10, 2015. Cinefilles

Ksenia Solo says her Orphan Black character is no Kenzi
April 7, 2015. Toronto Star

Ksenia Solo On Leaving 'Lost Girl,' Her Fans, And What She's Going To Do Next
December 9, 2014. Huffpost TV Canada (The Huffington Post)

JUSTIN CHATWIN, JAMES FRAIN AND KSENIA SOLO JOIN ORPHAN BLACK (from Media Release)
November 25, 2014. TV, eh?

'Lost Girl' Favorite Boards AMC's 'Turn' (Exclusive)
September 26, 2014. The Hollywood Reporter

The Fae Files #6 – Lost Girl Syfy Media Call April 2014 [PODCAST]
Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer and Kris Holden-Ried
April 3, 2014. Tuning in to SciFi TV

Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Kris Holden-Ried & Zoie Palmer – Lost Girl
March 28, 2014. Starry Constellation Magazine

Kenzi and Beyond
February/March 2014. Cliché Magazine

Anna Silk & Ksenia Talk Lost Girl Season 4
February 5, 2014. SciFi Vision

Tuning in to SciFi TV #272 – Last Call [PODCAST]
@ 00:30 Lost Girl Syfy Media Call excerpts with Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo
January 17, 2014. Tuning in to SciFi TV

Lost Girl's Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo talk Bo's absence, George Takei and S4
January 14, 2014. Blastr

Interview: Ksenia Solo Talks ‘Lost Girl’ Season Four, The Fans, Playing Kenzi & More
January 12, 2014. TVWise

Lost Girl S4 Countdown: Ksenia Solo at SDCC 2013
November 4, 2013. The Televixen

Exclusive: Fan Expo Canada Lost Girl Press Room - Kris Holden-Ried & Ksenia Solo
August 28, 2013. SciFi Vision

Lost Girl: Interviews with Ksenia Solo (Kenzi), Zoie Palmer (Lauren), and Rick Howland (Trick)
October 24, 2012. Nerd Caliber

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Exclusive Pressroom Q&A with Lost Girl stars Ksenia Solo and Kris Holden-Ried, and Executive Producer Jay Firestone
July 26, 2012. WormholeRiders

Ksenia Solo Talks LOST GIRL, LOCKE & KEY and BLACK SWAN
February 6, 2012. Collider.com

Tuning in to SciFi TV #178 – Last Call [PODCAST]
@ 21:57 Interview with Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo from Lost Girl
February 3, 2012. Tuning in to SciFi TV

Meet Ksenia Solo  [VIDEO]
August 22, 2011. TORO Magazine

Ksenia Solo
April 16, 2011. theaccentcoach.com

Ksenia Solo
November 6, 2010. TheCelebrityCafe.com

'Lost Girl' based on real folklore [Ksenia Solo interview]
September 9, 2010. The Toronto Sun

References

  1. http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2011/02/21/foxs-locke-key-finds-its-dodge. "Fox's Locke & Key Finds Its Dodge". Comic Book Resources. February 21, 2011
  2. http://awardsandwinners.com/category/gemini-awards/2005/. "20th Gemini Awards". Awards & Winners (AwardsAndWinners.com)
  3. http://awardsandwinners.com/category/gemini-awards/2006/. "21st Gemini Awards". Awards & Winners (AwardsAndWinners.com)
  4. http://awardsandwinners.com/category/gemini-awards/2011/. "2011 Gemini Awards". Awards & Winners (AwardsAndWinners.com)
  5. http://www.cbc.ca/live/canadian-screen-awards-tv-and-digital-media-nominations.html. "Canadian Screen Awards TV and Digital Media Nominations". CBC/Radio-Canada. January 15, 2013
  6. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/09/ksenia-solo-lost-girl-interview_n_6294376.html. "Ksenia Solo On Leaving 'Lost Girl,' Her Fans, And What She's Going To Do Next". HuffPost TV Canada (The Huffington Post). December 9, 2014


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