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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

In 2005 and 2006, Solo won Gemini Awards for "Best Performance In A Youth Television Series" as Zoey Jones on the APTN series renegadepress.com. Other television work includes Missing, as Megan Hahn in the 2004 episode "Judgement Day"; Cold Case, as Lena in the 2007 episode "Cargo"; Nikita, as Irina in the 2011 episode "Alexandra"; Natasha "Tasha" Siviac on Life Unexpected. She was cast in the role of Dodge in the pilot episode of Locke & Key, but the television show based on the comic book series was not picked up by FOX.

Film roles include Erin Benson in Love Thy Neighbor (2006); Veronica in Black Swan (2010); and Emma in The Factory (2011).

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:

Links

Official Fan Site

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2001  A Man of Substance Hannah Short film
2003 The Republic of Love  Micheline
2006 Love Thy Neighbor Erin Benson 
2010 Black Swan Veronica
2012 The Factory Emma
2014 Another You Sydney (Not yet released) 


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 Missing Megan Hahn Episode: Judgement Day
2004–2008 renegadepress.com Zoey Jones 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 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 (unaired)


Web Series

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


Biography on Showcase

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'.

At the moment 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

Articles and Interviews

Kenzi and Beyond
February/March 2014. Cliché Magazine

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

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

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 10, 2012. Collider.com

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

Videos

Ksenia Solo of Lost Girl - Interview02:50

Ksenia Solo of Lost Girl - Interview

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 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)

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

Season 4 Ksenia Solo on Kenzi (Interview)

The GATE

Ksenia Solo - Season 4 Interview15:46

Ksenia Solo - Season 4 Interview

Geek World Radio

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