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Also Known As: Died:
Born: January 25, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: actor

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Playing women who led twisted lives and harbored dark secrets to perfection, Mia Kirshner displayed great emotional range in roles that often called on her to perform sexually charged scenes in films like "Love and Human Remains" (1993) as a young dominatrix and in "Exotica" (1994) as a teen stripper with a past. Kirshner took a bite out of television with appearances on the high-octane drama "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) as a hired killer and also played a once-vampire mother on the teen series "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ). But it was her role as Jenny Schecter, a sexually ambiguous and self-indulgent woman, on the groundbreaking series "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09) that made Kirshner a star. Drawing upon her many experiences portraying dysfunctional, oversexed characters, she effectively essayed a woman torn between two sexes who indiscriminately manipulates to get what she wants. In spite of her character's risqué scenes, Kirshner managed to convey a real sadness and fragility, proving she was undoubtedly one of the best and most intense actresses of her time.

Playing women who led twisted lives and harbored dark secrets to perfection, Mia Kirshner displayed great emotional range in roles that often called on her to perform sexually charged scenes in films like "Love and Human Remains" (1993) as a young dominatrix and in "Exotica" (1994) as a teen stripper with a past. Kirshner took a bite out of television with appearances on the high-octane drama "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) as a hired killer and also played a once-vampire mother on the teen series "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ). But it was her role as Jenny Schecter, a sexually ambiguous and self-indulgent woman, on the groundbreaking series "The L Word" (Showtime, 2004-09) that made Kirshner a star. Drawing upon her many experiences portraying dysfunctional, oversexed characters, she effectively essayed a woman torn between two sexes who indiscriminately manipulates to get what she wants. In spite of her character's risqué scenes, Kirshner managed to convey a real sadness and fragility, proving she was undoubtedly one of the best and most intense actresses of her time.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 I Think I Do (2013)
2.
 Barrens, The (2012)
3.
4.
 Miss Conception (2008)
5.
 They Come Back (2007)
6.
7.
 Now & Forever (2005) Angela Wilson
8.
 New Best Friend (2002) Alicia Glazer
9.
 Not Another Teen Movie (2001) Catherine Wyler
10.
 Century Hotel (2001)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Toronto, Canada
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Signed by her first agent at age 13
1990:
Cast in a regular role in the Canadian series, "Dracula"
1993:
First feature film, playing a dominatrix in "Love and Human Remains"
1995:
Acted in Atom Egoyan's "Exotica"
1995:
Hollywood acting debut, "Murder in the First"
1995:
Acted in the ABC TV-movie "Johnny's Girl"
1996:
Had female lead in "The Crow: City of Angels"
1997:
Cast as Kitty in the remake of "Anna Karenina"
2001:
Appeared in three episodes of FOX's "24" as bisexual terrorist Mandy
2001:
Acted in the parody "Not Another Teen Movie"
2003:
Cast in "Party Monster," the true story of Michael Alig, played by Macaulay Culkin
2004:
Portrayed Jenny Schecter on Showtime's hit series, "The L Word"
2006:
Portrayed silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short in Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia"
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Education

McGill University: - 1994

Family close complete family listing

father:
Sheldon Kirshner. Newspaperman. Born c. 1947.
mother:
Etti Kirshner. English teacher. Born c. 1948.

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