Heather Allin

HEATHER ALLIN

Heather Allin is an Actor, Artist, Activist and Filmmaker. She a visual artist and avid skier. Recent Film & TV appearances include Played, The Listener and Flashpoint. She appeared in Small Town Murder Songs, by Director Ed Gass-Donnelly, and in let him be, as the supporting character Babs Barker. Allin is also in George Romero’s Survival of the Dead. She's shot episodes of: Dan for Mayor, The Ron James Show and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

“Breathing life into a character that only exists on paper - that interests me most as a performer.”

She has worked with stars like Aaron Poole, Amy Jo Johnson, Athena Karkanis, Caroline Dhavernas, Charlotte Arnold, David Paetkau, Elizabeth Pe┼ła, Elizabeth Perkins, Fred Ewanuick, Gene Hackman, Hugh Dillon, Kate Levering, Kathleen Munroe, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael Cram, Peter Stormare, Paul Bates, Ray Romano, Rip Torn, Ron James, Scott Bakula, Tom Selleck and Viola Davis.

Other Film & TV Credits: Stone Cold; Wonderfalls; What Girls Learn; Suburban Madness; Welcome to Mooseport; Kevin Hill; Witchblade; The Fugitive Kind and EU*THA*NA*SIA.

Allin recently wrote and performed a one woman/four character theatre show at the Toronto Fringe Festival called Just Lift Your Feet. She performed the role of Barbara in the new Canadian play Goodnight Amherst; and before that, helped develop the role of Stella in the new Canadian play Asleep at the Wheel by Jordan Hall. Allin has workshopped-to-performance, seven new Canadian plays.

Other stage credits include: Lucy in Lying on the Escarpment; Clarence and Queen Elizabeth in Richard III; Amelia in Comedy of Errors, Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, and Aggie Rose in Boiler Room Suite.

Acting professionally since 1992, Allin is a proud supporter of Canadian Artists for their creativity, generosity, and dedication to the craft. She is deeply involved in the Campaign for Canadian Drama, is a Past President of ACTRA Toronto and a senior advisor to the union branch which serves over 13,000 members. Heather is on the board of ACTRA National, a former board member of ACTRA PRS and RACS, and ROI. She is both board and founding member of the Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union; a member of the Advisory Board for the Seneca Drama program; a former board member of Green Screen Toronto; a former board member of Shakespeare in the Rough. Allin was a producer of the TAWC (Toronto ACTRA Women's Committee) video "Get Women Working," a member of the St. John's Women's International Film Festival Summit, and is currently in preproduction on another short film project for the ACTRA National Women's Committee. She is also in development with her own short and feature length film scripts.

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