Lenore Zann

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Lenore Zann
MLA for Truro-Bible Hill
Assumed office
June 9, 2009
Preceded byJamie Muir
Personal details
Born(1959-11-22) November 22, 1959 (age 55)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyNew Democrat
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Lenore Zann
MLA for Truro-Bible Hill
Assumed office
June 9, 2009
Preceded byJamie Muir
Personal details
Born(1959-11-22) November 22, 1959 (age 55)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyNew Democrat

Lenore Elizabeth Zann (born November 22, 1959) is a Canadian actress and politician who has represented the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly since 2009 as a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.

Life and career[edit]

Zann was born in Sydney, Australia, the daughter of Janice, a high school teacher, and Paul Zann, a professor.[1] Zann emigrated with her parents to Nova Scotia in 1968, and later graduated from Cobequid Educational Centre, a high school in Truro which was noted for its student musical productions. She graduated from York University in Toronto where she studied drama, fine arts and political science. Zann worked as a screen, television, stage, and voice actress and appeared in numerous television shows and films. As an actress, she is best known for providing the voice of Rogue on the 1992 animated television adaptation of the X-Men comic book series.

In 2008 Zann moved back to her adopted hometown of Truro while still retaining apartments in New York City, Vancouver, and Toronto.[2] That fall she started a community campaign to restore a historic former academic building in downtown Truro, the Provincial Normal College, into a cultural centre.[3]

Political career[edit]

On April 8, 2009, Zann successfully ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Truro-Bible Hill. On the same day, an employee of the Liberal Party leaked a topless photo of her to the media from her appearance in The L Word.[4] Zann was elected in the 2009 provincial election[5][6] and served as the Ministerial Assistant for the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage.[7] She was subsequently re-elected in the 2013 provincial election to represent the reconfigured electoral district, now called Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.[8]

In that election the NDP was reduced the seven seats in the Legislature and no longer formed the government. In the 2014 legislative sessions Zann is party critic for Agriculture, Communities, Culture and Heritage, Environment and Status of Women.[9]



2014Visiting with Lenore ZannHerselfshort documentary
2008Favorite Son
2007Dirty LaundryLindashort movie
1996Natural EnemyGina Knoxdirect to video
1995Johnston... JohnstonQueen Beeshort movie
1994Cold SweatGhost
1993Change of HeartCarmen
1990Back Stabn/aperformed the song, "Lying Lips"
1989The Amityville Cursen/adirect to video; performed song "Lying Lips"
1988Something About LoveSylviaalso performed the song, "Lying Lips"
1987The GirlViveka
1987Tomorrow's a KillerCarrie
1986One Night OnlyAnne McGraw
1985Def-Con 4J.J.
1984That's My Baby!Sally
1983American NightmareTina
1982Murder by PhoneConnie Lawson
1982Visiting HoursLisa
1981Black MirrorJulie
1981Happy Birthday to MeMaggie
1980Hounds of Notre DameLila Petrie

Film (Animated & Anime)[edit]

2012Bratz: Desert JewelzAlia
2005My Little Pony: A Very Minty ChristmasStar Catchershort movie; also performed the song, "The Magic of Christmas"
2005My Little Pony: Friends are Never Far AwayStar Catcherdirect to video
2003Rescue Heroes: The MovieWendy Waters
1999Makai Tenshô: The ArmageddonQueen Kasuga
1991Tooth Fairy, Where Are You?DottieTV movie


2008The L WordJackie(1 episode); "Look Out, Here They Come!"
2007Love NotesMerryTV movie
2006'Til Death Do Us PartNancy Seaman(1 episode); "Pilot"
2004The Chris Isaak ShowSharon Nesbick(1 episode); "Suspicion"
2004Kingdom HospitalHarriet(2 episodes); "The West Side of Midnight", "Goodbye Kiss"
2004Law & OrderTina(1 episode); "Veteran's Day"
2003AndromedaSenator Bayliss(1 episode); "The Risk-All Point"
2001Mysterious WaysBeverly Wilcox(1 episode); "A Time to Every Purpose"
2001Cold SquadLaurie Peters(1 episode); "The Box"
2000Personally YoursJosieTV movie
1999Pit PonyL.B. Collins(1 episode); "Famous"
1999LexxThe Dark Lady(1 episode); "Woz"
1997Police Academy: The SeriesBonnie(1 episode); "Shopping with the Enemy"
1996MillenniumRuthie Bangs(1 episode); "The Well-Worn Lock"
1996Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: IceAngieTV movie
1995Rent-a-KidElaine LomanTV movie
1994Forever KnightAmber(1 episode); "Capital Offence"
1994RoboCopWilla(1 episode); "Sisters in Crime"
1990-1993Street LegalNina Pascaras/Jean Rhomerrecurring role; 8 episodes
1993The Hidden RoomAmy(1 episode); "Transfigured Night"
1993Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian SpencerDiane DelanaTV movie
1992Beyond RealityDiane(1 episode); "Theatre of the Absurd"
1992Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser StoryBettyTV movie
1991Conspiracy of SilenceSoap Actress #1TV mini-series
1990On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia StoryTV movie
1989Last Train HomeLily ManseTV movie
1989Love & HateLynneTV movie
1989Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop(1 episode); "Jail Bait"
1986Mania: The IntruderJulie SomersTV movie; segment: "The Good Samaritan"; credited as Lenore Zahn
1982Something's AfootHopeTV movie
1979Mobile Suit GundamCrowley Hamon

Television (Animated & Anime)[edit]

2001-2013Rescue Heroesrecurring role; 32 episodes
2009-2011Word World(2 episodes); "J-J-Jelly", "Duck at Bat"
2004-2006Dragon BoosterKitt Wonnrecurring role; 39 episodes
2007-2009Storm HawksMaster Cyclonusrecurring role; 8 episodes
2008-2009Animal MechanicalsIsland Owlrecurring role; 41 episodes
2006-2008Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesChikara Shishorecurring role; 10 episodes
2001-2005Dragon TalesLorca(2 episodes); "A New Friend/El Dia deal Maestro", "A New Friend/Have No Fear"
2003The Mummy: Secrets of the MedjaiAnck Su Namun(4 episodes); "The Reckoning", "Old Friends", "A New Beginning: Part 1", "A New Beginning: Part 2"
2001-2002Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action!Renee La Rougerecurring role; 7 episodes
2003-2004MegaMan: NT WarriorRollrecurring role
2001Outlaw StarAisha Clanclan
2000DinoZaursRollrecurring role
2000Gate KeepersSatoko Takanashi
1999-2000Avengers: United They StandTigra (Greer Grant Nelson)main role; 13 episodes
1998Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the LegendPersephone(1 episode); "Persephone & the Winter Seeds"
1998Serial Experiments LainReika
1998Salty's LighthouseAurora/Sunshine/Captain Star
1992-1997X-MenRoguemain role; 68 episodes
1995Spider-ManRogue(2 episodes); "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 4: The Mutant Agenda", "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 5: Mutants Revenge"
1993-1994Cadillacs & DinosaursMiklamain role; 13 episodes
1993Stunt DawgsSizzle/Bambi

Video Games[edit]

2004The Fairly OddParents: Shadow ShowdownTitania
2000Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of HeroesRogue/Birdyuncredited for this role
1999The Misadventures of Tron BonneDigger
1996X-Men vs. Street FighterRogue
1995X-Men 2: Clone WarsRogue


  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/99/Lenore-Zann.html
  2. ^ Chaisson, Monique (July 20, 2008). "My kind of town: Actress Lenore Zann returns home full time after 31-year absence". The Truro Daily News. 
  3. ^ Malloy, Jason (September 9, 2008). "Turning the old Normal College into school for performing arts a possibility: Local actress pitches the idea to Truro town council". The Truro Daily News. [dead link]
  4. ^ Patten, Melanie (April 10, 2009). "Grits sorry for leaking topless pic of candidate". The Daily Gleaner. p. A5. Retrieved 2009-04-10. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Truro-Bible Hill". Nova Scotia Votes 2009. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Actress wins her seat by a Zannslide". The Chronicle Herald. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on June 13, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  7. ^ "Premier Appoints Ministerial Assistants" (Press release). Government of Nova Scotia. June 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  8. ^ "Zann triumphant despite red sweep across province". Truro Daily News. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  9. ^ "Our Team". NSNDP site. 

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