Tracy Spiridakos

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Tracy Spiridakos
Tracy Spiridakos by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornFebruary 20 1988[1]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[2]
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
 
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Tracy Spiridakos
Tracy Spiridakos by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornFebruary 20 1988[1]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[2]
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present

Tracy Spiridakos is a Canadian actress. She starred as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson on the NBC post-apocalyptic science fiction series Revolution, for which she has been nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television.

Life and career[edit]

Spiridakos was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Greek-born parents, restaurant owners George and Anastasia Spiridakos.[3] She has two brothers.[4] The family moved to her father's hometown, Skala, Greece near Sparta, a few years after she was born, and returned to Canada in 1992 when she was about nine.[5][6] She strongly identifies with her Greek heritage and speaks fluent Greek.[7][8]

Spiridakos began acting in junior high school, and studied at the Actors Training Centre of Manitoba.[9] She graduated from Oak Park High School in Winnipeg in 2000.[10] Spiridakos moved to Vancouver in 2007 to pursue acting, and within weeks landed her first television role, a small part on Supernatural.[11][12] She continued working in television, with walk-on roles on Bionic Woman, The L Word, Hellcats, and Psych.[2] Spiridakos appeared in the TV movie Goblin, and the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. She also had a recurring role on Being Human as werewolf Brynn McLean.[13]

In 2009, she won her first starring role in the Canadian Teletoon series Majority Rules!, playing 15-year-old Becky Richards.[9] She made her feature film debut in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and filmed the low-budget thriller, Kill For Me, with Donal Logue and Katie Cassidy.[4][12] In mid-2012, Spiridakos landed a lead role on the NBC television series Revolution as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson, a survivalist in a dystopian future civilization.[3] She auditioned for the role while attending her first pilot season in Los Angeles. Spiridakos shot the pilot in Atlanta, and filmed the first season in Wilmington, North Carolina.[11] She was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her performance in the first season, losing out to Fringe's Anna Torv. Production moved to Austin, Texas for the series' second season.[14]

As of December 2012, Spiridakos is engaged to Jon Cor, an actor from Ontario, Canada.[15] They co-starred in the 2010 film The Boy She Met Online. He also played her werewolf brother in Being Human. Spiridakos guest starred on season 3 of the Showtime sitcom, Episodes, as Dawn, a daughter of character Morning Randolph (Mircea Monroe).[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010Boy She Met Online, TheThe Boy She Met OnlineCami Winters
2011Rise of the Planet of the ApesParty Girl #2
2013Kill for MeHayley Jones
2015The Byrd and the BeesRebecca Byrd

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007SupernaturalNurseEpisode: "Bedtime Stories"
2007Bionic WomanAnnieEpisode: "The List"
2007Aliens in AmericaLizEpisode: "Church"
2008Every Second CountsGirl #1TV film
2008Secret Lives of Second Wives, TheThe Secret Lives of Second WivesMeredithTV film
2009L Word, TheThe L WordPretty Young WomanEpisode: "LMFAO"
2009Majority Rules!Becky RichardsMain role (26 episodes)
2009Web of DesireMeganTV film
2010GoblinNikki PerkinsTV film
2010PsychSaralynEpisode: "Viagra Falls"
2010HellcatsEllaEpisode: "Beale St. After Dark"
2010Tower PrepPennyEpisode: "Boo Report"
2011Soldiers of the ApocalypseFortyTV series
2011Mortal Kombat: LegacyBlueEpisode: "Raiden"
2012Being HumanBrynn McLeanRecurring role (4 episodes)
2012RagsSammiTV film
2012-2014RevolutionCharlotte "Charlie" MathesonMain role (32 episodes)
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television
2014EpisodesDawn RandolphRecurring role (2 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spiridakos, Tracy (May 17, 2013). "Twitter / trspiridakos: You are all wonderful, and ...". Twitter. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Strachan, Alex (September 11, 2012). "Vancouver-based actress Tracy Spiridakos beats the odds to land key role in post-apocalyptic drama". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Ryan, Andrew (September 19, 2012). "Tracy Spiridakos hits bull’s eye with Revolution". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Oswald, Brad (September 15, 2012). "Lights out, dread on". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sanderson, David (February 2, 2014). "Grecian formula — for success". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Comic-Con Interview: Tracy Spiridakos". NBC. July 18, 2012. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tsolakidou, Stella (August 27, 2012). "Tracy Spiridakos Will Bring On the "Revolution" for NBC". Greek Reporter. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ Satsidis, George (9 July 2013). "Tracy Spiridakos - Revolution". YouTube. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Oswald, Brad (October 20, 2009). "No trick, all treat". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
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  11. ^ a b Oswald, Brad (July 28, 2012). "Revolution-ary career step". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved September 24, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Schaeffer, Glen (September 14, 2012). "Tracy Spiridakos is leading the pack of BC actors on the verge of stardom". The Province. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ Miller, Gerri (October 16, 2012). "Tracy Spiridakos kicks plastic bottles, kicks butt on 'Revolution'". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ Ginges, Gary (May 13, 2013). "NBC's 'Revolution' to be filmed in Austin". Austin360.com. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ Oswald, Brad (December 29, 2012). "Winnipeg’s Tracy Spiridakos has a big year after landing role on hit NBC drama series". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  16. ^ Berkshire, Geoff (June 20, 2013). "'Episodes' Season 3 welcomes 'Revolution' star Tracy Spiridakos". Zap2it. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 

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