Pinsent, Leah 1968–

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Pinsent, Leah 1968–

(Leah King Pinsent)


Born September 20, 1968, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Gordon Pinsent (an actor) and Charmion King (an actress); married Michael Capellupo (an actor and writer), October 14, 1991 (divorced, 2002).

Addresses: Agent— Michael Oscars, Oscars, Abrams, Zimel, and Associates, Inc., 438 Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1T4.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Genie Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1985, for The Bay Boy; Gemini Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1992, for The Little Kidnappers; Gemini Award nomination, best featured supporting actress in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1999, for Win, Again!; Gemini Award nominations(with others), best ensemble performance in a comedy program or series, 1999, 2003, Canadian Comedy Award nomination, outstanding female television performance, 2000, Gemini Awards (with others), best ensemble performance in a comedy program or series, 2001, 2002, 2004, and Canadian Comedy Award nominations, pretty funny female television performance, 2001, 2002, 2003, all for Made in Canada.


Film Appearances:

Saxon Coldwell, The Bay Boy (also known as Bad Company and Un printemps sous la niege), Orion, 1985.

(As Leah King Pinsent) Nan Youngblood, April Fool's Day, Paramount, 1986.

(As Leah King Pinsent) Julia Woodruff, Brutal Glory, Quest Entertainment, 1989.

Larraine Keller, Spill (also known as Acid Death and Virus), Spill Film Productions, 1996.

Actress at Starbucks, Dick Richards (short film), Densley/Howard Productions, 1996.

Reporter from Fielding's past, Waking the Dead, USA Films, 2000.

Air Traffic Controller Sara Lundattir, Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (also known as Flug 435—Tod ueber den wolken and Die Sturmfront—Katastropher ueber den wolken), 2001.

Emily, A Promise (short film), Atticus Films, 2002.

Rose, 1st Bite, Cinema Epoch, 2006.

Mrs. Joanne Campbell, The Bend, Film Option International, 2008.

Vanessa, Eating Buccaneers, Bluebird Project, 2008.

Appeared as Amy in a film titled Double Indemnity.

Television Appearances; Series:

Veronica Miller, Made in Canada (also known as The Industry), Bravo, beginning 1998.

Brooke Ryder, This Is Wonderland, CBC, 2004.

Voice of Jenny Florence, Funpak, 2005.

Dr. Ann Turnbull, a recurring role, ReGenesis, The Movie Network, 2006–2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Margaret Best, Glory Enough for All, PBS, 1988.

Diane Gordon, More Tears, PBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jayne Manley, Shades of Love: The Emerald Tear, 1988.

Kirsten MacKenzie, The Little Kidnappers, The Disney Channel, 1990.

Traveling saleslady, Lies He Told, ABC, 1997.

Julie, Win, Again!, CBC, 1999.

Diane, Escape from the Newsroom, CBC, 2002.

Marge Magnus, Our Fathers, Showtime, 2005.

Movie queen, Heyday!, CBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Amy, "Frontiere du crime," Haute tension, 1991.

Karen Getwell, "This Year's Model," Sweating Bullets (also known as Tropical Heat), CBS, 1991.

Jennifer, "Master of Darkness," Beyond Reality, USA Network, 1992.

Louise Thayer, "Murder in Milan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Dr. Samantha Budd, "The Last Rights," Side Effects, CBC, 1994.

Olivia Vega, "The 13th Floor/The Believer," PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, syndicated, 1997.

"The Life and Times of Gordon Pinsent," Life and Times, CBC, 2000.

Dr. Elizabeth Baines, "One Step Closer to Roger," All Souls, UPN, 2001.

Muffy Laurier, "The Hostage," Puppets Who Kill, Comedy Central, 2006.

Voice of Milly the tooth fairy, "Tooth or Dare," Ruby Gloom (animated), 2006.

Voice of Emily, "Vein Drain," Grossology (animated), Discovery Kids Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards (also known as The CCAs), Comedy Network, 2000.

The 2nd Annual Canadian Comedy Awards, Comedy Network, 2001.

Television Appearances; Other:

Eve, 20.13—Mord im Blitzlicht (also known as 2013—Thou Shalt Not Kill), 2000.

Julie, Burnt Toast (special), 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Lulu, Emphysema, a Love Story (musical), Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1998.

Appeared as Ruth, Beyond the Horizon, Billie, Born Yesterday, Elle, Country Singer, Curley's wife, Of Mice and Men, Barbara, Play It Again Sam, and Lenny, Welcome Home, Soldier, all at Playhouse West; appeared as Sarah, Aaron Gillespie, Tiffany Theatre; Jo, Equity Waiver Blues, Pacific Design Theatre; and Jill, Extremities, Circle in the Square, New York City.