Our Talent Ambassador


Karine Vanasse

Karine Vanasse, an award-winning film and TV actress, supports the Talent Fund’s initiatives in her role as Talent Fund Ambassador by raising the profile of the Fund overall and the talented creators it supports.


Award-winning Canadian actress Karine Vanasse has been recognized for her dazzling performances on both TV and film.

Vanasse currently stars as the shrewd and incisive Detective Lise Delorme in CTV’s breakout hit dramatic thriller Cardinal, opposite Billy Campbell. Recently, Vanasse completed work on the highly anticipated Quebecois films De père en flic 2 and Et au pire, on se mariera. She also starred opposite David Cronenberg in the bravoFACT short Tomorrow’s Shadows.

Vanasse starred in Season 4 of the hit drama Revenge, portraying French heiress Margaux LeMarchal. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed series Pan Am, which followed the glamorous lives of pilots and stewardesses employed by the iconic airline in the 1960s.


Perhaps best known for her starring role as Valérie in Denis Villeneuve’s Polytechnique, Vanasse also co-produced the film which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The film went on to win nine Genie Awards, including Best Picture and a nod to Vanasse for Best Female Performance.

Vanasse’s other film roles include the lead role in Buddha’s Little Finger, set during the failed coup against Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, and starring roles in dramas En solitaire and Switch, the comedy French Immersion and the romantic-dramedy I’m Yours, alongside Rossif Sutherland. Vanasse also appeared in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Quebec thriller Angle mort. Additional film credits include Rhonda’s Party; L’enfant prodige; Ma fille, mon ange; Sans elle; Head in the Clouds; Un homme et son péché; Du pic au cœur and Emporte-moi. As the lead in Emporte-moi, Karine received much critical acclaim as well as the Chlotrudis Award, the Jutra Award, the Festival du film francophone de Namur Award and the FilmCan Festival Award for her performance.

No stranger to television, Vanasse currently stars in the highly successful Quebec series Blue Moon. She also starred in the series 2 frères, mini-series Killer Wave and October 1970 and the TV movie Marie-Antoinette.

Karine is currently the face of the Marcelle skincare line in Canada, and divides her time between Montreal and Los Angeles.



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