She's gotten rave reviews for her powerful performance in BBC America's drama Orphan Black and is about to appear in a two-episode stint on NBC's Parks and Recreation beginning Thursday, October 17. Here are five things you probably don't know about Tatiana Maslany.
1. Born September 22, 1985 in Saskatchewan, Canada -- the eldest of three siblings -- her mother was a translator and her father a woodworker.
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2. At age 7, she began putting on for-pay performances with her brother to entertain family members and by age 9, she was ready for her first audition for a role in the musical Oliver.
Did comedy improv performances for 10 years and even participated in the Canadian Improv Games for young comics.
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4. One of her first breakout roles was in the 2006 TV movie Booky Makes Her Mark, which co-starred Megan Follows and Stuart Hughes.
5. Her latest movie, Cas & Dylan, was directed by Beverly Hills 90210 star
Jason Priestley. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as an ailing man who
plans to check out on his own terms, but takes a reluctant detour when
he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an "anything-but-normal"
22-year-old girl (Maslany).
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