Angela Asher

 

Angela Asher was modeling internationally when on a lark in the early 90′s she decided to audition to get into a master class with the late great acting coach Michael Shurtleff.
She considers herself to be a character actress beyond anything else – moving easily between comedy and drama. Angela is quickly becoming one of Canada’s foremost versatile actresses. She has worked opposite prominent stars such as Academy Award winners Judy Davis and Richard Dreyfus in the Paul Mazursky directed COAST TO COAST; Emmy nominated Gary Oldman in INTERSTATE 60; Academy Award nominated Tom Berenger in TRUE BLUE, and her supporting role as Lorraine Di Taranto in the controversial ABC mini-series THE PATH TO 911 opposite Academy Award nominated Harvey Keitel.
She has been recognized for her performances in Emmy nominated Ken Finkleman’s MARRIED LIFE (1995 Gemini Nomination- Best Ensemble in a Comedy); award winning playwright George F. Walker’s THIS IS WONDERLAND (2004 Gemini Nomination-Best Actress Guest Star in a Drama). She then went on to join the cast of CBC/CW Network’s 18 TO LIFE playing Cara Pifko’s con artist sister (2010 Gemini Nomination-Best Ensemble in a Comedy).
Other notable guest star roles include John Woo’s ONCE A THEIF, Gene Roddenberry’s EARTH: THE FINAL CONFLICT, QUEER AS FOLK, and a recurring role on DEGRASSI THE NEXT GENERATION.

In 2007 she received rave reviews for her stage debut as Samantha in Olivier Award nominated John Kolvenbach’s FABULOUSO at The Tarragon Theatre in Toronto starring opposite Nicholas Campbell, Linda Kash and Jonathan Higgins.
In 2011, Angela received three nominations in the following categories for THE CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS 2011: Best Performance by a Female – Film: A TOUCH OF GREY (International Film Festival Circuit, winner of Best Canadian Feature Film at The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival)
Best Performance by a Female – Television:  18 TO LIFE Season 2 ‘ Overcooked’
Best Performance by an Ensemble – Television: 18 TO LIFE Season 2 ‘ Family Portrait’.
Also in 2011, she was nominated for two Gemini awards in the following categories:
Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for “18 TO LIFE”.
Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Continuing Role in a Comedy Series for: “18 TO LIFE”.
In 2013 Angela can be seen in a supporting lead role in the upcoming feature “Only I…” directed by Rodny Paulson, and a series lead as Nancy in the series “Hard Rock Medical”.
She currently resides in Toronto and continues to study acting with the acclaimed acting coach Larry Moss.