Born in Vancouver, Waneta was raised near the small BC interior town of New Denver. Pursuing an early interest in acting, Storms studied at Simon Fraser University. She went on to graduate from the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal before moving to Toronto, where she now makes her home.
Storms has been nominated for three Gemini Awards: in 2002, for best Actress in a Guest Role in the dramatic television series Blue Murder; and in 2003 and 2004 for Best Actress in a Leading Dramatic Role for her role Isobel in The Eleventh Hour. Storms has had a recurring role on the Peter Benchley series Amazon; guest spots on Nikita and The Hardy Boys; and a lead role in the PBS film A Midwife's Tale, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Laurel Ulrich. On the big screen, she has starred in the feature Joe's So Mean To Josephine, written and directed by Peter Wellington and starring Sarah Polley and Eric Thal. And she recently starred in Trouser Accidents, a BravoFact short film written and directed by Semi Chellas. A prolific stage actress, Storms earned a 1998 Dora Mavor Moore Award for her outstanding performance in DVxT's production of Lynn Siefert's play Coyote Ugly. Also among her many credits are The Good Life, Liquor Guns Karate, and Faust at the Tarragon; The Epic Period and Beaver at The Factory; Clout at the National Arts Centre; Problem Child and Our Town at the Neptune Theatre; and Doubt with Theatre Columbus. As well, she starred in Centaur Theatre's production of The Orphan Muses; Canadian Stage's Arcadia; and performed the title role in the Young People's Theatre production of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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