Though a relative newcomer to U.S. audiences, MARTHA MACISAAC has accumulated an impressive list of credits in her native Canada. Last summer, however, she made a lasting impression as the object of Michael Cera
's affection in Judd Apatow
's hysterical hit comedy Superbad, for Columbia Pictures. She will next star in the sci-fi thriller The Thaw, opposite Val Kilmer
The summer of Superbad's release, MacIsaac took center stage as the star of three consecutive productions for the Soulpepper Theatre Company at Toronto's Young Centre of the Performing Arts. She opened in Leaving Home, followed by Our Town and finally transitioned into Time of Your Life. MacIsaac previously received a prestigious Dora Award nomination (Canada's equivalent to a Tony Award) for her theatrical debut in Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck.
No spring chicken to success up north, MacIsaac landed the title role in CBC's Emily of New Moon, based upon the writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables). The acclaimed series was consistently one of the highest-rated dramas during its four seasons, and was set and filmed in her hometown of Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest and least populated province. It's no wonder that, upon graduation from high school in 2002, Mac Isaac relocated to Toronto, where she has made an indelible mark in both theater and television. She most recently starred opposite Kelly Rowan (The O.C.) in the CTV telefilm In God's Country, which shed new light on Canada's little-known Mormon Fundamentalist community.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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