Leah Pinsent

The Foster Festival is thrilled to have award-winning actor Leah Pinsent joining us for our third season!


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Leah Pinsent is a multi-nominated, three time Gemini award winner, along with other nomination nods for the Canadian Comedy Awards and the Genies.

Among her most recent TV/Film credits are:

  • Big News From Grand Rock
  • Best Laid Plans (mini series)
  • Flashpoint
  • Sunshine Sketches Of A Small Town
  • 18 to Life
  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • Republic of Doyle
  • Eating Buccaneers
  • The Bend
  • Made In Canada
  • TIFF premiered feature Wet Bum where she garnered rave reviews for her performance

Leah studied at NYC's Circle in the Square and LA's Playhouse West where she also performed in and directed various stage productions. Most recently, she starred as Nana in Michel Trempblay's For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again and performed in the season finale of Nora Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore at Toronto's Panasonic Theatre.

As a producer Leah co-created, starred in and executive produced the CBC special Love Letters. A tribute to A.R. Gurney's much-loved play alongside some of Canada's top actors.

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