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Canadian actress Sarah Smyth shines in “Cedar Cove” and “Call Me Fitz” and will soon be seen in her guest starring role on “Motive”

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Sarah Smyth, a talented young actress has become one of Canada’s quickly rising stars. Sarah landed a coveted role as a series regular in season one of “Cedar Cove”, an original TV movie turned regular series, airing on the Hallmark Channel (USA) and W Channel (Canada). Sarah stars alongside and plays Judge Olivia Lockhart’s (Andie MacDowell) daughter, along with Dylan Neal (Arrow, Dawson’s Creek). Based on bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s beloved book series, the show centers around Judge Olivia, who is considered the community’s guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. However, like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the while doing her best to care for the township she calls home. Initially a TV movie, the instant hit, “Cedar Cove” has been renewed for a second season and will begin production in March 2014.

2013 has been a busy year for Sarah, with a recurring role on “Call Me Fitz”, playing the character of Paula Childs opposite Michael Gross (Family Ties) and Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210). Sarah appears in eight of ten episodes in season 4 of “Call Me Fitz”, a series revolving around a morally bankrupt car salesman who is forced to become business partners with his inner conscience, an off-beat do-gooder intent on healing Fitz’s mangled psyche one hilarious disaster at a time. “Call Me Fitz” airs on HBO Canada and Direct TV (USA). Sarah also guest starred on an episode of the CTV hit series “Motive”.

Sarah’s first roles on screen included “Vampire High” and “Big Wolf on Campus”, followed by a role on George Clooney’s directorial debut “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, in a scene opposite Sam Rockwell. Sarah also spent three seasons in a lead role on the Showcase/Oxygen original series “Naked Josh” (starring Hawthorn’s David Julian Hirsh). Ready for bigger and better opportunities, Sarah moved across the country to pursue work in Vancouver, BC where her screen credits included “Smallville”, “Human Target”, “ Supernatural”, “Shattered”, “Tower Pre”, and “Endgame”, and recurring roles on “Durham County” and “Stargate Universe”. In 2009, she was hand-picked by Executive Producer Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) for a series-regular role as Lucy Daramour on the CBS horror/drama Harper’s Island. Roles in television movies, “The Pregnancy Project” for Lifetime, and “Duke”, a Hallmark production, reaffirmed to Sarah that she had found her calling and she was headed on a path for success.

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Film credits for Sarah include “The Covenant” (starring Sebastian Stan and Chace Crawford), R.W. Goodwin’s “Alien Trespass” (starring alongside Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick), and Chris Columbus’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” (Starring Logan Lerman and Pierce Brosnan). Sarah also had a small role in Jonathan Levine’s “50/50”, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan and Anna Kendrick. She also filmed a lead role in “Jack of Diamonds”, a television pilot for CanWest Global and France 2. Other actors Sarah has been fortunate to work with include Keith Rennie (“Shattered”, “Californication”), Louis Ferreira (Breaking Bad, Stargate Universe), and Kristin Lehman (The Killing).

Sarah was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. Her love for performance stemmed from a young age as she spent three years with the Orleans Young Players, which included the performance of three plays, followed by three years studing with the Ottawa School for Speech and Drama. Sarah is now splitting her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver. Her pastimes include reading, listening to records (current favourite “Field Recordings from Alan Lomax’s Southern Journey,”1959-1960), both preparing and eating food, and spending time doing all the above with good friends.

When she has time off she loves to travel – some of her top trips include backpacking in Brazil, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. This past September she travelled to Kenya to visit friends in the Masai Mara, where she fell in love with the incredible landscapes and wild life while on Safari. Sarah’s most memorable experience of the trip was spending time with the children at the Wholistic Caring Centre/ Orphanage. Since returning home Sarah is working with the ‘With My Own Two Hands Foundation’ in California to help bring positive change to the lives of the children that she met.

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Multi-faceted entertainment industry jill-of-all-trades Nicole Oliver is in demand more than ever, as an actor in a variety of small screen projects, and in the competitive voice-over market.

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Nicole will be appearing opposite her young son, William Ainscough, who plays Billy in the new City TV series “Seed”. The show, which premieres on February 4th, features Nicole as Billy’s teacher, Mrs. Anderson in several episodes. Nicole’s voiceover work is currently airing on television. She plays Zoe on the popular cartoon “Littlest Pet Shop”, airing now on the Hub; as well as Princess Celestia and Cheerilee on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, which is in its third season airing in countries world-wide. Nicole is also appearing as every-woman’s VENUS in her friend, award-winning Documentary filmmaker Dianne Wood’s “Mars & Venus Today”, which airs on CBC TV on Valentine’s Day.

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Most recently, Nicole wrapped a guest-starring role on the new television series “Rogue”, starring Thandie Newton. The series, which features Newton as an emotionally conflicted cop who is worried she may have contributed to her own son’s death, is set to premiere on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada in June 2013 and on Direct TV in the US this April.

Not prepared to slow down anytime soon, Nicole has had multiple recent roles in MOWs, television series’ and animated cartoons. Nicole’s notable credits include: appearing in the thriller “Taken Back – Finding Haley” with Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary); guest starring in the popular television series “Supernatural”; playing a stage mother in the upcoming independent feature film “Leap 4 Your Life”, which is soon to be released and stars “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant Allie Bertram; starring in the family drama “The Woodcarver” with Woody Jeffreys (Eureka, Smallville) and John Ratzenberger (Cheers, Toy Story); and a role in the television movie “Innocent” with Bill Pullman and Marcia Gay Harden. Nicole is continuously recognized for her 4 seasons as host on the hit Slice Network series “Crash Test Mommy”.

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Nicole is also in high demand in the competitive voice-over market. She is currently the voice for Wireless Wave, and has provided her voice-over expertise to over 100 companies including American Express, Starbucks, Salon Selectives, Club House, and IKEA to name but a few. In animation, she continues her popular roles on the shows, “Martha Speaks”, “Strawberry Shortcake”, “1001 Nights” and “Superbook”. Nicole is also the narrator for the feature film “Heart of a Dragon”, Executive Produced by Mark Gordon and David Foster, and based on Rick Hansen’s “Wheels in Motion”.

Not only is Nicole a successful actor, producer, and director, she is also a mother, a wife, and role model of our time who believes that diversification is the key to success. Nicole is proof that with success in life there can be balance. Between acting projects, she has completed her MA in Communications. Last year Nicole was a contributing blogger running in the 2012 Vancouver Sun Run. On top of this, she is an entrepreneur, who started Predator Communications with her husband (and award-winning film and television composer) Chris Ainscough. Predator Communication creates, executes, and delivers specialized production for multi-media platforms.

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