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Ann-Marie MacDonald is a Actor Canadienne born on 29 october 1958 at Baden-Baden (German)

Ann-Marie MacDonald

Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Nationality Canada
Birth 29 october 1958 (60 years) at Baden-Baden (German)

Ann-Marie MacDonald (born October 29, 1958) is a Canadian playwright, novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Montreal, Quebec. The daughter of a member of Canada's military, she was born at an air force base near Baden-Baden, West Germany.

MacDonald won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for her first novel, Fall on Your Knees, which was selected as a "pick" for Oprah Winfrey's Book Club. She received the Governor General's Award for Literary Merit, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award for her play, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).

MacDonald hosted the CBC documentary series Life and Times from 1996 to 2007, and currently hosts CBC's flagship documentary program, Doc Zone. She appeared in the films I've Heard the Mermaids Singing and Better Than Chocolate, among others. Her 2003 novel, The Way the Crow Flies, was partly inspired by the Steven Truscott case.

MacDonald's partner is playwright and theatre director Alisa Palmer.

Biography

est romancière, dramaturge et comédienne. Elle est née sur la base de l’Aviation royale canadienne Baden-Soellingen, en ex-Allemagne de l’Ouest. Sa famille déménage au gré des affectations militaires, tout en gardant des liens avec l’île du Cap-Breton d’où sont issus son père, d’origine écossaise, et sa mère, d’origine libanaise.
Après des études à l’École nationale de théâtre à Montréal, elle s’installe à Toronto où elle s’illustre comme comédienne. Elle publie une première pièce, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), couronnée par le Governor General’s Award, le Chalmers Award ainsi que le Canadian Authors’ Association Award.
En 1996, son premier roman Fall on Your Knees (Un parfum de cèdre, Flammarion Québec, 1999) se hisse parmi les best-sellers internationaux, traduit en dix-neuf langues et vendu à trois millions d’exemplaires. Il remporte le Commonwealth Prize for Best First Fiction, le People’s Choice Award et le Libris Award de la Canadian Booksellers Association. En 2002, il atteint la consécration en étant choisi par le Oprah’s Book Club.
En 2003 paraît The Way the Crow Flies (Le vol du corbeau, Flammarion Québec, 2004), qui connaît aussi un immense succès international. À la télévision de la CBC, Ann-Marie MacDonald présente durant plusieurs années la série documentaire Life and Times. Elle anime aujourd’hui l’émission hebdomadaire Doc Zone et demeure très active sur la scène théâtrale. Adult Onset, son troisième roman, paru en 2014, sera publié en français en 2015 par Flammarion Québec sous le titre L’air adulte.
Ann-Marie MacDonald vit actuellement à Montréal avec sa conjointe et leurs enfants.
Ann-Marie MacDonald est romancière, dramaturge et comédienne. Elle est née sur la base de l’Aviation royale canadienne , en ex-Allemagne de l’Ouest. Sa famille déménage au gré des affectations militaires, tout en gardant des liens avec l’île du Cap-Breton d’où sont issus son père, d’origine écossaise, et sa mère, d’origine libanaise.

Après
des études à l’École nationale de théâtre à Montréal, elle s’installe à Toronto où elle s’illustre comme comédienne. Elle publie une première pièce, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), couronnée par le Governor General’s Award, le Chalmers Award ainsi que le Canadian Authors Association Award.

En 1996, son premier roman Fall on Your Knees (Un parfum de cèdre, Flammarion Québec, 1999) se hisse parmi les best-sellers internationaux, traduit en dix-neuf langues et vendu à trois millions d’exemplaires. Il remporte le Commonwealth Prize for Best First Fiction, le People’s Choice Award et le Libris Award de la Canadian Booksellers Association. En 2002, il atteint la consécration en étant choisi par le Oprah’s Book Club.

En 2003 paraît The Way the Crow Flies (Le vol du corbeau, Flammarion Québec, 2004), qui connaît aussi un immense
succès international. À la télévision de la CBC, Ann-Marie MacDonald présente durant
plusieurs années la série documentaire Life and Times. Elle anime aujourd’hui l’émission hebdomadaire Doc Zone et demeure très active sur la scène théâtrale. Adult Onset, son troisième roman, paru en 2014, sera publié en français en 2015 par Flammarion Québec sous le titre L’air adulte.

Ann-Marie MacDonald vit actuellement à Montréal avec sa conjointe Alisa Palmer et leurs deux enfants.

Usually with

John Boorman
John Boorman
(1 films)
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1 films)
David Hewlett
David Hewlett
(1 films)
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Filmography of Ann-Marie MacDonald (6 films)

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Actress

Better Than Chocolate, 1h41
Directed by Anne Wheeler
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Peter Outerbridge, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jay Brazeau
Roles Frances
Rating61% 3.0505853.0505853.0505853.0505853.050585
Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) has recently moved out on her own, and has started a relationship with another woman, Kim (Christina Cox). However, Maggie's mother Lila (Wendy Crewson) and brother, who are forced to move into her loft sublet with her, are unaware that she is a lesbian. Maggie's freedom is compromised, and she believes she must keep her blossoming affair a secret. However, the clandestine romance introduces Maggie's family to a host of new experiences, many of which are "better than chocolate".
Where the Spirit Lives, 1h36
Directed by Bruce Pittman
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Ann-Marie MacDonald, David Hemblen, Ron White, Sarah Williams, Graham Greene, Ron White
Roles Kathleen
Rating71% 3.579013.579013.579013.579013.57901
In 1937, a young First Nations girl named Ashtoh-Komi is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a Canadian policy to educate First Nations children and assimilate them into Canadian/British society. She is taken to a boarding school, where she is forced to adopt Western Euro-centric ways and learn English, often under harsh treatment. One teacher is portrayed as sympathetic and she becomes repelled by the bigotry of others at the school. She offers Ashtoh-Komi help. Forced to take the name Amelia, Ashtoh-Komi determines to hold on to her First Nations identity and encourages her younger sibling to do so as well. She plans their escape.
Where the Heart Is, 1h47
Directed by John Boorman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Dabney Coleman, Suzy Amis, Uma Thurman, Crispin Glover, Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Plummer
Roles T.V. Reporter (Stock Exchange)
Rating61% 3.0518453.0518453.0518453.0518453.051845
Stewart McBain (Coleman) is a successful self-made demolitions expert who blows up buildings for a living. In the midst of one such project, a group of protesters stops the last building on a lot, the Dutch House, from being demolished. When McBain appears on TV to dismiss the protests, he is made to look foolish. Returning home, his three college-aged children - Daphne (Thurman), Chloe (Amis), and Jimmy (Hewlett) - ridicule him for appearing on camera.
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, 1h21
Directed by Patricia Rozema
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette, Patricia Rozema
Roles Mary Joseph
Rating68% 3.4431453.4431453.4431453.4431453.443145
The film stars Sheila McCarthy as Polly, a worker for a temporary secretarial agency. Polly serves as the narrator for the film, and there are frequent sequences portraying her whimsical fantasies. Polly lives alone, seems to have no friends and enjoys solitary bicycle rides to undertake her hobby of photography. Despite her clumsiness, lack of education, social awkwardness and inclination to take others' statements literally, all of which have resulted in scarce employment opportunities, Polly is placed as a secretary in a private art gallery owned by Gabrielle (Paule Baillargeon).
Rubberface
Rubberface (1983)
, 48minutes
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jim Carrey, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Helene Udy, Renée Devillers, Harvey Atkin
Roles Merilee
Rating34% 1.7283751.7283751.7283751.7283751.728375
Rubberface revolves around a young, depressed woman named Janet Taylor (Adah Glassbourg). She meets a dish washer named Tony Maroni (Jim Carrey), an aspiring comedian, at a comedy club. Maroni, however, has little success in comedy, while Janet proves to be far more successful. As the film progresses, their varying ambitions and capabilities as comedians result in their cooperation, which concludes the plot.