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Liane Balaban is a Actor Canadienne born on 24 june 1980 at North York (Canada)

Liane Balaban

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Nationality Canada
Birth 24 june 1980 (43 years) at North York (Canada)

Liane Balaban (born June 24, 1980) is a Canadian actress. Her film debut was in New Waterford Girl (1999), playing Agnes-Marie "Moonie" Pottie, and has since appeared in the films Definitely, Maybe (2008), Last Chance Harvey (2009), and the independent drama One Week (2008). She has guest-starred on the television series NCIS: Los Angeles, Covert Affairs and Alphas, and joined the cast of Supernatural for its eighth season.


As of 2007, Balaban lived in Mile End, Montreal. She described Montreal as "not a city that revolves around acting, so you stay very grounded here" to Hour magazine. Balaban includes reading, writing, going to art galleries, and experiencing music as her leisure activities. Balaban told Toronto's Now magazine in January 2009 that she is often mistaken for the actress Natalie Portman. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010. As of 2013, she resides in both Los Angeles and Toronto. She married in November 2013.

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Jacob Tierney
Jacob Tierney
(1 films)
Adam Brooks
Adam Brooks
(1 films)
Clint Mansell
Clint Mansell
(2 films)
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Filmography of Liane Balaban (17 films)

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The People Garden, 1h20
Directed by Nadia Litz
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Dree Hemingway, Pamela Anderson, François Arnaud, James LeGros, Liane Balaban
Roles Wardrobe Girl
Rating48% 2.428272.428272.428272.428272.42827
Sweetpea se rend au Japon pour rompre avec son petit ami rocker. Pendant son séjour, elle découvre qu’il a disparu pendant le tournage d'un clip vidéo dans la forêt d'Aokigahara, un lieu populairement utilisé comme site de suicide.
The Grand Seduction, 1h53
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Peter Keleghan
Roles Kathleen
Rating69% 3.4969053.4969053.4969053.4969053.496905
The story begins with Murray French as a young boy, narrating about his father, one of the fishermen in the small community of Tickle Head, Newfoundland. Murray feels that the community has a shared sense of purpose and an ethic of hard work, and notes his parents' domestic bliss.
Rouge Brésil, 3h
Directed by Sylvain Archambault
Origin France
Themes Indiens d'Amazonie, Films about language and translation
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Sagamore Stévenin, Théo Frilet, Juliette Lamboley, Joaquim de Almeida, Olivier Chantreau
Roles Aude, la nièce de Richer
Rating63% 3.1927453.1927453.1927453.1927453.192745
Épisode 1. En 1555, Just et Colombe Clamorgan, deux jeunes français, décident de partir au Brésil pour rechercher leur père qu'ils pensent y trouver. Ils sont embauchés comme truchements (traducteurs) dans une expédition coloniale menée par l'amiral de Villegagnon secondé par le capitaine Gonzagues, un homme violent et d'une discipline rigoriste. Les femmes n'étant pas bienvenues dans les expéditions, Colombe doit se déguiser en garçon et prendre comme prénom Colin.
Maniac (2012)
, 1h29
Directed by Franck Khalfoun
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Akbar Kurtha, Liane Balaban, Zoe Aggeliki
Roles Judy
Rating60% 3.049283.049283.049283.049283.04928
Frank Zito is a mentally disturbed young man who has taken over his family's mannequin sales business after the recent death of his mother, who also moonlighted as a prostitute. Frank's childhood experiences of seeing his mother bring home clients or being taken out with her to turn tricks has left Frank unable to enter into meaningful relationships with women, and his sexual impulses tend to manifest themselves as violent urges that Frank externalizes as his mother's will. Struggling to come to grips with his mother's treatment of him, and spurred by memories of his mother brushing her hair before going out at night, Frank stalks, murders, and scalps a woman one night, attaching her hair to a mannequin that he then keeps in his bedroom.
You Might As Well Live, 1h18
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Joshua Peace, Michael Madsen, Stephen McHattie, Clark Johnson, Dov Tiefenbach, Kristen Hager
Roles Edna Kemperton
Rating55% 2.7573552.7573552.7573552.7573552.757355
On the advice of his childhood hero, Robert R. Mutt embarks on a madcap adventure to attain the three keys to being a "somebody" - a girl, some money, and a championship ring.
The Trotsky, 2h
Directed by Jacob Tierney
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Jay Baruchel, Liane Balaban, Emily Hampshire, Colm Feore, Geneviève Bujold, Saul Rubinek
Roles Nadza
Rating66% 3.349083.349083.349083.349083.34908
Montreal West high school student Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) believes that he is the reborn incarnation of bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky. Shortly after he starts to work in his family's clothing factory, he attempts to unionize the workplace with such actions as a hunger strike. He is pulled from his upper-class private school by his father (Saul Rubinek) and sent to the public school system. There, he continues his quest to live out Trotsky's activism, as he is pitted against the strong-willed principal Mr. Berkhoff (Colm Feore). Meanwhile, he seeks romance with older graduate student Alexandra (Emily Hampshire).
One Week
One Week (2008)
, 1h34
Directed by Michael McGowan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Joshua Jackson, Liane Balaban, Campbell Scott, Marc Strange, Caroline Cave, Grace Lynn Kung
Roles Samantha Pierce
Rating69% 3.4982853.4982853.4982853.4982853.498285
Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) is a young elementary school English teacher living in Toronto, Ontario. Ben is told that he has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in its fourth and final stage.
Definitely, Maybe, 1h52
Directed by Adam Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Kline
Roles Kelly
Rating70% 3.548633.548633.548633.548633.54863
Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) is a 38-year-old father who is in the midst of a divorce. After her first sex-ed class, his 10-year-old daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) insists on hearing the story of how her parents met. Will gives in, but decides to change the names and some of the facts relating to the various love affairs of his youth, thereby creating a love mystery; Maya is left guessing which of the women will turn out to be her mother. The story he tells Maya is depicted in long flashbacks. From time to time the film switches back to the present, where Maya comments (often disdainfully) and asks questions.
Last Chance Harvey, 1h33
Directed by Joel Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, Eileen Atkins, James Brolin, Liane Balaban
Roles Susan Shine Wright
Rating65% 3.297973.297973.297973.297973.29797
Divorced American Harvey Shine writes jingles for television commercials, a job not in keeping with his one-time aspiration to be a jazz composer and pianist. His position at work is tenuous as he departs for London to attend his daughter Susan's wedding. Upon arrival at Heathrow Airport, he encounters Kate Walker, a single Londoner who collects statistics from passengers as they pass through the terminals. Tired and anxious to get to his hotel, Harvey brusquely dismisses her when she approaches him to ask questions.
Above and Beyond (miniseries), 4h
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson
Origin Canada
Genres Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Richard E. Grant, Jason Priestley, Kenneth Welsh, Liane Balaban, Joss Ackland, Jonathan Scarfe
Roles Shelagh Emberly
Rating63% 3.19293.19293.19293.19293.1929
In 1940, Canadian weapons of war including newly manufactured aircraft ordered by the British, have to be delivered to the United Kingdom. Lord Beaverbrook, head of the UK Ministry of Aircraft Production also arranged for purchase of aircraft from manufacturers in the United States. Aircraft were first transported to Dorval Airport near Montreal, and then flown to RCAF Station Gander in Newfoundland for the transatlantic flight. The initial ferry flight of seven Lockheed Hudson bombers from Gander Airport in Newfoundland took place on November 10, 1940.
Anniversary Present
Origin Canada
Actors David Alpay, Liane Balaban, Lucy DeCoutere
Rating65% 3.2547753.2547753.2547753.2547753.254775
The film begins with a blissful wedding, but the young couple union explodes when a fit of jealousy unhinges Sandra and Lonnie's world. Generosity leads to spiteful reprisals as a metal-crushing, fire-spewing crescendo shows that mayhem can be an integral element in the high stakes of true love.
Eternal (2004)
, 1h47
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sarah Manninen, James A. Woods, Caroline Néron, Liane Balaban, Victoria Sánchez, Conrad Pla
Roles Lisa
Rating48% 2.4018852.4018852.4018852.4018852.401885
Raymond Pope, un détective dont la moralité laisse à désirer, part à la recherche de sa femme qui a mystérieusement disparu. Plus l'enquête le mène à une autre femme, Élizabeth Kane, une jeune femme blonde qui se donne des airs d'aristocrate. Avec l'aide d'Irina, sa protégée, Élizabeth, comme la comtesse Elizabeth Bathory, attire des jeunes femmes afin de les tuer pour se baigner dans leur sang dans le but de préserver sa jeunesse. Au fil de l'histoire, des indices sont dispersés sur la véritable identité d'Elizabeth Kane qui serait en réalité la comtesse Erzsébet Bathory, âgée de plus de 400 ans. Survivant grâce au sang de ses victimes, la comtesse continue ses crimes afin de vivre et de rester jeune éternellement.
Seven Times Lucky, 1h32
Directed by Gary Yates
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Kevin Pollak, Liane Balaban, Jonas Chernick, James Tolkan, Babz Chula, Gordon Tootoosis
Roles Fiona
Rating60% 3.0015653.0015653.0015653.0015653.001565
Un arnaqueur vieillissant et une belle et ambitieuse étudiante croisent leur chemin à l'occasion d'une arnaque qui doit les rendre très riche...
The Wisher
The Wisher (2002)
, 1h23
Origin Canada
Genres Horror
Actors Ron Silver, Liane Balaban
Roles Mary
Rating43% 2.1605252.1605252.1605252.1605252.160525
The movie is about a teenage girl who loves horror movies. She watches them all the time, yet is never frightened. Despite never being frightened, she begins to sleepwalk out of her house, resulting in her parents getting angry. They forbid her to watch any more horror movies in an attempt to prevent her sleepwalking, however there's a new movie called "The Wisher" out which is a huge hit with all her friends. Her father tells her she's not allowed to see it, but she sneaks out anyways. Before she leaves, she says "I wish he would just go away" and goes and sees the movie. Surprisingly, a scene in the movie is too much for her and she leaves. Her dad goes after her but then dies unexpectedly in a car accident. She then notices one of the characters in the movie following her around and whenever she makes a wish for something bad the wisher grants it.
Happy Here and Now, 1h29
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Actors Karl Geary, David Arquette, Shalom Harlow, Clarence Williams III, Ally Sheedy, Gloria Reuben
Roles Amelia
Rating53% 2.6592252.6592252.6592252.6592252.659225
When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.