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Rebecca Northan

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Nationality Canada
Birth at Calgary (Canada)

Rebecca Northan is a Canadian actress, improviser, theatre director, and creative artist. She is known for playing the hippie mother Diane Macleod on the CTV & The Comedy Network sitcom Alice, I Think. Rebecca Northan was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is a graduate of the University of Calgary, and an alumna of the Loose Moose Theatre Company where she did her improv training with Keith Johnstone.

Northan has been improvising and working as an actor for many years, and in 2004 she was nominated for a Gemini Award for "Best Ensemble in a Comedy" for The Comedy Network’s The Joe Blow Show. Northan is also a five-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee for "Best Female Improviser". She has made several appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in the World Improv Games, and was recently a member of The Second City Toronto mainstage cast in Good's Good, Evil's Bad. She has also appeared as a guest host on CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, as well as having appeared in the feature films: The Rocker, and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. Rebecca also co-stars in the Showcase series The Foundation, directed by fellow Calgarian, Michael Dowse.

As an actress, Northan has worked in theatres across Canada including Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Fringe Theatre Adventures (Edmonton), Quest Theatre (touring theatre for young people) and Alberta Theatre Projects where she appeared in the Fall Ensemble and playRites, a festival of new Canadian Work. In Toronto, Northan was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for "Best Actress" for her work in Eric Woolfe's Jack the Ripper play, Dear Boss. When not performing Northan also works as producer/director and is currently directing the comedy troupe The Imponderables. She also directed the 2006 Toronto Fringe Festival smash hit The Burning Bush. Rebecca recently married her longtime partner, multi-talented entertainer Bruce Horak.

Rebecca and Bruce Horak are also collaborators on the live theatrical show, This is Cancer!, a comedy which brings the character of Cancer to life in order to address the modern audience's current cancer concerns.

When not performing, producing, or directing - Rebecca also teaches Keith Johnstone's approach to improvisation in private workshops. She has also been a guest faculty member in the Department of Drama at the University of Calgary.

In the summer of 2007 Rebecca created a performance piece for the Harbourfront Centre's Spiegelshow called, "Blind Date" - an improvised turn in which Northan chooses a member of the audience to perform with her as her blind date. This subsequently evolved into a 90 minute performance that, to date, has played at both the Loose Moose Theatre, and the World Stage Series at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, to sold out crowds. In December 2010, the show was a sell out in NYC and received rave reviews. She also played Ellie Applebaum in the film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. In the spring of 2013 Rebecca brought Blind Date to the Charing Cross Theatre in London for 7 weeks.

Usually with

Zach Helm
Zach Helm
(1 films)
Ennis Esmer
Ennis Esmer
(2 films)
Michael Dowse
Michael Dowse
(1 films)
Vik Sahay
Vik Sahay
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rebecca Northan (4 films)

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What If
What If (2013)
, 1h42
Directed by Michael Dowse
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Amanda Crew, Oona Chaplin, Rafe Spall, Megan Park
Roles Holly
Rating67% 3.3992953.3992953.3992953.3992953.399295
Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) has a miserable job and lives with his sister and nephew in Toronto, Ontario. He dropped out of medical school after becoming aware of his girlfriend having an affair with his Anatomy teacher and decides to not be social for a year. He is coerced by his best friend Allan (Adam Driver) into going to a party where he quickly gets bored and begins to amuse himself by arranging fridge magnets bearing single words into phrases.
Change of Plans, 1h30
Directed by John Kent Harrison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Joe Flanigan, Phylicia Rashād, Kristian Bruun, Justin Kelly, Arnold Pinnock, Rebecca Northan
Roles Vice Principal
Rating60% 3.0052453.0052453.0052453.0052453.005245
Un jeune couple à la vie parfaitement organisée se retrouve subitement tuteurs de 4 enfants. Leur quotidien bascule du jour au lendemain.
Princess (2009)
, 2h
Directed by Mark Rosman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Mermaids in film
Actors Nora Zehetner, Kip Pardue, Nicole Anderson, Mayko Nguyen, Rebecca Northan, Jasmine Richards
Roles Angular Woman
Rating53% 2.664092.664092.664092.664092.66409
William Humphries (Kip Pardue) is at the end of his trust fund after several failed career-attempts. Louis Baxter (Matthew Edison), William's friend, takes him along to the annual endangered animals benefit in L.A. This year, to raise more money, Princess Ithaca (Nora Zehetner) auctions a single dinner, which William bids the last of his money on believing that knowing the princess will open business opportunities for him. He wins the auction, but finds himself enchanted by Ithaca, who believes he is the seeker, a long-awaited champion who will help save a secret realm of mythological creatures.
The Rocker
The Rocker (2008)
, 1h42
Directed by Peter Cattaneo
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Josh Gad, Emma Stone, Jane Lynch
Roles Jeremy's Mother
Rating61% 3.0987253.0987253.0987253.0987253.098725
In the late 1980's, Robert "Fish" Fishman (Rainn Wilson) is the drummer in Vesuvius, a fictional heavy metal/glam metal band from Cleveland, Ohio on the verge of making it big. The band is offered a recording contract with one condition - Fish must be replaced as drummer with the president of the record company's nephew. After initially refusing, the band caves when their manager tells them they would get to tour as the opening act for Whitesnake.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, 1h25
Directed by Zach Helm
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Jonathan Potts, Kiele Sanchez
Roles Ellie Applebaum
Rating62% 3.1001453.1001453.1001453.1001453.100145
Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman), called "Mahoney" throughout the film, is an employee at "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium", a magical toy shop run by the eccentric 243-year-old Mr. Edward Magorium (Dustin Hoffman). Besides Molly and Mr. Magorium, store bookbuilder Bellini (Ted Ludzik), a strongman, is also employed. Eric Applebaum (Zach Mills) is a boy who comes to the store daily and functions as an employee despite his young age. He also narrates the story and introduces the characters.