Anna Silk is perhaps best known for her role as the caustic Deb, the cantankerous flight attendant in the Nicoderm commercials. Silk divides her time between the big and small screen. She has spent her past three years in Los Angeles where one of her fondest roles was playing the lead hit man in the film, Stacking Chips, slated for release in summer 2010. Her film credits also include Breakfast with Scot, Do Not Bend, Where the Truth Lies, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
On the small screen, Silk has had various roles in popular shows in the United States and in Canada. She guest-starred as Jennifer Love Hewitt's beautiful best friend in The Ghost Whisperer and portrayed the murdering wife in 'Til Death Do Us Part. Silk has spent many memorable hours on the small screen in Canada as well with roles in Angela's Eyes and Puppets Who Kill. She made a memorable guest appearance as Suzie on Billable Hours, the "furry" who falls for the company mascot. Most recently, she played the part of Cassidy, the sultry love interest to the lead on Being Erica — a role for which Anna was honored with a 2010 Gemini Award nomination.
Hometown: Fredericton, NB
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Three Things I Can't Live Without: My family, my friends and my endless supply of moisturizers
Describe Your Character in Ten Words or Less: Strong, stubborn, protective, vulnerable, scared, smart, loyal, sexy, funny, and confident.
Bo was born of Fae blood but is a rarity in their world. Raised by humans, she spent her idyllic, small town youth without a clue as to her true nature: that of a Succubus, mythological beings who must seduce mortals and feed off their sexual chi-energy to survive. Bo's traumatic, accidental discovery of her abilities as a teenager forced her to leave any semblance of a normal life and embrace a vagabond existence. She's been moving from one city to the next ever since, unable to control her feedings and leaving a trail of dead in her wake.
Once Bo realizes what she is and learns of the existence of the Fae clans, she's through running. Bo resolves to discover the truth of where she came from, and why she was abandoned. Not sure who to trust, she rejects the Fae clans, embracing her independence and becoming an unlikely protector of both Fae and humans in need of her unique skills. With the added help of her human con-artist best friend, Kenzi; the scientific talents of Lauren; and the ever watchful eye of Dyson, Bo must learn to control her Succubus nature and adapt to a dangerous supernatural underworld she never even knew existed.
Ksenia made her theatre debut at age five, and at age 10, she landed her first guest-starring role on the popular kids' Canadian series, I Was A Sixth Grade Alien, playing alien princess Xhanthippe alongside Michael Cera. Since then, Ksenia has starred in numerous films and television shows, including the lead role of Zoey Jones in the 2003 television series Renegadepress.com. The hard-hitting drama dealt with the challenging real issues of teenage life. Ksenia's abilities were recognized at age 18, when she became the first-ever winner of two consecutive Gemini Awards for 'Best Performance In A Youth Television Series' in both 2005 and 2006.
Over the next four years, Ksenia studied acting, film directing and photography, and appeared in numerous American television shows including Cold Case, The Cleaner, Moonlight, Earth Final Conflict, Kojak, I Love Mummy and 1-800 Missing. 2009 was a busy year for the Canadian actress. After an international search, Ksenia was handpicked by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem for A Dream) to play the beautiful yet cruel nemesis, Veronica, to Natalie Portman's Nina in the film Black Swan. She then starred opposite John Cusack in the dark thriller, The Factory, portraying a young prostitute and mother. Following shortly after, the CW's new hit show Life UneXpected offered Ksenia the role of Natasha, the street-smart foster teen with a big heart yet troubled life.
Current Residence: Haven't decided yet
Vice(s): Sweets, sweets, and more sweets!
Three Things I Can't Live Without: People I love, music and laughter
Describe Your Character in Ten Words or Less: Kenzi is a female Sherlock Holmes with a sweet tooth for fashion and crime, the coolest chick ever!
Kenzi, above all other things, is a survivor. Resilient, resourceful, and smart, Kenzi can keep a straight head no matter the problem, and her courage and wits make her an asset to Bo even when her human-sized physicality make her a target. Kenzi's also just fun for Bo to have around: her humor is droll and world weary, even at her young age: nothing can shock her, and she's even more street smart than Bo -- and far less trusting.
Kenzi has had pain in her past, but unlike Bo, she refuses to dwell on it. Instead, she keeps moving; mind on the next deal, the next con, next heist. With the soul (and heritage) of a former Eastern Block/communist-regime kid, she's prone to do whatever it takes to survive. Money and security are very, very important to Kenzi - the next most important thing to her, actually, other than Bo. Young without being naive; Kenzi is Bo's perfect foil and confidante.
Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen's Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor's Studio before going on to amass an impressive résumé of work on the big and small screens. His most memorable lead roles include Giles in A Touch of Pink and Jack in A Stone's Throw, and he supported in Gossip with Kate Hudson, K-19: The Widow Maker, and as Wayne Gretzky in Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story. His 2010 credits alone include the feature films Textuality, The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, and the Last New Year. Other roles have included Emotional Arithmetic, starring Susan Sarandon and Gabriel Byrne; Never Forget, a mystery thriller featuring Lou Diamond-Phillips, A Broken Life, a drama with Tom Sizemore; plus Public Domain; Niagara Motel; and Going To Kansas City.
Holden-Ried also features prominently on television as Sir William Compton on the historical drama, The Tudors, and recently in the major co-production by BBC, CBC and ABC of Ben Hur. Other significant roles include his recurring characters on CTV's The Bridge and Degrassi: The Next Generation. Other recent productions have included the movie Binky, with Janeane Garofalo; the award-winning Diamonds for CBC, and a recurring role in the series M.V.P. After a series of supporting roles in the The Defenders (Showtime) and Forget Me Never (CBS) Holden-Ried gained attention for playing bassist "Noel Redding" in Hendrix (Showtime's biopic on Jimi Hendrix). He also appeared on the gritty Street Time (Showtime), and the TV movies Icebound, starring Susan Sarandon, Shaftesbury's Hemingway vs. Callaghan; A Killing Spring, The Many Trials Of One Jane Doe.
Current Residence: Toronto
Vice(s): the belief that having vices builds character
Three Things I Can't Live Without: Air, food water... and love
Describe Your Character in Ten Words or Less: Dyson is an ancient warrior who has recently returned from going rogue.
Dyson is Light Fae, and in his own way, is just as mysterious as Bo. A veteran detective on the human police force, he and partner Hale use their combined skills to quietly protect the secret of Fae existence from inadvertent human discovery. When this brings him into contact with rogue-Fae Bo, Dyson grudgingly takes it upon himself to watch out for her and explain the complex Fae rules to Bo... as she proceeds to break them all. Preferring to be solitary and unattached, Dyson's relationship with Bo is increasingly complicated and intense, in a love-hate, sexually destructive sort of way.
A stoic and talented detective, Dyson is proud, ruthless, inescapably masculine, and definitely not easily given to love. He's an old, loyal, Light Fae soldier with his own tortured history that he never speaks of, even to Bo. But Dyson has clearly taken lives before and will again – without joy, maybe, but also without much regret. There is no evil or sadism in him, just pure, raw, strength and a selective, individualized sense of morality.
Executive ProducersPeter Mohan
Consulting ProducerEmily Andras
Associate ProducerVanessa Piazza
Production DesignerIan Brock
Director of PhotographyDavid Greene
EditorPaul G. Day
Costume DesignerAnne Dixon