An immensely talented actress, Fanny Mallette delivered masterful performances in carefully chosen projects that earned her considerable critical acclaim across the board. Born September 1957 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, Fanny Mallette won the 1989 Canadian Junior Judo Championship. After landing a guest spot on "Scoop" (Radio-Canada, 1992-95), she turned her focus to acting with the same discipline she had shown in her athletic career, training at several famed academies, including L'École nationale de théâter du Canada. She soon proved herself with acclaimed roles such as a mentally challenged daughter of an absentee mother in "Les muses orphelines" ("The Orphan Muses") (2000), the younger version of Élise Guilbault's titular tragic "La femme qui boit" ("The Woman Who Drinks") (2001) and a dying pianist attempting to find fulfillment in "Une jeune fille à la fenêtre" (2001). Solidifying her reputation as a major rising talent, Mallette won a Best Actress Gémeaux for "L'Héritière de grande ourse" (Radio-Canada, 2004-05), a Best Supporting Actress Jutra for "Cheech" (2006) and earned a Genie nomination for "Continental, un film sans fusil" (2007). She also landed roles on the psychological-of-modern-man sitcom "François en série" (Séries+, 2006-07), the sweeping family saga "Nos étés" (TVA, 2005-08), and the police drama "19-2" (Radio-Canada, 2011- ).
By Jonathan Riggs