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Tatiana Maslany Wins TCA Award For 'Orphan Black' Performance

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Tatiana Maslany of "Orphan Black" may have been snubbed at this year's Emmy Awards nominations, but at the Television Critics Association Awards, she was given pretty much the biggest award of all.

Beating out juggernauts like Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" (which is going into its final season in a week), Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), Monica Potter ("Parenthood"), and Matthew Rhys ("The Americans"), Maslany has cemented her place among TV's best and brightest by winning the Individual Achievement in Drama category.

To date, Maslany has wowed audiences by portraying seven distinct clones in "Orphan Black," including streetwise hustler Sarah Manning, Detective Beth Childs, German Katja Obinger, soccer mom Alison Hendrix, PhD student Cosima Niehaus, the unpredictable Helena, and the mysterious pro-clone Rachel Duncan.

"We are beyond thrilled for not only Tatiana, but the entire 'Orphan Black' team," said Catherine MacLeod, Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. "This well-deserved win is a testament to Tatiana's talent, passion, and dedication to the multiple characters she has so masterfully brought to life in the series. We look forward to working with the amazing cast and crew as well as our partners Temple Street Productions and BBC America on what is sure to be an outstanding second season."

A Regina-born actor now living in Toronto, Maslany is a rising star who's been acting for over 15 years in film, television, theatre, and radio. She has amassed an incredibly impressive resume with leading roles in many features including "The Vow" and Kate Melville's buzzed-about film "Picture Day," for which she received a 2013 ACTRA Award. Her role in "Grown Up Movie Star," opposite Shawn Doyle, competed at Sundance 2010 and garnered her the special jury prize for Breakout Star.

Production on Season 2 of "Orphan Black" is set to begin in late September in Toronto, and will premiere in Spring 2014 on Space and BBC America.

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