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Angela Asher

Actress

Angela Asher was modeling internationally when on a lark in the early 90s she decided to audition to get into a master class with the late, great acting coach Michael Shurtleff.

She credits him with giving her the courage to make the switch from modeling to acting as a profession. She continued to study with him through the 90s as well as with the late, great Al Waxman, who gave her the nickname of "Baby Bacall" because of the similar husky voice of Lauren Bacall. LA Times television critic Mary McNamara has said, “Angela Asher may have the best voice in the biz since Kathleen Turner.”

Angela has worked opposite prominent stars such as Academy Award winners Judy Davis and Richard Dreyfuss in the Paul Mazursky directed film Coast to Coast; Academy Award nominated actors Gary Oldman in Interstate 60 and Tom Berenger in True Blue; and Harvey Keitel in the controversial ABC mini-series The Path to 9/11.

She has been recognized for her performances on television in Emmy-nominated Ken Finkleman’s Married Life (Gemini Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy); award-winning playwright George F. Walker’s This Is Wonderland (Gemini Award nomination for Best Actress-Guest Star in a Drama). She later went on to join the series as a recurring character in season three. While recurring on Degrassi: The Next Generation and starring in 18 to Life she received another Gemini Award nomination for Best Ensemble in a Comedy.

She received rave reviews for her stage debut as Samantha in the Olivier Award-nominated John Kolvenbach’s play, Fabuloso, at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. She starred opposite Nicholas Campbell and Linda Kash.

In 2011 CraveOnline named her one of The Top Ten Canadian Actresses to Watch. That same year she was recognized with two Gemini Award nominations for 18 to Life as Lead Actress in a Comedy and Best Ensemble in a Comedy and three Canadian Comedy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Film for Touch of Grey, Lead Actress in a Television Series and Best Ensemble in Television for 18 to Life.

Angela has two feature films coming out later this year: a fish story (winner of The Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival); and Only I opposite Brendan Fehr. Angela will also star in the short film, We Wanted More, directed by the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival winner Stephen Dunn.

Currently she can be seen on the web series Bill and Son’s Towing (LA Web Festival Winner for Best Ensemble in a Comedy and 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards nomination for Best Ensemble), and stars as Nancy Siebolski in the television drama series Hard Rock Medical.

Angela currently resides in Toronto and continues to study acting with acclaimed acting coaches Larry Moss and Risa Bramon Garcia.

Hard Rock Medical: A TV Show By Canadians for Canadians

Being a proud Canadian, I am thrilled to be a part of a television series that is unapologetically Canadian. For years I have watched our cities double for American cities on television. With Hard Rock Medical the landscape of the North is just that -- ours.
07/04/2013 06:05 EDT