Katie Boland

Katie Boland

Born Katherine Lenora Boland
(1988-02-14) February 14, 1988
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, writer, producer
Years active 1995–present
Website www.katieboland.com

Katherine Lenora "Katie" Boland (born February 14, 1988) is a Canadian actress, writer and producer.

Early life

Boland was born and raised in Toronto.[1] She worked as a child actor and her first role was in the CBS mini-series The Third Twin (1997), starring Kelly McGillis and Jason Gedrick.[2]


In her youth, Boland became well known for her roles in the Canadian children's television shows Noddy and The Zack Files. Since then, she has had significant parts in many television film, and starred in the drama miniseries Terminal City. Boland starred as Christine in the 2007 Hallmark Channel original film The Note and its 2009 sequel Taking a Chance on Love. She has also starred in several independent films, notably Some Things That Stay, Mount Pleasant, Adoration, Growing Op and Daydream Nation. In 2009, she was chosen by Elle Canada as one of three Canadians to watch.[3]

Katie Boland at the 2014 CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser

Boland wrote and starred in the Hulu web series Long Story, Short, co-created with her mother Gail Harvey, who also directed it. The series was filmed in the house where she grew up and was based on her personal essays "The Summer I Lost My Mind."[4] For her role in the series, Boland won a Canadian Screen Award in 2014.[5][6] She also won the Best Actress award at the inaugural Vancouver Web Series Festival for her performance in Long Story, Short.[7]

Boland continues to star prolifically in feature films and TV series, most recently Born To Be Blue (2015) alongside Ethan Hawke,[8][9] which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and People Hold On,[10] which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.[11]

From 2013 to 2015, Boland starred in the recurring role of Clarissa on the hit CW series Reign.[12][13][14][15]

Poland also writes novels and works as a journalist for the Toronto Star, BlogTO, SheDoesTheCity and TChad Quarterly. She also writes a blog, with excerpts of her fiction and non-fiction.[16] Boland's work focuses mainly on women's issues and relationships.[17]

In 2016, Boland was awarded a grant by bravoFACT to direct and star in a short film which she also wrote titled Lolz-Ita, which is about the life of a naïve but internet savvy 22-year-old who becomes a celebrity on instagram. Gail Harvey (her mother) and Lauren Collins are attached to produce the short.[18][19]

Personal life

Boland's mother is award-winning Canadian director Gail Harvey.[20][21] Together, they own a production company called Straight Shooters.[22]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story Young Ellie Nesler
1999 Striking Poses Motel Girl Video
1999 Life Before This, TheThe Life Before This Jake's Daughter
2003 Guest Room Short film
2004 Some Things That Stay Tamara Anderson
2006 Mount Pleasant Nadia
2008 Adoration Hannah
2008 Growing Op Hope
2009 Dancing Trees Martha Rooney
2009 Fateful Nomi Short film
2010 Making of Plus One, TheThe Making of Plus One Starlet
2010 Die Melody Chambers
2010 Daydream Nation Jenny
2010 Pooka Abigail "Pooka" Cooke Short film
2012 Where Are the Dolls Short film
2012 Master, TheThe Master Young Woman
2012 Looking Is the Original Sin Anna
2012 Close Your Eyes Claire Short film
2013 Sex After Kids Markee
2013 Ferocious Tess
2013 Spirit Game, TheThe Spirit Game Maggie Fox Short film
2013 Gerontophilia Désirée
2013 Method Barista / A.D. Short film
2013 Subsequent Life, AA Subsequent Life Sophie Short film
2014 Fall Chelsea
2014 Given Your History Alanna Short film
2014 Date, TheThe Date Short film
2014 Throwing Cotton Shona Short film
2015 Babysitter, TheThe Babysitter Martha Short film
2015 Street Meet Linda Short film
2015 Hunter's Moon Betty
2015 Dennis Jackie Short film
2015 Craft: Based on the Life & Work of H.P. Lovecraft, TheThe Craft: Based on the Life & Work of H.P. Lovecraft Sonia Greene Short film
2015 Born to Be Blue Sarah
2015 People Hold On Alycia
2016 Joseph and Mary Rebekah
2016 Renaissance Alex
2016 Love of My Life Zoe Post-production
2017 South of Hope Street Pre-production
2017 Cardinal Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Lollo rosso TV series
1997 Third Twin, TheThe Third Twin Bold Twin TV film
1998 Noddy Kate "The Magic Key"
1999 God's New Plan Lindsay Hutton TV film
2000 In a Heartbeat Amy "Thing That Go Bump in the Night", "A Night to Remember"
2000 One True Love Laura TV film
2000-02 Zack Files, TheThe Zack Files Gwendolyn "Gwen" Killerby Main role
2002 Guilty Hearts Elly Moran TV film
2002 Salem Witch Trials Annie Putnam TV film
2005 Shania: A Life in Eight Albums Jill (13–24 years) TV film
2005 Stranger I Married, TheThe Stranger I Married Tracy Evenshen TV film
2005 Terminal City Sarah Sampson Main role
2006 Four Extraordinary Women Mary TV film
2007 Note, TheThe Note Christine TV film
2009 Taking a Chance on Love Christine TV film
2011 Murdoch Mysteries Sister Theresa "Voices"
2011 Lost Girl Bianca "It's Better to Burn Out Than Fae Away"
2012 Listener, TheThe Listener Fawn "She Sells Sanctuary"
2013 Long Story, Short Kristen Harvey TV series
2013 Cold Spring Erin Potts TV film
2013 Off2Kali Comedy Kathleen "Bisexual Date"
2014 Darknet Kim "Darknet 4"
2013-15 Reign Clarissa Recurring role
2015 Motive Nika Reid "Best Enemies"
2015 Christmas Incorporated Rebekah TV film


  1. "TorontoVerve.:: Actress Katie Boland: What Happened After 'the Summer She Lost Her Mind'". www.torontoverve.org. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  2. "TorontoVerve.:: Actress Katie Boland: What Happened After 'the Summer She Lost Her Mind'". www.torontoverve.org. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  3. ""Eat Your Heart Out": Katie Boland on Being a Writer and an Actress". 49thshelf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  4. Elavsky, Cindy (February 16, 2014). "Celebrity Extra". King Features. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  5. M, Adnan. "Katie Boland Wins for 'Long Story, Short' at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards". The Arts Guild. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  6. "Gabrielle, Enemy among big winners at Canadian Screen Awards". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  7. http://www.vancouverwebfest.com/past_winners_2014.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. "Anne Brodie speaks with Katie Boland, one of Canada's most popular young actors | What She Said". www.whatshesaidradio.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  9. "Katie Boland on TIFF, Family and the Harry Potter Bar | 102.1 the Edge". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  10. "People Hold On". NOW Toronto Magazine - Think Free. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  11. Jancelewicz, Chris. "2016 Canadian Screen Awards nominees: 'Rookie Blue,' 'Vikings,' 'Big Brother Canada' nominated". Global News. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  12. "Reign's Clarissa Explains It All! Katie Boland Talks Acting Under a Burlap Sack and Shia LaBeouf Plagiarizing Her Look on Reign". E! News. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  13. "Celebrity Extra: Interview: Katie Boland's Long Story, Short". www.celebrityextraonline.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  14. http://www.ew.com/article/2013/07/24/cw-period-drama-reign-holby-city. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. "Reign actress Katie Boland part of Oshawa fundraiser". www.durhamregion.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  16. zekas, rita (2007-01-20). "Katie Boland was born to shop. The actor, who turns 19 on Valentine's Day, was given a faux fur leopard swing coat for her 5th birthday.". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  17. "TorontoVerve.:: Actress Katie Boland: What Happened After 'the Summer She Lost Her Mind'". www.torontoverve.org. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  18. 1, Jordan Pinto September; 2016. "BravoFACT distributes $560K across 12 shorts". Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  19. Lolz-ita (2017), retrieved 2016-10-28
  20. "Actor Katie Boland & Film maker Gail Harvey – from Beaches to Hollywood | Beaches|Life magazine". www.beachesliving.ca. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  21. "Gail Harvey". Straight Shooter. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  22. Caroline. "CAROLINELEAVITTVILLE: Three award-winning women: filmmaker, producer and photographer Gail Harvey; actress, screenwriter and novelist Katie Boland (her daughter); and the great singer songwriter Rickie Lee Jones talk about their new documentary The Other Side of Desire, how and why they work, rap and feminism, being a parent, and so much more". Retrieved 2016-06-01.

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