Emily Hampshire (born 29 August 1981)[1] is a Canadian film and television actress.


 [hide*1 Life and career

Life and career[edit]Edit

Hampshire was born in MontrealQuebec. She is most widely known to international audiences for her role as Angelina to Sean Astin's Michael in the 1998 romantic comedy Boy Meets Girl, and Vivienne in the 2006 film Snow Cake, in which she starred opposite Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman.

Having been professionally active in the Canadian film and TV industry since 1996, Hampshire is also notable for her role as Siobhan Roy on Made in Canada. More recently, she has starred in the Canadian series This Space For RentCarl² and Northern Town. She also starred alongside Kevin Zegers and Samaire Armstrong in the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy/Girl Thing, in which she played the character Chanel. She played Margaret in The Life Before This, a feature film directed by Jerry Ciccoritti, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1999. She also voiced Starr/Nebula on the animated Canadian sitcom 6Teen. Most recently, she appeared in The Trotsky as Leon's love interest Alexandra, in the Canadian indie film, Good Neighbours as Louise, and in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis as Jane Melman.

Hampshire has also done voice-acting, voicing the character Misery on the animated series Ruby Gloom, Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series and Alyson Malitski in Braceface.

In August 2006, Hampshire married Matt Smith and lives in Los Angeles.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]Edit

Hampshire has won a Gemini Award in Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for Made in Canada.

She has thrice been nominated for Canadian Genie Awards. She was a Best Supporting Actress nominee at the 24th Genie Awards for the movie A Problem with Fear, a Best Leading Actress nominee at the 25th Genie Awards for the movie Blood, and a Best Supporting Actress nominee at the 27th Genie Awards for the movie Snow Cake.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Dead Innocent Nicole
1998 Boy Meets Girl Angelina Milleflores
1999 The Life Before This Margaret
2001 Chasing Cain Holly
2002 Dad Dora Short film
2003 Posers Ruth
2003 In Shadow Lydia Short film
2003 A Problem with Fear Dot
2003 Twist Waitress
2004 Blood Noelle Terry
2006 Snow Cake Vivienne Freeman
2006 Couldn't Be Happier Jessica Cornwall Short film
2006 It's a Boy Girl Thing Chanel
2007 The Cradle Julie
2009 The Trotsky Alexandra Leith
2010 What's the Harm? Marlee Short film
2010 Die Lisa Meridian
2010 Good Neighbors Louise
2012 Cosmopolis Jane Melman
2012 My Awkward Sexual Adventure Julia Bowe
2013 All the Wrong Reasons[2] Nicole Post-production
2013 Retornado Pre-production
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