Only 20 years old, Katie Boland has been acting professionally since the age of nine. With more than 25 starring roles so far, she shows no sign of slowing down, spending her time in Toronto and Los Angeles.
In the past year, Boland has starred alongside Rosanna Arquette in “Growing-Op,” an indie-comedy and coming-of-age story and “Adoration,” which competed for the Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, and had a gala Screening at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. It will be released in 2009 by Sony Picture Classics. She also played an autistic-savant in “Dancing Trees,” directed by multiple Gemini Award winner and Order of Canada holder Anne Wheeler.
In 2008, Boland garnered attention for her role as Gil Bellows’ daughter in last year’s TMN series, “Terminal City.” She left a lasting impression with writer/producer Angus Fraser, who says, “It’s rare to watch someone and know they are destined for something special and far-reaching in the difficult world of entertainment.” “Terminal City” aired on the Sundance Channel in 2008, and was released on August 5, 2008 on DVD across North America. Last fall, Boland starred in “The Man Who Lost Himself” (called “The Stranger I Married” in the U.S.), a CTV Lifetime movie.
Among the many television series, MOW's and films Boland has worked on, she has been nominated four years in a row at the Young Artist Awards in Los Angeles. In 2003, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gwen Killerby in “The Zack Files.” In 2004, she won Best Leading Actress in a TV Movie or Mini-series for “Salem Witch Trials” (co-starring Kirstie Alley and Shirley MacLaine). She was nominated again for her performances in “Some Things That Stay” (2005) and “A Man Who Lost Himself” (2006).