BIO | LAARA SADIQ
Laara Sadiq is an award winning actor with over 25 years experience in theatre, film, television and voice-over across Canada and the US. Her work has taken her from Vancouver, BC to St. Johns, Newfoundland, and in the US from San Francisco, CA to Washington DC. She holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia.
Selected theatre: The Orchard (After Chekhov) , The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Penelopiad , The Age of Arousal (Arts Club Theatre), Happy Place, Brothel #9, Eternal Hydra, Palace of the End (Touchstone Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing & A Winters Tale (Bard on the Beach), Our Town (Caravan Farm Theatre), Cake and Dirt (Tarragon Theatre), No Exit (Electric Company on tour @ American Conservatory Theatre/Nightwood Theatre/High Performance Rodeo/Theatre Calgary/WCTC), St Carmen of The Main, Nativity, Romeo & Juliet (National Arts Centre resident acting company), Crime and Punishment (PUSH Festival/Neworld Theatre).
Selected TV/Film: recurring roles on The Murders (CityTV), Arrow (The CW), Remedy (Global TV) Heartland (CBC); The InBetween, Search and Destroy, Colony, The Crossing, The Arrangement, Eyewitness, The Code, The Strain, The Baroness Von Sketch Show, Rogue, Killjoys, Hemlock Grove , Degrassi, Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays, Special Correspondents (Feature/Ricky Gervais), Happily Ever After (Feature/Joan Carr Wiggin), Excited (Feature/Bruce Sweeney-TIFF, VIFF, Palm Springs FF).
As a voice-over artist, Laara can be heard in cartoons, documentary narration, audiobooks and radio/TV commercial throughout Canada and the US. In 2018 she was honoured with a nomination for Outstanding Voice Performance at the Annie Awards in LA, for her work in The Breadwinner. This animated feature film, executive produced by Angelina Jolie, was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, and was the recipient of the LA Film Critics Circle Award, the Annie Award for Best Independent Feature, and the Cinema for Peace Justice Award.
Upcoming: North American premiere of The Second Woman (Performing Lines/Australia), A Thousand Splendid Suns (Arts Club/RMTC).
Laara makes her home in Vancouver. In addition to her work as an artist, she is a mama, activist, beekeeper, organic gardener, avid runner, novice surfer, and occasionally curates and chefs community long table dinners.