Adriana Maggs

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Adriana Maggs
Born Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Occupation actress, screenwriter, director
Nationality Canada
Notable works Grown Up Movie Star
Years active 2000s-present

Adriana Maggs is a Canadian film and television actress, writer and director, best known for her debut feature film Grown Up Movie Star . [1]

Canadians citizens of Canada

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<i>Grown Up Movie Star</i> 2010 film by Adriana Maggs

Grown Up Movie Star is a 2010 Canadian drama film written, directed and co-produced by Adriana Maggs. Shawn Doyle, Jill Knox Gosse and Paul Pope are the other co-producers. The film was produced by Pope Productions and distributed in Canada by Mongrel Media

The daughter of academic and poet Randall Maggs, [2] she is originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. [1] She was educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland's Grenfell College campus in Corner Brook, where she was a classmate of Sherry White, Susan Kent and Jonny Harris. [3]

Randall Maggs is a Canadian poet and former professor of English Literature at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College of Memorial University, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He is one of the organizers and now artistic director of the March Hare, the largest literary festival in Atlantic Canada.

Corner Brook City in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Newfoundland and Labrador Province of Canada

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She has appeared as an actress in the television series Hatching, Matching and Dispatching , Three Chords from the Truth and Call Me Fitz and the films Down to the Dirt and Rabbittown , and she has written for the television series Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, Call Me Fitz, Three Chords from the Truth, The Wilkinsons , The Smart Woman Survival Guide , Rookie Blue and King .

Hatching, Matching and Dispatching is a Canadian television sitcom, which aired on CBC Television on 2006. The show starred Mary Walsh as Mamie Lou Furey, the matriarch of a family in Cats Gut Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador who owns a combination ambulance, wedding and funeral business. The show's title — and a basic summary of its premise — had previously appeared as a one-time gag in a "Wake of the Week" sketch on CODCO.

Three Chords from the Truth is a Canadian television series created by Steve Cochrane, Phyllis Ellis and Adriana Maggs that aired on the Canadian CMT network in 2009, and was also available on Movie Central. This program was CMT's first original comedy series and was nominated for two Gemini Awards.

<i>Call Me Fitz</i> television series

Call Me Fitz is a Canadian television series produced by E1 Entertainment, Amaze Film & Television, and Big Motion Pictures. The half-hour comedy stars Jason Priestley as Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick, a morally bankrupt used-car salesman whose consequence-free life is complicated by the arrival of do-gooder Larry, another salesman who claims he is Fitz's conscience.

She was a Genie Award nominee for Best Screenplay at the 31st Genie Awards in 2011 for Grown Up Movie Star, [4] and was a cowinner of the Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series at the 24th Gemini Awards in 2009 for Three Chords from the Truth. [5]

The 31st Genie Awards ceremony was held on March 10, 2011 to honour films released in 2010. Nominations were announced on February 2, 2011.

The 24th Gemini Awards were held on 14 November 2009 to honour achievements in Canadian television. The ceremony was broadcast on Showcase and Global. The host was Ron James. Special awards were handed out to Corner Gas, Trailer Park Boys and Royal Canadian Air Farce for their contributions to Canadian television.

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References

  1. 1 2 "She knows no boundaries". The Globe and Mail , January 24, 2010.
  2. "NIGHT WORK: THE SAWCHUK POEMS – an interview with Randall Maggs". The Toronto Quarterly, September 2010.
  3. "Meet 22 Minutes’ Susan Kent: Misfits, weirdos and (of course) Celine Dion". The Globe and Mail , December 2, 2013.
  4. "Genie Awards go from 'huh' to 'wow'". National Post , February 3, 2011.
  5. "Local actor wins Gemini as part of show she wrote". The Western Star , November 19, 2009.