|Member of the Canadian Parliament |
October 21, 2019
|Preceded by||Bill Casey|
|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly |
for Truro-Bible Hill
June 9, 2009 –October 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Jamie Muir|
|Succeeded by||riding redistributed|
|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly |
for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River
October 8, 2013 –September 12, 2019
|Preceded by||first member|
|Succeeded by||Dave Ritcey|
|Born||November 22, 1959|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|New Democrat (provincial; until 2019)|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
(m. 1987;div. 1994)
(m. 1998;div. 2002)
Lenore Elizabeth Zann(born November 22, 1959) is a Canadian actress and politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Cumberland—Colchester in the House of Commons of Canada as a member of the Liberal Party since 2019. Before entering federal politics, she represented the electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2009 until 2019 as a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party and from June 9, 2019 until September 12, 2019 as an Independent.
Zann was born in Sydney, Australia, the daughter of Janice, a high school teacher, and Paul Zann, a professor.Her great-grandfather, named Zaninovich (Zaninović), came to Australia from Croatia.
She emigrated with her parents to Canada in 1968, first to Regina, Saskatchewan, then to Truro, Nova Scotia, and later graduated from Cobequid Educational Centre, a high school in Truro, which was noted for its student musical productions. She attended York University in Toronto where she studied drama, fine arts and political science.
Zann worked as a screen, television, stage, and voice actress, and appeared in numerous television shows, films, radio, and animated series. As an actor, she is best known for providing the voice of Rogue on the 1992 animated television adaptation of the X-Men comic book series.
After living in Halifax, Toronto, London, Stockholm, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and New York City, Zann returned to Truro in 2008.
That fall she started a community campaign to restore a historic former academic building in downtown Truro, the Provincial Normal College, into a cultural centre. She claims to have raised $62,000.00 for a feasibility study following which the four-story, 24,000 sq feet provincially designated Victorian brick building was repurposed to become the centre point of downtown Truro - the town’s new Central Colchester Regional Library, with a skating rink in front during winter months.
During her first four years as a backbencher in the first NDP government in Nova Scotia Zann was appointed Ministerial Assistant for three positions: Culture & Heritage, Environment & Climate Change, and Deputy Premier - unsuccessfully working to reinstate the Nova Scotia Arts Council and improve the Film Tax-Credit for the film & TV industry.
As a first-time opposition member Zann has been NDP spokesperson for Education, Environment, Status of Women, Human Rights Commission, Aboriginal Affairs & Truth & Reconciliation, Agriculture, Advanced Education, African NS Affairs, Gaelic Affairs.
During her 10 years as MLA, she introduced two successful bills. Bill 90 amended the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Act to increase the size of the Board of Directors to ten. Bill 74 changed the name of the new electoral district of Truro–Bible Hill to Truro–Bible Hill–Millbrook–Salmon River.
Each summer she produces and directs a community theatre production for the Truro Theatre Society, which boasts a cast of all ages - including students from local Elementary, Junior and High schools. To date this includes Our Town, The Secret Garden, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and the very popular free public productions “Shakespeare in Victoria Park”: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Macbeth.
On April 8, 2009, Zann successfully ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Truro-Bible Hill.On the same day, an employee of the Liberal Party leaked a topless photo of her to the media from her appearance in The L Word . Zann was elected in the 2009 provincial election and served as the Ministerial Assistant for the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage. She was subsequently re-elected in the 2013 provincial election to represent the reconfigured electoral district, now called Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.
In that election the NDP was reduced to seven seats in the Legislature and third party status. Zann served as the NDP critic for Aboriginal Affairs, Community Culture and Heritage, Community Services, Education, Human Rights Commission/Status of Women, and Seniors and Disabled.
Zann has also taken a lead position in regard to environmental racism and has introduced Bill-111, the Environmental Racism Prevention Act, to address this issue in Nova Scotia.
On June 12, 2015, Zann announced her bid for the leadership of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party.On February 27, 2016, Zann was defeated in her leadership bid, losing to Gary Burrill on the second ballot.
On June 9, 2019, Zann announced she would seek the Liberal nomination to succeed retiring Liberal MP Bill Casey in Cumberland—Colchester for the 2019 federal election.She sat as an independent member in Nova Scotia's legislature as she sought the nomination. Zann won the federal Liberal nomination on July 27, 2019, defeating three other candidates including Bill Casey's constituency assistant. She resigned her seat on September 12.
|2019 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Larry Duchesne||5,451||11.99|
|Independent||Matthew V. Rushton||232||0.51||New|
|Veterans Coalition||Jody O'Blenis||144||0.32||New|
|National Citizens Alliance||Stephen J. Garvey||109||0.24||New|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||45,450||100.0||$104,050.86|
|Total rejected ballots||447||0.97|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|New Democratic Party||Lenore Zann||3,165||38.10|
|Liberal||Barry J. Mellish||2,682||32.20|
|Progressive Conservative||Charles Cox||2,470||29.70|
|New Democratic Party||Lenore Zann||4,147||48.40|
|Progressive Conservative||Hughie MacIsaac||2,607||30.42|
|1980||Hounds of Notre Dame||Lila Petrie|
|1981||Happy Birthday to Me||Maggie|
|1982||Murder by Phone||Connie Lawson|
|1984||That's My Baby!||Sally|
|1986||One Night Only||Anne McGraw|
|1988||Something About Love||Sylvia||also performed the song, "Lying Lips"|
|1989||The Amityville Curse||n/a||direct to video; performed song "Lying Lips"|
|1990||Back Stab||n/a||performed the song, "Lying Lips"|
|1993||Change of Heart||Carmen|
|1995||Johnston... Johnston||Queen Bee||short movie|
|1996||Natural Enemy||Gina Knox||direct to video|
|2007||Dirty Laundry||Linda||short movie|
|1991||Tooth Fairy, Where Are You?||Dottie||TV movie|
|1999||Makai Tenshô: The Armageddon||Queen Kasuga|
|2003||Rescue Heroes: The Movie||Wendy Waters|
|2005||My Little Pony: Friends are Never Far Away||Star Catcher||direct to video|
|2005||My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas||Star Catcher||short movie; also performed the song, "The Magic of Christmas"|
|2012||Bratz: Desert Jewelz||Alia|
|1982||Something's Afoot||Hope||TV movie|
|1986||Mania: The Intruder||Julie Somers||TV movie; segment: "The Good Samaritan"; credited as Lenore Zahn|
|1989||Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop||(1 episode); "Jail Bait"|
|1989||Love & Hate||Lynne||TV movie|
|1989||Last Train Home||Lily Manse||TV movie|
|1990||On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story||TV movie|
|1991||Conspiracy of Silence||Soap Actress #1||TV mini-series|
|1992||Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story||Betty||TV movie|
|1992||Beyond Reality||Diane||(1 episode); "Theatre of the Absurd"|
|1993||Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer||Diane Delana||TV movie|
|1993||The Hidden Room||Amy||(1 episode); "Transfigured Night"|
|1990-1993||Street Legal||Nina Pascaras/Jean Rhomer||recurring role; 8 episodes|
|1994||RoboCop: The Series||Willa||(1 episode); "Sisters in Crime"|
|1994||Forever Knight||Amber||(1 episode); "Capital Offence"|
|1995||Rent-a-Kid||Elaine Loman||TV movie|
|1996||Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice||Angie||TV movie|
|1996||Millennium||Ruthie Bangs||(1 episode); "The Well-Worn Lock"|
|1997||Police Academy: The Series||Bonnie||(1 episode); "Shopping with the Enemy"|
|1999||Lexx||The Dark Lady||(1 episode); "Woz"|
|1999||Pit Pony||L.B. Collins||(1 episode); "Famous"|
|2000||Personally Yours||Josie||TV movie|
|2001||Cold Squad||Laurie Peters||(1 episode); "The Box"|
|2001||Mysterious Ways||Beverly Wilcox||(1 episode); "A Time to Every Purpose"|
|2003||Andromeda||Senator Bayliss||(1 episode); "The Risk-All Point"|
|2004||Law & Order||Tina||(1 episode); "Veteran's Day"|
|2004||Kingdom Hospital||Harriet||(2 episodes); "The West Side of Midnight", "Goodbye Kiss"|
|2004||The Chris Isaak Show||Sharon Nesbick||(1 episode); "Suspicion"|
|2006||'Til Death Do Us Part||Nancy Seaman||(1 episode); "Pilot"|
|2007||Love Notes||Merry||TV movie|
|2008||The L Word||Jackie||(1 episode); "Look Out, Here They Come!"|
|1993–1994||Cadillacs & Dinosaurs||Mikla||main role; 13 episodes|
|1995||Spider-Man||Rogue||Episodes: "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 4: The Mutant Agenda", "Neogenic Nightmare Chapter 5: Mutants Revenge"|
|1996||Vor-Tech: Undercover Conversion Squad||credited as Lenore Zahn|
|1998||Salty's Lighthouse||Aurora/Sunshine/Captain Star/Lillie Lightship/Little Ditcher/Sally Seaplane|
|1998||Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend||Persephone||(1 episode); "Persephone & the Winter Seeds"|
|1999||Arc the Lad||Announcer/Kids|
|1999–2000||Avengers: United They Stand||Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson)||main role; 13 episodes|
|1999–2002||Rescue Heroes||Wendy Waters||recurring role; 32 episodes|
|1999||Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure||Alice Sharome||recurring role|
|1999||Magic Knight Rayearth||Caldina||recurring role |
credited as Zan (source Discotek release credits)
year is for English dub, anime originally debuted in 1994
|2000||Gate Keepers||Satoko Takanashi|
|2000||Dinozaurs||Dino Ptera||recurring role|
|2000||Capertown Cops||recurring role; credited as Lenore Zahn|
|2001||Outlaw Star||Aisha Clanclan||year is for English dub, anime originally debuted in 1997|
|2001||Mobile Suit Gundam||Crowley Hamon||year is for English dub, anime originally debuted in 1979|
|2001||Alienators: Evolution Continues||Additional Voices|
|2001–2002||Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action!||Renee La Rouge||recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2001–2005||Dragon Tales||Lorca||(2 episodes); "A New Friend/El Dia deal Maestro", "A New Friend/Have No Fear"|
|2003–2004||MegaMan: NT Warrior||Roll||recurring role|
|2003||The Mummy||Anck Su Namun||(4 episodes); "The Reckoning", "Old Friends", "A New Beginning: Part 1", "A New Beginning: Part 2"|
|2004–2006||Dragon Booster||Kitt Wonn||recurring role; 39 episodes|
|2006–2008||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Chikara Shisho||recurring role; 10 episodes|
|2007||Serial Experiments Lain||Reika|
|2007–2009||Storm Hawks||Master Cyclonis||recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2008–2009||Animal Mechanicals||Island Owl||recurring role; 41 episodes|
|2009–2011||Word World||Kangaroo||(2 episodes); "Runaway O", "Mail-Mix Up!"|
|1996||X-Men vs. Street Fighter||Rogue / Birdy|
|1998||Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes||Rogue|
|2000||The Misadventures of Tron Bonne||Digger|
|2000||Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes||Rogue / Birdy||Uncredited|
|2004||The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown||Titania|
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