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As a playwright and actor, KRISTEN THOMSON won Dora Awards for her one-woman show I, Claudia, which has been presented at The Tarragon Theatre, Belfry Theatre, MTC, The Magnetic North Festival, The World Stage Festival and a tour of Hungary. She has been a member of the Soulpepper Theatre Company appearing in Mirandolina, Uncle Vanya, The Bald Soprano, The Lesson, School for Wives and Streetcar Named Desire. Other theatre credits include Hotel Loopy, (Theatre Columbus), The Memory of Water, (Tarragon/Mirvish Productions), Risk Everything, Problem Child, (Dora Award) both for Factory Theatre, Hysteria, Oleanna, (CanStage), Skylight, (Citadel/NAC, Sterling Nomination), Les Belles Soeurs, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, (GCTC), Quartet, (Froth), Therac 25, (Summerworks), Great Expectations, (Grand Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Little Years, (Theatre Passe Muraille), Dancing at Lughnasa, (MTC/NAC) and Three Penny Epic Cabaret, (Bald Ego Theatre).

In 2006, Kristen won the Gemini Award for Best Performance, for her work in the television movie adaptation of I, CLAUDIA. It was also the winner of two Canadian Comedy Awards, both for performance and writing. Kristin has won the ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance twice- in 2005 for I, CLAUDIA, and in 2003 for the short film I SHOUT LOVE, directed by Sarah Polley. She also received the 2003 Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance for her work in the feature film FLOWER AND GARNET, directed by Keith Behrman. Other film roles include THE REPUBLIC OF LOVE (Deepa Mehta), PROTEUS (John Greyson), THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY (Roger Spottiswoode) and THE LAW OF ENCLOSURES (John Greyson).

Upcoming, Kristen joins Soulpepper Theatre Company for their production of The Chairs. Kristen is a graduate of The National Theatre School.

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