Zoie Palmer is best known for her role as Dr. Lauren Lewis in the supernatural drama “Lost Girl”. The English-Canadian actress started to play the lead role in 2010 and lasted until the end of the show in 2015 after 5 successful seasons.
Palmer’s next big role came as The Android in the science fiction series Dark Matter by Syfy. However, the series was canceled in September 2017 after three seasons and 39 episodes.
Palmer came out as a lesbian during the Canadian Screen Awards in 2014. Read on for more facts about her.
Zoie Palmer Bio
Zoie Palmer was born on 28 October 1977 in Cornwall, England, as a child of Irish and British descent. At the age of 10, she emigrated to Canada, where she attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket, Ontario. In 2001, Palmer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from York University in Toronto, Canada.
While Palmer officially began her career in show business in 2002, one year after graduating from college, her first professional acting experience is documented as a teenager. It was at a summer camp at the Red Barn Theatre in Jackson’s Point, Ontario, Canada.
Like most famous actors today, Palmer began her career with small roles in television movies and shows. Her first feature films were Odyssey 5, The Screaming Team, Adventure Inc., and From the Ashes. In 2003, she appeared in the critically acclaimed television movie The Reagans.
Palmer is known for her television film roles, but she has also made a handful of feature films, including Godsend (2004), Devil (2010), Cold Blooded (2012), and Sex After Kids (2013).
Palmer received her first recurring TV role in Instant Star (2006 – 2007), where she appeared in 12 episodes. Shortly thereafter, she received her first TV series lead role in The Guard (2008 – 2009), where she appeared in 22 episodes.
Zoe’s next big project was Lost Girl, which was to catapult her onto the A-list of Canadian actors. During his time in Lost Girl, Palmer had a number of guest appearances on television shows such as Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (2010), CW action drama Nikita (2010), HBO Canada comedy Call Me Fitz (2010), Murdoch Mysteries (2010), Degrassi: The Next Generation (2011), Nikita (2011), Call Me Fitz (2011), The Listener (2012), Flashpoint (2012) and others.
Awards And Recognitions
Zoie Palmer has won a number of awards for her contributions to the film industry, particularly for her lesbian role as Dr. Lauren in Lost Girl.
AfterEllen.com, a website dedicated to the portrayal of lesbian and bisexual women in the media, named her character in Lost Girl the “Best Lesbian/Bi Figure of 2013”. She also won the AfterEllen visibility award as “Favourite TV Actress” 2013.
In addition, E! News named her and Bo (Anna Silk)”, her character in Lost Girl, the “Best TV Couple of the Year 2013”. CNN included her in its “TV Favorite Couples”.
Zoie has also received a number of awards for her lesser-known TV film and feature film roles. At the 2004 Baja Film Festival, she was named “Best Actress” for her role in the short film Terminal Venus (2003).
Her role in The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard (2010) earned her an ACTRA nomination for “Outstanding Performance – Female”.
The BareBones International Film Festival 2012 awarded her the “Gold Medallion Acting Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film” for Coldblooded (2012).
In 2014 Palmer won the “Fan Choice Award for Favourite Canadian Screen Star” from Canadian Screen Awards.
Zoie Palmer Married, Husband, Son, Family
When an actor is popular for playing a gay role on screen, fans are always curious to experience their sexual orientation in real life. Palmer officially satisfied this curiosity at the Canadian Screen Awards 2014 when she turned out to be gay in her speech while.
In the speech, Palmer thanked her partner Alex Lalonde and her son Luca Lalonde, who Alex had from a previous relationship.
Zoie just won the CSA cuz all you amazing fans voted!! pic.twitter.com/8MUuWJ7vlz
— Alex Lalonde (@blondielalonde) March 9, 2014
It’s not clear when Zoie’s and Alex Lolonde became a thing, but they were discovered together in 2011. Alex Lolonde is a renowned Canadian film producer who has made a name for himself on both the small and the big screen with a career spanning more than two decades.
Some of her works include Sprnva. Lalonde is the COO of digital entertainment company Kickass 360 and has produced a number of TV commercials. She has also worked as a business analyst for Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada. Lolonde is a board member of Women in Film & Television Toronto (WIFT-T).
Zoie Palmer Body Measurements
Height: 5’6 (1.68 m)