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FactWent to Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.


Who is Zoie Palmer?

Zoie Palmer was born on 28 October 1977, in Camborne, Cornwall, England, and is an actress, best known for her work in the television series “Dark Matter” in which she portrayed the Android. She was also one of the stars of the Showcase series “Lost Girl”, in which she played the role of Dr. Lauren Lewis.

The Net Worth of Zoie Palmer

As of early-2020, Zoie Palmer’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry since 2002, and has also done various film projects apart from her television work.

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Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Zoie is of Irish and British descent; she grew up in England, but her family later relocated to and settled in Canada, where she took up her education. She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic High School located in Ontario and there she developed her interest in acting. She experienced her first professional endeavor working in a summer stock theatre in a nearby area.

After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Toronto’s York University, where she studied for a degree in Fine Arts, which is known for containing courses in acting as with similar programs in many universities around the world.

The university is one of the most internationally recognized from Canada, and is also home to the oldest film school in the country. She started her career by working on several television movies, including “The Reagans” and “Out of the Ashes”. She also made a few guest appearances in television shows, and then made her feature film debut in “Godsend” after working on a couple of shorts.

Rise to Prominence

In 2006, Palmer had her first recurring role as she was cast in “Instant Star”, appearing as the character, Patsy Sewer.

The Canadian show follows the life of music competition winner Jude Harrison as he adjusts to life being a professional music artist. The show was nominated for several awards during its four-year run, though she was only with the show for a year.

A year later she became a regular cast member in the show “The Guard”, which follows the lives of four characters working as coast guards, their professional struggles, personal lives, with themes of family, addiction, and dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The show ran for two seasons before it was put on hiatus, as it didn’t attract the expected numbers, which eventually led to its cancellation. She then returned to films, the horror flick “Devil” and afterward was cast in “Cold Blooded”, which saw her work with Ryan Robbins and Sergio DI Zio. The film tells the story of a woman guarding a thief who has been hospitalized, only to encounter the thief’s partners who will stop at nothing to try and get to their partner.

Lost Girl – The Early 2010s

In 2010, Zoie had one of her most notable roles as she was cast in the supernatural series “Lost Girl”, which follows the life of a bisexual succubus who must learn about her powers and use them to help others, and the truth behind her identity.

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Her character would be the main love interest of the succubus played by Anna Silk. Their on-screen romance gained a lot of attention and was even named as one of the top television couples by several publications. The show received positive reviews during its run.

Zoie had several other projects too, including the film “Sex After Kids” which tells the story of various adults who experience troubles returning to their normal sex lives wile coping with the responsibilities of being a parent. She also made guest appearances in other programs such as “Murdoch Mysteries”, “Nikita”, and “Flashpoint”. She was very active as a cast member of “Lost Girl” often appearing in television specials and events held for the show.

She also had a few other independent projects such as the film “Patch Town”.

Dark Matter and Recent Projects

After the end of “Lost Girl”, Palmer quickly got into another project, cast as one of the main characters in “Dark Matter”, portraying the Android. The show is based on the comic book series of the same name and ran for three seasons. It tells the story of people who awaken in a ship with no memories of their past. The show progresses with the characters finding out more about their identities while trying to survive deep space. The show was canceled after its third season as it didn’t have enough support to continue.

After the show, she returned to doing guest work on television shows. Some of her recent appearances include “Wynonna Earp”, “Pure”, and “Taken”. In 2019, she played the role of Max in the sitcom “Jann”, alongside Patrick Gilmore and Jason Blicker. She has a few projects that have yet to be released including the film “Spiral” which has finished production, and is the ninth installment of the horror franchise “Saw” starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. Rock was responsible for creating this new film, as he felt that exploring horror films would be a step in a different direction for his career.

Personal Life

A lot of people suspected that Zoie was either a lesbian or bisexual due to her comfort in portraying the love interest of the lead character in “Lost Girl”, and her chemistry with Anna Silk. A year before the show’s end, she came out publicly as lesbian, announcing it during the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards. She also revealed that she was in a relationship with film producer Alex Lalonde. Her partner was previously married and had a son from that marriage which ended in divorce. She also has a few connections in politics, particularly her sister who is a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

General Info

Full NameZoie Palmer
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor
EducationYork University

Family

SiblingsTracey Weiler
PartnerAlex Lalonde, Alex Lalonde

Accomplishments

NominationsCanadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Female Performance in a Feature
MoviesSex After Kids, Patch Town, Devil, Out of the Ashes, The Reagans, Godsend, The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, Cold Blooded, Her Husband's Betrayal, Martha: Behind Bars, Gospel of Deceit, Snapshots for Henry
TV ShowsLost Girl, The Guard, Dark Matter

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Facts

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1Awarded "Best Actor" for Terminal Venus (2003) at the 2004 Baja Film Festival.
2At the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards, she officially came out as a lesbian by thanking "my incredible partner Alex [Lalonde] and beautiful son Luca." Alex Lalonde is a female Canadian film producer.
3Recipient of the "Fan Choice Award for Favourite Canadian Screen Star" by the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.
4Chosen "Favorite TV Actress" for 2013 in the annual "AfterEllen Visibility Awards" (AfterEllen.com).
5Winner of "2013 Girl on Top" of "Favorite TV Leading Ladies" by E! Online (E! Entertainment Television).
6Her portrayal of Lauren in Lost Girl (2010) won "Best Lesbian/Bi Character of 2013" by AfterEllen.com (dedicated to the representation of lesbian and bisexual women in the media and ranked among the most powerful blogs on the Web).
7In 2013, her performance as Lauren together with Bo (Anna Silk) in Lost Girl (2010) as "Bo and Lauren" was named one of its all-time "Favorite TV couples" by CNN (Cable News Network); and won "Top TV Couple of 2013" by E! Online (E! Entertainment Television).
8Awarded "Gold Medallion Acting Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film" for Cold Blooded (2012) by the 2012 BareBones International Film Festival.
9Nominated for 2011 "Outstanding Performance - Female" by ACTRA for her performance as Haley in The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard (2010).
10Zoie Palmer and Anna Silk had known each other through casting calls before they worked together as Lauren (Palmer) and Bo (Silk) in Lost Girl (2010).
11Went to Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
12She moved to Canada with her family when she was 9 years old.
13Earned B.F.A. at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dark Matter2015-2016TV SeriesThe Android
Real Detective2016TV Series documentaryDetective Leigh Maroni
Lost Girl2010-2015TV SeriesDr. Lauren Lewis / Amber / Lola / ...
Patch Town2014Bethany
Her Husband's Betrayal2013TV MovieTora Weeks
Sex After Kids2013Lou
Flashpoint2012TV SeriesJordana Hauser
The Listener2012TV SeriesStaff Sgt. McCoy
Cold Blooded2012Frances Jane
Call Me Fitz2011TV SeriesLaura
XIII: The Series2011TV SeriesMoira
Nikita2011TV SeriesAnya Vimer
King2011TV SeriesAngela Gilbert
Degrassi: The Next Generation2011TV SeriesOfficer
Devil2010Cheryl
The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard2010Haley
Murdoch Mysteries2010TV SeriesKatie Powers
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures2010TV Mini-SeriesFemale Cop
The Guard2008-2009TV SeriesCarly Greig
Seeking Simone2009TV SeriesRebecca (2009)
Instant Star2006-2007TV SeriesPatsy Sewer
Snapshots for Henry2006ShortAngie
Gospel of Deceit2006TV MovieTracy Duggins
Martha Behind Bars2005TV MovieAmy
Devil's Perch2005TV MovieAbby
Doc2004TV SeriesTracey Briant
1-800-Missing2004TV SeriesTracy Somers
Godsend2004Susan Pierce
Bliss2004TV SeriesDonna
Bar Life2003ShortRyan
The Reagans2003TV MoviePatti Reagan
Terminal Venus2003ShortAnnabelle
Out of the Ashes2003TV MovieDidi Goldstein
Adventure Inc.2003TV SeriesLuisa
The Scream Team2002TV MovieRebecca Kull
Odyssey 52002TV SeriesResearcher

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Instant Star2007TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Katie Chats2014TV SeriesHerself
Lost Girl: An Evening at the Clubhouse2013TV SpecialHerself
Lost Girl: ConFAEdential2013TV SpecialHerself
Lost Girl: Finale Pre-Show2012TV SpecialHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Fan's Choice for Canada's Screen StarCanadian Screen Awards, CA
2012Gold Medallion Acting AwardBare Bones International Film & Music FestivalBest Actress in a Feature FilmCold Blooded (2012)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsBest Performance by a Female - FilmSex After Kids (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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