Anna Silk was born in Fredericton as the daughter of Peter Silk, an academic, and Ilkay Silk, a multi-talented actress, director, producer, playwright, educator, and Director of Drama at St. Thomas University. Her father hails from Britain, while her mother is a “Turkish Cypriot-English expat.” Anna’s early memories include attending play rehearsals and observing her mother at work. As a child, she appeared in several commercials.
In November 1999, Anna relocated to Toronto to advance her acting career, eventually moving to Los Angeles, California, in the following decade. She met Seth Cooperman in 2007 at an actors’ workshop in Los Angeles, and they became engaged in 2009. They married in a civil ceremony that December and renewed their vows in a Jewish ceremony in Fredericton in April 2011, following Anna’s conversion to Judaism. The couple has two sons, Samuel and Levi.
Anna’s television roles include Cassidy Holland in “Being Erica,” earning her a Gemini Awards nomination in 2009.
She secured the lead role of Bo Dennis, a succubus, in the Canadian series “Lost Girl” in 2009. Bo’s same-sex relationship with Lauren (played by Zoie Palmer) was featured in CNN’s list of all-time Favorite TV Couples and named the Top TV Couple of 2013 by E! Entertainment Television. The show’s success led to Anna amassing a significant online following on social media.
In 2019, she played the recurring role of Roarke, a mercenary, in the series “Blood & Treasure.” She also appeared in TV series such as “Republic of Doyle” and “Top Chef Canada.” Additionally, she gained recognition across Canada for her portrayal of Deb, a stressed flight attendant attempting to quit smoking, in popular NicoDerm commercials.
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