Sister Ruth

Award-winning Canadian actress Karine Vanasse is internationally recognized for her dazzling performances in both English and French.  

Most recently, Karine starred as Detective Lise Delorme in the critically acclaimed CTV series Cardinal for which she was honoured with 2019 and 2020 Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress. Other notable television credits include the ABC series Revenge, Pan Am and the Quebecois series Blue Moon, for which she was nominated for two prix Gemeaux awards (2017 & 2018) as well as two prix Artis (2017 & 2019). She will star in CBC’s upcoming English language adaptation of the hit Quebecois series Plan B with Patrick J. Adams, and Avant le crash for Radio-Canada.

Over the course of her career Vanasse has appeared in over twenty feature films, and is widely known for her role as Valerie in Denis Villeneuve’s, Polytechnique. She was the driving force behind the film and also served as producer. The film premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win nine Genie Awards including Best Picture, and to Vanasse for Best Female Performance. Her breakthrough performance in Lea Pool’s Emporte-Moi earned her a Chlotrudis Award, the Gala des Jutra Award, the Festival du film Francophone de Namur Award and the Filmcan Festival Award for Best Actress in 2000.