Lisa Codrington: Canadian actress and playwright | Biography
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Lisa Codrington
Canadian actress and playwright

Lisa Codrington

Lisa Codrington
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Intro Canadian actress and playwright
Is Actor Film actor Writer
From Canada
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender female
Birth Winnipeg, Canada
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Lisa Codrington is a Canadian actress and playwright. She is most noted for her role as Gail on the comedy series Letterkenny and her theatrical plays Cast Iron, which was a nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language drama at the 2006 Governor General's Awards, and Up the Garden Path, which won the Carol Bolt Award in 2016.

Codrington studied criminology and theatre at the University of Winnipeg and acting at the Ryerson Theatre School. She wrote Cast Iron as a one-woman show about her Barbadian heritage, and won a five-month workshop when she submitted a draft of the play to the Write from the Hop competition. The play premiered at Toronto's Tarragon Theatre in 2005, with Alison Sealy-Smith in the lead role. Her later plays have included The Aftermath (2011), The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (2016) and Up the Garden Path.

As an actress, Codrington also played Shelley in the series Bad Blood and has had supporting roles in the television series Copper, Heroes Reborn, Man Seeking Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, Saving Hope, Alias Grace, Cardinal, What Would Sal Do?, Schitt's Creek, Anne with an E and Little Dog, and stage roles in productions of Da Kink in My Hair, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Binti's Journey.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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