Lanisa Dawn is a Canadian actor of Eastern-European Jewish descent on her father's side, and Irish & Scottish ancestry on her mother's side. You can watch her star as 'Kimberley' in Renaud Gauthier's horror-comedy flick "Aquaslash". The film premiered to a sold out audience at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, and continued with a theatrical release to drive-in cinemas across multiple countries during the pandemic. It is now available on the platforms Showtime, Hulu, & Amazon Prime.
Lanisa guest-starred in the first episode of award-winning director / filmmaker Ricardo Trogi's hit Quebec television series "Les Mecs" (available on the streaming platform Ici TOU.TV Extra). She has also had recurring principal roles in notable Quebec series' "Oh My Lord!" (VRAK TV) and "L'ascenseur" (Ici TOU.TV). Other film and TV credits include Daniel Roby's 'Most Wanted', Patricia Chica's "Montreal Girls", CBC television "The Detectives", and a number of festival circulating short films. Lanisa has also done voice work for video game, radio ad campaigns / commercials, corporate video narrations, and is an independent singer-songwriter.
Before jumping into film and television, Lanisa began acting professionally when she was hired by an overseas entertainment company as 'Resident Actress' during a one year tenure. Throughout the year with the company, she portrayed a variety of colourful characters while touring & performing pantomime style theatre all over Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangzhou China. She was also a workshop facilitator, leading drama programs for youth. Lanisa studied classical acting for two years full-time in Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program, and continued with advanced training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, graduating with a Diploma from their Summer Conservatory Program.