Emily Piggford

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Emily Piggford
Emily Piggford at the 2018 CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser
Emily Piggford in 2018
Born Victoria, BC[1]
Nationality Template:CAN
Occupation Actor, film producer

Emily Piggsford is a Canadian actor and television producer. Her film debut was as Naya, an inuit hunter trapped in a time-warp, who finds herself in modern downtown Toronto.[2][3] Frost was a 15 minute short that premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Piggford has played recurring characters on The Umbrella Academy, The Girlfriend Experience, Michael: Every Day.[4] She was a producer and lead for the web series That’s My DJ and Warigami.[5][6][1]

Piggsford served as a producer, and played a supporting role in The Sounds, a drama co-produced by Canada and New Zealand, which premiered in 2020.[7] The Decider called her the series "sleeper star".

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Actress Emily Piggford on Starring in The New Samurai Action-Fantasy Series Warigami". Beyond Fashion Magazine. 2019-10-07. https://www.beyondfashionmagazine.com/culture/actress-emily-piggford-on-starring-in-the-new-samurai-action-fantasy-series-warigami/. Retrieved 2020-11-15. "Emily Piggford was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for The Girlfriend Experience (2016), Killjoys (2015) and That’s My DJ (2014)." 
  2. Etan Vlessing (2012-08-31). "Jeremy Ball debuts Frost at TIFF". Playback magazine. Archived from the original on 2019-07-04. https://web.archive.org/web/20190704223625/http://playbackonline.ca/2012/08/31/jeremy-ball-debuts-frost-at-tiff. Retrieved 2020-11-15. "The challenge for Ball was, even before he started to pen the Frost script, was being able to capture a realistic Arctic setting on the soundstage – one with invisible environments and imagined antagonists around Naya, the young hunter played by Emily Piggford – for effective green screen composting of the visual effects." 
  3. Natalie North (2012-09-11). "Spotlight on Victoria talent at TIFF". Victoria News. Archived from the original on 2019-07-04. https://web.archive.org/web/20190704223624/https://www.vicnews.com/news/spotlight-on-victoria-talent-at-tiff/. Retrieved 2020-11-18. "Frost stars recent University of Victoria theatre department grad Emily Piggford as Naya, a young arctic hunter in search of food." 
  4. Denise Petski (2018-12-20). "Emily Piggford & Chance Kelly Sign With The Rosenzweig Group". Deadline magazine. Archived from the original on 2019-12-19. https://web.archive.org/web/20191219195558/https://deadline.com/2018/12/emily-piggford-chance-kelly-sign-with-the-rosenzweig-group-1202524110/. Retrieved 2020-11-15. 
  5. Denise Petski (2016-08-15). "New York Television Festival Announces Independent Pilot Competition Selections". Deadline magazine. https://deadline.com/2016/08/new-york-television-festival-independent-pilot-competition-selections-1201803744/. Retrieved 2020-11-15. "Starring Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), Emily Piggford (Hemlock Grove), Jade Hassouné (Heartland, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments)" 
  6. Peter White (2019-07-10). "The CW Partners With CBC On Short-Form Samurai Drama ‘Warigami’ As Canadian Broadcaster Unveils Youth Slate". Deadline magazine. https://deadline.com/2019/07/cbc-gem-warigami-the-cw-1202644166/. Retrieved 2020-11-15. "Wendy Ohata, played by Piggford, has just made three startling realizations: One, she has a twin brother; two, she’s a kami-jin – a descendent of an ancient Japanese people who can turn paper into deadly weapons; and three, there’s a kami-jin warrior hunting her down for reasons she doesn’t understand." 
  7. Joel Keller (2020-09-03). "Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Sounds’ On Acorn TV, A Mystery Involving A Canadian Couple And A New Zealand Fishing Town". Decider. Archived from the original on 2020-11-17. https://web.archive.org/web/20201117040513/https://decider.com/2020/09/03/the-sounds-acorn-tv-review/. Retrieved 2020-11-16. "Sleeper Star: Piggford, who plays Ishikawa, will have a bigger role once she lands in New Zealand to investigate Tom’s disappearance." 
  8. "8-minute-catch-amazing-emily-piggford". AXNModern. https://aznmodern.com/2017/05/11/8-minute-catch-amazing-emily-piggford/. Retrieved 2020-11-15. 
  9. Michelle Villagracia (2020-05-20). "Drawn Together: portraits honouring Asian Canadians". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2021-02-21. https://web.archive.org/web/20210221092330/https://www.cbc.ca/television/drawn-together-portraits-honouring-asian-canadians-1.5575799. Retrieved 2020-11-15. "Featuring: Deepa Mehta (Water, Heaven on Earth, Beeba Boys), Emily Piggford (Warigami), Anupam Kher (Breakaway), Sugith Varughese (Kim's Convenience), Andrea Bang (Kim's Convenience), Jessalyn Wanlim (Workin' Moms)" 
  10. Margaret DeRosia (2017-01-20). "Announcing the Nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards". cfccreates.com. http://cfccreates.com/news/713-announcing-the-nominations-for-the-2017-canadian-screen-awards. Retrieved 2017-04-29.