Despite her young age, actress Alisha Newton has been appearing in commercials, television and film for over a decade. Her big screen debut was in "Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters" where she played 'Young Annabeth', - young Alexandra Daddario.
Alisha joined the cast of "Heartland" at age 10 and over the past 4 seasons of the show, fans have had the pleasure of watching her grow up on screen. When “Heartland” is not in production, Alisha takes on other interesting acting projects. She can be seen in the television movie, "The Tree That Saved Christmas," the series "When Calls The Heart"(also seen on CBC), and most recently in a horror for SyFy called "The Hollow," which is scheduled for release in late October 2015.
A talent described as natural, intuitive and professional, Alisha is well respected for her strong and compelling performances.In 2013 she won the Young Artist Award in Los Angeles for Best Performance in a TV Series for her role as Georgie on "Heartland" and was also nominated for 'Best Newcomer' at the prestigious UBCP/Actra Awards for the same role. In 2014 she received another nomination for her role as Georgie at the Young Artists Awards and a win for the same role at the Joey Awards Canada. This year she received a consecutive Joey Award nomination for her work on Heartland.
Alisha is very passionate about horses and prefers to spend her spare time at the barn with her horse Aflame. She is an accomplished rider in both English and Western disciplines, but is currently focused on jumping and horsemanship and has aspirations to eventually get into eventing. When not on set or at the barn, Alisha enjoys hanging out with friends and family and working on agility with her Australian Shepherd Zoey.