Books·Canada Reads 2020

Amanda Brugel

Amanda Brugel is defending We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib on Canada Reads 2020.

Defending We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

Amanda Brugel is an actor who has appeared in Workin' Moms, Kim's Convenience, Orphan Black and The Handmaid's Tale. (Submitted by Amanda Brugel)

Amanda Brugel is defending We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib on Canada Reads 2020.

The debates will take place March 16-19, 2020 and will be hosted by Ali Hassan. They will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Amanda Brugel

Voted one of Hello! Canada's 50 Most Beautiful, actor Amanda Brugel broke onto the world stage, playing the highly acclaimed role of Officer Parker in the Academy Award-winning feature film, Room. Her upcoming features include Darren, Like a House on Fire and and the action thriller Becky, opposite Kevin James. On the small screen, Brugel has forged an uncommon path, balancing award-wining roles in both comedic and dramatic series, including Orphan Black, for which Brugel won the 2015 Black Canadian Award for best actress. Since 2016, Brugel has dominated television screens in a number of critically acclaimed series, including her Canadian Screen Award-nominated turn in Workin' Moms, the CBC's hit comedy Kim's Convenience and Hulu's worldwide sensation The Handmaid's Tale, which she has been nominated for a 2020 Screen Actors Guild ensemble award. Most recently, Brugel has joined two new casts; TNT's dystopian drama Snowpiercer and USA Network's YA thriller Dare Me.

Interviews with Amanda Brugel

Series cast members Alexis ​​​Bledel, Amanda Brugel and Elisabeth Moss give their take on the story 0:35
The Handmaid’s Tale actors Madeline Brewer, Yvonne Strahovski, Amanda Brugel and O.T. Fagbenle talk to CBC’s Zulekha Nathoo about how the award-winning series continues to address the current climate. 1:39
From Kim's Convenience to Orphan Black, Amanda Brugel has had parts in multiple Canadian productions, but in a conversation with guest host Ali Hassan, she says we still have far to go when it comes to recognizing Canadian film industry talent. 13:27

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