Stephanie Janusauskas, who plays Emma on the CBC series This Life, says she is “honoured” by the recognition.
Janusauskas is nominated in the category “Best Performance In A TV Series, Recurring Young Actress (14 – 21)”
She’ll be facing competition from Maureen Adelson (“30 Vies”), Luna Blaise (“Fresh Off The Boat”), Madison Lintz (“Bosch”), Katelyn Nacon (“The Walking Dead”), Emily Robinson (“Transparent”), and Olivia Steele Falconer (“Once Upon a Time”).
“Of course I am incredibly honoured to have been nominated alongside such immensely talented individuals. The fact that I was even featured among actors in such widely grossing television shows is a testament to the true success of This Life,” says Janusauskas.
“It was such an enriching experience to perform with such brilliant and truthful actors, and such visionary directors as the ones I had the opportunity to work with. My appreciation for the nomination goes beyond the award itself, and it is more a sentiment of gratitude towards everyone involved in the project.”
“Ranging from the writers and producers, to the cast and crew, I cannot begin to emphasize the magnitude of my joy for what this might mean for the stunning series they have created, above all.”
The Young Artist Awards has been recognizing young talent for over 30 years, and in the past has recognized actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman and CBC’s own Heartland stars Amber Marshall and Alisha Newton.
Janusauskas, a bilingual actor from Montreal, has appeared in a variety of theatre, film and television productions. Before “This Life” she appeared as the role of Grace in the Marvel film “Punisher: War Zone” and starred in the award-winning short “Baby Doll.”
The 2016 Young Artist Awards gala will held on Sunday, March 13th in Los Angeles.
The first season of “This Life” aired in the fall of 2015 on CBC Television, and is currently available to watch online on the CBC website.
Watch an interview with Janusauskas and her on-screen siblings below: