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Katherine Barrell

When Katherine Barrell was little, dreams for her future were split between being a star basketball player in the WNBA and “the voice of the Disney characters”. A proud Canadian, Barrell is an actor, producer and most recently a director. She studied at the prestigious George Brown Classical Theatre School and fell in love with the intricacy of film acting soon after graduation.

Barrell has appeared in numerous television shows in both Canada and the USA. She has a strong love for comedy performance and studied improvisation at the famous Groundlings Comedy School in California. She is best known for her role as Officer Nicole Haught in SyFy Network's Wynonna Earp, which she will reprise for a third season with production set to being in December of 2017. She plays sorority dictator, Jacqueline Gill, in The Scarehouse, which was released by Universal Pictures across North America in 2015. Barrell stars alongside Bollywood superstar Jacqueline Fernandez in the psychological thriller Definition of Fear, helmed by Oscar-winning producer Christopher Branch and set for international release in Winter 2017. Barrell recently completed filming on feature film, Girls Night Out, starring alongside Mackenzie Mauzy (Into The Woods, Bold and the Beautiful).

Behind the camera Barrell had produced eight short films and directed three. Most notably her short, Issues, was named one of the top three Canadian short films of 2013 by film critic Richard 3 Crouse and the concept was later optioned as a television show.

Her most recent directing projects Cannonball and Dissecting Gwen are currently running the film festival circuit with several appearances each at different festival across North America. Most notably, Dissecting Gwen is currently being adapted into a half-hour comedy and won ‘best short film’ at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival.