Cara Gee is a Canadian theater, film and television actress. She is popularly known for her role as Lena in the movie, Empire of Dirt which earned her a nomination for best actress at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2014 as well as winning the American Indian Film Festival award and Toronto International Film Festival Special Jury award in 2013. Join us as we explore more facts about the actress.
Cara Gee Biography
Cara Gee was born on the 3rd of September 1983 in Alberta, Canada but she, however, grew up in Ontario, Canada. Her professional career started out with stage performances. She has a long list of theater performances and plays she has participated in, including Tout Comme elle which was produced by Louise Dupre, The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway, The Penelope by Margaret Atwood and 36 Little Plays about Hopeless Girls which was produced by Birdtown. She also featured in Swanville and Arigato Tokyo among several others.
Gee’s film career started with her role as Lena in Empire of Dirt in 2013. Her other movie roles include playing Emily Bronte in The Carmilla Movie and Isis Wong in the short film, We Forgot to Break Up in 2017. She had an uncredited role in Call of the Wind in 2019.
Cara also has experience acting on the small screen. These include starring as Alicia Pratta in King in 2012 and as Sydney Morrison in Republic (2013). Other television shows in which she has appeared are The Expanse, Inhuman Condition, The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island and Republic of Doyle.
Gee landed her first lead role on television in 2014 when she played the role of Kat Loving in the television series, Strange World. The story was set in a border town of 1860s Canada where a group of women formed an alliance to protect what remained of their families after their husbands and other men in the town were brutally killed.
5 Interesting Facts To Know
1. Awards and Nominations
Cara Gee was a nominee for best actress award during the Canadian Screen Awards of 2014 for her role as Lena in the 2013 drama, Empire of Dirt. Other Canadian Screen Award nominees from Empire of Dirt include Jennifer Podemski who played the role of her mother, Minerva in the film and was nominated for the best-supporting-actress award that same year.
Other nominations went to Jorge Weisz for best editing and Shannon Masters for best Original Screenplay. The film itself was nominated for best picture.
Gee won the American Indian Film Festival Award for Best Actress as well as the Toronto International Film Festival Special Jury Award in 2013 for portraying the role of Lena in Empire of Dirt. Her work in Empire of Dirt has brought her the most awards to date.
2. Science Fiction Fan
Cara gee revealed in an interview that she had always been a fan of science fiction films and television shows right from a young age. As a girl, she was a so intrigued by Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World that she counts it as one of her favorite books of all time.
She also mentioned that she had read and thoroughly enjoyed every one of science fiction author, John Wyndham’s books which include The Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos, The Kraken Wakes, The Outward Urge, Chocky, The Chrysalids, Plan for Chaos, Trouble with Lichen, The Seeds of Time, Web, The Infinite Moment, Jizzle, Tales of Gooseflesh and Laughter amongst many others.
3. Ojibwe Descent
Cara Gee is a descendant of the Ojibwe tribe, which represents one of the most populous indigenous groups in Canada. The Ojibwe people have their largest population in Canada, though some of them are in the United States of America.
4. Huge Beyoncé Fan
Cara said she had always loved Beyoncé but was blown away after saw her perform live at a stadium. She remarked in an interview how awed she felt seeing Beyoncé’s stage presence and electric performance which led her to become a huge fan of the Grammy Award-winning artist.
5. Net Worth
Cara has had an impressive career so far and it is no surprise that it has come with commensurate financial rewards. Her specific earnings per project are not known, however, her net worth is put at $2 million.