NEWS RELEASES

10 Sep 2015

Toronto actor Lara Jean Chorostecki stars in official 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) selection ‘Boxing’

Toronto – August 24, 2015

LaraJean

Toronto actor Lara Jean Chorostecki stars as a health-fad loving, appearance-driven classmate in Boxing, a short film debuting at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Short Cuts programme.

Toronto actor Lara Jean Chorostecki stars as a health-fad loving, appearance-driven classmate in Boxing, a short film debuting at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Short Cuts programme.

Lara Jean’s character Laura brings a comedic flare to the film about Sheila (Kyra Harper), a woman who returns to boxing classes as a distraction from the recent death of her husband, only to find it may be more harm than good. Produced by Reign’s Katie Boland and Orphan Black’s Mackenzie Donaldson along with executive producers from Touchpoint Films and Aberrant Pictures, the film features an all-female Canadian cast, which includes Kyra Harper, Rachel Wilson, Hannah Cheesman and Martha Burns.

Familiar to the film festival scene, she has also starred as Michelle in the award-winning 2012 Toronto International Film Festival selection Antiviral, a film by notable writer and director Brandon Cronenberg.

Lara Jean recently wrapped up three seasons of NBC’s hit television series Hannibal, where she is known for her role as a fiery tabloid reporter Freddie Lounds. Currently, she is filming the second season of CBC’s new drama X Company, starring as Krystina Breeland, the bright woman in charge of overseeing the all-female staff at Camp X’s communications facility HYDRA. Krystina’s storyline has been further developed and the new season will premiere Winter 2016.

Lara Jean can also be seen making a guest appearance in We Are Disorderly, a web series about three dysfunctional best friends that launched in early August 2015. Other upcoming projects include short film The Girl Next Door premiering at the 2015 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival’s Short Circuit programme, full-length feature The Masked Saint opposite Diahann Carroll and the late Roddy Piper, and the development of her first short film with Farah Merani of Lifeguard Productions.

Lara Jean can be recognized for her film and television roles in the highly acclaimed series including Starz/CBC miniseries Camelot, and BBC America’s 1860s Irish cop drama Copper where she guest stars as Sybil O’Brien. Lara Jean has also guest starred on CW’s hit series Beauty and the Beast, CBC’s Republic of Doyle, CTV’s Dan for Mayor, The Listener and more.

Lara Jean discovered her love for acting at the early age of 8-years-old after watching a theatre production of Les Miserables. Beginning her acting career as a teenager at The Stratford Festival, she is the youngest member to ever be accepted into Stratford’s Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training. Lara Jean soon found herself in London, England where she completed her Masters in Classical Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

A frequent globe trotter, Lara Jean can often be found fuelling many of her personal passions of hiking, writing, discovering new restaurants and hidden parks in Toronto, relaxing with her cats at home, and teaching students from grades 2 through to university about the wonders of Shakespeare through workshops with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Education Department.

For more information visit:
www.imdb.com/name/nm1892299

Like Lara Jean Chorostecki on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/LaraJeanChorostecki

Follow Lara Jean Chorostecki on Twitter:
@LaraJeanC

 

Follow Pennant Media Group on Twitter:

@PennantMedia

-30-

Available for interviews:
Lara Jean Chorostecki

For media inquiries please contact:
Pennant Media Group
Kevin Pennant  kp@pennantmediagroup.com
Amira de Vera amira@pennantmediagroup.com
Toronto 416.596.2978
USA 855.596.2978

pmgadmin

Write a Reply or Comment