Rachelle Lefevre

Rachel Lafevre caricature

AGE AND HOMETOWN: 30, Montréal

BREAK-OUT ROLE / PROJECT: The villainous Victoria in the Twilight series.

NEXT PROJECT: Starring opposite Paul Giamatti in an adaptation of Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler.

DREAM DESTINATION: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia for scuba diving.

LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: In her last year of high school, Rachelle was student-body president and a self-professed keener. 


Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan caricature

AGE AND HOMETOWN: 20, Montréal

BREAK-OUT ROLE / PROJECT: Max from the series of ads for famous Quebec pharmacy Jean Coutu, circa 1996.

NEXT PROJECT: Laurence Anyways, the follow-up to the award-winning film he wrote and directed, J'ai tué ma mère.

DREAM DESTINATION: Arizona

LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: He’s the voice of Ron Weasley in the French-dubbed versions of the Harry Potter movies.


Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort caricature

AGE AND HOMETOWN: 25, Toronto

BREAK-OUT ROLE / PROJECT: Kara, Clark Kent’s Kryptonian cousin on Smallville.

NEXT PROJECT: ABC’s new series, V, based on the 1980s show about reptilian aliens.

DREAM DESTINATION: Bora Bora, in an overwater hut where she can walk out the door and dive into the ocean.

LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: At 17, she was already a second-degree black belt in karate.


Yung Chang

Yung Chang caricature

AGE AND HOMETOWN: 32, Montréal

BREAK-OUT ROLE / PROJECT: Up the Yangtze, his first feature documentary, which won a Genie and a Golden Horse – Taiwan's Oscar.

NEXT PROJECT: Adapting The Fruit Hunters – Adam Leith Gollner’s book that includes characters he met travelling to Hawaii for enRoute.

DREAM DESTINATION: The Seychelles to taste the forbidden fruit coco-de-mer.

LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: His great-great uncle Du Yue Sheng was the most notorious gangster in Shanghai in the 1920s.


Liane Balaban

Liane Balaban caricature

AGE AND HOMETOWN: 29, Toronto / Montréal

BREAK-OUT ROLE / PROJECT: Precocious Moonie Pottie in New Waterford Girl,filmed in Nova Scotia.

NEXT PROJECT: The Trotsky, in which she will appear with Jay Baruchel, Colm Feore and Jessica Paré.

DREAM DESTINATION: Ancient Greece.

LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: She’s the model for Montreal designer Valérie Dumaine.