Mostly Credited As: Carrie-Lynn Neales
Birth Name: Carrie Lynn Neales
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Toronto
Toronto actress Carrie-Lynn Neales stars as Rose, the leading lady in City’s newest comedy series, Seed, premiering on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM.
Carrie-Lynn’s character Rose is a beautiful yet neurotic single woman who is quite tired of dealing with men and the games they play; she is convinced she will meet Mr. Right after visiting a sperm bank. Seed shares the story of Harry, a laid back bachelor and bartender whose previous sperm donation leaves him with an offspring he is unaware of, until now. Seed explores Harry’s relationship with his newly discovered relatives, and the interactions of these families with one another. Viewers can catch an online sneak-peak of the premiere on Monday, January 28, 2013 on the City website.
Up next, Carrie-Lynn can be seen in the upcoming independent Canadian film Khoya, a feature film about a man travelling from Canada to India in desperate search for his birth family, only to discover the mysterious circumstances about his adoption. Carrie-Lynn can be recognized from her performances on the Emmy Award and People’s Choice Award winning show Nikita and The L.A. Complex and has also appeared on the Rick Mercer Report, in a skit poking fun at coffee bar code technology.
Prior to her focus on film and television she spent her early professional years playing classical theatre roles such as Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Ophelia (Hamlet), and Viola (Twelfth Night)with the Toronto-based The Classical Theatre Project, the only Canadian theatre company dedicated to performing for student audiences.
Drawn to performing since the early age of three, Carrie-Lynn took to the stage as a tiny dancer, beginning her career on stage; no matter the stage, if there was an audience Carrie-Lynn was ready to perform. Graduating from high school after performing in various school productions and winning awards through local drama competitions, Carrie-Lynn went on to study acting, singing, and dancing at Sheridan College.
In an effort to stay balanced, healthy, and focused, Carrie-Lynn practices and teaches yoga in Toronto on a regular basis and is an avid cyclist, farmer’s market goer, and animal lover. She often finds herself behind closed doors draped over her guitar, toying with the idea of one day performing at an open-mic night.
Aside from all of this, Carrie-Lynn takes time throughout her day to write – yet another creative release. Dreaming, laughing, crying. It is in one or all of these states Carrie-Lynn can be found in at any given moment.