Mia Kirshner

  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Was an unbilled extra in 1990's The Freshman.
  • Studied Russian literature in college.
  • First starring film role was 1993's Love and Human Remains, directed by Denys Arcand.
  • Appeared in Marilyn Manson's 2001 music video for "Tainted Love" as her Not Another Teen Movie character Catherine Wyler. 
  • Portrayed the quirky Jenny Schecter on all six seasons of The L Word.
  • Took on the title role of Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia (2006) based on James Ellroy's true crime novel about the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short.
  • Coauthored the book I Live Here in 2008, which depicts the hardships of women and children in four different parts of the world.


  • 1994, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee


  • Lauren Kirshner — Sister
  • Sheldon Kirshner — Father
  • Etti Kirshner — Mother


  • Attended McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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