Not many television projects have been able to generate the buzz attached to Supernatural, a dark fantasy television series that has been positively received. Created by Eric Kripke, the series has some established names in the acting industry as part of its cast members and has also helped others to make a name for themselves thereof. One person who belongs to the latter group is Clark Backo.
Backo is a Canadian actress who is making waves in Hollywood. She has been a part of several projects made for the small screen, both in her native country and America. Even though Backo’s career is still at its early stage, it has become obvious that she has what it takes to become a Hollywood star.
Because of that, many things about the actress piques the interest of the public; from her childhood and the kind of upbringing she had, to what inspired her career and how she penetrated the competitive industry. Howbeit, most of the questions asked about the actress has largely been left unanswered but we garnered a few enlightening facts.
The Actress Was Born In Montreal And Raised In Toronto
Clark Backo was born in the city of Montreal, Quebec Province, Canada. Her exact date of birth is not known but it has been claimed in some quarters that she was born in 1993. While she was born in Montreal, it was in Toronto that the actress spent most of her childhood.
Being an actress with a long way to go if she must establish herself as one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment industry, it comes as no surprise that a lot of things about Backo’s identity are yet to be unveiled.
The actress has not disclosed details about her ethnic heritage. However, a simple glance at her suggests she is of mixed ethnicity that includes Africa. She once made a post about her Cameroonian grandmother, disclosing that she only met the woman once in her village in Central Africa when she was a baby.
Also, judging by the family pictures the actress has shared online, her mother is a Caucasian woman.
Her Father’s Persistent Storytelling Inspired Her Acting Career
Backo spent her formative years in Canada and completed her high school and university education there. Growing up, she wasn’t enthusiastic about drama and acting but rather loved modeling and dancing as much as she enjoyed her academic studies.
She was, however, inspired to try acting due to the influence of her father who was a master storyteller. During her gap year, Backo decided to take some acting classes and she was immediately hooked.
She, therefore, joined an acting school called Straeon Studios and honed her skills under the fine tutelage of Jock MacDonald. Like her father, the actress started practicing the art of storytelling. She now enjoys telling stories that matter and hopes to contribute meaningfully towards making the world a better place through it.
A Career In Modelling Helped Clark Backo Penetrate The Acting Industry
For someone who is most likely to first describe herself as a storyteller, it was as a model that Backo’s journey to stardom began. Given that much wasn’t known about her until she commenced acting, details about her life as a model are hard to come by.
We can only tell that being a model exposed her to prominent figures in showbiz and she optimized that to launch her acting career.
Making Her Acting Debut In 2012
Clark Backo commenced her acting career in 2012 with a guest appearance on the Canadian TV series, Beauty and the Beast. The series was headlined by Kristin Kreuk as a beautiful detective who falls in love with a mechanically charged beast. Backo was seen in an episode titled Proceed with Caution.
The next time she graced the screen was in 2015 when she appeared in Looking for Satellites, a season 2 episode of Remedy. That same year, she played Lydia Lourdes in an episode of Hemlock Grove.
21 Thunder, Designated Survivor, And Supernatural Made Her A Mainstream Actress
The aforementioned are all TV series and before the Canadian actress portrayed the characters she played in them, she was seen as Avril Trong in 2016 episodes of the TV series, Shoot the Messenger. That was not her only project for the year as she played Nora in a short film titled Going In and Brennan in Sadie’s Last Days on Earth.
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth is a comedy film about a high school student, Sadie, who believes that the earth is coming to an end. She thus prepares necessary survival tools whilst evading her curious best friend. The movie was written and directed by Michael Seater, and Backo played the role of Sadie’s best friend.
2017 proved to be a busy year for the actress as much as it was her breakthrough year. She made appearances in Wynonna Earp and The Girlfriend Experience, but they were not the works that gained her most of the attention she got. The credit goes to her role as Emma Lavigueur in 21 Thunder, Ava in Designated Survivor, and Patience Turner in Supernatural.
In Supernatural, Backo plays the role of a teenager whose life is turned upside down when she discovers that she inherited psychic powers from her estranged grandmother. The Montreal native portrayed the role in several episodes, including a season 13 episode titled Wayward Sisters. The episode was meant to serve as a pilot for a potential spinoff also titled Wayward Sisters. The series sadly did not see the light of day as the network decided not to go ahead with it.
Since her appearances in Supernatural, the actress has been seen in other movies and TV shows like Birdland, Seven in heaven, The Hot Zone, Random Acts of Violence, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Form 2016 to 2019, Clark Backo played a character named Rosie in 13 episodes of the TV series, Letterkenny. Her works in the pipeline as of the time of this writing are Confession, Happy Place, No Running, and Love at Look Lodge; wherein she would be respectively seen as Jillian, Samira, Amira, and Lily Green.