Tatiana Maslany is indeed a well-loved actress, so cherished that her fans have agitated for the actress to be recognized – in terms of awards and recognition – when she was practically sidelined from all nominations at the Emmys in 2013. Without a doubt, she is a talented Canadian actress who is doing outstanding things with her skills and has won several accolades like the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, the Young Hollywood Breakout Award in 2013, and Primetime Emmy For Outstanding Lead Role in 2016.
She first earned a lot of attention for playing Ruby in the 2010 Canada drama film Grown Up Movie Star and was projected into the television series by her role as Mary in the BBC One 4-part series, The Nativity (2010). If her talents were still in doubt at this point, her masterful delivery of intricate plots and the assumption of various characters in the science fiction thriller, Orphan Black, put to rest such doubts as garnered her widespread fame.
Tatiana Maslany’s Acting Career Has Been Traced To Her Childhood
The adorable actress’ interest in the entertainment industry started when she was only 4 years old after she partook in her first dance. When she turned 9, she became a part of a community theatre and musicals.
Maslany hasn’t taken a break since then. The relentlessly hardworking lady never gave up on the pursuit of her dreams as she partook in various high school stage productions and talent shows. In her final year in the school, she was recognized and got herself an acting role that pushed her into taking long trips all over Canada.
Upon her return to Regina, she had difficulty fitting in so, she sought greener pastures in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 20. She finally got her first professional role after two years; it was in the Canadian television series 2030 CE (2002), this role led to her first film feature in Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004). So far, she has portrayed a strong distinctive ability to take on any character effortlessly.
Tatiana Maslany has made a massive impact in the entertainment industry. She has featured in over 24 television series and more than 32 films, and most of them have earned her notable awards.
The Actress is a Canadian of Mixed Heritage
She was born to Daniel and Renate Maslany in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada as Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany on the 22nd of September 1985. Tatiana is not the only child as she has two wonderful younger brothers: Daniel who was born 3 years after her in 1988 and Michael born in 1997.
Tatiana Maslany is a multiracial personality who speaks not less than three languages which include French, German, English, and Spanish. Her ethnicity can be traced to Ukraine, Germany, Romania, Austria, and Poland but she holds a Canadian nationality.
She was taught the German language by her linguist mother who is a language translator while her father Dan thrived as a woodworker. Tatiana had her first foretaste of education in the French immersion where she did her elementary classes before proceeding to Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School where she graduated from in 2003.
A Look At The Works That Made Her a Mainstream Actress
After she was seen as Rome Greyson in 7 episodes of 2030 CE, Tatiana Maslany extended her relevance in the competitive industry by playing Melanie in 4 episodes of Renegadepress.com; this earned her a nomination for the Gemini Awards in 2005. If that was a sign of great things to come for the actress, playing Penny in an episode of Flashpoint specified that she might be someone difficult to overlook; the role won her the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series.
She won the award again in the same category in 2010 for being Janice in an episode of Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. All of these roles hinted at the emergence of a superstar and her portrayal of Ruby in Grown Up Movie Star seems to be a pun that foretold her future as a movie star. Among other nominations, the movie won her the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting of the Sundance Film Festival Awards.
In the years that followed, Tatiana Maslany proved her worth in works like The Other Half, Two Lovers and a Bear, Cas and Dylan, and Picture Day. All of these either earned her a nomination or won her an award.
Orphan Black Remains Tatiana Maslany’s Most Notable Work
Created by Graeme Manson and directed by John Fawcett, Orphan Black starred Tatiana Maslany as several clones. This means that apart from playing Sarah Manning whom the science fiction thriller revolves around, Tatiana played other characters in the Space and BBC America series.
She was Cosima Niehaus, Helena, Alison Hendrix, Rachel Duncan, Elizabeth Childs, and several Project Leda clones in the acclaimed sci-fi. Putting up an incredible performance for all these roles gained Maslany a lot of clouts as it went a long way in showcasing her ingenuity in the craft. As though it is not hard enough to bring a single character to life, Tatiana did this for a collection of characters and seamlessly gave each a unique identity.
As one would expect, her efforts in Orphan Black skyrocketed her value as an actress, earning her numerous nominations for awards and she won a good measure of them; including the Canadian Screen Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, ACTRA, EWwy, TAC, Constellation, Gracie, Critics’ Choice Television, Young Hollywood, and more.
What We Know About The Actress’ Love Life
Tat, as she is commonly called by her family and fans, is not married and does not have a husband. She, however, sure does have a live-in lover and boyfriend whom she has been in a long-term relationship with and he is no other person than actor Tom Cullen who hails from Wales. The duo met in Budapest on the set of mini-series, ‘World Without End’ in 2011.
The Welsh actor was born in Aberystwyth, Wales in July 1985, and he is famous for his roles in ‘Weekend’ and ‘Black Mirror’ in 2011. He learned his trade in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff. The actor has been nominated for quite a number of awards, few of which he has gone home with such as The Best Actor by Nashville Film Festival in 2011.
The lovers are both residing in their Los Angeles home and are still waxing strong together since 2011. There have not been any known rumors from any of them or a hint of controversy.
Apart from Tom Cullen, the actress has not been romantically linked to any other person, at least to the best of our knowledge. While this does not mean that Tom is the only person she has dated, it definitely means that her relationship with Tom is the only one the public is aware of.
The actress once shared that she has never been on a blind date, that most of her dates are with friends.