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Miriam McDonald

Miriam McDonald was born on July 26, 1987 in Oakville, Ontario. She is a Canadian actress known for playing the role of "Emma Nelson", the main character on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). In August 2007, Miriam appeared, alongside Amanda Stepto and Stefan Brogren, on the Canadian edition of "Reader's Digest". She has also appeared on the ... See full bio »

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Degrassi: The Next Generation
Devil's Diary
Devil's Diary Heather
She's Too Young
She's Too Young Dawn Gensler


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 2014 Wolves
 2013 Orphan Black (TV Series)
- Conditions of Existence (2013) ... Madison
 2013 Lost Girl (TV Series)
Anita / Hot Fae
- Adventures in Fae-bysitting (2013) ... Anita
- Faes Wide Shut (2013) ... Hot Fae
 2012 XIII: The Series (TV Series)
- Gauntlet (2012) ... Sasha
 2001-2010 Degrassi: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Emma Nelson
- Keep on Loving You (2010) ... Emma Nelson (credit only)
- Innocent When You Dream (2010) ... Emma Nelson (credit only)
- In Your Eyes (2010) ... Emma Nelson (credit only)
- Why Can't This Be Love?: Part 2 (2010) ... Emma Nelson (credit only)
- Why Can't This Be Love?: Part 1 (2009) ... Emma Nelson (credit only)
 2008 The Sea Beast (TV Movie)
Carly McKenna
 2008 Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (TV Movie)
Daisy (as Miriam Mcdonald)
 2007 Devil's Diary (TV Movie)
 2007 The Poet
 2007 Naturally, Sadie (TV Series)
- As Bad as It Gets (2007) ... Heidi
 2005/II Karma (Video short)
 2004 Blue Murder (TV Series)
Lucy Wentworth
- Boarders (2004) ... Lucy Wentworth
 2004 She's Too Young (TV Movie)
Dawn Gensler (as Miriam MacDonald)
 2001-2003 Pecola (TV Series)
- Half Baked/Hide n' Go Sleep (2003) ... (English version, voice)
- Your Wish Is My Command/Robbie to the Rescue (2001) ... (English version, voice)
- Robo-Rocket/Mayor Muddle (2001) ... (English version, voice)
- One Lonely Night/Miss Lucky's Bloopers (2001) ... (English version, voice)
- Fire Drill Frenzy/Hurricane Pecola (2001) ... (English version, voice)
 2002 The Ripping Friends (TV Series)
- The Infernal Wedding (2002) ... (voice, as Miriam MacDonald)
 1999 System Crash (TV Series)
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Was in a commercial to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. See more »

Alternate Names:

Miriam MacDonald | Miriam Mcdonald


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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My life is basically the same as it was before Degrassi, only now I get recognized everywhere I go.


Filming the fourth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). See more »



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