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A Meisner trained actor and accomplished photographer, Idalina was born in Toronto, Canada, to Portuguese parents. In her early years, she studied drama and musical theatre at The Etobicoke School of the Arts. In her twenties, her passion for photography led her to Paris where she began working with Charles Weinstein on script writing, directing and acting. Her love for cinema was soon revived. She began to act in several short films and TV, while writing as well. In 2005, she went to London and was introduced to the Meisner technique where she studied acting with Scott Williams at the Impulse company.

In 2008, Idalina co-founded and became the artistic director of Nightshade Productions, an independent film production company focusing on thought provoking cinema to raise awareness and money for social and political issues. In 2010, Idalina moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where she continued her company under the name ' A Film Company' and in the spring of 2011 she starting filming the company's first project: All She Wrote.

She now lives in Canada and has produced and directed TV series for Bell Media and WIN HDTV. She has also produced the digital components of the shows such as apps, VR apps and websites.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Idalina Leandro

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