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Angelica Alejandro Poster

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Working internationally Angelica, a Toronto based actor has appeared in Film, Television and Commercials. She is also an award winning producer, accomplished presenter, reporter and host. Her work has been accredited and awarded within North America, while also receiving acclaim in Barcelona, India, Amsterdam, Nice and Cannes just to highlight a few. She is a member of various Unions internationally, however particularly active in work for ACTRA engaged in various committees and initiatives for the membership and for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for which she participates as a juror.

Often times cast as the sidekick and best friend, Angelica has enjoyed different breakout roles. Possessing a unique ability to transform from sweet girl next door, intellectual, mother, medical professional, fashionista, and complex roles such as abused wife, hostage, agent and assassin; her projects are as diverse as her characters. Languages are an important component in her repertoire, she has been able to use this in various roles travelling overseas with National Geographic and most recently Amazon's "The Boys", performing in Tagalog, as well as teaching it to her castmates for scenes. There is nothing that Angelica can't do - especially if the challenge involves doing her own stunts. From filming in jungles and rappelling down the side of a cliff, working with combat coaches to learn proper form and techniques, studying medical or legal journals, to endless research to honour the nuances and language of a character; each role is embraced with a desire to what it takes to help create a memorable story. Her musical, dance, sports background and weapons work have been rounded out over the years with business acumen.

When not working on a production, her time away from camera is spent using her voice and experience working as a volunteer with her union, promoting Member Education and supporting Safe Space on Set. She is a member of various Committees within the union, hosting workshops at the union Member Conferences, volunteering as an On Set Liaison for Minor Performers, Background Performers and engaging with Intimacy Coordinators, she is also a facilitator for ACTRA's Respect on Set Training.

Due to being quick on her feet, articulate and versatile, Angelica has been sought as an Industry Panelist, Speaker and Live Read Actor. She has been especially grateful to have co-hosted various panels, events and Awards Galas in the last 5 years. She has worked with many great folks developing, producing and collaborating on original works, which have enjoyed viewings in many local festivals and opened the door to invitations to international festivals including going to the Cannes Film Festival twice. Holding many of these passion projects dear to her heart, she credits the amazing cast and crews that taught her so much and sharing the collaborative passion of indie filmmaking.

Passionate, poised and hardworking, Angelica stresses the importance of being active and staying engaged, in order to move with and more importantly to anticipate the next great moment in the evolving industry. She is an actor who believes in continued development and learning, her growing career appreciates the experiences she learns from producing great projects as an active member of her film community supporting her fellow filmmakers. A firm believer in giving back and "paying it forward", each incredible partnership and experience is enriching on both a professional and personal level.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (9)

She enjoyed travelling and filming in the Philippines. Working on these great projects, she was able to practice her Tagalog, which is one of the varied languages she has grown up with speaking, since it was required for her character to speak fluently. For these projects she was able to combine her love for visiting the country, with her passion for storytelling.
She travelled to Cannes Film Festival twice for films she co-produced.
Some of her most challenging scenes to shoot involved repelling down the side of a hill, hand to hand combat, working with firearms and motorcycle escapes. Aside from action 'fast paced' roles, she is also passionate about comedic and dramatic performances. Often times she is 'that best friend/sidekick' that everyone can relate to.
She can cry on cue.
An #AttitudeofGratitude, Paying it Forward and a Life of Graceful Appreciation are predominant themes on her Instagram posts.
She served as a jury member for the Academy of the Canadian Cinema and Television for the Canadian Screen Awards.
She served on the selection jury for multiple film festivals both in Canada and the US.
Elected in 2019 she is at present serving as a sitting Councillor of the ACTRA Toronto Council, ACTRA Toronto Executive as Vice President and the ACTRA National Council as a Councillor.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Sits on and is active on many panels, committees and groups supporting all performers and creatives.

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