Miriam McDonald

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Miriam McDonald
Born Miriam Katherine McDonald
(1987-07-26) July 26, 1987 (age 31)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, Real Estate Agent
Years active 1998–2014

Miriam Katherine McDonald (born July 26, 1987) is a former Canadian actress. She is best known for playing Emma Nelson on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.[1][2][3][4]


McDonald focused on acting, landing a job in the series, System Crash, in 1999. McDonald found a niche as a voice-over actress, after she was cast in 2001 to participate in a cartoon series named Ripping Friends. She has done a total of 39 voice-over jobs.

In 2000, she was cast as Emma Nelson in Degrassi: The Next Generation, a spin-off of the successful Degrassi series.

In 2004, she played Dawn Gensler in the made-for-television movie She's Too Young. She also had a guest role on the Canadian Family show Naturally, Sadie as Heidi.

In 2008, she played Danielle "Daisy" Brooks in the made-for-television erotic-thriller movie, Poison Ivy 4: The Secret Society.

In 2013, she got a one episode role in the popular Canadian TV-show Lost Girl; she also made a small appearance in Orphan Black.

McDonald quit acting sometime in 2014 and has been working as a real estate agent ever since.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 System Crash TV series
2001 Pecola "Chewy" (or "Chuie"/"Chewie"/"Little Chu") TV series
2001 The Ripping Friends Additional Voices TV series
2001–2010 Degrassi: The Next Generation Emma Nelson Main role Seasons 1-9
2004 She's Too Young Dawn Gensler TV movie
2004 Blue Murder Lucy Wentworth Episode 44: "Boarders"
2005 Karma Samantha Video
2007 Naturally, Sadie Heidi Episode 53: "As Bad as It Gets"
2007 The Poet Willa
2007 Devil's Diary Heather TV movie
2008 Poison Ivy: The Secret Society Danielle "Daisy" Brooks TV movie
2008 Sea Beast Carly McKenna TV movie
2012 XIII: The Series Sasha Episode 19: "Gauntlet"
2013 Orphan Black Madison Episode 5: "Conditions of Existence"
2013 Lost Girl twins Riley (at time credited as "Hot Fae") in episode 40 "Faes Wide Shut", then Anita in episode 46 "Adventures in Fae-bysitting"
2014 Wolves Haley


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