Carmen Gillespie (She/Her)
An actor who can do comedy, sing and dance (in a “moves well” kind of way) and deliver a decent stage punch. A mom of two, an artist in pen, and an occasional puppeteer.
Growing up in Guelph, Ontario, Carmen’s childhood was full of piano lessons, ringette, and some ballet. In her teens she found the local community theatre, which started her love of live performance. Ever since, she has bounced around the Greater Toronto Area, playing roles like The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz), Melissa (Love Letters), Lina Lamont (Singin’ in the Rain), and Boris the Spy (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). A production of Godspell made her look at Second City for improv training, after which she landed a spot with Canadian Improv Showcase.
You may have seen her face in the background of various films and tv shows, like The Shape of Water and Murdoch Mysteries, and as “Mrs Brenneman” in Shelved… but of all her film/tv/short film experience, she’s most tickled by her IMBD listing as “Princess Leia”.