Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress probably best known for her roles on “Lost Girl” and “Black Swan.” Most recently, she is set to join AMC’s Revolutionary War drama “Turn.”
Ksenia Solo described herself on Twitter as “Lady. Actress. Activist.” Though born in Latvia, her family moved to Canada after the unrest in 1987 that led to Latvia declaring its independence from the USSR. She was subsequently raised in Toronto. It’s no surprise then that she can speak Russian and English.
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Ksenia Solo wanted to be a ballerina, but due to a back injury whne she was 14 she had to forgo her training. She has been acting, however, since she was five years old. “I always say that I was dancing and acting in the belly. I feel like it’s something I was born with and inspired by my family since I grew up backstage, watching them perform. I guess it was just a natural path for me.”
As for her path to success, she said, “You really have to stay true to yourself, as cheesy as that sounds. And you cannot take no for an answer, and you have to dream big. I think that’s the greatest thing my family ever taught me: if you’re going to dream, you have to dream so big.”
Ksenia Solo won a Gemini Award for her role on the Syfy series “Lost Girl.” She was also nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for the same gig.
As for her role on “Lost Girl,” where she speaks different languages, she said, “It’s funny because I’m so used to acting in English that any time I have these moments where I have to speak Russian, it definitely takes a different part of my brain to pull it off, but it’s always nice and fun.”
In her spare time, she is an ambassador for the End Polio movement as well for the anti-bullying organization Stand for the Silent. Ksenia Solo currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She is single.