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Avaah Blackwell posters

Birthday

February 28, 1990

Birth Sign

Pisces

Height

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

About

Avaah Blackwell is the daughter of two Canadian military personnel. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Blackwell relocated to the Netherlands in 2007 as a Rotary Youth Ambassador, and later to Germany with her family. In 2009, Blackwell was one of 10 actors globally selected to participate in the Prague Film School's renowned "Acting for Film" program. Graduating at the top of her class, she worked as a professional actor in central Europe before moving to Toronto in 2014.Avaah utilizes her international training and experience to infuse her work with unique physical, emotional, and mental discipline. Versatile in her character choices, Blackwell is known for playing strong female leads, as well as being cast against gender (Ray - Rebel Without a Cause, Banquo - Macbeth, Sargeant Wood - A Soldier's Farewell).Merging her diverse industry experience as a Runway Model (Versace, Toronto Fashion Week, Fashion Art Toronto et al.), Events Director (ACTRA Studio District Film Party TIFF [2015], HangLoose Media), Makeup Artist (Holt Renfrew, Nars, YSL, Shu Uemura, Laura Mercier, Prague Shakespeare Festival), and Casting Director / Associate (Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol, Missing [ABC TV Series], I'm On It) Blackwell offers a rare and valuable skillset to each project she commits to. read more

Blackwell's performances have enchanted audiences across Europe (Cannes Film Festival, The Bear Theatre Company), Asia (Pi Fan) and North America (12 Monkeys, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, New York City International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Golden Panda, Studio 35 Festival, et al.). Blackwell's exceptionally funny comedic performance in the 2012 Winnipeg Fringe Festival earned her recognition from CBC. Blackwell's love for improvisation and comedy allows her amiable personality to shine both on and off camera.To prepare for the upcoming female MMA feature film, "Excelsis" Blackwell studied under Steve Wilsher (Havoc Stunts) and Kara Wooten (P.H.D et al. at the Academy of Dramatic Combat). Adjudicated and awarded "Advanced with Recommendation" by master instructor John Stead, Blackwell sharpened her existing skills in: Rapier and Dagger, Broadsword, Small Sword, Quarterstaff, Unarmed Combat, and Safety for Combat Rehearsal and Performance.

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