Olivia is a hard-working and devoted actress that always brings a smile to the set. Her energy and team spirit are contagious amongst the crew as she shows true dedication to any project, big or small. Her go-getter attitude, versatility and positive work ethic are sure to help her reach her dreams. Olivia's shining personality will inspire you.
She was born and raised in St-Sauveur, Québec. She started her career at the age of three, joining the Constance Brown Agency. As a child, Olivia appeared in several commercials and runway shows. Growing older, she pursued her interest and always took part in theatre at school.
She then studied theatre at John Abbott College, where she was introduced to Stanislavski. A few months later, she left for New York city and studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute where her passion for acting flourished.
She then attended Concordia University to study Communications and specialized in Video Production, where she discovered post-production and cinematography. Her passion in filmmaking continues to grow every year. She recently produced 'Stephanie's Room' for the 48 Hour Film Project. She won best actress and the film won people's choice award and best film in Toronto. It is moving on to a few other festivals in 2016.
After University, Olivia took off to India to retrace her late mother's steps, who spent five years as a hippy exploring the country. Her inspiration for the trip emerged while she was working on the documentary "Looking for Bayard". This sentimental project depicts her mother's wild past. A brief snippet can be viewed in the Video section.
Upon her return, she moved to Toronto to pursue acting, taking advantage of the city's opportunities and studying the Meisner technique with John Riven, as well as participating in workshops and working in scene study classes. She is now located in Vancouver and often makes the trip to Los Angeles to train with her favourite teachers.
Name: Olivia Leigh Nowak
Lives in: Vancouver, Canada
Occupation: Actor, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Host/presenter, Producer, Script Supervisor, Singer and Voice Actor
Unique traits: I perfectly bilingual in French and in English. I'm very athletic, I play ice hockey, volleyball, soccer, martial arts, boxing, yoga, track and field, running, hiking and many more. I'm also an artist and I love drawing and painting. I use my event planning skills to organize fundraisers. (Mostly for Cystic Fibrosis and Breast Cancer)
Film (Short and Action) Actress Add a Plot »
Total Frat Movie
Film Actress Charlie Martin, a JI whose fraternity gets kicked off campus after it takes the rap for a rival fraternity gone awry. Three years later, Charlie and the remaining brothers must throw the greatest rush event to recruit a new pledge class and bring the house back to glory. Written by stephenklessel
The Dark Tapes
Film (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress Radical Found-Footage Horror Anthology of Five Original Intelligent Stories.
Film (Crime and Drama) Actress The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the case, Vince discovers that the person responsible could be one of his closest friend. The Badge brings a unique view on how trust and friendship can switch to blood in an instant. Written by Maxime Laferriere
Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew In the superficial world of show business, a struggling actor with a peculiar feature tries to balance his day job and his acting 'career' .
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Actress A myriad of life memories play back within the mind of an 80 year old man Billy, as he observes his love Sophie taking her last breaths as he sits at her bedside. The words 'I'm Sorry' spoken to Billy within each scene but in different contexts tell a heartfelt story about love, life and loss. Written by Bultz, Lauren Wise
Television (Comedy) Actress Add a Plot »
Film (Short, Action, Crime and Drama) Actress Edward long to escape his menial life as a short order cook, but fear of the unknown makes him a prisoner in his own family. The only that can set him free is his father's reckless behavior.
Television (Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Actress Aiden (a vampire) and Josh (a werewolf), move into a new house together to try and live normal lives. They didn't however know that they would end up with a third supernatural roommate as well. That's when they meet Sally the ghost. The three supernatural creatures go through various adventures together constantly protecting one another like family.
Blue Mountain State
Television (Comedy and Sport) Actress Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.
Best Actress 'Stephanie's Room' at the 48HFP Toronto
Best Film for 'Stephanie's Room' at the 48HFP Toronto
People's Choice Award for 'Stephanie's Room' at the 48HFP Toronto
Acting Workshop Canada
John Riven, Meisner
Lee Strasberg Institute