Actor Biography

Jan Caruana is an actor, writer, teacher and director. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College Theatre Program, Jan‘s career has been interesting and varied. She is a multiple Canadian Comedy Award winner and has performed across North America in a variety of comedy shows. A mainstay of many Toronto stages, Jan is known for her work in shows like Monkey Toast, That Moment When and About An Hour (Toronto Fringe Festival – Best of the Fringe). Jan co-wrote and performed in the Second City Toronto’s critically and audience acclaimed revues The Meme-ing of Life and We Can Be Heroes (named one of NOW Magazines Top Ten Shows of 2013). In 2016, Jan was a member of the Dora Audience Choice Award Winning One Night Only, a fully improvised two-act musical. And a Dora Winner for The Wonderpageant at The Coalmine Theatre. She is a regular panelist on CBC's Because News with Gavin Crawford and has appeared in films and television shows including Baroness Von Sketch, Rookie Blue and Mean Girls and the Deepa Metha film Beeba Boys.

2019 - Winner of The Dora Mavor Moore Award - Best Ensemble (The Wonderpageant - Coalmine Theatre)

 

2016 - Winner of The Mary Haynes Award (Bad Dog Theatre)

2016 - One Night Only - Winner of the Audience Choice Award (Dora Awards)

2015 - Nominated Canadian Screen Award (Best Writing in a Variety/Sketch Show - Sunnyside)

 

2014 - Nominated Now Toronto Reader's Choice Award (Best Female Improviser)

 

2013 - Winner Canadian Comedy Award (Best Female Improviser)

 

2013 - Named one of Toronto's Funniest Women (Torontoist.com)

 

2013 - Nominated Canadian Screen Award (Best Writing in a Variety/Sketch Show - That's So Weird)

 

2012 - Became a member of Toronto's Second City Mainstage

 

2010 - Nominated Gemini Award (Best Writing in a Variety/Sketch Show - That's So Weird)

 

2009 - Winner Canadian Comedy Award (Best Female Improviser)

 

2009 - Best of the Toronto Fringe (About an Hour)

 

2008 - Hired as a web writer on youth program That's So Weird and returned for Seasons 2 & 3 as a Staff Writer after getting numerous pieces meant for web content aired on television

 

2008 - Winner Canadian Comedy Award (Best Improv Troupe - Show Stopping Number)

 

2005 - Appeared on the cover of NOW Magazine (Toronto)

 

2004 - Appeared in Mean Girls with Tina Fey & Lindsay Lohan

 

2003 - Nominated Canadian Comedy Award (Best Improv Troupe - Lambchops)

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