Elise Bauman

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Elise Bauman

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Elise Bauman
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Bauman at Fan Expo Canada in 2015
Born Elise Janae Bauman
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Known for Carmilla

Elise Bauman is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as Laura Hollis, the lead character of the popular vampire-themed web series Carmilla. She also co-starred in the 2016 film, Almost Adults, as Mackenzie.


Bauman began working professionally in the theatre from an early age. In 2009, she made the move to New York City to further her studies, she attended Circle in the Square Theatre School,[1] where she was cast as Anya in the graduating classes’ production of The Cherry Orchard, performed on Circle in the Square Theatre’s Broadway Stage. In the fall, she returned to the stage once again in Red One Theatre Collective’s The Skriker, by Caryl Churchill, which garnered rave reviews and was rated 5 N’s in NOW Magazine.[2]


Bauman in 2014

In 2014, Bauman was cast as the lead character Laura Hollis, the naive and headstrong student of Silas University, in the Canadian web series Carmilla, based on the 1871 Gothic vampire novella of the same name by J. Sheridan Le Fanu.[3] The series has become popular online for its depiction of LGBT characters and has been viewed over 45 million times on the KindaTV YouTube channel, attracting over 200,000 fans worldwide. When interviewed about how she feels playing a queer character in a series that isn’t about being queer, Bauman said:

You don’t see any of the characters being ostracized because of it [their sexuality]. In a way, it’s exactly the opposite of what happens on other shows. Their sexuality isn’t the thing that is sticking out about them. It’s the norm. I think that is so refreshing and that it is so wonderful to see…[4]

On February 13, 2016, it was announced that Carmilla will air its third and final season in the summer of 2016. In 2016, the series won a Canadian Screen Award[5] and a Rockie Award for Branded Content at the Banff World Media Festival.[6]

As a result of Carmilla‘s popularity online, Bauman has garnered much attention on social media for her role, primarily on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram, where she has since amassed more than 100,000 combined followers. In 2015, Bauman was placed 9th on AfterEllen‘s Hot 100 List.[7]

Almost Adults[edit]

She co-starred in the feature film Almost Adults, alongside her Carmilla co-star Natasha Negovanlis, directed by Sarah Rotella and written by Adrianna DiLonardo from Unsolicited Projects.[8][9] Bauman portrayed the character Mackenzie, a 22-year old lesbian, who just embraced her sexuality and tries to catch up on everything she has missed during her teenage years while struggling to keep her friendship with her lifelong best friend, Cassie(Natasha Negovanlis), as they begin growing apart. Almost Adults was released through multiple Film Festivals in 2016 and through multiple online platforms (such as Vimeo on demand, iTunes, Google Play, etc.) on February 7, 2017.

Other works[edit]

In 2016, She started collaborating with Ellevan and released songs through Bandcamp under the artist name Elise Bauman x Ellevan

Personal life[edit]

Bauman currently resides in Toronto where she studies regularly with Shaun Benson and David Sutcliffe. She came out as bisexual in 2017.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Everything’s Gonna Be Pink Feature film[11][12]
2014–2016 Carmilla Laura Hollis Main role[13][14]
2014 Worst Thing I Ever Did Fallon (TV Series)
2014 The Skriker Girl skriker
2014 Young Badlands Bunny Series[15]
2014 Canadian Star Herself Documentary
2015 Face the Music Amanda Series[16]
2016 Almost Adults Mackenzie Main role; feature film
2016 Slasher Elise Guest role; 1 episode
2016 Below Her Mouth Bridget Feature film[17]
2016 Paper Crane Main Role; Short Film
2017 Carmilla The Movie Laura Hollis Main Role; Release Date TBA


Year Award Category Result
2014 AfterEllen Visibility Awards Best Lesbian/Bi Ally Won[18]

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