Miriam McDonald

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Miriam McDonald
(born July 26, 1987[1]) is a Canadian actress best known for playing the lead[2] female character Emma Nelson on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.[3][2][4]


McDonald focused on acting, landing a job in the series, System Crash, in 1999. McDonald found a niche as a voice-over actress, after she was cast in 2001 in John Kricfalusi‘s The Ripping Friends. She has done a total of 39 voice-over jobs.

In 2000, she was cast as Emma Nelson in Degrassi: The Next Generation, a spin-off of the successful Degrassi series.

In 2004, she played Dawn Gensler in the made-for-television movie She’s Too Young. She also had a guest role on the Canadian Family show Naturally, Sadie as Heidi.

In 2008, she played Danielle “Daisy” Brooks in the made-for-television eroticthriller movie, Poison Ivy: The Secret Society.

In 2013, she got two roles in the popular Canadian TV-show Lost Girl and also made an appearance in Orphan Black.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 System Crash TV series
2001 Pecola “Chewy” (or “Chuie”/”Chewie”/”Little Chu”)[when?] TV series
The Ripping Friends Additional Voices[when?] TV series
2001–2010 Degrassi: The Next Generation Emma Nelson Main role (seasons 1-9), 125 episodes
2004 She’s Too Young Dawn Gensler TV movie,
Blue Murder Lucy Wentworth Season 4, Episode 5: “Boarders”
2005 Karma Samantha Video
2007 Naturally, Sadie Heidi Season 2, Episode 25: “As Bad as It Gets”
The Poet Willa Film
Devil’s Diary Heather TV movie
2008 Sea Beast Carly McKenna TV movie
Poison Ivy: The Secret Society Danielle “Daisy” Brooks TV movie
2012 XIII: The Series Sasha Episode 19: “Gauntlet”
2013 Lost Girl Riley and Anita Season 3, Episode 5: “Faes Wide Shut” (Riley, credited at Hot Fae)Season 3, Episode 11: “Adventures in Fae-bysitting ” (credited as Anita)
Orphan Black Madison Season 1, Episode 5: “Conditions of Existence”
2014 Wolves Haley Film
2015 It Goes There: Degrassi’s Most Talked About Moments Herself
2016 Degrassi: Next Class Emma Nelson-Mason Guest Star: Season 2, episode 5 “#ThrowBackThursday”

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