Bauman at Fan Expo Canada in 2015
|Born||Elise Janae Bauman
(1990-10-23) October 23, 1990
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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 by attending Circle in the Square Theatre School, where she was cast as Anya in the graduating classes’ production of The Cherry Orchard. 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.
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.
The series has become popular online for its depiction of LGBT characters and has been viewed over 70 million times on the KindaTV YouTube channel, attracting 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…
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 200,000 combined followers. The show’s popularity helped her secure the 9th position on AfterEllen‘s Hot 100 List in 2015.
In 2016, Bauman starred alongside her Carmilla co-star Natasha Negovanlis in the feature film Almost Adults, directed by Sarah Rotella and written by Adrianna DiLonardo from Unsolicited Projects. Almost Adults was screened at several film festivals before being made available on multiple online platforms, including Netflix, in 2017.
Installments of the third and final season of Carmilla began airing on YouTube in September 2016. During that same year the series won a Canadian Screen Award and a Rockie Award for Branded Content at the Banff World Media Festival.
In 2018, Bauman made her directorial debut in Canadian musician Ellevan’s music video “Keep Going”. 
|2013||Everything’s Gonna Be Pink||Feature film|||
|2014–2016||Carmilla||Laura Eileen Hollis||KindaTV Digital Series , Lead Role|||
|2014||Worst Thing I Ever Did||Fallon||TV series|
|2014||The Skriker||Girl skriker|
|2014||Young Badlands||Bunny||TV series|||
|2015||Face the Music||Amanda||TV series|||
|2016||Almost Adults||Mackenzie||Main role; feature film|
|2016||Slasher||Elise||TV series; 1 episode|
|2016||Below Her Mouth||Bridget||Feature film|||
|2016||Paper Crane||Main role|
|2017||The Carmilla Movie||Laura Eileen Hollis||Feature film; Main role|
|2017||Murdoch Mysteries||Abigail Liston||TV series; 1 episode|
|2016||“Do You”||Ellevan x Elise Bauman||Bandcamp|
|“A Message From a Jazz Bar in New York”|
|“Thank You and Good Night”|
|2017||“Watch Your Mouth”|
|2016||“Coming on Strong”||Singing Girl||Jane’s Party|
|2014||AfterEllen Visibility Awards||Best Lesbian/Bi Ally||Won|
|2018||Canadian Screen Awards||Audience Choice Award||Won|