Toronto’s 50 Most Influential: #29, Tatiana Maslany
29Finally, the awards shows got it right: Leo got his Oscar and Tatiana got her Emmy. After being snubbed in 2015, the 31-year-old Maslany, whom Hamilton actor Lin-Manuel Miranda once called “maybe the greatest actor alive,” took home the top prize for her superlative turn on Toronto-shot Orphan Black, a co-production by Bell and BBC America.
Mainstream success. Her film Two Lovers and a Bear wowed TIFF and Cannes critics; next she’ll star with Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger, a blockbuster about the Boston Marathon bombing.