Miriam Katherine McDonald (born July 26, 1987) is a Canadian actress best known for playing the lead female role Emma Nelson on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Miriam Katherine McDonald
July 26, 1987
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
McDonald focused on acting, playing a role in the series, System Crash, in 1999. McDonald found a job as a voiceover actress, after she was cast in 2001 in John K's animated show The Ripping Friends. She has done a total of 39 characters.
In 2001, she was cast as Emma Nelson in the CTV/The N drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, a spin-off of the successful Degrassi series.
In 2008, she played Danielle "Daisy" Brooks in the made-for-TV erotic-thriller movie, Poison Ivy: The Secret Society.
In 2018, McDonald was part of Drake's music video for "I'm Upset", which took place during a Degrassi reunion.
|1999||System Crash||TV series|
|2001–2002||Pecola||Chewy||Main voice role|
|2001–2010||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Emma Nelson||Lead role (seasons 1–9), 138 episodes|
|2004||She's Too Young||Dawn Gensler||Television film|
|2004||Blue Murder||Lucy Wentworth||Episode: "Boarders"|
|2007||Naturally, Sadie||Heidi||Episode 2.25: "As Bad as It Gets"|
|2007||Devil's Diary||Heather||Television film|
|2008||Sea Beast||Carly McKenna||Television film|
|2008||Poison Ivy: The Secret Society||Danielle "Daisy" Brooks||Television film|
|2012||XIII: The Series||Sasha||Episode: "Gauntlet"|
|2013||Lost Girl||Hot Fae / Anita||Episodes: "Faes Wide Shut", "Adventures in Fae-bysitting"|
|2013||Orphan Black||Madison||Episode: "Conditions of Existence"|
|2016||Degrassi: Next Class||Emma Nelson-Mason||Episode: "#ThrowBackThursday"|
|2018||A Veteran's Christmas||Marnie Radcliffe||Television film|
- McDonald, Miriam (30 May 2005). "Miriam McDonald Exclusive Interview".
Now the whole Degrassi empire if I can call it that, has been around for 25 years, but because I was born in ’87, I missed a lot of those years
- "Degrassi where are they now". EOnline.Com. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014.
Nelson was the reboot's female lead as she was the child of the original series' fan favorite, Spike
- Reilly, Kaitlin (19 June 2015). "Where is Emma from degrassi today, Miriam McDonald is not a rapper". Bustle.Com.
McDonald also mentioned updates about her real estate career
- "Celebrities: Miriam McDonald". TVguide.Com.