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Adelaide Kane
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General Information
Gender: Female
Nicknames: Addie
Birthday: August 9, 1990
Age: 29
Birthplace: Claremont, Western Australia, Australia
Nationality: Scottish
Irish
French
Other Information
Height: 5'4"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
Talents: Acting
Singing
Interests: Singing Lessons
Family & Friends
Family: William (brother)
Friends: Caitlin Stasey
Eliza Taylor
Sianoa Smit-McPhee
Series Information
Character: Ivy Belfrey / Drizella
First appearance: Hyperion Heights
Last appearance: Sisterhood

Adelaide Victoria Kane is an Australian actress. She gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, Tenaya 7 (later Tenaya 15) in Power Rangers RPM, Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign and Drizella in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.

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Early life

Adelaide Victoria Kane was born on 9 August 1990 in Claremont, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Her father is Scottish, an expat from Glasgow, and her mother is of Scottish, Irish and French descent. She has a younger brother, William.

Her parents divorced when she was seven, and Adelaide and her brother were raised by their single mother. She grew up in Perth, and attended St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls. When she joined the cast of Neighbours, she and her mother moved to Melbourne, while her brother and stepfather remained in Perth. She also lived for a short period in New Zealand, while shooting children's television series Power Rangers RPM.

In September 2009, at the age of 19, she moved by herself from Australia to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.

Career

Kane began performing at the age of three, starting with dance and then moving to singing and acting. At the age of six, she started working professionally in some print ads, later moving to TV spots and works in various children's TV shows.

In August 2006, Kane was picked to join the cast of Neighbours as Lolly Allen after she entered a competition run by Dolly magazine. She was given a three-month contract with the show. Her friends convinced her to enter the competition, but she did not think she was actually going to get the role. In December 2006, Kane announced that she would be leaving the show after her contract was not renewed. At the time of the announcement, Kane had not yet appeared as Lolly. In 2008, Kane was nominated for a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent for her performance as Lolly.

From March to December 2009, Kane portrayed Tenaya 7 on Power Rangers RPM, part of the long-running Power Rangers franchise.

In April 2010, Kane starred in the television film Secrets of the Mountain on NBC. In 2010, she also starred in the Hulu series Pretty Tough, composed of 20 episodes and based on the novel by the same name written by Li Tigelaar. In 2010, Kane travelled to attend an audition for Cartoon Network's first live-action series Unnatural History, for the role of Maggie Winnock. Italia Ricci and she were the actresses selected for the casting; the role later went to Italia.

In 2012, she portrayed Aubrey in the movie Goats. On 28 November 2012 it was announced that Kane had joined the cast of Teen Wolf as Cora Hale.

In February 2013, Kane was cast as Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign. The same year, she appeared in the successful thriller film The Purge.

In 2014, Kane appeared in horror movie The Devil's Hand as Ruth. She originally auditioned for Alycia Debnam-Carey's role, but producers thought she was not right for the part, so they offered her Ruth, who got more along with her personality. Kane starred in Scott Speer's short thriller film Realm in 2015, which is set to become a full-length film with a release date in 2016.

In June 2016, Kane stars in the third season of Dragons: Race to the Edge in the role of Mala, Defender of the Wing.

In July 2017, Kane joined the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time in a recurring role for its rebooted season seven. Kane was one of five actresses to join the series for its new season in starring and recurring roles, following the exits of six key cast members at the end of season six. She played one of the antagonists, Drizella, one of Cinderella's wicked stepsisters. Adelaide's final episode in Once Upon a Time was "Sisterhood".

In September 2019, Kane was announced as one of the cast members of Into the Dark's second Halloween installment, Uncanny Annie, which premiered on Hulu the following month. She did some coaching sessions to prepare and soften up for the role. In October 2019, Kane joined the cast of CBS's SEAL Team as a guest star in season three.

Personal life

Kane was in a relationship with American actor Connor Paolo from 2011 to 2013. She dated her Reign co-star Sean Teale for about a year, between 2014 and 2015. Kane started dating entrepreneur Joey Pauline in May 2017; they moved in together later that year. The couple split in June 2019.

Since July 2019, Kane is in a relationship with her Into the Dark co-star Jacques Colimon.

Kane suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, and has spoken up multiple times about the importance to break the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Theatre

Year Title Role Venue
2000 The Wizard of Oz Munchkin Mayor
2001 Fiddler on the Roof Hodel
2004 Oliver! Soloist
2004 Our Day Out Lead
2005 Anything Goes Chorus

Filmography

Year Title Type Role
2007 Neighbours TV Series Lolly Allen
2009 Power Rangers R.P.M. TV Series Tenaya 7 / Tenaya 15
2010 Secrets of the Mountain TV Movie Jade Ann James
2011 Pretty Tough TV Series Charlie
2011 Donner Pass Nicole
2012 Goats Aubrey
2013 The Purge Zoey Sandin
2013 Teen Wolf TV Series Cora Hale
2013 Louder Than Words Stephanie Fareri
2013 A Letter Home Short Emily Feldman
2013 - 2017 Reign TV Series Queen Mary Stuart
2014 Blood Punch Nabiki
2014 The Devil's Hand Ruth
2015 Realm Short Claire Daniels
2016 - 2017 Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Series Mala
2017 Can't Buy My Love TV Movie Lilly Springer
2017 - 2018 Once Upon a Time TV Series Ivy Belfrey / Drizella
2018 Acquainted Cheri
2018 A Midnight Kiss TV Movie Mia Pearson
2019 Into the Dark TV series Wendy
2019 A Sweet Christmas TV Movie
2019 - 2020 SEAL Team TV Series Rebecca Bowen
2020 This Is Us TV Series Hailey Damon
2020 The Swing of Things (post-production) Georgia
Cosmic Sin (post-production)

Trivia

  • Flown over to test for Cartoon Network's first live action series, Unnatural History (2010), for the role of "Maggie Winnock". There were two actresses selected to test, Adelaide Kane and Italia Ricci. The role later went to Italia.
  • Is a descendant of Mary, Queen of Scots whom she plays on 'Reign' through her mother's ancestry.
  • She is an avid comic book reader and has stated that her all time favorites are Sin City, Watchmen, Fables, Sandman, Preacher, The Boys, Chew, House of Mysteries, Swamp Thing, Grimm Fairy Tales and American Vampire. She also cited the DC Comics character Wonder Woman as an influence on her performance as Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • She attended 2010 comic con dressed as DC Comics character Wonder Girl.
  • She's a fan of the shows Firefly, House of Cards and Archer. She's also a fan of Game of Thrones, Charmed, Invader Zim and Adventure Time.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Logie Awards Most Popular New Female Talent Neighbours Nominated
2014 Monte-Carlo Television Festival Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Reign Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star: Female Nominated
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