Lisa Sowden

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LISA SOWDEN plays “Janice,” 
a girl from the wrong side of 
the trailer park who finds 
herself on a twisted 

journey 
into the unknown. Only time 

will tell what happens when 

she comes face to face with death…

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Bio and Credits:

At the ripe old age of two and a half, Lisa instinctively knew one day she would be an actor.  Several years later and a few career detours along the way, she has arrived and isn't looking back. 
 
Lisa 's first experiences performing came at a early age in very cold, yet, crowded arenas in the frigid north when she was on the competitive circuit for singles figure skating.  Those early days helped prepare Lisa for the dedication, focus, and love her acting career would later bring.  "I was very fortunate to have been a skater at a time in my life when most life long habits are formed.  I was able to learn important skills such as self discipline, self awareness, and patience which one needs to achieve their passions and be successful at anything in life.  I was also blessed, being so young when the ideal of doing something for the love and enjoyment of the activity left quite an impression on me.  The similarities between the two worlds of acting and skating is uncanny."  With the knowledge of her past experiences, Lisa finds balance within the more serious aspect of business and her enthusiasm for acting with finesse.  "This can be such a harsh environment at times.  Why anyone would pursue anything unless your obsessed with it's passion is beyond me." 
 
Two years ago, Lisa jumped feet first into her career by taking her first acting class.  Just the start of a momentum that hasn't slowed.  An alumni of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, Lisa achieved UBCP/ACTRA apprentice status within a year of taking up acting.  "I love what I do.  I'm very driven.  Growing up I was always told you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.  Let nothing stand in your way."  She has graced the stage and the screen, both big and little.  Dedicated to the development of her craft, Lisa consistently attends classes to hone her skills.  "Being an actor means being an artist.  Artists need to constantly pursue challenges to grow.  Without growth, you die.  Besides doing things that scare the hell out of me has big appeal.  It's where I thrive.  I'm a self professed adrenaline junky."  This attitude helps Lisa choose her next roles, those that will challenge herself, professionally and personally.  "One of the great things about being an actor is you have to really become self aware.  You are faced with portraying characters you may not like or who have qualities that you, as a person, would never do.  You get to experience new things by living vicariously through your characters.  It's always an adventure."
 
Keeping true to her figure skating past, Lisa is the consummate athlete.  When not focusing on acting, Lisa can unusually be found on the local slopes skiing or hiking, jogging, practicing martial arts, in dance class, or horseback riding.  "We are only limited by ourselves.  Life is to be lived, every moment counts.  You can sleep when you die."
 
The key to a happy and successful life?  Easy:  Love.  Love.  And Puppy Chow...

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