LISA SOWDEN plays “Janice,”
a girl from the wrong side of
the trailer park who finds
herself on a twisted
into the unknown. Only time
will tell what happens when
comes face to face with death…
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
The key to a happy and successful life?
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