Emily Piggford

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Emily Piggford
Emily Piggford at the 2018 CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser (44549756862) (cropped).jpg
Victoria, BC[1]
Occupation Actor, film producer

Emily Piggsford is a Canadian actor and television producer. Her film debut was as Naya, an inuit hunter trapped in a time-warp, who finds herself in modern downtown Toronto, Ontario.[2][3] Frost was a 15 minute short that premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Piggford has played recurring characters on The Umbrella Academy, The Girlfriend Experience, Michael: Every Day, Strays.[4][5] She was a producer and lead for the web series That’s My DJ and Warigami.[6][7][1]

Piggsford served as a producer, and played a supporting role in The Sounds, a drama co-produced by Canada and New Zealand, which premiered in 2020.[8] The Decider called her the series "sleeper star".


  1. 1.0 1.1 Actress Emily Piggford on Starring in The New Samurai Action-Fantasy Series Warigami, Beyond Fashion Magazine, 2019-10-07. Retrieved on 2020-11-15. “Emily Piggford was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress and producer, known for The Girlfriend Experience (2016), Killjoys (2015) and That’s My DJ (2014).”
  2. Etan Vlessing. Jeremy Ball debuts Frost at TIFF, Playback magazine, 2012-08-31. Retrieved on 2020-11-15. “The challenge for Ball was, even before he started to pen the Frost script, was being able to capture a realistic Arctic setting on the soundstage – one with invisible environments and imagined antagonists around Naya, the young hunter played by Emily Piggford – for effective green screen composting of the visual effects.”
  3. Natalie North. Spotlight on Victoria talent at TIFF, Victoria News, 2012-09-11. Retrieved on 2020-11-18. “Frost stars recent University of Victoria theatre department grad Emily Piggford as Naya, a young arctic hunter in search of food.”
  4. Denise Petski. Emily Piggford & Chance Kelly Sign With The Rosenzweig Group, Deadline magazine, 2018-12-20. Retrieved on 2020-11-15.
  5. Kim’s Convenience’ stars Nicole Power and Andrew Phung getting their own CBC shows, Red Deer Advocate, 2021-03-27. Retrieved on 2020-11-15. “Thunderbird Entertainment produces Strays, which also includes cast members Frank Cox-O’Connell, Tina Jung, Nikki Duval, Kevin Vidal, Tony Nappo, Paula Boudreau and Emily Piggford.”
  6. Denise Petski. New York Television Festival Announces Independent Pilot Competition Selections, Deadline magazine, 2016-08-15. Retrieved on 2020-11-15. “Starring Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), Emily Piggford (Hemlock Grove), Jade Hassouné (Heartland, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments)”
  7. Peter White. The CW Partners With CBC On Short-Form Samurai Drama ‘Warigami’ As Canadian Broadcaster Unveils Youth Slate, Deadline magazine, 2019-07-10. Retrieved on 2020-11-15. “Wendy Ohata, played by Piggford, has just made three startling realizations: One, she has a twin brother; two, she’s a kami-jin – a descendent of an ancient Japanese people who can turn paper into deadly weapons; and three, there’s a kami-jin warrior hunting her down for reasons she doesn’t understand.”
  8. Joel Keller. Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Sounds’ On Acorn TV, A Mystery Involving A Canadian Couple And A New Zealand Fishing Town, Decider, 2020-09-03. Retrieved on 2020-11-16. “Sleeper Star: Piggford, who plays Ishikawa, will have a bigger role once she lands in New Zealand to investigate Tom’s disappearance.”

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