Paula Brancati

Paula Brancati
Born (1989-06-06) June 6, 1989 (age 31)
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Paula Brancati (born June 6, 1989) is a Canadian actress. She is most widely known for her work on Canadian television, including roles on Being Erica and Dark Oracle, and most notably for playing Jane Vaughn on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Early life

Brancati was born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.[1] She attended the regional arts program at St. Elizabeth Catholic High School,[1] and studied with the CharActors Theatre Troupe.[1]


Brancati has starred on numerous television series, most notably as Jane Vaughn on Degrassi: The Next Generation[1] and Jenny Zalen on Being Erica.[1]

Brancati is a co-founder of BrancSeater Productions[1] and has produced seven films for the production company, including People Hold On.

Brancati has several theatre credits and has been nominated for two Dora Awards.[2] In 2016, Brancati portrayed Miss Honey in Matilda the Musical in Toronto.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Cold Creek Manor Stephanie Pinski
2011 Moon Point Kristin
2013 Out Karen Short film
2015 People Hold On Robin
2016 Nobody's Home Eden (voice)
2016 Onto Us Alana Short film
2016 Sadie's Last Days on Earth Connie Nichol
2019 From the Vine Laura Gentile
TBD John and Annie Annie Short film, completed


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Ricky's Room Tara TV series
2003 Radio Free Roscoe Veronica "How to Lose a Girl", "Pig-malion"
2004 Doc Gena "No Pain, No Gain"
2004 Veritas: The Quest Young Hayley "Eternal"
2004 Kevin Hill Shelby Hacker "Love Don't Live Here Anymore"
2004-06 Dark Oracle Cally Stone Main role
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series[4]
2005 The Blobheads Melissa TV series
2005 Painkiller Jane Young Jane TV film
2006 Cow Belles Sarah Van Dyke TV film
2006 Angela's Eyes Natalie Young "Blue-Eyed Blues"
2007 Jump In! Gina TV film
2007-09 Degrassi: Minis Jane Vaughn TV series
2007-10 Degrassi: The Next Generation Jane Vaughn Regular role
Nominated – Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series[4]
2008 Heartland Kerry-Anne "Ghost from the Past"
2009 Life with Derek Vicki "Truman's Last Chance"
2009 The National Tree Katie TV film
2009-11 Being Erica Jenny Zalen Regular role
2010 Degrassi Takes Manhattan Jane Vaughn TV film
2011 Desperately Seeking Santa Marissa Marlet TV film
2012 Call Me Fitz Natalie "Semen Gate"
2012 Flashpoint Carla "Forget Oblivion"
2013 Off2Kali Comedy Paula Brancati "Pick My Fake Indian Name!"
2013 Murdoch Mysteries Sophia Lucas "Twisted Sisters"
2014 The Good Witch's Wonder Ms. Bryson TV film
2016 Slasher: The Executioner Jana Singer "Like as Fire Eateth Up and Burneth Wood"
2016 What Would Sal Do? Celeste "Pilot", "The First Stone", "Fruit of the Womb"
2017 Slasher: Guilty Party Dawn Duguin Main cast
2019 Workin' Moms Dana Brown "Business Boyz", "Stand for Something", "Daddy's Home", "Of Rights and Men"
2019 Slasher: Solstice Violet Dimashke Recurring role

External links


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Former Degrassi star Paula Brancati on how she became a successful producer". Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Nominees". TAPA. October 15, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "The music might miss its mark, but Mirvish's Matilda is a fast and slick production". National Post. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "awards database". Retrieved December 5, 2016.