Actor, writer and activist, Clark Backo was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Although she grew up immersed in her academic life, her father’s persistent storytelling throughout her childhood would eventually spark her leap into acting. Backo discovered acting when she was 18 years old while studying with Jock MacDonald at Straeon Studios in Toronto, which is when she found her voice as a storyteller.
Backo has had the pleasure of working on critically acclaimed TV series such as The CW’s “Supernatural,” Fox’s “The Hot Zone,” Hulu’s “Letterkenny” and the multiple Emmy award-winning series, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” She has also worked on feature films such as Blumhouse/Netflix’s Seven in Heaven and Jay Baruchel’s Random Acts of Violence. Clark is delighted to have led her first feature — Happy Place — directed by Helen Shaver which will be premiering at Vancouver International Film Festival, later this year. She has recently wrapped on Delmar Washington’s directorial debut No Running alongside Taryn Manning and Shane West.
While acting takes most of Clark’s time, she is active in her voice and support for the BIPOC community and recently launched @TheMoreYou_Read platform on Instagram, encouraging the literary consumption and voices of the BIPOC and their stories.
You can find her on Instagram as @clarkb.