Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to a diplomatic family, Emilie Ullerup grew up all over the world. After graduating, Ullerup knew she had to pursue her ever-growing appetite for acting. She made the choice to leave her native Denmark to move to Vancouver, Canada, where she attended the Vancouver Film School.
Post film school, Ullerup managed to secure a top agent and was sent out on her first real-life audition to book a real-life job. And she did. This out-of-the-gates hot streak continued that same year when she booked leading roles in two TV-shows: “jPod,” which garnered her Best Female Lead in a Dramatic Series at the Leo Awards, a celebration of excellence in film and television, and the worldwide sci-fi success, “Sanctuary.”
Ullerup continued her journey and enjoyed versatility in her work bouncing between genres of drama, horror, action and comedy. She spent three seasons on the hit show “Arctic Air” as the lovably temperamental Swedish pilot, Astrid, for which she earned multiple Leo Awards and UBCP Awards nominations.
Ullerup can be seen in the Netflix feature film “True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” opposite Kevin James. She’s also in the feature film, “Life on the Line,” opposite John Travolta and Kate Bosworth. Her other credits include “Battlestar Galactica” (NBC), “Supernatural” (The CW), “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) and Hallmark Channel’s Original primetime series “Chesapeake Shores,” which recently completed its second season.
Ullerup now splits her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.