What can you tell me about the pretty blonde on “Rookie Blue?”
—Jason Faust, Leesburg, Va.
That would be Charlotte Sullivan, 29, who plays Officer Gail Peck on “Rookie Blue.” The Toronto, Canada-born actress was bitten by the acting bug as a young child. Her inspirations were David Bowie in the motion picture “Labyrinth” and Johnny Depp in “Edward Scissorhands.”
By the time she was 12, she had landed her first movie roles in “The Legend of Gator Face” and “Harriet the Spy,” the TV movie “The Pathfinder,” as well as guest roles on the series “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” and “Goosebumps.”
She is a Genie Award-nominated actress [a Canadian film prize], who played Marilyn Monroe in the controversial Reelz Channel miniseries “The Kennedys.”
“I’ve been acting a long time and that was the first time I really researched a character,” Sullivan says. “I wanted to make her as real as possible. It was the first time that I felt like a real actress.”
Sullivan also played opposite Kathy Bates in the sci-fi miniseries “Alice.” She recalls, “She was a dream to work with. She was so candid. I worry a lot, especially right before I am about to start shooting, and Kathy apparently experiences the same.”
Her other film credits include “388 Arletta Avenue,” “Defendor,” “The Cry of the Owl” and “Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster,” which won Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. At the 2012 TIFF, Sullivan was chosen as one of the Rising Stars. She has also starred in the TV movie “Unstable,” the miniseries “Iron Road” and the TV series “M.V.P.”
Sullivan lives in Toronto with her husband, director Peter Stebbings, and their dog.