Actor, Producer, Director, Coach
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Diana Spellman
Annette Reilly is a multi-talented actor, director and producer with an unrivaled gift for storytelling through performance. She plays Diana Spellman, Sabrina’s mortal mother in the hit Netflix original, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina".
Growing up in small town Alberta, Annette was always drawn to the performing arts. This love led her to the University of Victoria, where she graduated from the theatre department. She has worked extensively in Shakespeare, and has been involved in both directing and acting for multiple theatre companies including Phoenix Theatres, Theatre SKAM, and Gallery 7 Theatres. Her productions include Pride and Prejudice, Hamlet, The Sound of Music and The Matchmaker, among many others. Her stage training and love of performance eventually led her to the film and television sector, where she became involved in directing and producing. She co-founded a production company called EVE Entertainment in an effort to actively bring pressing social justice issues into cinematic storytelling. Her filmography includes short films BRAVERY, WE’LL MEET AGAIN and COERCED, which was nominated Best International Film 2012 at the 168 Film Festival.
In addition, Annette has appeared as an actor on Fox’s "The X Files" and A&E’s drama series, "Project Blue Book". She has also appeared in Disney’s I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS and indie comedy feature, MILLIONAIRE’S CLUB. For her portrayal of a bilingual mother in the short film ARC, Annette was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at Portsmouth International Film Festival (2015) and at the UBC Film Festival (2014). After a bout with colon cancer, Annette returned to filmmaking, producing UNINTENTIONAL MOTHER, the first Canadian film to be funded by the KSF Foundation. Since creating her new production company, Exeunt Productions, Annette has directed and acted in A TYPICAL FAIRY TALE, a quirky short film partially funded by Telus Storyhive. Annette has also recently wrapped her first documentary, titled FOR MY DAUGHTER. An intimate portrayal of her cancer journey, this film is currently in post-production.
Annette lives in Vancouver where she coaches young actors while filling her role as a loving mother