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Tatiana Maslany is officially Canada's coolest actor

And we've got eight reasons to prove it.

Tatiana Maslany in a scene from "Orphan Black"

Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black. Photo, The Canadian Press/AP, BBC America, Steve Wilkie.

Step down, Ryan Gosling. You too, Seth Rogen, Ellen Page, Rachel McAdams and Jay Baruchel. Tatiana Maslany, the star of TV’s Orphan Black, is officially the country’s coolest acting talent. Not convinced? Read our eight-point argument.

1. She skipped the mani-cam at the SAG awards because, “I didn’t get a manicure…My hands are so dry.”

2. Yet was one of the best-dressed on the red carpet, thanks to her stunning Oscar de la Renta gown, a show-stopping black and white number that paid homage to the late designer.

3. Will soon have a street named after her in Regina, her hometown.

4. Shares a boyfriend with Lady Mary. Tatiana’s beau Tom Cullen plays Lord Gillingham on this season of Downton Abbey.

5. Plays 13 different roles — on the cult TV show Orphan Black — better than most actors play one.

6. Watches Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk in a scene from John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under the Influence whenever she needs acting inspiration.

7. Could be the next Star Wars leading lady (if she beats out Rooney Mara).

8. Rarely does interviews. (But we’re dying to talk to her.)

 

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