Pauline Egan is an Australian born Actress and Filmmaker.
She first appeared on stage in the BAMS production of Snow White when she was just 5 years old, being cast as the Evil Queen's Black Cat. Before the production began she cried and said to her Mother Ann Egan (the co-founder of BAMS), "I don't want to be evil", so her Mother re-cast her as a Bumble Bee in the enchanted forest (no, this role was not in the script!).
Pauline was adamant about playing a role that she felt she could identify with on some level, and this still remains of utmost importance to the decisions she makes as an actress today. "Identifying with a character doesn't mean you have to be 'like' them, but it means that you need to have an understanding and an appreciation of why and how they are the way they are. For me it comes from a place of empathy".
At age 22, Pauline went on to study with The Australian Film and Television Academy where she met renowned acting coach Tom McSweeney. During her ongoing training with him, Pauline landed roles in ‘Crooked Business’ (2007), ‘Blood Money’ (2008), and on '‘The Pacific’ (2008) directed by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. She then went on to play leading roles in ‘The Winter Case’ (2008) for which she also composed the music score, ‘Tinted’ (2009) and ‘A Good Night To Die’ (2009). She was then cast in a series of films by award winning Italian Director Emanuelle Pica, including ‘Swing’ (2009), 'Led Astray' (2009) and ‘Celluloid’ (2009).
With a body of work behind her, Pauline relocated to North America. During her first year abroad she landed the recurring role as British character ‘Dr Erika Myers’ on the popular Syfy network & Space channel series 'Sanctuary' (2010-2012) which aired in over 50 countries through-out the world, with her first episode entitled 'Animus' winning a Leo Award. She began training with local veteran actor and coach Ben Ratner, and went on to land guest star and recurring roles on US & Canadian series including Spike TV's 'Blue Mountain State' (2010), CW network's 'Supernatural' (2011), Syfy's 'Olympus' (2014) as well as landing the lead character in 'Fight Night Champion' video game by EA Sports.
Pauline's most recent film credits include 'December Bride' (2016), 'Raw*' (2016), 'A Christmas Truce' (2015), 'Liar, Liar, Vampire' (2015), 'Murder She Baked' (2015), 'The Christmas Consultant' starring David Hasselhof, and not to mention her own self written/directed/produced black and white silent film 'Through the Pane' (2014) which won multiple awards in Canada & the USA under her newly formed production company 'Gypsy Films'.