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 believes: "No matter whether I'm playing the hero or villain (or the post office clerk) everyone has their own story to tell. Identifying with a character doesn't mean you have to be like them, but it means that you need to deeply examine them to find an understanding and an appreciation of how they became the way they are and where their world view came from. It all comes from a place of empathy and psychology. Honoring the raw complexities of the human experience".
At age 22, Pauline went on to study with The Australian Film and Television Academy where she met renowned US acting coach Tom McSweeney. During her ongoing training with him, Pauline landed smaller roles in Crooked Business (2007), Blood Money (2008), and HBO Mini-series The Pacific (2008). She then went on to play leading roles in The Winter Case (2008) for which she also composed the music score, Tinted (2009), A Good Night To Die (2009), then a series of films by award winning Italian Director Emanuele 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 coach Ben Ratner, and went on to play 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 likeness in Fight Night Champion video game by EA Sports.
In 2014, Pauline tried her hand at writing, producing and directing her own short black and white silent film Through The Pane (2014) which won multiple awards across the USA and Canada. Following her entry into the 'behind the camera' world, Pauline Produced award winning Canadian film The Wall (2015) and Co-Produced My Name Is Water (2015) a documentary exposing the reality of the global water crisis and finding one's own personal legacy to leave in this world. This documentary (Directed by and starring Justin Arana and Produced by Chris Graham and Sharon Stone) segued her into the important humanitarian work she had always worked towards doing in Sub-Saharan Africa. For the past 5 years Pauline has been focusing efforts in Mozambique and Kenya with her non-profit organizations (click the 'More' tab to learn more) whilst still trying to make time to play in the movies!
In more recent years Pauline has become a familiar face on Hallmark channel playing both lead and supporting roles in films such as A December Bride (2016), A Midnight Kiss (2018) with Carlos Pena Vega and fellow Aussie actress Adelaide Kane, SnowComing (2018) with Trevor Donovan, All of My Heart - The Wedding (2018) with Lacey Chabert & Brennan Elliot, Flip That Romance (2019), Hearts of Winter (2020), Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit, Stage Death (2020) with Willie Aames, and Carlos and Alexa Pena Vega. Her other notable film and television projects from recent years include WWII period film A Christmas Truce (2015), Delinquent (2016), V.C. Andrews' Gates of Paradise (2019) with Jason Priestley, recurring in Apple TV Plus original TV Series Home Before Dark (2020) starring Jim Sturgess, and new Canadian series Family Law (2020).