Ksenia made her theatre debut at age five, and at age 10, she landed her first guest-starring role on the popular Canadian kids series, I Was A Sixth Grade Alien, playing alien princess “Xhanthippe” alongside Michael Cera. Since then, Solo has starred in numerous films and television shows, including the lead role of “Zoey Jones” in the 2003 television series Renegadepress.com. The hard-hitting drama dealt with the challenging real issues of teenage life. Solo’s abilities were recognized at age 18, when she became the first-ever winner of two consecutive Gemini Awards for ‘Best Performance In A Youth Television Series’ in both 2005 and 2006.
Over the next four years, Solo studied acting, film directing and photography, and appeared in numerous American television shows including Cold Case, The Cleaner, Moonlight, Earth Final Conflict, Kojak, I Love Mummy and 1-800 Missing. 2010 was a busy year for the Canadian actress. After an international search, Ksenia was handpicked by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem for A Dream) to play the beautiful yet cruel nemesis, “Veronica”, to Natalie Portman’s “Nina” in the film Black Swan. She then starred opposite John Cusack in the dark thriller, The Factory, portraying a young prostitute and mother. Following shortly after, the CW’s new hit show Life UneXpected offered Solo the role of “Natasha”, the street-smart foster teen with a big heart yet troubled life. Solo was also named one of the 55 faces of The Future of Hollywood, alongside Vanessa Hugdens, Ashley Greene and Chloe Moretz by Nylon Magazine. After the Venice Film Festival Premiere of Black Swan, the Italian press named Solo one of three ‘Sexiest Women’ of the 67th Venice Film Festival along with Natalie Portman and Jessica Alba. Ksenia started 2011 by guest starring on CW’s hit show Nikita, playing the dramatic role of an abducted young woman, “Irina”, drugged and forced into becoming a sex slave. Soon after, Solo won the role of Dodge in the highly anticipated FOX/DreamWorks project Locke & Key which was directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go, One Hour Photo) and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
The cast of Lost Girl
Solo looks forward to reprising her role as “Kenzi”, the street-smart survivor on Showcase’s drama series, “Lost Girl”.
Kenzi is a con artist and thief, an extremely street-smart girl despite her youth. She is Bo’s main and only true confidante, and her resourcefulness makes her very useful. Using her wide array of contacts, Kenzi can get Bo whatever she needs in virtually any situation. Kenzi’s more savvy and cynical nature makes her very protective of Bo, as Bo can be fooled in ways that Kenzi can’t. Kenzi has had darkness in her past, but unlike Bo, she refuses to dwell on it as Kenzi is a true survivor. Regardless of her past, Kenzi’s future goal is simple: to do whatever she can to protect Bo from a world that will never understand her as well as Kenzi does.
For a fun and exciting mystical drama with a good helping of romance and a lot of whimsy, check out Lost Girl.