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Capilano University grad lands role on CBC TV series, Arctic Air

Cap grad, Sera-Lys McArthur, is starring today as Hailey Martin in CBC’s new TV drama series, Arctic Air.

In 2008, Sera-Lys McArthur was an Arts and Science student at Cap with a very exciting future ahead of her. Today, she is Hailey Martin in CBC’s new TV drama series, Arctic Air.

When Sera-Lys left Cap in 2008, she had a $20,000 Premier’s One World Scholarship in her pocket. The then-23-year-old was heading for the UK to attend the MA in Acting programme at East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex.

Graduating at the top of her class, Sera-Lys relocated to Los Angeles and most recently to Toronto to continue her acting pursuits. Prior to her current role, she was thrilled to be cast in Hard Core Logo II (which was shown at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival) and have the opportunity to work with acclaimed director Bruce McDonald.

Sera-Lys McArthur is a mixed-race Canadian actress from Saskatchewan. She began acting at the age of 12 when she was cast in the CBC miniseries Revenge of the Land, directed by John N. Smith. She has pursued her career and acting training around the globe. She studied Musical Theatre at AMDA in New York, and then stayed in the Big Apple to gain experience as a fashion model.

In 2006 she relocated back to Canadian soil to live in Vancouver, where she was cast in another John N. Smith miniseries called The Englishman’s Boy. She was honoured to be cast in this highly dramatic role based on the experience of her Nakota ancestors. She was also responsible for presenting the language for the first time on an indelible form of media such as film.

Whether it’s theatre, musicals, film, TV, commercials, print work, fashion shows or working on her own writing and creative performing projects, Sera-Lys is up for the challenge of gaining new experiences on her international road to success.


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