Born: December 26, 1976
Date of Birth: December 26, 1976
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nadia Litz decided at the age of six that she wanted to be an actor. She began working in theatre and as a child model. At the age of 17, Nadia moved to Toronto to study at York University, but also signed on with an agent and began auditioning for film. She began with small roles in projects filmed in Toronto, such as the TV movie Hidden in America (1996) starring Beau Bridges and guest appearances on Canadian TV series such as Wind at My Back and Due South.
She played a supporting role in the Canadian film The Five Senses (1999), winning a 2001 Chlotrudis Award for her work. She was subsequently nominated for a Gemini Award when she played Sam Shepard's daughter in the TV movie After the Harvest (2001). Since then Nadia has worked steadily in indie films, including Love That Boy (2003) with Ellen Page, Some Things That Stay (2004) with Kevin Zegers, Black Eyed Dog (2006) and Big Muddy (2015) with Stephen McHattie.
While taking Cinema studies at university, Nadia began directing short films. A three-minute experimental short she made earned her a spot in 2009 as a director-in-residence at the Canadian Film Center. She made the leap to features in 2014 with Hotel Congress, when fellow Canadian filmmaker Ingrid Veninger challenged other filmmakers to make a feature on a $1,000 budget. Nadia not only co-directed, but wrote, produced and starred in the film, which she shot in 40 hours.