Mary-Rose Cohen

Mary-Rose is a Syilx/Siksika woman, actor, dancer, model, and visual artist. During a BFA degree at Emily Carr, she was hired as indigenous background on the British period drama Jamestown which filmed in Hungary. She ended up filming a featured scene with a series lead, Mary-Rose had now discovered her passion for storytelling. She was accepted into Studio 58 with no theatre experience. In theatre school Mary-Rose was awarded the John F. Parker scholarship award for a student who demonstrates exceptional promise in theatre arts, Antony Holland scholarship for students who demonstrate outstanding ability and dedication in the program, and was a Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artists Grant Nominee in the category Acting: English Theatre. As of April 2022 Mary-Rose is now a graduate of the acclaimed acting program Studio 58 at Langara College. Mary-Rose is about to start her first professional theatre production after graduation, she will be in the first production of O’KOSI with Making Treaty 7 directed by Michelle Thrush in Calgary, Alberta. Mary-Rose’s intention is to represent indigenous peoples and their stories with integrity and imagination.