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Anne Thornley-Brown, Acting Profile

Anne Thornley-Brown is a professional actress with appearances
on TV and in films, commercials, and industrials.

She had the pleasure of working with Octavia Spencer and Blair Underwood when she played Annabeth in the Netflix series, Self-Made: inspired by the life of Madam CJ Walker.

As a member of the Parole Board, Anne Thornley-Brown had the privilege of working with Giancarlo Esposito on the “Brothers” episode of the Showtime TV series Street Time.

Anne was Nurse Royed on the “Complicated” episode of the TV series Doc starring Billy Ray Cyrus.

Anne is a member of ACTRA. She is represented by The Ritter Agency in Toronto.

Anne Thornley-Brown

Acting Career Highlights

Other Acting Credits

Anne first hit the screens as “Spike’s Counsellor” on Degrassi Junior High. Anne was in the Prison Matron in the “All Around the Town” episode of the Mary Higgins Clark Mysteries.

You’ll recognize Anne from TV commercials forthe CBC App, Casinorama, the Canadian Paraplegic Association and the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

More About Anne – Profile

More About Anne

When Anne is not acting, she is a team building facilitator and keynote speaker at Executive Oasis International, the Toronto Team Building firm she founded and owns.

Anne’s other career experience includes a stint as a commercial banker with a major Canadian bank, a team building and training facilitator at Bell Mobility and VIA Rail, 7 1/2 years as a social worker and family therapist, and 2 summers as an Air Canada flight attendant when attending university.

Anne has an M.B.A. from York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada. She also has an MSW from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her undergraduate degree is from McGill University.

Anne speaks English, French, and some Spanish.

Additional Information

Career Highlights – Bio

Contact Information

Talent Agent: Teri Ritter

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Where You May Have Heard Anne

Anne Thornley-Brown, our owner, has been interviewed by various media outlets. Here are a few examples. If you missed them you can tune in:

NPR, July, 2014:

Paintballing the Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad

Blogtalkradio, November, 2013:

Corporate to Cozy Christmas Events: The 10 Critical Components

Blogtalkradio, May, 2010:

Can you Travel, Build Your Team, Boost Business Results & Have Fun?

CBC Radio 1’s “The House”, December, 2008

How Team Building Can Help the House of Commons

You can hear Anne around the 30:00 remark, right after Prime Minister Harper’s comments about trust building

Film and Television production is permitted to continue… thanks to the strong and effective safety protocols in place across the industry.

David Gale
President, ACTRA Toronto

Where you May Have seen Anne


Marc C. A. Berwald, Director, Learning & Development, Bell Mobility (Toronto)

Creativity and innovation are Anne’s trademarks. Her writing, design, facilitation and accelerated learning skills enable her to become involved in many initiatives including writing and designing presentations and speeches for members of the executive team.

Marc C. A. Berwald
Director, Learning & Development / Bell Mobility (Toronto)

David Peterson, Executive Director, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

… empowered us to find unique and effective solutions within a collaborative environment.

David Peterson

Patrick C. Charles, Manager – Operations & Initiatives Operations Service Centre – Toronto Royal Bank of Canada

The comments were very positive….you kept the enthusiasm and energy of the group at a high level…. we walked away with some great new ideas and the day was a success! Much appreciated….

Patrick C. Charles
Manager – Operations & Initiatives Operations Service Centre / Toronto Royal Bank of Canada

Mark Wakefield, Vice President, Xerox Canada

…provided a great opportunity for teambuilding in a fun and semi-completive environment. It is very professionally organized.

Mark Wakefield
Vice President / Xerox Canada

Anu Holt, Reporting Analyst, Rogers Communication

Fantastic – lots of fun. Everything was great. Everyone had a great time getting to know each other.

Anu Holt
Reporting Analyst / Rogers Communication

Ann deCasseres, Manager, Corporate Sales, Bell Mobility

Thank you for your assistance in developing a customized programme for new hires or internal transfers into the corporate account arena. The feedback from your sessions with team members was extremely useful, it helped up size the gap between staff expectations and what we are delivering and allowed us to identify, and focus on opportunities for improvement.

Ann deCasseres
Manager, Corporate Sales / Bell Mobility

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