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"Following your dream is an excellent career choice."

Canadian actor and entrepreneur, Catherine Lough Haggquist has built a life and career from words, stories, and images.

Born in Vancouver, Haggquist got her first big acting break as a stand-in for Holly Robinson on the television series, 21 Jump Street. Following appearances on television mainstays like The Commish, Highlander, The X-Files, and Dark Angel, Haggquist added to her acting credits with lead roles on two Canadian series - The Unprofessionals and Rockpoint PD. More recent appearances that number in her now 100 plus credits include Van Helsing, Zoo, Beyond, Supernatural, Stargate: SG1, Stargate: Universe, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Bates Motel, Continuum, Arctic Air, and Godzilla.

While Catherine Lough Haggquist has shared the screen with an impressive array of industry talent, her work off-screen has been especially influential in the Canadian industry. Dedicated to contributing to an industry and community she cares deeply about, Haggquist gave of her time by serving in multiple capacities – including Vice President - on the Executive Board of the Union of BC Performers. She also founded Biz Books in 1996 to provide a dedicated industry source for film, television, and theatre products and resources.

The recipient of the 2008 Women in Film and Television Vancouver's Special Jury Award, Catherine Lough Haggquist is also very proud to have been named as the Union of BC Performers’ 2013 International Women’s Day Honoree.

In addition to her acting and the operating of Biz Books, Haggquist enjoys teaching actors career planning, business structure and audition technique at SchoolCreative Institute of the Arts.