Shauna MacDonald (born October 6, 1970) is a Canadian television and film actress and radio announcer.


Life and career

  • 2 Filmography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Life and career

MacDonald was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She graduated from Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School in Antigonish and later attended Montreal's McGill University, earning a degree in Russian and Slavic Studies.

MacDonald has appeared in various Canadian TV series, including Trailer Park Boys (as Officer Erica Miller), These Arms of Mine (as Claire Monroe), and This Hour Has 22 Minutes (as a substitute newsreader), among other roles. In 2003 she starred in the two part miniseries Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion.

However, she is likely best known as the former national continuity announcer for CBC Radio One, a role she held from the start of Radio One's 2004 summer season. With MacDonald's identity kept secret, the voice was quickly dubbed Promo Girl. MacDonald was ultimately outed[1] by The Globe and Mail in early 2005. Her distinctive voice, and the quirky sense of humour in the promotional items she reads, made her a polarizing figure among long time Radio One listeners, particularly in the context of several other changes to the network's programming intended to attract a younger audience. The promo spots were taken over in May 2007 by Steve Fletcher.

In the summer of 2005, Radio One ran a series of weekly "comedy-mysteries" starring MacDonald—along with other Radio One personalities—titled Promo Girl in The Mystery of... Short segments designed to highlight various CBC Radio programmes and the upcoming fall season were repeated a number of times each day, with prizes going to listeners who correctly solved the various clues or mysteries. The series was not completed due to a lockout of CBC employees that began in the late summer.

Shauna also played Tara in Saw VI, and reprised the role in Saw 3D.


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Someone to Love Ex Girlfriend
1998 Apocalypse Kerry Direct-to-video
Jack & Jill Jill
2002 Time of the Wolf Anna MacKenzie
Undercover Brother Wendy Marshall (TV Anchor)
2003 Spinning Boris Lisa
2004 Saint Ralph Emma Walker
The Porcelain Pussy Velma
2005 Love Is Work Celia
Undo Young Marvin
2007 The Mad Monica Tepper
Breakfast with Scot Joan
2008 Production Office Jane
Loving Loretta Lily
Toronto Stories Lowry
2009 Ninety-one Simone
At Home by Myself with You Erin
Saw VI Tara Abbott
Doppelganger Lenny 'The Weasel'
Love Letter from an Open Grave Mona short film
2010 Saw 3D Tara
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Earth: Final Conflict Katya Petrenko Episode: "If You Could Read My Mind"
1999 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Laxhesis Episode: "Damon and Pythias"
1999–2001 These Arms of Mine Claire Monroe 12 episodes
2003–2004 Trailer Park Boys Officer Erica Miller Episodes:

"Where in the Fuck Is Randy's Barbeque?" "The Delusions of Officer Jim Lahey" "A Shit Leopard Can't Change Its Spots" "A Man's Gotta Eat"

2003–2005 The Blobheads Kiki Barnes 24 episodes
2004 While I Was Gone Detective Geary TV film
Kevin Hill Dana Goyer Episode: "Snack Daddy"
2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister Nona TV film
Terry Truck-Stop Waitress TV film
This Hour Has 22 Minutes Four episodes
2006 Runaway Reporter Episode: "There's No Place Like Home"
ReGenesis Heather Michelle Episode: "Dim & Dimmer"
Puppets Who Kill Ophelia McCoy Episode: "A Few Feuds"
Angela's Eyes Erika Bell Episode: "Eyes for Windows"
Sons of Butcher Tammi/Vegan Activist Episodes:

"Handlin' the Bike" "Ridin' the Rocket"

2006–2007 Jeff Ltd Dorota Episodes:

"Body by Jeff" "Some of My Best Friends Are Queer" "To Kill a Mocking Man" "The Auto-Fish 9000"

2007 The Best Years Mary Hawke Episode: "Mommie Dearest"
2008 Life with Derek Olga Episode: "Driving Lessons"
Paradise Falls Grace Coleman Episode: "Revelations"
Flashpoint Ruth Skellar Episode: "Who's George?"
Testees Amy Episodes:

"Gas Pills" "Über-Glued" "Project X"

Majority Rules! Unknown episodes
2009 The Listener Margaret Episode: "Lisa Says"
Aaron Stone Amanda Landers 11 episodes
Being Erica Marjorie Episode: "Papa Can You Hear Me?"
2010 Republic of Doyle Charlotte Episode: "The Return of the Grievous Angel"
Turn the Beat Around Cynthia TV film
Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars Violetta Welsch TV film

premiered March 26, 2010 on Disney Channel

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