Vivien Endicott- Douglas
is a Toronto based actor, creator & facilitator who has twenty years of experience working in film, television and theatre. She graduated from the Canadian Film Centre CBC Actor's Conservatory in 2019 and recently wrapped a supporting role in the Warner Bro's feature film Clouds alongside Neve Campbell and Tom Everett Scott, directed by Justin Baldoni.
Last year, Vivien starred alongside her sister, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, in her first co- written short film, Eilid & Damh, which premiered at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in October. You can currently catch Vivien in a recurring role on the comedy series New Eden airing on Crave TV.
Vivien was nominated for an ACTRA Outstanding Performance Award for her work in the feature film The Shape of Rex,
which Macleans wrote is "propelled by some incandescent acting, in particular a breathtaking performance by Endicott-Douglas". She has featured in numerous films and guest starred in several television series including Hemlock Grove (Netflix), Copper (BBC America), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Rookie Blue (CTV), and George F. Walker's The Line (TMN).
Best known for her performances on the Toronto stage, Vivien’s recent theatre roles garnered her two consecutive Dora Mavor Moore nominations for Outstanding Performance (2018 & 2019). In Lo or Dear Mr. Wells (Nightwood Theatre), she was “mesmeric” as Laura, a passionate, burgeoning writer who confronts her teacher years after their heated affair. In Guarded Girls (Tarragon Theatre) she created an “empathic, emotional and devastating arc” as Sid, a tough, defiant young woman exposed to the disturbing effects of solitary confinement. Her work in these plays prompted NOW Magazine to declare that Vivien has "emerged as one of the strongest performers of her generation".
Vivien has worked with some of Canada's foremost theatre companies including the Canadian Stage, Tarragon Theatre, The National Arts Centre, Factory Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Crow's Theatre and Crow's Theatre. As well as indie Toronto theatre companies; Volcano, The Coal Mine, Shakespeare in the Ruff, Theatre Smash and the Summerworks Performance Festival.
Vivien studied Women, Gender and Equity with a minor in Film & Drama Theory, at the University of Toronto. She has studied extensively with esteemed acting teachers in Toronto and New York City including Rae Ellen Bodie, Lindy Davies and Larry Moss. She graduated from the Centre for Actor Training at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, Massachusetts and studied Advanced Voice and Text in Orkney, Scotland with internationally revered voice teacher Kristin Linklater.
When she isn't acting she facilitates the enlivenment project, an empowerment service for womxn and queer artists interested in deepening their craft, transitioning to the screen and building a resilient and sustainable artistic practice.