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Vivien's directorial debut short film Grandma was a Cowgirl which she also wrote, produced and starred in was selected for the 20th Annual Female Eye Film Festival, screened at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in June 2022 and was subsequently nominated for Best Canadian Short at the festival.

Best known for her performances on the Toronto stage, Vivien’s recent theatre roles garnered her two consecutive Dora Mavor Moore nominations for Outstanding Lead 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.

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 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 is not acting or creating her own work, Vivien facilitates enlivenment coaching; a supportive space for artists to nurture their practice, take risks in their work and create careers they are proud of.