Caitlynne Elizabeth Medrek (born November 19, 1989) is a Canadian actress and voice artist. A Canadian College of Performing Arts alumna, Medrek began performing in community theatre at a young age, later winning competitions in musical theatre. Probably best known for her roles as Mikoto in My-HiME, Miu Matsuoka in Strawberry Marshmallow, Pan in Dragon Ball GT, and Dawn in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. Her latest mainstream voice work include: Cardfight!! Vanguard, Arthur, and Gintama. The mediums in which she works span radio, voice, theatre and film. She can be seen in the finale season of Hell on Wheels, Season 2 of Wynonna Earp and Season 3 of Fargo as Grace Stussy.
She is also known in the world of web series for playing Claire Daniels, one of the main roles of many-times-awarded LGBT webseries, Out with Dad, for which she received nominations and awards.
Born November 19, 1989, in Calgary, Alberta, Medrek started performing at an early age doing community theatre with the StoryBook Theatre company. She kept up dance skills in a variety of styles including Ukrainian Dance and competed at various festivals throughout the province in solo, duet and trio events. She was a member of the Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede and at age 15 competing in Calgary's "Youth Talent Showdown" competition at the Calgary Stampede where she won 2nd runner-up. That same year she placed first at the Kiwanis Music Festival and went on to win first place in Provincials for Musical Theatre in Edmonton.
In 2006, she was cast as Amber in the Rod Lurie-directed film Resurrecting the Champ. Medrek has voiced characters in a variety of anime works, often with the Calgary-based Blue Water Studios and Ocean Productions. In Summer 2007, she was a member of the Charlottetown Festival Young Company Training Program and a cast member of Alberta Fusion. She graduated in April 2008 from the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA), where she received the Arnold Spohr Scholarship.
On leaving college, she contracted with Oh Canada Eh? dinner theater in Canmore, Alberta, where she performed nightly as Rose Marie. Around this time she decided to move to Toronto, Ontario, which has a large theatre scene.
In December 2008, she was seen in Saskatoon-based Persephone Theatre's A Christmas Carol as 'Want'. She spent July 2009 performing with Globus Theatre, in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, playing the lead in Neil Simon's I Ought To Be in Pictures, later that year appearing in the title role in Toronto's debut of the New York City-born off-Broadway show Pinkalicious, the Musical.
In January 2010, she starred as 'Anne Frank' in The Diary of Anne Frank, with Encore Entertainment at the Toronto Centre for the Arts and completed the run of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" as "Logainne Schwarzy" with Fallen Rock Productions, in the spring. In the summer she went on to play Charlie Brown's sister, Sally, in Fly By Night's production of "Dog Sees God" at the LKYPT as well as joining the ensemble cast of Toronto's debut of The Fallen (previously known as "Whitechapel"), during August. While maintaining her theatre career, Medrek has been cast as a regular in the animated television series Total Drama: Revenge of the Island as a contestant named Dawn, broadcast on Fresh TV and Teletoon, as a guest in the animated television series Skatoony and in the highly acclaimed web series, Out With Dad and Clutch, Season 2. In 2013 she starred in Blood Riders: the Devil Rides with Us which premiered at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario.
Caitlynne decided to move back to Alberta in 2014 to seek out future theatre opportunities in her home Province. Since the fall of 2014, she was cast as "Hope" in Front Row Centre's production of "Urinetown", as "Kensington" in Alberta Theatre Project's production of "Becky's New Car", as "Violet Beauregard" in Storybook Theatre's rendition of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", as "Betty Parris" in Theatre Calgary's "The Crucible", as "Belle" in Disenchanted and "Gertrude McFuzz" in "Seussical, the Musical". She has taken an interest in directing and assistant directed "Hana's Suitcase" with StoryBook Theatre and will make her directing debut in the fall of 2017 with "Pinkalicious" for StoryBook Theatre as well. In the summer of 2015, she was cast in Episode 10 of AMC's highly acclaimed "Hell on Wheels". Since 2015, her film career has excelled further with three more anime projects in the works, a role on Season 2 of Wynonna Earp and a recurring role on Season 3 on the highly acclaimed series Fargo, as Grace Stussy.
In 2016, she started her own Princess Party Company named YYC Princess which has become Calgary's first and foremost princess company. In this realm, she has become a motivational speaker in following your dreams and recently spoke in Calgary at Pechakucha and is a frequent guest at Calgary Comic Expo and Otafest.Strawberry Marshmallow – Miu Matsuoka
D.I.C.E. – Puffy Angel
Doki Doki School Hours – Chinatsu Nakayama, Soccer Ball
My-HiME – Mikoto Minagi
My-Otome – Mikoto the Cat Goddess
Flame of Recca – Ganko Morikawa/Primela, Young Fuuko
Future Card Buddyfight - Ku Teito
Gintama° - Soyo Tokugawa
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam – Qum, Cheimin Noah
Dragon Ball GT – Pan (Canadian dub), Young Guide
Tomato Twins – Ti Ann
Cardfight!! Vanguard G - Rin Hashima
Arthur - Kaylie Lamont
Mega Man X: Command Mission – Cinnamon
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam – Elpeo Puru
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – Elpeo Puru
Conversations with my Neighbour's Pitbull – Ellen
Discovery Financial – Teen Girl
Resurrecting the Champ – Amber, the babysitter (deleted scenes)
Iota – Child Narrator, Lead
Second Coming in the 2nd Grade – Christina
Total Drama: Revenge of the Island - Dawn
Out with Dad - Claire Daniels
Clutch (web series) - Lex
Skatoony - Dawn
Blood Riders: the Devil Rides with Us
Bibi Blocksberg – Theme song Vocal
Arthur - Kaylie Lamott
Hell on Wheels - Season 5, Episode 10
Fargo - Season 3
Sound of Music – Stage West – Marta Von Trapp
A Christmas Carol – Theatre Calgary – Mary Cratchit
Picking Up Chekhov – Alberta Theatre Projects – The Kid
Oklahoma! – Front Row Centre – Ado Annie
Alberta Fusion – The Confederation Centre's Young Company/Charlottetown Festival
Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Theatre – Oh Canada Eh! – Rose Marie/ Featured Singer Dancer
A Christmas Carol – Persephone Theatre – Want
I Ought to Be in Pictures – Globus Theatre – Libby Tucker
Pinkalicious, the Musical – Vital Theatre Company – Pinkalicious
The Diary of Anne Frank – Encore Entertainment – Anne Frank
Becky's New Car - Alberta Theatre Projects – Kensington
The Crucible - Theatre Calgary - Betty Parris
Disenchanted - Cappuccino Theatre - Belle
Seussical, the Musical - Storybook Theatre - Gertrude McFuzz
Caitlynne Medrek has received the following nominations and awards:4th Indie Soap Awards (2013) (1 only winner in a category)
Award : Best Breakthrough Performance for " Out with Dad "
5th Indie Soap Awards (2014) (1 only winner in a category)
Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Drama) for " Out with Dad " (1st nom.)
LA Web Series Festival 2014 (multiple prizes in the same category)
Award : Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for " Out with Dad "
6th Indie Soap Awards (2015) (1 only winner in a category)
Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Drama) for " Out with Dad " (2nd nom.)