Sera-Lys McArthur is a mixed-race actress from Saskatchewan, Canada. She began acting at the age of 12 when she was cast in the CBC miniseries Revenge of the Land, directed by John N. Smith (Dangerous Minds, The Boys of St.Vincent). She has since lived, trained and worked in such locations as Vancouver, Toronto, New York, LA, and the U.K. She studied Musical Theatre at AMDA in New York, and then stayed in the Big Apple to gain experience as a fashion model. She was awarded the Premier's One World Scholarship via Capilano University in BC and moved to London to attend the MA in Acting programme at East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex, where she graduated at the top of her class.  She has also studied under veteran actress Barbara Bain in Los Angeles.

Sera-Lys starred in another highly-acclaimed John N. Smith miniseries called The Englishman's Boy. She was honored to be cast in this highly dramatic role based on the experience of her Nakota ancestors. She was also responsible for presenting the language for the first time on an indelible form of media such as film.
She was thrilled to be cast in Hard Core Logo II (which was shown at Toronto International Film Festival 2011) and have the opportunity to work with acclaimed director Bruce McDonald. 
She played the lead role of Skye in a pilot called Skye and Chang, a sci-fi action 'dramedy' for APTN.  This role had her embark on Kung Fu training, which she continues presently.  Written, directed, and produced by Loretta Sarah Todd, Skye and Chang won Best Live Action Short at the American Indian Motion Picture Awards in San Francisco.  Sera-Lys was nominated for Best Actress.

Perhaps her most recognizable work to date is on CBC's Arctic Air, which ran for 3 seasons.  Her recurring guest-star role 'Hailey' is the onscreen niece of the famous Native actor, Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers, Law and Order: SVU) and onscreen daughter of the Gemini- and Leo-award-winning actress, Michelle Thrush (Blackstone, Dead Man).

Between shoot dates, Sera-Lys has also been involved in some excellent theatre productions.  She played the daughter of acclaimed actor Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) in the Governor General Award-winning play Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring, which had rave reviews in each of its runs: Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops), Theatre Aquarius (Hamilton), and Theatre Network (Edmonton).  She also gladly accepted the opportunity to return to New York City and perform in the Signature Center on 42nd Street/Theatre Row in the world-premiere of Smoke by Vickie Ramirez. 
Sera-Lys is extremely excited to be starring in her first one-woman show: In Spirit, written and directed by Tara Beagan. The subject matter of missing and murdered women is an issue that Sera-Lys holds dear to her heart and is pleased to be raising awareness about through this strong collaborative work.

Coming up:
Looking forward to starring as the female lead in the new musical Children of God, by Corey Payette of Vancouver's Raven Theatre Company.

A 4-episode run in Season 2 of Hard Rock Medical.

Whether it's theatre, musicals, film, TV, commercials, print work, fashion shows, singing gigs or working on her own writing and creative performing projects, Sera-Lys is up for the challenge of gaining new experiences on her international road to success!

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