'Ice Road Killer' on Lifetime: How Zoë Belkin balances her personal and professional lives

Despite her bustling acting career, Zoë Belkin still manages to fit student life into her busy schedule


                            'Ice Road Killer' on Lifetime: How Zoë Belkin balances her personal and professional lives
Zoe Belkin is known for her role in 'Darken' (Instagram)
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Lifetime is back with another thriller series called 'Ice Road Killer.' The channel has always delivered top-notch content, especially in the form of bone-chilling crime dramas and thrillers. 'Ice Road Killer' promises to be no different. 

The series' original synopsis reads, "During a road trip to a remote northern cabin, a mother and her teenage daughter pick up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be a thief fleeing a cold-blooded killer, only to become his next target. Stars Sarah Allen and Zoë Belkin". Read on to know more about Zoe Belkin, who plays one of the leads.

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Who is Zoe Belkin?

Zoe is a 29-year-old actress from Toronto, Canada. She has been acting for almost two decades and has appeared in several movies and tv shows. She is perhaps best known for her role as Mercy in 'Darken' (2017).

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What was Belkin's first TV appearance?

Zoe Belkin's television debut was with a guest appearance on season two of the series 'Flashpoint', in the 2009 episode 'Perfect Storm'. She played the role of Gina. 'Flashpoint' was a drama that worked as an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the fictitious Strategic Response Unit (SRU). 

Zoe got into acting at the young age of 12, out of pure passion. She made her film debut in the 2011 TV movie, 'Salem Falls', starring James Van Der Beek. That was her big break which eventually landed more movie and tv roles on her lap, like 'The Story of Luke' in 2012, 'Perfect Sisters' in 2014, and 'Kiss and Cry' in 2017. She played the role of Mercy to critical acclaim in the movie 'Darken,' directed by Audrey Cummings.

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What does she do when she isn't acting?

Zoe also excels in the realm of creative arts. She is an avid painter in oil and acrylics, writes poetry and short stories, takes painting classes at OCAD and is currently working on a film script with a writing partner. You can always find Zoe practicing her lines for auditions or at her jobs at a local coffee shop or Trinity Bellwoods Park. Zoe is curious, determined and confident. Like most actresses, she is constantly in class, working on her craft and enjoys meeting and collaborating with other actors and artists.

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How does Belkin balance out the two sides of her life?

For Belkin, skipping university was never an option. She considered education incredibly important, even if it came second to her acting career. She was a film and media student at the Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and her studies have only enhanced her love for the arts. Although she has worked with big stars, Belkin, who appears in the upcoming remake of 'Carrie' alongside Julianne Moore and Chloë Moretz, said she’s never had any issues while filming. Despite her bustling acting career, she still manages to fit student life into her busy schedule.

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Trailer

The trailer for the series is not out yet. However, you can catch the show on June 26, exclusively on Lifetime.

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