Elena V. Wolfe

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Currently a star in the hit Nikelodeon show, Star Falls, Elena V. Wolfe was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and fell in love with acting at a very young age while watching her favourite shows on television. Her first introduction to performing came in the form of a high school musical when she was cast to play one of the evil step sisters Lucinda in Into the Woods.

Her acting would take a backseat however when she received a scholarship to play varsity tennis at the University of Virginia.

It wasn’t until after graduating college that her acting career would resurface when she landed her first role in the American crime drama television series The Bridge on FX. Shortly after, Elena joined the cast of the hit sci-fi television series Defiance on Syfy and Space. Other credits to her name include Flashpoint (CTV), The Firm (NBC), Degrassi Takes Manhattan and Filthy Cities.

This is episode #134  of the Welcome! podcast.

Here are some of the things we talked about:

  • What does the “V” stand for in Elena’s name?
  • How Elena got her start in acting.
  • Attending the University of Virginia on a tennis scholarship.
  • Some of the world’s famous women and men Elena has watched play and played against.
  • Elena’s thoughts on players “grunting” when hitting shots in tennis.
  • Her previous modeling career.
  • Why Elena studied law in grad school and how that’s helping her career today.
  • Her initial and continuing attempt at writing a book.
  • Why she left her career in tennis.
  • Moving back to the Greater Toronto Area

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Music by Afraaz Mulji.

If you liked this episode you will also like the following conversations with other former podcast alumni:

Tim Micallef from Tim and Sid show

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Tim Micallef is co-host of the wildly popular Sportsnet TV program, Tim and Sid.

An honorary resident of Scarborough (he’s actually from Don Mills but proudly beats his chest to the beat of Scarborough), Tim Micallef joined me in studio where we discussed his career, sports and why Sid Seixeiro never seems to wear a tie to work.

This is episode #132  of the Welcome! podcast.

Here are some of the things we talked about:

  • I always thought he was from Scarborough. However, Tim Micallef called Don Mills home.
  • His Malta roots.
  • Playing basketball in high school was much different that playing varsity sports.
  • How his sports career never took off at Carleton University.
  • How he started at The Score as an intern.
  • Where Tim Micallef’s love of the UNLV Running Rebels came from.
  • Tim Micallef shares his thoughts on if NCAA athletes should be paid. Or not.
  • The chemistry he has with Sid Seixeiro on their popular show, Tim and Sid.
  • Tim Micallef’s relationship with Bob McCown.
  • The legacy of Jose Bautista.
  • What does Tim Micallef think of Alex Ovechkin’s first Stanley Cup? And where did all the Ovechkin haters go?
  • Is LeBron James the greatest basketball player of all time? And is Michael Jordan even in the conversation (Sid Seixeiro seems to think Jordan played against much inferior talent)?
  • What is up with Vince McMahon’s XFL?
  • The legacy of Duane Casey and his time with the Toronto Raptors.

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Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Intro music by Famous.

If you liked this episode you will also like the following conversations with current/former Sportsnet personalities:

Episode #120: Glynis Ratcliffe

This week Glynis Ratcliffe joined me in studio for a chat. Glynis is a recovering opera singer! We spoke about #metoo, Nora Loreto, and other stuff. What was most interesting was her story about her grandfather’s lost (and found) manuscript!

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Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

Episode #109: Morgan P. Campbell

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Award-winning journalist Morgan P. Campbell and I discuss:
– the meaning of Black History Month
– the Negro League Baseball HOF and the state of African American players in Major League Baseball
– Bigotry vs Racism
– Super Bowl LII
– the legacy of Martin Luther King
– XFL
– and so much more!

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #101: Kelly McCormack

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International award-winning actor, writer, singer and producer Kelly McCormack is a woman who wears many hats. Kelly is making waves as a fresh female voice and powerhouse in Canadian film-making. This is one conversation you do NOT want to miss!

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #92: Arujan Ravindran

Arujan Ravindran

Arujan is my first co-worker to have his own IMDB page. He’s a media professional, rapper, actor, producer, director and entrepreneur.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji and Arkells.

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Youtube (Music Videos) : http://youtube.com/arujan

Darcy And Day Instagram: https://instagram.com/sleepwithdarcy
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Episode #90: TIFF 2017 Director Karim Sayad

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Karim Sayad is at TIFF 2017 to show his film, Of Sheep And Men.

Sixteen-year-old Habib dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Unable to study for his hoped-for profession, he has bought a sheep named El Bouq. His hope is to train the animal to become a fighting champion.
With the Eid celebration fast approaching, Samir who only wants to sell sheep, has a unique opportunity  to maximise his profits, as everyone in the country will be buying sheep for slaughter. But for Habib, it’s another story… Will El Bouq become a champion ? Or will he face a more tragic destiny?
Recorded (most of the time) live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.
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