Luciana Carro is a Toronto-born actress known for her dramatic and comedic roles on American television and feature films.
Carro began studying acting as a child and showcased her talent in a number of local productions. Her high school drama teacher Gerry Campbell, father of actress Neve Campbell, was impressed by the young woman’s talent and convinced her to pursue classical training at Theatre Humber in Toronto. Carro’s career began soon after she graduated from theater school.
Before landing her first major role on Ronald D. Moore’s critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning TV series, Battlestar Galactica (2004), Carro booked recurring roles on award-winning shows, such as The Chris Isaak Show (2001) and The L Word (2004). As “Louanne ‘Kat’ Katraine” on Battlestar Galactica, Carro worked with Academy Award nominees Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell. Carro’s international following has grown as a result of her work on Battlestar Galactica and her subsequent roles in major feature films and TV shows.
Carro’s film roles include work with Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory (2007), Christina Milian and Lorainne Bracco in Snowglobe (2007), Al Pacino and Rene Russo in Two for the Money (2005), and with director Keenan Ivory Wayans in White Chicks (2004). Carro’s prowess as a screen actress has landed her recurring roles on TV shows, including, “Stephanie Meyer” in Greg Berlanti’s Everwood (2006), “Priya Magnus” in Ronald D. Moore’s Caprica (2010), “Crazy Lee” in Steven Spielberg’s Falling Skies (2012-2013), and “Anana” in Ronald D. Moore’s Helix (2014). Executive producer Charlize Theron cast Carro to play “Trina McCoy” in the ABC pilot, Hatfields & Mccoys (2013).
Beyond her film and television success, Carro has continued pursuing her passion for the theater as a student of renowned director and coach, Larry Moss. Some of her major roles in theater productions include: ‘Anne Frank’ in a Goodrich & Hackett’s “The Diary of Anne Frank,” ‘Puck’ in Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Nights Dream,” ‘Alice’ in James Reaney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” and ‘Nora’ in Sean O’Casey’s “The Plough and the Stars.” In 2014 Carro began workshopping the role of ‘Veronica’ in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ contemporary Nuyorican comedy, “The Motherf**cker with the Hat”.