Andrea Menard Biography
Gemini Award winning Andrea Menard is a Metis actor and singer from Saskatoon, well known in the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities as a powerful singer, a gifted storyteller, and a tremendously talented and flexible actor.
Early Life & Education
Andrea Menard was born in 1971 in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. Growing up in Flin Flon, she enrolled the University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Then, she attended College of New Caledonia, Prince George, BC, Canada. She also enrolled at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and graduated from there with Aboriginal Law in 2004.
She began her music career writing and composing a one-woman, musical one-act play entitled “The Velvet Devil,” which she has performed all over Canada and opened to rave reviews in 1998. A soundtrack album featuring 18 songs released in 2002 and the CBC made a film based upon the play which exposed in Canada in April 2006.
Her second CD “Simple Steps,” was released on December 3, 2005. In 2005, she could also be seen in television advertisements for SaskTel’s Internet service.
Menard also starred on the compilation album “Real Divas – Torch Light Vol. II ” along with 15 additional Canadian jazz vocalists in 2015. Her music has been used in some TV shows globally, most notably her tongue-in-cheek ode to gender politics, “If I Were a Man,” starred on an episode of the series “Queer as Folk.”
Andrea’s third album Sparkle: An Evening with Andrea Menard was released in 2008. The heart-warming musical tv show, which garnered a 2011 Gemini Award nomination for her outstanding performance, searches her world of family and friends and rotates around the title song Sparkle’s theme that “every human being is a spark.”
This uplifting television scheme, which was also written by Menard, began her work as a spiritual “music messenger” and changed the direction of her next album “Lift.” Presently in the recording phase, Lift is a gathering of joyful songs about awakening, beauty, and global unity, and is Menard’s endeavor to convey a positive message to the world.
Her first acting job was in Sacred Places written by Joe Welsh and performed at 25th Street Theatre. Then, she appeared in the film “Skipped Parts” playing Dot in 2000. The film is about a group of characters living in a small Wyoming town.
In 2003 -2006, she landed in the Canadian drama series “Moccasin Flats” where she presented a Police Officer with the Regina Police Service in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan.The series features award nominated actor Andrea Menard and original music by Donald Quan. The third season of this series was chosen for three Gemini Awards. It is the first Aboriginal created, produced and controlled dramatic series in North America.
Andrea is also famous for her award-winning lead roles as Constable Tara Wheaton in the supernatural crime drama “Rabbit Fall” from 2007 to 2008.
She was also part of the all-star cast of “Blackstone” in 2011, the edgy, dramatic series about politics on a reserve. In 2013, Andrea landed a leading role in the new TVO medical series “Hard Rock Medical,” playing Eva Malone,
Currently, Andrea Menard is the voice of characters Sarah Merasty and Kohkum on the APTN stop-motion animated program Wapos Bay: The Series since 2005. The series was designed by Dennis and Melanie Jackson of Saskatoon and is a comic look at aboriginal life starring positive role models for children.
Menard is a true indigenous renaissance woman; she is an actor, a singer, a writer, and a spiritual messenger. Having traveled the healing journey, Andrea Menard knows where she comes from, and she knows where she is going to develop more love and joy to the peoples of the planet. By leading others back to their hearts, Andrea Menard is indeed changing the world.
The 5′ 6″ multi-talented singer holds a Canadian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She is a brand Endorsement of TV commercial for Sask-Tel. She loves reading the Aboriginal applicants’ private essays. It’s inspiring for her to read about their journey. Her relationship status is still unknown to us. However, she has often posted her picture with a mysterious man, where she has captioned saying family photo.
Andrea Menard earns a handsome salary from her career, and most of her income salary hails from her acting and singing career. After showing her talent on TV series and singing her net worth to be around million.