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Stacey Anne Farber (born August 25, 1987 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an Canadian actress who is best known for playing Ellie Nash in seasons 2-8 of the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2009, she completed a web internship in New York City for Teen Vogue online. She starred in "18 to Life" with "Life with Derek" star and Degrassi Goes Hollywood guest star Michael Seater from 2010 until 2011. Farber also appeared in the 2001 Canadian short film "Bagatelle". She played as Young Kathryn in the 2002 crime film, "Narc". She guest-starred as Lacy Sanders on an episode of the television drama "Doc", and in the U.S., she guest-hosted the 2004-05 season finale of The N's "Best Friend's Date". She also voices Mary in the live action/animated sci-fi television series 'Dark Oracle". She appeared as herself in "Instant Star" and in 2006, she had a miniseries on The N's "The Click" under the title "Stacey's NYC 101". In addition to her screen work, Farber has appeared in various stage productions. Farber was also one of the final three actresses auditioning for the title role in the film, "Juno", which Elliot (Then credited as "Ellen" at the time until she shifted into transgender) Page eventually landed. She graduated in 2005 from the all-girls private school, Branksome Hall. She completed her first year of university at York University in Toronto, Canada. She later attended the New School in New York, USA. Farber appeared in "MADE... The Movie", an MTV film which premiered on television. She appeared in The CW show, titled "Cult" which ran from February until July 2013. She then had a recurring role as the lesbian Dr. Sydney Katz in the medical drama Saving Hope from 2014 until 2017. In October 2020, she was cast as Leslie Larr in The CW's Superman and Lois for the first season. She is currently a recurring character in the Netflix series Virgin River as Tara Anderson.


  • She is of Jewish religion.
  • She doesn't have a specific type of favourite music, but some singers/bands that she likes listening to are Britney Spears, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews.
  • Her hobbies include swimming, dancing, snowboarding, and in her spare time she enjoys going to the movies.
  • When asked in 2004 where she hoped to be 10 years hence, at the age of 27, she explained that she would like to be happily married.
  • She has an older sister named Lindsay.
  • Her Zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • She is close friends with Lauren Collins, who played Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi. The two even moved in together.
  • She owned a condo with Lauren Collins and Adamo Ruggiero for a short time, just as they did in Degrassi. However, eventually, they all moved out.
  • Initially, she auditioned for the role of the title character in Juno, while Daniel Clark (her co-star) auditioned for her love interest, Bleeker. Neither got the relevant parts, but Clark ended up with another role.
  • She has her cartilage and belly button pierced.
  • Her favourite movie is Old School.
  • Her favourite actress is Julia Roberts.
  • She went to school with her co-star Jake Epstein, who played Craig Manning, from Grade 4 until Grade 8.
  • She dyed her hair darker for her role as E.J. in the series Cult.
  • She is a natural redhead.
  • She is best friends with Schitt's Creek creator and star, Dan Levy, who is the son of Eugene.
  • She and Aubrey "Drake" Graham played themselves in the Instant Star episode "Personality Crisis" in which they were depicted as Degrassi: The Next Generation actors attending an awards ceremony. Like Degrassi, Instant Star was produced by Epitome Pictures (now as "WildBrain").
  • During Season 7 in late 2007-early 2008, there was a rumour that she was pregnant. She revealed on her Twitter in this tweet that she was just a little bloated at the time from being so busy attending college classes.
  • In a 2015 interview, she admitted that she had a zit on the day that Craig and Ellie's kiss in Degrassi Goes Hollywood was filmed and felt very insecure about it. As such, she tried to use Jake Epstein's face to cover hers. She claimed that she cringed whenever she watched the kiss scene as it was "extremely awkward."
  • In the 2015 interview on Straight Talk with Adamo Ruggiero, she revealed that neither she nor Adamo Ruggiero could play an instrument in real life in spite of the fact that they played musicians.
  • Her favourite Degrassi character is Ellie (which played herself).
  • In 2017, she appeared in a commercial of Wells Fargo.