Stacey Anne Farber (born August 25, 1987) is a Canadian actress who is best known for playing Eleanor "Ellie" Nash in seasons 2 through 7 of the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
In May 2008, she completed a web internship in New York City for Teen Vogue online. From 2010–2011, she starred in the CBC series 18 to Life with fellow Canadian Michael Seater of Life with Derek.
Farber was born in Toronto, Ontario of Jewish heritage. 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 currently attends The New School university's Eugene Lang College in New York, and was an intern at Teen Vogue She finished her internship in May 2008. Her last Intern Blog entry was made on May 8, 2008.
She is close friends with co-star Lauren Collins from Degrassi. In reality the two shared a condo with Adamo Ruggiero, as they did in the series Degrassi.
In her role as Ellie Nash on Degrassi: The Next Generation, she plays a troubled young girl who has problems with depression and cutting, while dealing with an alcoholic mother. Stacey started off as a recurring character in the show's second season, but was promoted to a regular role in the third season and continued until the end of season seven.
In addition to playing Ellie in Degrassi, Farber also appeared in the 2001 Canadian short film Bagatelle. She played Young Kathryn in the 2002 crime film, Narc, she guest starred as Lacy Sanders on an episode of the television drama Doc, and guest hosted the 2004-05 season finale of The N's Best Friend's Date. She also plays Mary in the animated science fiction series Dark Oracle. As well, she appeared as herself in Instant Star and in 2006 she had a mini-series on The N's The Click titled Stacey's NYC 101. In addition to her screen work, Farber has appeared in various stage productions.
Farber was also one of the last three actresses auditioning for the self-titled role in Juno, which Ellen Page eventually landed. Coincidentally, Daniel Clark, who acted as her onscreen love interest for two seasons of Degrassi, originally auditioned for the role of Bleeker, Juno's love interest. The role eventually went to Michael Cera, while Clark landed a smaller role as jock Steve Rendazo.
From 2010–2011, she starred in 18 to Life, alongside Michael Seater.
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