Aurora Browne

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Aurora Browne is a Canadian actress and comedian, best known as one of the creators and stars of the sketch comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show.[1]

Early life[edit]

She is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, and currently based in Toronto.


In 2000, she was nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award. Also in that year she was hired by Toronto's The Second City comedy troupe. While there she co-wrote and performed in four Mainstage revues: "Family Circus Maximus", "Psychedelicatessen", "Insanity Fair" and "The Bush League of Justice". She co-starred in four seasons of the CTV/Comedy Network production Comedy Inc. She made a guest appearance on the second season of Corner Gas. She won the 2008 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Improviser.

She co-produced and acted the role of Vampira in the Toronto Fringe Festival production of Ed Wood's classic Plan 9 from Outer Space named Plan Live! From Outer Space. "Plan Live! From Outer Space" received the 2007 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Comedic Play.

At the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017, Browne and her Baroness von Sketch Show castmates Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen were nominated for Best Ensemble Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Series, and won the award for Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Series; at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards in 2018, the troupe won the awards in both of the same categories.[2] At the 7th Canadian Screen Awards in 2019, the troupe again won the award for Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Series, and Browne was nominated for Best Lead Performance in a Digital Program or Series for the webseries The Writers' Block. Currently, she voices Gracie in Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe.

As of 2022, she has a recurring role in the CBC Television sitcom Run the Burbs.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 All You Got Dispatcher
2006 Plan Live from Outer Space Tanna / Vampire Girl
2007 Lars and the Real Girl Lisa
2014 RoboCop Female Cop
2015 Portrait of a Serial Monogamist Girl with Poma-Dobe Dog


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Leap Years Clapper Loader Episode #1.12
2003–2007 Comedy Inc. Various 39 episodes
2005 Corner Gas Dr. Chris Garner Episode: "Doc Small"
2005 Bury the Lead Tracy Episode: "Das Bootcamp"
2005 Robson Arms Carol Episode: "The Lonely Passion of Mr Tan"
2005 Almost Entertainment Aurora Browne Television film
2011 Rookie Blue Mrs. Lisa Moore Episode: "Best Laid Plans"
2011 InSecurity Angela Watson Episode: "The Gift of Life"
2012 Whiskey Business Charmaine Television film
2012 Warehouse 13 Robin Episode: "An Evil Within"
2012 The L.A. Complex Saying Grace 1st AD Episode: "Half Way"
2013 Defiance Angry Woman Episode: "A Well Respected Man"
2014 Odd Squad Upset Woman Episode: "Soundcheck/Double Trouble"
2015 Man Seeking Woman Jessica Episode: "Sizzurp"
2015 Newborn Moms Rosie 15 episodes
2015–2017 The Writers' Block Aurora 20 episodes
2016 Women Are from Mars Captain Theresa Clarke Episode: "Pilot"
2016 Orphan Black Margot Episode: "Human Raw Material"
2016–2021 Baroness von Sketch Show Various 46 episodes
2020 Nurses Lydia Moon Episode: "Incoming"
2021 Overlord and the Underwoods Azul Azure Episode: "3 Easy Overpayments"
2022 Run the Burbs Barb 6 episodes


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