Amy Matysio is an award winning Canadian stage and screen actress, improviser, singer, creative producer and voice over artist with over 100 credits to her name and accolades that include Playback’s Ten to Watch, CBC's Future 40 and a 2019 Canadian Screen Award nomination.
A celebrated stage actress known for a decade of blistering roles that include Vanda in Venus in Fur (Golden Apple Theatre), Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Mo in Mo and Jess Kill Susie (Northern Light Theatre) and her powerhouse turn as Elizabeth and 22 other characters in the one woman "tour-de-force" The Syringa Tree (Globe Theatre). She has been an English Theatre ensemble member at the National Arts Centre, a company member with Soulpepper Theatre, starred as the Wicked Witch in the Dora award-winning production of The Wizard of Oz at Young People’s Theatre and was most recently part of Curtain Razor's world premiere of Joey Tremblay's Bad blood.
Matysio is the creator/writer, co-producer and star of the critically acclaimed web comedy inSAYSHAble, which garnered her a "Best Actress" win at both LA WebFest and HollyWeb, a Vancouver WebFest win for “Best Comedy”, a "Best Actress" nomination at New York Web Fest and a pilot development deal with City TV.
Notable film credits include starring as Tina Walsh in the wildly successful horror comedy WolfCop and Another WolfCop, New Line Cinema's Just Friends (opposite Ryan Reynolds and Anna Farris), Jennifer Lynch’s Chained, Stranded starring Christian Slater and indie feature Lawrence and Holloman. Small screen credits include Rookie Blue (Global/ABC), Emmy winning Odd Squad (PBS), inSecurity (CBC), Corner Gas (CTV), as well as a recurring role in Single White Spenny (Showcase) and the Canadian Screen Award winning web series Space Riders: Division Earth (CTV/Hulu). Recent releases include Supergrid, digital series Epic Studios (with EpicLLOYD, Epic Rap Battles of History), Save Me (CBC), as well as season three of the variety comedy The Guilt Free Zone (APTN).
An accomplished improviser and 11 time Canadian Comedy Award nominee known for her "brilliant comedic timing" [LA Weekly], Matysio has been a core member of the acclaimed General Fools Improv Theatre company since 1997, a main stage player with the Vancouver Theatresports League, a featured performer at improv festivals across North America and a regular performer at Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto.
As a voice artist she has lent her unique sound to numerous commercial brands, while creating a wild variety of voices for CBC radio programs including Ideas, SoundXchange and This is That. She is currently the voice of Mallory, the leader of the Vexicons on "The Mysticons"(Nickelodeon) and can be heard in a multitude of roles in Margaret Atwood's graphic novel Angel Catbird for Audible.
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan she now makes her home Toronto.
2019 Nominee "Best Lead Actress - Limited Series - TV", Canadian Screen Awards
2018 Nominee "Best Live Ensemble - La Grande Jatte - Improv - Bad Dog Theatre", Canadian Comedy Awards
2018 Nominee "Best Performance - Feature - Another WolfCop", Canadian Comedy Awards
2018 Nominee "Best Performance - Web - Epic Studios", Canadian Comedy Awards
2016 "Best Ensemble- Wizard of Oz, Young People's Theatre" - Dora Awards, Toronto
2015 "Best Supporting Actress - WolfCop", Fright Fest Awards
2015 Nominee "Best Performance Female - Web - Space Riders", Canadian Comedy Awards
2015 "Best Supporting Actress - Space Riders" - Rome Web Awards
2014 Nominee "Best Actress - inSAYHSAble" - New York Web Fest
2014 "Best Comedy- inSAYSHAble" - Vancouver Web Fest
2013 Woman in the Directors Chair - Acting Ensemble, Banff Centre for the Arts
2013 "Best Actress - inSAYSHAble" - HollyWeb Festival
2013 "Best Comedy - inSAYSHAble" - HollyWeb Festival
2013 "Best Actress - inSAYSHAble" - LA Web Festival
2013 Named to CBC Saskatchewan's "Future 40"
2013 Nominee "Best Performance Female - Web - inSAYSHAble", Canadian Comedy Awards
2012 Nominee "Best Performance Female - TV - Single White Spenny", Canadian Comedy Awards
2010 Named to Playback's “Ten To Watch"
2010, 2009 Nominee "Lieutenant Governor's Awards - 30 Below"
2010 Nominee "YWCA Woman of Distinction - Arts"
2010, 2009, 2008 Nominee "Best Female Improvisor", Canadian Comedy Awards
2010 Nominee, Writer/Voice "Best Radio Clip - First Generation Urbanite" Canadian Comedy Awards
2010, 2008 Nominee "Best Improv Troupe - General Fools", Canadian Comedy Awards
2005 "RBC Emerging Artist Award", Regina Mayor's Arts & Business Awards