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Kane in 2014
BornAdelaide Victoria Kane
(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 29)
Claremont, Western Australia
Baptised (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 29)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Other names
EducationSt Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
Alma mater
Years active  2006–present
Known forTeen Wolf, Reign, Once Upon a Time

Adelaide Victoria Kane (born August 9, 1990) is an Australian actress. She gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, Tenaya 7 (later Tenaya 15) in Power Rangers RPM, Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign and Drizella in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.

Early life[edit]

Adelaide Victoria Kane was born on 9 August 1990 in Claremont, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Her father is Scottish, an expat from Glasgow, and her mother is of Scottish, Irish and French descent. She has a younger brother, William.

Her parents divorced when she was seven, and Adelaide and her brother were raised by their single mother. She grew up in Perth, and attended St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls[1]. When she joined the cast of Neighbours, she and her mother moved to Melbourne, while her brother and stepfather remained in Perth. She also lived for a short period in New Zealand, while shooting children's television series Power Rangers RPM.

In September 2009, at the age of 19, she moved by herself from Australia to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.


Kane began performing at the age of three, starting with dance and then moving to singing and acting. At the age of six, she started working professionally in some print ads, later moving to TV spots and works in various children's TV shows.

In August 2006, Kane was picked to join the cast of Neighbours as Lolly Allen after she entered a competition run by Dolly magazine[2]. She was given a three-month contract with the show[2]. Her friends convinced her to enter the competition, but she did not think she was actually going to get the role. In December 2006, Kane announced that she would be leaving the show after her contract was not renewed.[3] At the time of the announcement, Kane had not yet appeared as Lolly.[4]. In 2008, Kane was nominated for a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent for her performance as Lolly.

From March to December 2009, Kane portrayed Tenaya 7 on Power Rangers RPM, part of the long-running Power Rangers franchise.

In April 2010, Kane starred in the television film Secrets of the Mountain on NBC.[5] In 2010, she also starred in the Hulu series Pretty Tough, composed of 20 episodes and based on the novel by the same name written by Li Tigelaar. In 2010, Kane travelled to attend an audition for Cartoon Network's first live-action series Unnatural History, for the role of Maggie Winnock. Italia Ricci and she were the actresses selected for the casting; the role later went to Italia.

In 2012, she portrayed Aubrey in the movie Goats. On 28 November 2012 it was announced that Kane had joined the cast of Teen Wolf as Cora Hale.[6]

In February 2013, Kane was cast as Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign.[7] The same year, she appeared in the successful thriller film The Purge.

In 2014, Kane appeared in horror movie The Devil's Hand as Ruth. She originally auditioned for Alycia Debnam-Carey's role, but producers thought she was not right for the part, so they offered her Ruth, who got more along with her personality. Kane starred in Scott Speer's short thriller film Realm in 2015,[8] which is set to become a full-length film with a release date in 2016.[9]

In June 2016, Kane stars in the third season of Dragons: Race to the Edge in the role of Mala, Defender of the Wing.

In July 2017, Kane joined the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time in a recurring role for its rebooted season seven. Kane was one of five actresses to join the series for its new season in starring and recurring roles, following the exits of six key cast members at the end of season six.[10] She played one of the antagonists, Drizella, one of Cinderella's wicked stepsisters. Adelaide's final episode in Once Upon a Time was "Sisterhood".[11]

In September 2019, Kane was announced as one of the cast members of Into the Dark's second Halloween installment, Uncanny Annie, which premiered on Hulu the following month[12]. She did some coaching sessions to prepare and soften up for the role[13]. Before she was cast for Uncanny Annie, Kane was supposed to appear in Into the Dark's first installment The Body, but the character director Paul Davis wanted her for was cut right before the shooting draft was locked[14]. In October 2019, Kane joined the cast of CBS's SEAL Team as a guest star in season three[15].

In March 2020, Kane joined the main cast of sci-fi action movie Cosmic Sin[16]. The same month, Adelaide made a cameo in NBC's This Is Us' season four finale as Hailey, Toby Damon and Kate Pearson's adopted daughter.

Personal life[edit]

Kane was in a relationship with American actor Connor Paolo from 2011 to 2013[17]. She dated her Reign co-star Sean Teale for about a year, between 2014 and 2015. Kane started dating entrepreneur Joey Pauline in May 2017; they moved in together later that year. The couple split in June 2019.

Since July 2019, Kane is in a relationship with her Into the Dark co-star Jacques Colimon.

Kane suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, and has spoken up multiple times about the importance to break the stigma surrounding mental illness[18][19].


Princess Giorgia Marin of Lesina, granddaughter of Umberto I of the House of Marin, claimed in an interview that Kane is her favorite actress, as “she is is so convincing in every role that she can hold an audience captive and make them feel as if there is nothing but the story at hand. She’s brilliant and she shines in everything she does.[20]


Year Title Role Venue
2000 The Wizard of Oz Munchkin Mayor
2001 Fiddler on the Roof Hodel
2004 Oliver! Soloist
2004 Our Day Out Lead
2005 Anything Goes Chorus



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Donner Pass Nicole
2012 Goats Aubrey
2013 The Purge Zoey Sandin
2013 Louder Than Words Stephanie Fareri
2013 A Letter Home Emily Feldman Short film
2013 Blood Punch Nabiki
2014 The Devil's Hand Ruth
2015 Realm Claire Daniels Short film
2018 The First Purge Zoey Sandin Archival footage
2018 Acquainted Cheri Also executive producer
2020 The Swing of Things Georgia Post-production
2020 Cosmic Sin Fiona Ardene Post-production
TBA Arcana Short film; also executive producer; post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Neighbours Lolly Allen Main role; 46 episodes
2009 Power Rangers RPM Tenaya 7/15 Main role; 32 episodes
2010 Secrets of the Mountain Jade Ann James Television film
2010 Pretty Tough Charlie Main role; 5 episodes
2013 Teen Wolf Cora Hale Recurring role; 12 episodes
2013–2017 Reign Mary, Queen of Scots Lead role; 78 episodes
2015 Whose Line is it Anyway? Herself Episode 11.2
2016–2018 Dragons: Race to the Edge Queen Mala Recurring voice role; 11 episodes
2017 Can't Buy My Love Lilly Springer Television film
2017–2018 Once Upon a Time Drizella/Ivy Belfrey Recurring role; 13 episodes
2018 A Midnight Kiss Mia Pearson Television film
2019 Into the Dark Wendy Episode 2.01, "Uncanny Annie"
2019 A Sweet Christmas Romance Holly Grant Television film
2019–2020 SEAL Team Rebecca Bowen Recurring role; 8 episodes
2020 This Is Us Hailey Guest role; 1 episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Logie Awards Most Popular New Female Talent Neighbours Nominated
2014 Monte-Carlo Television Festival Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Reign Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star: Female Nominated


  1. Ross McRae (May 13, 2013). "Queen Adelaide to reign". The West Australian.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dolly Magazine Announces New Neighbours Stars". Life. 4 August 2006. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. Kilkelly, Daniel (24 December 2006). "Report: Six 'Neighbours' stars to go". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. "Neighbours launches quest for new teen talent". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  5. Vranica, Suzanne; Byron, Ellen (11 February 2010). "Giants Ally on Film in Bid to Promote Family TV". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  6. Andreeva, Nellie (28 November 2012). "Charlie & Max Carver Among New Cast Additions On MTV's 'Teen Wolf'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  7. Andreeva, Nellie (9 February 2013). "The CW Casts Its Mary Queen Of Scots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  8. "Teenage Exorcists Speed Toward the Realm". Dread Central.
  9. Mike Fleming Jr. "[WATCH] 'Realm' Exorcism Short Sparks Deal; Scott Speer To Direct For Relativity". Deadline Hollywood.
  10. Mitovich, Matt Webb (12 May 2017). "Once Upon a Time Bosses Confirm Six Total Exits: 'We Fervently Believe It Won't Be the Last We See of Them'". TVLine.
  11. "'Once Upon a Time' recap: Backstabbers, double-crossers, and witches, oh my!". Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  12. Denise Petski (September 12, 2019). "'Into The Dark': Halloween-Frame Installment Of Hulu/Blumhouse Series Sets Cast & Premiere Date; Unveils First-Look Teaser". Deadline Hollywood.
  13. Janel Spiegel (October 30, 2019). "Interview: Adelaide Kane (HULU's Into the Dark: Uncanny Annie)".
  14. Paul Davis (March 15, 2020). "Fun fact: Before I cast @AdelaideKane in UNCANNY ANNIE, she was supposed to be in THE BODY. Sadly the character that I wanted her for was cut right before the shooting draft was locked. Same with @BQQuinn... except he's only learning this now". Twitter.
  15. Paul Zuniga (October 11, 2019). "Blumhouse's Into The Dark: Adelaide Kane discusses Uncanny Annie in new interview". Netflix Life.
  16. Andreas Wiseman (March 23, 2020). "'Cosmic Sin': Frank Grillo, Luke Wilson & Adelaide Kane Among Cast To Have Joined Bruce Willis In Sci-Fi-Action Movie". Deadline.
  17. "Solo reign is fine for Kane". The West Australian. June 29, 2014.
  18. Carson Blackwelder (October 25, 2013). "Reign Star Adelaide Kane Reveals Struggles With Anxiety (VIDEO)". wetpaint.
  19. Emily Elyse Torres (June 6, 2017). "Get Ready for Comic Con San Diego with "Reign" Star Adelaide Kane". LOCALE Magazine.
  20. "Giorgia and Maddalena Marin of Lesina, two modern princesses living the high life". 21 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.

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