Glitz, glamour, Hollywood intrigue… this week on THAT’S AWSM! we’re hanging out in Los Angeles, California with Kieran, a 16 year old Ojibwe youth, and Vanessa Lengies, a Canadian actor based in LA, best known for her roles on “American Dreams”, “Hawthorne”, and as Sugar Motta on “Glee”! There’s no better way to see LA than from above, like a true star… and that’s exactly what these two will be doing, right after checking out the boardwalk on Venice Beach and searching for some inner peace in yoga class!
Fun factOnce did stand-up comedy!
You may recognize him from his roles on Blackstone and Delmer & Marta, or you may have heard that he’s produced a few films and web series himself, but it’s time to get to know DARCY WAITE as host of That’s AWSM! Outgoing, sporty, goofy, warm, and entertaining, Darcy is down to try any and all of our AWSM activities… unfortunately he doesn’t often get to! He can recite every single line from every Will Ferrell movie ever made, and will only drink coffee from Tim Horton’s, but there is nothing he loves more than meeting teens from communities all over Canada and helping them live their best AWSM lives – which makes him the perfect guy for the job!
Kieran is a 16 year old Ojibwe youth from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. An active athlete, Kieran loves wrestling, and is a big fan of motocross, motorcycles, and snowmobiling. A little shy and a bit of a self-proclaimed nerd, Kieran isn’t afraid to face his fears. Kieran loves the TV show “Glee”, and dislikes bullying and judgmental people. He values generosity in others, and loves helping people. His dream is to travel the world, working as a foreman building houses!
ProfessionActor, dancer, singer
Fun factShe has a tattoo of a Ninja Turtle!
Vanessa Lengies is a total triple threat! This actress, dancer, and singer has been acting in TV shows since she was young on well-known Canadian children’s shows like Radioactive and Popular Mechanics for Kids. Since then she has moved on to starring roles in shows like “American Dreams”, “Hawthorne”, and as Sugar Motta on “Glee”! Originally from Montreal, she now lives in Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. She loves surprises, is passionate about yoga, and is also super crafty – she loves making jewelry, doing tie dye, and even magic – like tarot card readings!