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Tracy Spiridakos is a Greek-Canadian actress who portrayed Annika Johnson on Bates Motel.


Early Life[]

Spiridakos was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Greek-born parents, restaurant owners George and Anastasia Spiridakos. She has two brothers. The family moved to her father's hometown, Skala, Greece near Sparta, a few years after she was born, and returned to Canada in 1992 when she was about nine. She strongly identifies with her Greek heritage and speaks fluent Greek.

Spiridakos began acting in junior high school, and studied at the Actors Training Centre of Manitoba. She graduated from Oak Park High School in Winnipeg in 2000.[1]


Spiridakos moved to Vancouver in 2007 to pursue acting, and within weeks landed her first television role, a small part on The CW's  Supernatural. She continued working in television, with walk-on roles on the reboot Bionic Woman The L WordHellcats, and Psych. Spiridakos appeared in the TV movie Goblin, and the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. She also had a recurring role on Being Human as werewolf Brynn McLean.

In 2009, she won her first starring role in the Canadian Teletoon series Majority Rules!, playing 15-year-old Becky Richards. She made her feature film debut in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and filmed the low-budget thriller, Kill For Me, with Donal Logue and Katie Cassidy. Spiridakos appeared as Sammi in the 2012 Nickelodeon original movie, Rags. She then landed a lead role on the NBC television series Revolution as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson, a survivalist in a dystopian future civilization. She auditioned for the role while attending her first pilot season in Los Angeles. Spiridakos shot the pilot in Atlanta, and filmed the first season in Wilmington, North Carolina. She was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her performance in the first season, losing out to Fringe's Anna Torv. Production moved to Austin, Texas for the series' second season. In May 2014, the show was cancelled after two seasons.

Spiridakos guest starred on season 3 of the Showtime sitcom, Episodes, as Dawn, a daughter of character Morning Randolph. In August 2014, Spiridakos helped to raise awareness of the disease ALS by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Spiridakos filmed an untitled television pilot for CBS in 2015, directed by Pamela Fryman. She stars as Holly opposite Adam Brody, playing childhood friends who reconnect later in life. She's currently a cast member on Chicago PD. Having been with the show since 2017.


  1. June 2012 Newsletter on the Pembina Trails School Division website