Juliana Harkavy is heading for another breakthrough year as she stars in The CW hit show Arrow, as Dinah Drake aka the Black Canary. Previously, Harkavy was best known for her role in the hit television series The Walking Dead, where she recurred as former Army reservist and Tara’s girlfriend, Alisha. She also guest starred on The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Constantine. Born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, has been acting since age 9 and studied theater under the Meisner Studio at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her film credits include To Write Love on Her Arms, Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, and an award-winning performance as rookie detective Jessica Loren in Magnolia Pictures’ Last Shift. She also was seen in the Stephen King short film The Thing They Left Behind. When not filming, Harkavy resides in Los Angeles, CA. She has a deep passion for dog rescue, with a focused interest in pit bulls.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, we feature the second of our talks recorded live at last year’s L.A. Comic Con. Though the pairing of actors Juliana Harkavy (aka Black Canary on Arrow) and Ryan Hurst (best known as Opie on Sons of Anarchy) came together at the last minute, the two clicked instantly, helped by their joint love of dogs (Ryan has 12 and is a dog trainer!) and the fact that both of them have acted on The Walking Dead. As well as swapping stories about eating lunch with zombies, the two discuss the bliss of sky-diving (which Ryan has done about 1000 times), their (sometimes embarrassing) early acting experiences, Ryan shares a hilarious Marlon Brando story, and Juliana teases a possible sideways career move into music. For more filmmakers on film, go to talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
Today’s show was recorded at LA Comic Con by Ali Nikou, and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by our co-producer Mark Yoshizumi.
The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.