Conner Dwelly showed an interest in film at an early age, starting off as an extra while living abroad with her family in New Zealand. After moving to Vancouver at age seven, she was cast in the television show "Smallville" and the movie "Passengers", starring Anne Hathaway. She has worked steadily ever since, both in front of, and behind the camera. More recently, Conner has appeared in a recurring role in the television series "Once Upon A Time", and currently plays the part of Lilly McCarthy Novak in "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce".

Conner's love for all aspects of film lead her to become a regular Youth Jury member for the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth from 2008 to 2016. At age 11, she produced her own film--a documentary called "I Don't Wanna Go To High School!" which won the technical award at the International Film Festival for Youth in 2011. Her second documentary "Waiting Room" was nominated for an Eyelens award for best documentary in 2012. "Roadsides and Pillowcases", her first scripted film (written, directed, filmed and edited by Conner), won the Special Jury Award at the International Film Festival for Youth in 2014.

Conner has also volunteered her time to help out on numerous projects, including Set Decoration Assistant on "Motive", Director's Assistant on "School of Fish", and on various films by Director Alison Parker. She has shadowed many Directors, including Robert Duncan McNeill, Michael Slivers, and Jonathan Frakes.

Conner has taken classes in various subjects such as US Dialect, Voice Over, and has studied Improv with Toronto's Second City, and the Vancouver Theatre Sports League.

Beyond film, Conner also enjoys water color painting, and playing the piano and guitar. She lives in Vancouver with two pugs, Tasa and Goji, and a couple of slightly less important creatures she calls her parents.

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