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Carla Collins (born April 30, 1965) is a Canadian actress, comedian, and television and radio host.

Early life

Collins was raised in Sault Ste.marker Marie, Ontariomarker, until moving to Guelphmarker, Ontario and attending Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institutemarker where she was Prom Queen and Valedictorian, Collins pursued her education at the Université de Franche-Comté in Francemarker and the University of Western Ontariomarker. She joined The Weather Network in 1990 as an on-air host, and subsequently moved to CFTOmarker to host Eye on Toronto. In 1995, she began hosting CTV's Entertainment Now, which she cohosted with Dan Duran. She also hosted the Canadian variety series Sonic Temple and the sketch comedy series Chez Carla. She had her first solo stand-up special, The Wonder Bra Years, on The Comedy Network in 2001.

Earlier in her career, she was a morning radio personality on Toronto's Mix 99.9 from 1992 to 1994, co-hosting with Tom Rivers along with Larry Fedoruk. Rivers left in 1993 and Fedoruk and Collins continued as a duo. She returned from 2001 to 2003. For the latter stint, following a short period co-hosting with Steve Anthony who then moved to afternoon drive time, Collins became the first woman in Canada to be billed as the sole regular host of a morning radio show on a commercial station in a major media market, as opposed to co-hosting with one or more men.


During 2001 she appeared in the role of Rusty Sinclair on Paradise Falls, a soap opera on Showcase Television.

In 2006 Carla teamed up with producer Frank Sicoli for an unscripted television sitcom titled The Visionary Position. This series (released on DVD) is described as Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Sex and the City meets Bewitched. Collins says, "I prefer to think of it as The Ghost Whisperer on crack."

In 2006, she workshopped a well-received one-woman show called The Visionary Position in Toronto and Los Angeles.

She is also a freelance writer for Inside Entertainment.

Collins' reality show Carlawood debuted on TVtropolis in April 2009. The show follows her attempt to find A-list work after her move to Hollywood, and satirizes reality shows.


  1. Vaughan, R. M. and Commanducci, Massimo (April 10, 2009). "Carla Collins: People made fun of her for years, she says. Now, it's her turn", The Globe and Mail, p. R4.
  2. " Carla Collins", Speakers' Spotlight.

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