South Surrey's Lilah Fitzgerald

South Surrey's Lilah Fitzgerald

Young actress nabs Leo Award

South Surrey's Lilah Fitzgerald, 11, was honoured for best female lead performance for her work in Polka-Dot and Luey.

A South Surrey actress has received a Leo Award for best lead performance by a female in a television movie – at the grand old age of 11.

Busy junior actress Lilah Fitzgerald picked up the trophy Sunday at the awards ceremony at the Hotel Vancouver.

The Leo recognizes her work in the movie, Polka-Dot and Luey. Fitzgerald is believed to be the youngest recipient of the award, created to honour excellence in B.C. film and television.

It’s far from her only recent work. Earlier this year she was in Berlin for the premiere of Wim Wenders’ Everything Will Be Fine, in which she appeared with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams, Marie-Josee Croze, Robert Naylor and James Franco.

She will also begin shooting for season two of the Bravo TV series, Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce, this month.

The home-schooled student lives in the Morgan Crossing area.