Scottish-born actress Pollyanna McIntosh is best known in the horror genre for playing the vicious title role in the multiple award winning Sundance hit from Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee, The Woman. Her fearless portrayal of a woman free of all societal expectations brought her many Best Actress awards including Fangoria's Chainsaw, Fright Meter, London's FantasticFest and Toronto's After Dark.
Raised in Portugal, Colombia and Scotland before moving to London then Los Angeles, her acting career has been as diverse as her upbringing.
Roles in American comedies such as Daniel Water’s Sex and Death 101, Land of The Lost with Will Ferrell and Prevertere as well as the John Landis directed Burke & Hare and the Irvine Welsh adapted, James McAvoy starrer FILTH have all earned her praise yet she also enjoys the darker fare.
Her turns in Headspace, Offspring, popular 2014 anthology Tales of Halloween (as Bobby in Ding Dong, teaming up once again with Lucky McKee for perhaps her strangest role ever), BAFTA nominated Brit thriller Exam, Best Film at Dublin International Film Festival winner Love Eternal, Let Us Prey starring opposite Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) and The Blood Lands are good examples of her love of bringing out complex characters and never playing it safe.
After leading roles in BBC British comedies MI High and Bob Servant Independent alongside Brian Cox, she joined the all star cast of Sundance TV's Hap and Leonard as the mohawk sporting, ass-kicking Angel to great critical acclaim.
She will next be seen in Blood on Wheels as biker gang leader Trigga. The film is based on a story by and produced by James Franco.
McIntosh currently has her first horror film as writer/director in pre-production, her thriller she co-wrote in the same position and her comedy, Perfect, in development.
She currently plays the role of Jadis in The Walking Dead.