Paula Boudreau was born in Toronto but has lived in various places across Canada. She currently portrays Ms. Dawes on Degrassi. Her most notable stage credits include the title role in "Evita", Mary Magdalene in "J.C. Superstar", Titania in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Maria Elena in "The Buddy Holly Story". Her favourite TV guest appearances include TVO's Mathica's Mathshop and Fox's Class of 96 as well as Triage on the Life Network. Paula has also featured in many TV commercials, both in Canada and the US, in which her happy persona has sold everything from toothpaste to tires. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada where she divides her time between raising her family and pursuing her acting career.