Born in Vancouver, Canada, Dakota Daulby, 21, discovered his love for acting as a young teen after witnessing the craft at the renowned Canadian acting school, New Image College, in Vancouver. He got his first break after landing the lead role in the 2011 award-winning short film “Why Does God Hate Me?” which was featured at the prestigious New York Film Festival as well as at numerous film festivals across North America and around the world. Upon graduating New Image College, Dakota consistently worked hard at his craft, earning the starring role in the feature film “The Woodcarver,” beside John Ratzenburger in 2012, and then going on to co-star in the 2014 big screen adaptation “Sitting On the Edge of Marlene” – from the short story “The Trouble With Marlene” by award-winning Canadian author, Billie Livingston. The film went on to win the Leo Award and Vancouver International Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award for its director, Ana Valine. Dakota also starred in the feature film “Black Fly” by director Jason Bourque, and received a Best Actor Leo Award nomination for his performance in the intense Canadian horror thriller. Supporting roles on television have included the series “Spooksville”, “iZombie”, and a featured recurring role on the fourth season of Oscar® winning executive producer Steven Spielberg’s “Falling Skies.” In 2015 Dakota earned the “Best Emerging Performer” Award from his peers at UBCP/ACTRA (Union of B.C. Performers/Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television & Radio Artists) and in 2016 he’ll be seen in the Hallmark TV Movie “Pretty Little Addict”; in a guest-starring role opposite Djimon Hounsou on producer M. Night Shyamalan’s popular “Wayward Pines” television series; and in the feature film “Warrior’s Gate” written and produced by Luc Besson. In addition to acting, Dakota works as an active screenwriter and producer.