Shera grew up in the small French town of Kapuskasing, Ontario, the samehometown as director James Cameron. She moved to Toronto at the age of18 to pursue a modeling career. In her years as a model she worked withmany notable photographers such as Marcus Klinko, George Whiteside, IanCuttler, and rock-star turned photog Bryan Adams. She also worked withdirector and part-time photographer Andrew Thomas Hunt, who wasimmediately taken by her on-camera presence.
While conceiving the character of Karma, Andrew realized that Shera wasa natural choice for the role, despite her having no previous actingexperience. Her audition then solidified Andrew's hunch. Although atfirst reluctant to take on such a demanding role, Shera quickly rose tothe challenge. She took acting lessons, studied martial arts, learnedhow to handle a variety of weapons, and took a weekend workshop in thefine art of pole dancing. The end result speaks for itself, Shera is ascaptivating in motion pictures as she is in stills.
But don't expect tosee Shera rush into her next film project, because unlike many womenher age she has no desire to be a star. As such, Karma may not just beShera's first-ever acting role, it may possibly be her only one. .