Birth Name: Sydney Meyer
Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: September 15, 1995
*South African (father)
Sydney Ozerov-Meyer, also billed as Sydney Meyer, is a Canadian actress. Her roles include the series Shadowhunters, V Wars, Grand Army, Y: The Last Man, and Slasher: Flesh & Blood.
Her father is a black South African and her mother is English, and white. Sydney is also a British citizen. A picture of Sydney with her parents can be seen here. Sydney is married to Russian-Canadian actor Alex Ozerov-Meyer. The two have hyphenated their names, and she is now credited as Sydney Ozerov-Meyer. They appeared together in Slasher.
Sydney has stated:
…my dad is Black and from South Africa. He came to Canada because he was born in South Africa when there was still Apartheid and it was not a good situation, so him and his family kind of fled and came to Canada… [My mom]’s like blonde hair and blue eyes, as fair as can be… I’m mixed – I don’t look it, I’m clearly very white passing. For me it’s always been something that’s been so close to my heart that that’s part of my heritage and part of where I come from… [With Slasher], it was this mixed character that was kind of white passing… caught in between these two worlds. I thought that was so exciting that I was going to play this mixed character for once.