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Whitney Peak is a Ugandan-Candadian actress, who currently stars in the Gossip Girl revival as Zoya Lott. She is best known for her work on Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut film "Molly's Game, her two season role on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and the Apple TV Plus series, Home Before Dark.

Early Life[]

Whitney was born the youngest of four siblings in Kampala, Uganda, to a Ugandan mother, a hairdresser, and a Canadian father, a helicopter pilot and engineer. She went to boarding school, and swam competitively. Her family spent time between Canada and Dubai, where her father worked, and where she was coached by a Sudanese former Olympian. After moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, at the age of nine, Peak got into dance, starting with acrobatics, and wanted to be on television. She also transitioned to a public school. She was in love with fashion and thought she would become a doctor.[1]


Career beginnings[]

Upon hearing a commercial on the radio for a Disney Channel casting call, she was able to get into acting. Her first acting part was in Aaron Sorkin's Molly's Game. She later became a series regular on the Netflix original series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

2021: Gossip Girl[]

Whitney booked the role of Zoya Lott on the HBO Max revival of Gossip Girl, which required her to fly from Canada to the United States. She lived alone at the age of eighteen in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, where she began filming the series with her thirteen co-stars in a secluded area of New York. She was still in high school at the time of filming, so production assigned her a teacher that would help her graduate. Ironically, her teacher at the time was named Nathaniel Archibald, which is one of the reasons why Whitney accepted him as her on-set teacher.[1]


Year Show/Movie Role Notes
2017 Campfire Kiss Gillian TV Movie
2017 Molly’s Game Stella
2018 DC's Legends of Tomorrow Lenise 1 episode
2019 iZombie Teen Student
2020 Home Before Dark Alpha Jessica 7 episodes
2019-2020 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Judith 10 episodes
2021 Gossip Girl Zoya Lott Main role

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