Before she shot to the teenage Canadian version of superstardom playing lovechild Emma Nelson on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Miriam McDonald was appearing as a child actress in TV shows like System Crash, Pecola, and the animated series The Ripping Friends, where she did voiceover work. As Miriam matured along with Degrassi’s subject matter, her character went from dodging online creeps to being the anorexic blowjob queen of her high school. Degrassi’s enormous success landed Miriam parts in movies like The Poet (2007) and Devil's Diary (2007). In 2008 Miriam followed in the footsteps of Drew Barrymore and decided to do her first onscreen nudity in a movie whose title starts with the name of a plant known for causing itching and redness of the skin. Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (2008) has Miriam playing a small-town girl who gets into a prestigious New England college and promptly takes her top off with some guy. Finally Ms. McDonald is tasting Sweet Freedom!