A native of Toronto, Inga Cadranel grew up in a show business family. Her parents, Maja Ardal and Jeff Braunstein, are stage actors, directors and writers; her brother Paul Braunstein is an actor. In fact, Cadranel was directed by her mother in her first key stage performance as "Kayla" in the Young People's Theatre production of The Cabbagetown Caped Crusaders. Also on stage, Cadranel played "Ally" in the Blyth Festival and Bluewater Summer Playhouse productions of Hot Flashes; and the lead role in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Patria II.
Most recently, Cadranel performed the regular role of "Frannie Batista" on the Showtime series Leap Years, and a guest role on that network's gritty crime drama Street Time. Her episodic credits also include Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Drop The Beat, Relic Hunter, The City, and Ken Finkleman's Foreign Objects. Also for television, she appeared in the movie The Big Heist, starring Donald Sutherland and John Heard; the cable feature Sex & Mrs. X, with Linda Hamilton and Jacqueline Bisset; and the short drama, Dear America, directed by William Fruet.
On the big screen, Cadranel appeared in Helen Lee's romantic comedy, The Art Of Woo, which premiered at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.
Although Cadranel has spent time in Los Angeles, and a year in Vancouver, B.C. where she studied at the acclaimed Studio 58 Theatre School, she continues to make Toronto her home.