Cayle Vivian Chernin was a Canadian actress, writer, and producer born in Glace Bay, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. She began her career with a small, but important, role in Donald Shebib's Canadian film Goin' Down the Road. She later produced award-winning documentaries, and acted in film, television and theatre.
Chernin had ovarian cancer which was rapidly spreading but died of a virus she caught in hospital on February 18, 2011 at the age of 63. Diagnosed in June 2010, she filmed a sequel to Goin' Down the Road titled Down the Road Again, in October 2010. The film was theatrically released posthumously in October 2011. Co-star Jayne Eastwood stated that Chernin put off cancer treatment in order to complete the film. Chernin resided in Toronto, Ontario at the time of her death. Contrary to Eastwood's quote, Cayle Chernin was diagnosed in May, rejected chemotherapy, and embarked on alternative treatments during the course of the film.