December 28, 1979 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Josh Evans (2005-2007)
Michael Roberts (2008-present)
After graduating from Bayview Glen School, she completed her education at the University of Toronto. She is the sibling of successful business woman Tarra Williamson (Owner of Forward and Beauty Bar), she had played the role of Jessica Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from February 5, 2003 until the series cancelation in 2012. The character is the daughter of original character Viki Lord Buchanan (played by Daytime Emmy Award-winner Erika Slezak since 1971), and gave Williamson the opportunity to portray Jessica's alternate personalities "Tess", from 2005 to 2006 and again starting in 2008 and 2011.
Williamson had previously auditioned for a role on OLTL but was rejected because of her resemblance to actress Erin Torpey, who was playing Jessica Buchanan on the show at the time. When Torpey resigned in January 2003, Williamson was remembered by the casting department and offered the role of Jessica.
In 2009, Williamson appeared as Brandeis on Gossip Girl in episode "The Grandfather: Part II".
In 2010, She also returned as Brandeis on Gossip Girl in "The Empire Strikes Jack".
In 2012, Williamson joined the cast of Haven as Dr. Claire Callahan for Season 3, which began airing in September 2012.
On December 29, 2005 Williamson married Josh Evans. In the July 3, 2007 edition of Soap Opera Digest, she announced that she and Evans had separated in June 2007; they later divorced.
In 2006 Williamson was a co-host for the Planned Parenthood Awards, which honor individuals and organizations for "their contributions to protecting women's rights." She also appeared in a public service announcement for breast cancer awareness.
|1999||Twice in a Lifetime||Carol Anne||Episode: "School's Out"|
|2001||Doc||Episode: "You Gotta Have Heart"|
|2001||Earth: Final Conflict||Victim||Episode: "Termination"|
|2002||Odyssey 5||Kid #2||Episode: "Kitten"|
|2002||Mutant X||Miranda Davis||Episode: "Crossroads of the Soul"|
|2002||National Lampoon's Adam & Eve||Andrea|
|2003-2012||One Life to Live||Jessica Buchanan||Regular role (667 episodes)|
|2009||Gossip Girl||Brandeis||Episode: "The Grandfather: Part II"|
|2010||Gossip Girl||Brandeis||Episode: "The Empire Strikes Jack"|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Amber Donelli||Episode: "Gods & Insects"|
|2012||Haven||Claire Callahan||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2013||Deception||Vivian Bowers||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Becca Sabin||Episode: "Dead of the Class"|
- Flynn, Lauren, "Easy Bree-zy." Soap Opera Digest, Vol. 33, No. 10, March 4, 2008, page 46-49. Though the IMDb.com Bree Williamson biography puts her birthday in December 1981, Williamson states in this March 2008 article that she is 28, putting her birthday in December 1979.
- Branco, Nelson (May 14, 2009). "The Suds Report: May 14, 2009". TVGuide.sympatico.msn.ca. Retrieved May 18, 2009.[dead link]
- ABC Soaps in Depth, September 2006.
- "Planned Parenthood Honors Dedication to Women's Health and Rights". PlannedParenthood.org. March 30, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- Bree Williams public service announcement - Breast Cancer Awareness.com Retrieved October 15, 2008.
- Bree Williams public service announcement - Google Video Retrieved October 15, 2008.
- ABC Soaps in Depth, October/November 2008.
- Bree Williamson profile - SoapOperaDigest.com
- Bree Williamson Interview
- Bree Williamson profile - SoapCentral.com
- Bree Williamson at the Internet Movie Database
|Jessica Buchanan on One Life to Live