Bree Williamson

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Bree Williamson
Born (1979-12-28) December 28, 1979 (age 34)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Josh Evans (2005-2007)
Michael Roberts (2008-present)

Bree Williamson Roberts (born December 28, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario)[1] is a Canadian actress.


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.[citation needed]

In 2009, 2010 and 2011 Williamson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for the role of Jessica.[2]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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 the September 2006 issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, Williamson revealed she had just received her green card and proudly proclaimed, "Now you can't kick me out!"[3]

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."[4] She also appeared in a public service announcement for breast cancer awareness.[5][6]

In 2008, Williamson married Michael Roberts.[7] On September 21, 2010, Williamson and Roberts welcomed their first child, McGreggor Edward Roberts.[8]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
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"


  1. ^ Flynn, Lauren, "Easy Bree-zy." Soap Opera Digest, Vol. 33, No. 10, March 4, 2008, page 46-49. Though the 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.
  2. ^ Branco, Nelson (May 14, 2009). "The Suds Report: May 14, 2009". Retrieved May 18, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ ABC Soaps in Depth, September 2006.
  4. ^ "Planned Parenthood Honors Dedication to Women's Health and Rights". March 30, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  5. ^ Bree Williams public service announcement - Breast Cancer Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  6. ^ Bree Williams public service announcement - Google Video Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  7. ^ ABC Soaps in Depth, October/November 2008.
  8. ^ [1]

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Preceded by
Erin Torpey
Jessica Buchanan on One Life to Live
Succeeded by