Emily Perkins

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Emily Perkins
Emily Perkins.jpg
Emily Perkins, 2009
Born Emily Jean Perkins
(1977-05-04) May 4, 1977 (age 36)[1]
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Website
www.emilyperkins.com

Emily Jean Perkins (born May 4, 1977)[1] is a Canadian actress, known best for her role as Brigitte Fitzgerald in the Ginger Snaps trilogy and her role as Crystal Braywood in Hiccups. Since the late 1980s she has appeared in various films and television series.

Life and career[edit]

Perkins was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1] As a child actress she was in three made for television movies: Small Sacrifices (1989), opposite Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, Anything to Survive (1990), and Stephen King's It (1990), with Jonathan Brandis and Seth Green.

In 1998, Perkins took a supporting role in the Canadian TV crime-drama series Da Vinci's Inquest as Carmen (series 1, episode 9). She returned to the series in 2001 to take a recurring, supporting role as the prostitute Sue Lewis for a further 34 episodes, a role which earned her a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance in 2003.[2]

Perkins is best known for her role as Brigitte in the Ginger Snaps Trilogy of werewolf films: Ginger Snaps (2000), Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed (2004), and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004). Her role in Ginger Snaps gained her Best Actress award at the Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema in 2001.[3] Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed is Perkins' largest role in a film. In 2004 the horror magazine Fangoria awarded Perkins their Chainsaw Award for her work in GS2: Unleashed.[4]

Perkins had supporting roles in She's the Man, Another Cinderella Story, and a small role as a receptionist in Juno. She stars in the thriller Blood: A Butcher's Tale.[5]

In 2008 she appeared as "superfan" Becky Rosen in the CW TV series Supernatural.[6]

Starting March 1, 2010 Perkins played the regular role of Crystal Braywood in the Canadian TV comedy series Hiccups.[7] After two seasons the show was cancelled.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Small Sacrifices Karen Downs
1989 Little Golden Book Land Katy Caboose (voice)
1990 Anything to Survive Krista
1990 It Young Beverly Marsh
1993 Miracle on I-880 Desiree Helm
1993 Woman on the Ledge Abby
1994 Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges Suzanne Stevens
1996 In Cold Blood Kathy Ewalt
1996 Past Perfect Karen "shy girl" Daniels
2000 Ginger Snaps Brigitte
2000 Christy: Return to Cutter Gap Zady Spencer
2001 Christy: A Change of Seasons Zady Spencer
2001 Christy: A New Beginning Zady Spencer
2001 Prozac Nation Ellen
2004 Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed Brigitte
2004 Ginger Snaps Back Brigitte
2006 She's the Man Eunice Bates
2007 Juno Punk Receptionist
2008 Another Cinderella Story Britt Blatt
2010 Blood: A Butcher's Tale Goth Chick
2011 Repeaters Jumper

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Danger Bay Shannon Darcus Episode "Up The Coast"
1990 Mom P.I. Marie Sullivan Season 1 regular
1993 The Odyssey Tower Council Member Episode "Welcome to the Tower"
1998 The X-Files Dara Kernof/Paula Koklos/Roberta Dyer Episode "All Souls"
1998 Da Vinci's Inquest Carmen Episode "The Most Dangerous Time"
2001–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Sue Lewis Season 4 Regular
2002 Twlight Zone Dina Episode "Night Route"
2003 Mentors Mary Shelley Episode "Transition"
2004 Dead Like Me Josie Feldman Episode "Haunted"
2007 Aliens in America Brenda Episode "Church"
2009 Supernatural Becky Rosen Episodes "No Sympathy for the Devil" and "The Real Ghostbusters"
2010 Hiccups Crystal Braywood Season 2 Regular
2011 Supernatural Becky Rosen Episode "Season 7, Time for a Wedding!"

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