Emily Perkins

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Emily Perkins
Born Emily Jean Perkins
(1977-05-04) May 4, 1977 (age 37)[1]
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Ernest Mathijs
Website
www.emilyperkins.com

Emily Jean Perkins (born May 4, 1977)[1] is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as Crystal Braywood in the TV series Hiccups, and her role as Brigitte Fitzgerald in Ginger Snaps. 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 films: Small Sacrifices (1989), Anything to Survive (1990), and Stephen King's It (1990).

In 1998, Perkins took a supporting role in the Canadian TV crime-drama series Da Vinci's Inquest as Carmen in the episode "The Most Dangerous Time." 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]

In 2000, Perkins starred in the film Ginger Snaps as Brigitte Fitzgerald. In 2004 she starred in two back-to-back films, a sequel titled Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed, and a prequel titled Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning. Her role in Ginger Snaps gained her Best Actress award at the Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema in 2001.[3] Ginger Snaps II: 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]

She is married to Canadian academic Ernest Mathijs, who was written about cult films, including her roles in the Ginger Snaps series.[9]

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: The Beginning 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
2014 Extraterrestrial Nancy
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"
2009-2011 Supernatural Becky Rosen Episodes "Sympathy for the Devil", "The Real Ghostbusters", "Season 7, Time for a Wedding!"
2010 Hiccups Crystal Braywood Season 2 Regular

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