Reid was born in Whitstable, Kent, England; her father was a doctor in the British Army. She lived in Germany, Africa and the United States before settling in Canada with her family in 1964. She studied acting at McGill University receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 and at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her first professional acting job was a school tour with the Globe Theatre in Saskatchewan.
She appeared for three seasons as Cathy on the King of Kensington and was nominated in 1977 for an ACTRA Award for Best Performance in a Continuing Role in a Television Program. She left after expressing a desire to return to the stage.
She has been a mainstay on the stage at the Shaw and Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She has twice won the Dora Mavor Moore Award, in 1993 for Fallen Angels and in 1995 for Six Degrees of Separation.
Reid voiced Mrs. Jenkins in the animated series Timothy Goes to School.
|1974-1975||Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins||-||Television series|
|1975-1976||Coming Up Rosie||Mona Swicker||Television series|
|1975-1978||King of Kensington||Cathy||ACTRA Award for Best Performance in a Continuing Role in a Television Program|
|1978||Witch's Night Out||Nicely||Voice|
|1988||Switching Channels||Pamela Farbrother|
|1992||Beethoven Lives Upstairs||Mother|
|1998||At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story||Sandra Burtch|
|2000||P.R.||Deirdre Duncan||Television series|
|2002||Duct Tape Forever||Judge Hanson|
|2002||My Big Fat Greek Wedding||Harriet Miller||Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|2003||Jacob Two-Two||Sour Pickles||Television series|
|2004||Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story||Lucinda Pilcher||TV Movie|
|2009||The Time Traveler's Wife||Lucile Abshire|
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- Governor General announces new appointments to the Order of Canada
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