December 28, 1979 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||Bree Roberts|
(m. 2005; div. 2007)
Bree Williamson Roberts (born December 28, 1979) is a Canadian actress.
After graduating from Bayview Glen School, she completed her education at the University of Toronto. She 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, 2010 and 2011 Williamson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for the role of Jessica. In 2009, Williamson appeared as Brandeis on Gossip Girl in the episode "The Grandfather: Part II"; she reprised the role in the 2010 episode "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. In 2013, Williamson appeared in flashbacks as Vivian Banks, the murder victim in the NBC TV series Deception.
In 2015, Williamson appeared as April Littleton, a famous photographer going back to her hometown, in Portrait of Love, which premiered on Hallmark Channel on March 7. On May 26, 2016, it was announced that Williamson would originate the role of Claudette Beaulieu on July 5, 2016, on General Hospital.
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!"
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. In 2008, Williamson married Michael Roberts. On September 21, 2010, Williamson and Roberts welcomed their first child, McGreggor Edward Roberts.
|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||Film|
|2003–12||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 (season 3; 11 episodes)|
|2013||Deception||Vivian Bowers||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Becca Sabin||Episode: "Dead of the Class"|
|2013||Sins of the Preacher||Debbie Martin||Television movie|
|2014||True Detective||Jennifer||Episode: "The Locked Room"|
|2014||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Season 12 Episode 18: "5 Chefs Compete"|
|2015||A Mother Betrayed||Lisa||Television movie|
|2015||Chicago Fire||Beth Pridgen||Episodes: "Call It Paradise," "Headlong Toward Disaster"|
|2015||Portrait of Love||April Littleton||Television movie (Hallmark Channel)|
|2016||General Hospital||Claudette Beaulieu||Recurring role|
|2016||A Beginner's Guide to Snuff||Jennifer|
|2017||Mommy's Little Boy||Briana Wilson||Television movie|
|2017||The Wrong Nanny||Meredith||Television movie|
|2017||Private Eyes||Melanie Parker||Recurring role|
Awards and nominations
||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||One Life to Live||Nominated||
||Fear Awards||Best Actress (Jury Prize)||A Beginner's Guide to Snuff||Won|
- 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. Archived from the original on May 26, 2009. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
- Elavsky, Cindy (March 5, 2015). "Celebrity Extra". King Features. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- Giddens, Jamey (May 26, 2016). "Bree Williamson Cast as General Hospital's Claudette (Exclusive)". Daytime Confidential. Confidential Media (SAY Media). Retrieved June 27, 2016.
- Webb Mitovich, Matt (May 27, 2016). "General Hospital Casts One Life to Live Alum Bree Williamson as Nathan's Ex". TVLine. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
- Cushman, Dustin (June 17, 2016). "General Hospital casts Bree Williamson as Claudette". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Archived from the original on June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
- Levinsky, Mara (June 17, 2016). "FULL INTERVIEW: BREE WILLIAMSON ON JOINING GH". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Archived from the original on June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
- SOD (June 27, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT GH'S BREE WILLIAMSON PROMO". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, inc. Archived from the original on June 27, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
- ABC Soaps in Depth, September 2006.
- "Planned Parenthood Honors Dedication to Women's Health and Rights". PlannedParenthood.org. March 30, 2006. Archived from the original on October 23, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- "Bree Williams public service announcement". United States: National Breast Cancer Foundation.
- Bree Williams public service announcement - Google Video Retrieved October 15, 2008.
- "One Life to Live's Bree Williamson Ties The Knot!e". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. November 7, 2008. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
- People Magazine Staff (September 23, 2010). "Bree Williamson Welcomes Son McGreggor Edward". People. New York City: Time Inc. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
- "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- "The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- "The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 11, 2011. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- Bree Williamson profile - SoapOperaDigest.com
- Bree Williamson Interview
- Bree Williamson profile - SoapCentral.com
- Bree Williamson on IMDb
|Jessica Buchanan on One Life to Live