Emily Hampshire

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Emily Hampshire
Emily Hampshire at CFC ANNUAL BBQ 2012 (cropped2).jpg
Hampshire in 2012
Born1981/1982 (age 36–37)[1]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Matthew Smith (m.2006; divorced)

Emily Hampshire is a Canadian actress. She is known for her numerous film and television roles, including as Angelina in the 1998 romantic comedy Boy Meets Girl, as Vivienne in the 2006 film Snow Cake, as Stevie Budd in the CBC comedy series Schitt's Creek (2015–present), and as Jennifer Goines in the Syfy drama series 12 Monkeys (2015–2018).

Early life[edit]

Hampshire was born in Montreal, Quebec.[1][2]


Hampshire has been professionally active in the Canadian film and television industry since 1996. She has starred in the Canadian series This Space For Rent, Carl², and Northern Town. She played Margaret in The Life Before This, a feature film directed by Jerry Ciccoritti, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1999.

In 2006, starred alongside Kevin Zegers and Samaire Armstrong in the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy/Girl Thing, in which she played the character Chanel. In 2009, she appeared in The Trotsky as Leon Trotsky's love interest Alexandra. In 2010, she starred in the Canadian indie film, Good Neighbours.[3] Hampshire has also done voice-acting, voicing the character Misery on the animated series Ruby Gloom, Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series, Chloe Crashman in Carl Squared, Starr in 6Teen, and Alyson Malitski in Braceface.

On 23 May 2012, in Cannes, France, Birks presented the first Birks Canadian Diamond award to Hampshire and fellow actress Sarah Gadon during Telefilm Canada's inaugural Tribute To Canadian Talent press event and reception.[4] Also in 2012, Hampshire starred in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis as Jane Melman,[2][5] and co-starred in Sean Garrity's comedy film My Awkward Sexual Adventure, for which she received positive critical notice.[6] The same year she was cast in the futuristic-zombie film The Returned.[7]

In 2014, Hampshire was cast in the Syfy series 12 Monkeys in the recurring role of Jennifer Goines, a reimagined version of Brad Pitt's character from the film on which the series is based;[8] in 2015, she was upped to a series regular for the show's second season.[9] Since 2015, she has played Stevie Budd in the CBC television series Schitt's Creek.[10]

In late 2015, Hampshire was cast in Xavier Dolan's independent film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which also stars Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates, and Susan Sarandon.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Hampshire married Matthew Smith, a former soccer player turned agent-in-training at the William Morris talent agency.[1] Hampshire and Smith later divorced sometime before 2015.[12][13] She moved to Los Angeles soon after filming Snow Cake.[2]

In September 2018, it was confirmed that Hampshire was in a relationship with singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger.[14] In November 2018, Hampshire and Geiger became engaged.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Dead Innocent Nicole
1998 Boy Meets Girl Angelina Milleflores
1999 The Life Before This Margaret
2001 Chasing Cain Holly
2002 Dad Dora Short film
2003 Posers Ruth
2003 In Shadow Lydia Short film
2003 A Problem with Fear Dot
2003 Twist Waitress
2004 Blood Noelle Terry
2006 Snow Cake Vivienne Freeman
2006 Couldn't Be Happier Jessica Cornwall Short film
2006 It's a Boy Girl Thing Chanel
2007 The Cradle Julie
2009 The Trotsky Alexandra Leith
2010 What's the Harm? Marlee Short film
2010 Die Lisa Meridian
2010 Good Neighbors Louise
2012 Cosmopolis Jane Melman
2012 My Awkward Sexual Adventure Julia Bowe
2013 All the Wrong Reasons Nicole [16][17]
2013 The Returned Kate
2017 Mother! Fool
2018 The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Amy Bosworth


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Sandy Campbell Episode: "The Tale of Cutter's Treasure: Part 1"
1996 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Heather Episode: "The Tale of the Vacant Lot"
1997 The Last Don Young Rose Marie TV miniseries
1997 Every 9 Seconds Missy TV movie
1997 Earth: Final Conflict Julie Payton Episode: "Miracle"
1998 Made in Canada Siobhan Roy 15 episodes
1999 Seasons of Love Adult Charlotte TV movie
1999 Love Letters Gretchen Lascelles TV movie
1999 Happy Face Murders Tracy Billings TV movie
1999 Mythic Warriors 2nd Village Girl Voice role; episode: "Phaeton: The Chariot of Fire"
2000–01 Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series Diana Barry Voice role
2000 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Abby Butler Episode: "Tyler/Tim"
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Blair Wilson Episode: "Party Girls"
2000 La Femme Nikita Satin Tate Episode: "Sleeping with the Enemy"
2000 The Ride TV movie
2000 Scorn Amanda TV movie
2001 Doc Episode: "You Gotta Have Heart"
2001 The Associates Sarah Arrigo Episode: "Care & Control"
2001 Braceface Alyson Voice role; episode: "The Worst First Date Ever. Period."
2001 MythQuest Contessa Episode: "The Doppelganger"
2002 Chasing Cain: Face Holly TV movie
2002 Mutant X Charlotte Cooke Episode "Altered Ego"
2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Carol Annis Episode: "Poison à la Carte"
2002 The Eleventh Hour Amy Kimball / Meredith Episode: "Tree Hugger"
2003 Foolish Girl Goth Girl TV series
2003 The Atwood Stories Christine Anderson Episode: "The Man from Mars"
2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids Katie Voice role; TV movie
2004 This Is Wonderland Episode: "1.5"
2004 Puppets Who Kill Sister Selma Episode: "Prostitutes for Jesus"
2004 Atomic Betty Megan Voice role; episode: "The Doppelganger/Cosmic Cake"
2004 Earthsea Rosa TV miniseries
2004 6teen Starr Voice role; episode: "The Five Finger Discount"
2004–05 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends Katie Katydid Voice role
2005–06 Carl² Chloe Crashman Voice role; 14 episodes
2006 6teen Starr Episode: "Lights Out"
2006 Northern Town Amanda TV series
2006–07 Ruby Gloom Misery Voice role; 26 episodes
2007 This Space for Rent Iona Goldenthal Episode: "Stain'd"
2011 Republic of Doyle Tricia Episode: "Something Old, Something New"
2012 Hitched for the Holidays Julie Hallmark Channel TV movie
2013 Rookie Blue Celery Recurring role, 4 episodes
2015 Man Seeking Woman Episode: "Pitbull"
2015–2018 12 Monkeys Jennifer Goines Recurring role (season 1), Main role (season 2–4)
2015–present Schitt's Creek Stevie Budd Main role
2016 Houdini & Doyle Madame Korzha Episode: "The Curse of Korzha"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Lillian Parker Video game

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2001 Gemini Awards Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series Made in Canada Won [18]
2003 Genie Awards Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role A Problem with Fear Nominated [18]
2004 Genie Awards Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Blood Nominated [18]
2006 Genie Awards Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Snow Cake Nominated [18]
2008 Gemini Awards Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series Ruby Gloom Nominated [18]
2012 Canadian Diamond Awards Tribute to Canadian Talent Various Won [4]
2013 Canadian Comedy Awards Best Female Performance in a Feature My Awkward Sexual Adventure Won [19]
2015 Golden Maple Awards Newcomer of the year in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S. 12 Monkeys
Schitt’s Creek
Won [20][21]
2016 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Schitt’s Creek Won [18]
Golden Maple Awards Best actress in a TV series broadcast in the U.S. 12 Monkeys
Schitt’s Creek
Nominated [22]
2017 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series Schitt’s Creek Won [23][24]


  1. ^ a b c Zekas, Rita (27 December 2012). "`Commie comedy' star, 30, plays older woman". Toronto Star. Retrieved 17 May 2016. The Montreal-born actress...
  2. ^ a b c Stedman, Alex (5 September 2013). "Emily Hampshire: International Star You Should Know". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  3. ^ Anderson, John (30 September 2010). "Review: 'Good Neighbors'". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "The first Birks Canadian Diamond awards were presented to Emily Hampshire and Sarah Gadon last night at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival". newswire.ca. CNW Group. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. ^ Chang, Justin (25 May 2012). "Review: 'Cosmopolis'". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  6. ^ Anderson, John (2 October 2012). "Review: 'My Awkward Sexual Adventure'". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015. ...helmer Sean Garrity’s briskly paced farce does offer a winning performance by Emily Hampshire, who, despite playing a financially bankrupt culinary genius and pole dancer, is the most believable performer here.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (3 September 2012). "Emily Hampshire to star in 'Returned'". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (29 July 2014). "Emily Hampshire & Tom Noonan Land Key Roles On Syfy Series '12 Monkeys'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  9. ^ Maas, Jennifer (13 March 2015). "Emily Hampshire promoted to series regular on 12 Monkeys". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  10. ^ Matheson, Whitney (11 February 2015). "'Schitt's Creek': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  11. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (18 November 2015). "Bella Thorne, Chris Zylka and Michael Gambon Join 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.fajomagazine.com/exclusives/emily-hampshire-cover
  13. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/article-schitts-creek-star-emily-hampshire-on-her-rise-to-film-and-tv-success/
  14. ^ Dicker, Ron (14 September 2018). "Teddy Geiger Is Dating Emily Hampshire And They Look Crazy In Love | HuffPost". The Huffington Post. Oath Inc. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  15. ^ . 10 November 2018 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp_WDDPnSYg/. Retrieved 17 December 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (16 July 2013). "Cory Monteith: Photos From One of His Final Roles". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  17. ^ Punter, Jennie (9 September 2013). "Toronto: Cory Monteith's 'All The Wrong Reasons' Wins Discovery Award". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  18. ^ a b c d e f "awards database". academy.ca. Archived from the original on 3 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Mr. D, Goon, Colin Mochrie win Canadian Comedy Awards". CBC News. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  20. ^ Kelley, Seth (28 April 2015). "'Vikings' Leads Golden Maple Awards' 2015 Nominees". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  21. ^ Kilday, Gregg (1 July 2015). "Brandon Jay McLaren, Amanda Crew Win Golden Maple Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  22. ^ "Golden Maple Awards Nominees Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  23. ^ "2017 TV Nominees - Academy.ca". Academy.ca. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  24. ^ Watters, Haydn (9 March 2017). "Canadian Screen Awards 2017: Baroness von Sketch Show, Orphan Black big winners". CBC. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

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