Jane McGregor

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Jane McGregor
Born1983 (age 36–37)
OccupationActress
Years active1994 – present

Jane McGregor (born 1983) is a Canadian actress, best known for her roles in Slap Her... She's French (2002), Flower & Garnet (2002), and That Beautiful Somewhere (2006), as well as her recurring role on the television series Robson Arms.

Personal life[edit]

McGregor was born in 1983, and still resides in her native Vancouver. She has a sister. McGregor would like to work with Christopher Guest and considers Lucille Ball her favourite comedian. She enjoys interviews, but hates auditioning.[1]

Career[edit]

McGregor's career began with classes at the Vancouver Youth Theatre at the age of eight, which were followed by toy commercials.[2] Her first television appearance was a guest role on two episodes of the Canadian television series The Odyssey, as 'Linda'. Following this she appeared in a string of made-for-television movies.

In 1999, McGregor appeared in an episode of the Disney series So Weird as Gabe Crawford, the girlfriend of a lead character.

In 2002 she starred as the popular Texas cheerleader Starla Grady in Slap Her... She's French with Piper Perabo, and followed the American comedy with Canadian independent film Flower & Garnet, where she plays an isolated, pregnant teenager.

Also in 2002 she won the Women In Film And Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award for Flower & Garnet and Bitten.[3]

In 2005 she appeared in an episode of Supernatural as a preacher's daughter, and had a small part playing Keri Russell's sister in the Hallmark Hall of Fame drama The Magic of Ordinary Days.

In 2006 she portrayed Catherine Nyland, an archaeologist suffering from debilitating migraines in That Beautiful Somewhere, opposite Roy Dupuis. From 2005 to 2008 she had a recurring role as Alicia Plecas in the Canadian series Robson Arms, and in 2007 she appeared in American Venus as Jenna Lane, a competitive ice skater hovering on the brink of a mental breakdown due to her controlling mother (portrayed by Rebecca De Mornay).

She has taught acting at Biz Studios,[4] and currently teaches a Teen Intensive at Vada Studios in Vancouver.[5]

Most recently, McGregor has had guest roles on The Listener, Almost Human, and FX’s Fargo.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1996 Live TV Nila Annie O'Donoghue Short
2002 Slap Her... She's French Starla Grady Melanie Mayron Released 18 July 2002 in Canada
2002 Bang Bang You're Dead Jenny Dahlquist Guy Ferland Premiered 7 June 2002 at the Seattle International Film Festival
2002 Bitten Daughter Claudia Morgado Short
Premiered 8 August 2002 at the Montreal World Film Festival
2002 Flower & Garnet Flower Keith Behrman Premiered 26 August 2002 at the Montreal World Film Festival
2006 That Beautiful Somewhere Catherine Nyland Robert Budreau Premiered 26 August 2006 at the Montreal World Film Festival
2006 Citizen Duane Molly Buckley Michael Mabbott Premiered 8 September 2006 at the Toronto International Film Festival
2007 American Venus Jennifer "Jenna" Lane Bruce Sweeney Premiered 8 September 2007 at the Toronto International Film Festival
2013 Penguins (Are So Sensitive to My Needs) Det. Rowe Matthew Kowalchuk Short
Released 1 May 2013 in Canada
2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Sophie Alexandre Aja Limited release on 2 September 2016 in Canada
2017 A Dog's Purpose Rachel Lasse Hallström Released 27 January 2017 in Canada
2019 Two/One Agnes Juan Cabral Released 28 April 2019 at Tribeca Film Festival

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Odyssey Linda Episodes: 3.8 "Styx and Stones", 3.13 "Time Bomb"
1998 You, Me and the Kids Episode: 1.14 "Smoke Alarm"
1998 Noah Kathy Simmons TV film
1999 Two of Hearts Sarah Saunders TV film
1999 So Weird Gabe Crawford Episode: 1.7 "Angel"
1999 The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights Molly Harrison TV film
1999 Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge Diane Carter TV film
1999 Hayley Wagner, Star Mira TV film
1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy Patricia Spiro Episode: 4.18 "Gaslight"
1999 Y2K Kelly Cromwell TV film
2000 Live Through This Darby Parsons Main role
2005 The Magic of Ordinary Days Abby TV film
2005 Young Blades Mireille Episode: 1.5 "Da Vinci's Notebook"
2005 Supernatural Lori Sorenson Episode: 1.7 "Hook Man"
2005–08 Robson Arms Alicia Plecas-Fochs Recurring role
2007 The 4400 Vanessa Martin Episode: 4.3 "Audrey Parker's Come and Gone"
2007 Fallen Deborah Episode: 1.3 "Someone Always Has to Die"
2011 Fringe Julia Episode: 4.7 "Wallflower"
2013 The Dark Corner[6] Dana Rosten Web miniseries
2013 The Listener Jennifer Cowell Episode: 4.8 "The Illustrated Woman"
2013 Almost Human Kelly Cooper Episode: 1.4 "The Bends"
2014 Fargo Nurse Faber Episode: 1.6 "Buridan's Ass"
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Kelly Episode: 1.7 "Something Good"
2016 Newlywed and Dead Jay's Mother TV film
2020 Snowpiercer Astrid Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffrey Lyons (September 23, 2002). "Jane McGregor interview". thatcow.com. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  2. ^ Robson Arms Cast
  3. ^ Past Award Winners
  4. ^ Biz Studio
  5. ^ Vada Studios Archived February 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "B.C. producers hit web with Motive's Dark Corner and The True Heroines". The Province.com. March 27, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013.

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