Julie Anne Stewart
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
|Known for||Sgt. Ali McCormick on Cold Squad|
Julie Anne Stewart (born 1967) is a Canadian stage, film, television and voice actress, and director. She is most commonly known for her role as Sgt. Ali McCormick from the CTV television series Cold Squad.
Stewart was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and studied acting at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec. She is married to music and sound producer Jamie Stanley (Umbrella Sound) and makes her home in Toronto, Ontario. Stewart is an avid sailor and Albacore competitive racer.
Julie Stewart's first professional acting job was at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in 1983, in Arms and the Man. She made her television debut in the CBC miniseries Chasing Rainbows as Paula Ashley. Recurring roles include North of 60 as Rosemary Fletcher; The Border as Terri Knight-Kessler. Film roles include Florence in Snow Cake (2006), and Ruth in Still Mine (2012).
In addition to her lead role in Cold Squad, Stewart also directed episodes "The Nanny" (season 5), "Back in the Day" (season 6), and "Mr. Bad Example" (season 7).
Stage credits include productions at the Shaw Festival (Trelawny of the "Wells", Man and Superman, Ubu Rex), The Miracle Worker (1992, Manitoba Theatre Centre), Pygmalion (1993, Globe Theatre), District of Centuries (1995, Factory Theatre), Poor Super Man (1995, Canadian Stage Company), Rune Arlidge (2004, Tarragon Theatre), The Little Years (2006, Neptune Theatre), Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (2008, Regent Theatre), True Love Lies (2009, Factory Theatre), And Up They Flew (2009, Theatre Columbus), The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead (2009, Thousand Islands Playhouse), All That Fall (2010, Theatre Columbus), Dead Metaphor (2014, Canadian Rep Theatre), Age of Arousal (2015, Factory Theatre).
Stewart received eight Gemini Awards nominations, winning "Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role" in 2002 for her performance as Sgt. Ali McCormick in Cold Squad. For the same role she received a Leo Award nomination for "Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series" in 2002 and won the award in 2003.
|1993||Letter from Francis||Claire||Short film|
|2008||Loving Loretta||Loretta||Short film|
|1988||Chasing Rainbows||Paula Ashley||TV miniseries / Episodes: "1.1", "1.2", "1.3"|
|1989||Friday the 13th: The Series||Carissa||Episode: "Scarlet Cinema"|
|1993||Coming of Age||Heather||TV film|
|1995||Forever Knight||Dr. Dianna Linsman||Episode: "Near Death"|
|1995||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Megan||Episode: "Banker's Hours"|
|1995–1996||North of 60||Rosemary Fletcher||Recurring role (12 episodes)|
|1997||Ekhaya: A Family Chronicle||Rosa||TV miniseries|
|1997||Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave||Janet Huntley||TV film|
|1998||The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon||Eagles recruiter||TV film|
|1998–2005||Cold Squad||Sgt. Ali McCormick||Main role (98 episodes)|
|1999||Royal Canadian Air Farce||Sgt. Ali McCormick||Episode: "31 December 1999"|
|2002||The Vicki Gabereau Show||as self||1 episode (20 September 2002)|
|2002||This Hour Has 22 Minutes||as self||1 episode (12 November 2002)|
|2003||Open Mike with Mike Bullard||as self||1 episode (11 November 2003)|
|2004||Corner Gas||Paint Store Clerk||Episode: "Grad '68"|
|2004||ReGenesis||Sarah Sandström||Episode: "Blackout"|
|2005||Queer as Folk||Ms. Dickson||Episode: "We Will Survive!"|
|2005||This Is Wonderland||Caitlin Flannery||Episodes: "2.10", "3.1"|
|2006||The House Next Door||Anita||TV film|
|2009–2010||The Border||Terri Knight-Kessler||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2010||Cra$h & Burn||Fiona Grayson||Episode: "Closure"|
|2011||King||Vicky Nolan||Episode: "Cameron Bell"|
|2001||Cold Squad||Episode: "The Nanny" (#5.7)|
|2002||Cold Squad||Episode: "Back in the Day" (#6.7)|
|2005||Cold Squad||Episode: "Mr. Bad Example" (#7.8)|
Awards and nominations
|1994||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series||Letter From Francis||Nominated|||
|1997||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series||North of 60 for "Arrival and Departure"||Nominated|||
|1998||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Cold Squad for "Amanda Millerd"||Nominated|||
|2000||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Cold Squad||Nominated|||
|2001||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Cold Squad for "Loose Ends, Part 2"||Nominated|||
|2002||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Cold Squad||Won|||
|Leo Award||Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series||Cold Squad for "Ambleton"||Nominated|||
|2003||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Cold Squad||Nominated|||
|Leo Award||Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series||Cold Squad for "Survivor"||Won|||
|2005||Gemini Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role||Cold Squad for "And the Fury"||Nominated|||
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