September 5, 1970 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Life and career
DeCoutere grew up as the youngest sibling of four from British and Czech parents. She attended grad school at Concordia University in Montreal and has held various jobs, including as a kindergarten teacher in South Korea, and attended teachers college at Griffith University in Australia.
On April 2, 2016, DeCoutere announced via Twitter that she was resigning from Trailer Park Boys after actor and co-star Mike Smith was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman.  Also on April 2, 2016, it was revealed by the Trailer Park Boys' publicist, Sheila Roberts, that DeCoutere had informed the show's producers a few weeks before Smith's arrest that she would not be returning for the show's next season. Statements released from the Trailer Park Boys production team indicated that the incident was misreported and that the call to the police was made by persons who had not witnessed the event. The woman was described by Smith as a friend, and she issued a statement that "at no time did [she] feel in danger" and that the incident was "perceived as something other than what it was."
In October 2014, DeCoutere joined seven anonymous women in publicly alleging sexual assault by former CBC Radio personality Jian Ghomeshi; she was the first to publicly identify herself. Ghomeshi was charged with sexual assault and choking, but was acquitted of all charges at the trial involving DeCoutere, with the judge expressing doubt of the witnesses' testimonies.
- Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It (2014) ... as Lucy
- The Gospel According to the Blues (2009) ... as Social Worker
- Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009) ... as Lucy
- Trailer Park Boys: Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys (2008)... as Lucy
- Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006) ... as Lucy
- Anniversary Present (2006) ... as Bridesmaid 2
- Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special (2004) ... as Lucy
- Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003) ... as Woman #1 at Rally
- The Event (2003) ... as Upstairs Neighbour
- Trailer Park Boys (2001–2007, 2014–2016) ... as Lucy
- Beefcake (1998) ... as Champ's Wife
- The Hanging Garden (1997) ... as Bridesmaid
- "Come on, teacher!". The Coast, August 28, 2008.
- LiveTourArtists ~ International Booking Agency. Representing Sarah and Lucy of Trailer Park Boys
- Donovan, Kevin (29 October 2014). "Jian Ghomeshi: 8 women accuse former CBC host of violence, sexual abuse or harassment". Toronto Star.
- Boesveld, Sarah (17 July 2013). "From trailer to chopper: A Q&A with actress Lucy DeCoutere". National Post.
- Dempsey, Ann (April 2, 2016). "Lucy DeCoutere quits Trailer Park Boys after Mike Smith battery charge". The Toronto Star. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
- "'Trailer Park Boys release statements from participants". CNW. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- "Lucy DeCoutere Opens Up To CBC's 'The Current' About Jian Ghomeshi". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- "Jian Ghomeshi trial: Lucy DeCoutere alleges he took her 'by the throat,' hit her multiple times". Global News. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
- "Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian radio star, acquitted in first sexual assault trial". CNN. Retrieved 2016-03-30.