Niamh Wilson

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Niamh Wilson
Born (1997-03-09) March 9, 1997 (age 20)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Niamh Wilson ( /ˈnv wɪlsʌn/ born March 9, 1997) is a Canadian film and television actress from Oakville, Ontario, known for her role as Corbett in Saw III, reprised in Saw V; the Canadian horror film The Marsh (2006); and the title role in the Family Channel[1] series Debra![2] She was a regular on Degrassi: The Next Generation during seasons 13–14 as Jacqueline "Jack" Jones.


Wilson began her career with a role in the Warner Brother's pilot Chasing Alice[3] at the age of five. Although the TV Movie/pilot did not result in a series, she did meet Ralph Hemecker, who was to direct her in Haunting Sarah two years later. Her portrayal of Sarah Lewis garnered her a Young Artist Award in 2006. While in Los Angeles for the awards she and her mother created a CBC Radio radio documentary for the Outfront program called "Child Star Goes to Hollywood"[4] about their road trip to Hollywood. Wilson was cast in Ice Planet as Commander Trager's (Michael Ironside) daughter.[5][6] She has appeared in numerous films as well as episodic television, generally in dramatic adult-oriented vehicles; however, a comedic role eluded her until she was cast in the title role of Debra Delong[7] in the Family Channel series Debra! produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment. The role was cast in 2010 when Wilson was only 12 years old. The pilot was shot in spring 2010; Family Channel picked up the series in summer 2010.[8][9][10] and the first season was filmed in January - February 2011. The first episode premiered on Family Channel Saturday, June 4, 2011.[11] Wilson won the Young Artist Award for Leading Actress in a TV Series for Debra! in May 2012; the series also won for Best Young Ensemble in a TV Series. This was the first time a TV series that was not aired in the United States had won these awards.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Like her character on Degrassi, Jack Jones, Wilson is a dancer, practicing mainly in ballet, modern contemporary and pointe.[13][14] Wilson graduated from high school in June 2015 [15] and attended George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario. Wilson was accepted into their dance program for Technical and Performance Training in Ballet.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Aurora Borealis Isabelle
2006 Marsh, TheThe Marsh Little Claire / Rose
2006 Saw III Corbett Denlon
2007 Saw IV Corbett Denlon
2008 Saw V Corbett Denlon
2009 Saw VI Corbett Denlon
2013 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Gracie
2013 Skating to New York Page
2014 Maps to the Stars Sam


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Chasing Alice Young Alice TV film
2005 Plague City: SARS in Toronto Lindsay TV film
2005 Haunting Sarah Sarah Lewis TV film
2006 House Next Door, TheThe House Next Door Belinda Greene TV film
2006–08 Runaway Susie Recurring role; 7 episodes
2007 They Come Back Marley Charles TV film
2009 Flashpoint Petra Episode: "Haunting the Barn"
2009 Heartland Taylor Kennedy Episode: "Little Secrets"
2011 Falling Skies Megan Episodes: "Sanctuary: Part 1", "Eight Hours"
2011 Haven Hadley Chambers Episode: "Silent Night"
2011–12 Debra! Debra Lead role; 13 episodes
2012 Frenemies Brittany TV film
2012 My Babysitter's a Vampire Val Mudrap Episode: "Village of the Darned"
2012 Warehouse 13 Alice Episode: "Fractures"
2012 Rookie Blue Alice Episodes: "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life", "I Never"
2013 Hemlock Grove Pretty Shelley Episodes: "Birth", "Catabasis", "What Peter Can Live Without"
2014–15 Degrassi Jack Main role (Seasons 13–14); 23 Episodes
2015 Good Witch Amber Episodes: "Starting Over...Again", "Do The Right Thing"


Year Award Category Result Film/Show
2006 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a MOW - Supporting Young Actress Won Haunting Sarah[17]
2007 Best Performance in a MOW - Supporting Young Actress Nominated The House Next Door[18]
2008 Best Performance in a MOW - Leading Young Actress Nominated They Come Back[19]
2012 Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actress Won Debra![20]
Outstanding Young Ensemble In a TV Series Won
2016 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress Won The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet[21]


  1. ^ "Watch TV Shows, Play Games and Enter Contests : Official Family Channel website". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ "DEBRA: Home". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  3. ^ "IMDb Pro : Chasing Alice Business Details". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Piece » Parent and Child". PRX. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Fan Independent Side". 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  6. ^ 00h13 (2007-03-13). "[Serie - VO] : Ice Planet - Forums divers". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Niamh Wilson from DEBRA! | The Magazine". 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  8. ^ "For the Kid Inside!". The Cookie Jar Company. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  9. ^ Vlessing, Etan (2010-11-24). "Animation Giant Cookie Jar Shoots First Live Action Series". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  10. ^ "Cookie Jar to intro two older-skewing series at MIP". 
  11. ^ "Family Channel | Debra Delong And Her Big Soaring Pony Land On Family Channel". 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  12. ^ "For the Kid Inside!". The Cookie Jar Company. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  13. ^ "Barre Life". 
  14. ^
  15. ^ "Niamh Wilson". Twitter. 
  16. ^ George Brown College
  17. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  18. ^ "28th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  19. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  20. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  21. ^ "Nominations". 

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