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.

Career[edit]

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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television[edit]

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"

Awards[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch TV Shows, Play Games and Enter Contests : Official Family Channel website". Family.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ "DEBRA: Home". Family.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  3. ^ "IMDb Pro : Chasing Alice Business Details". Pro.imdb.com. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Piece » Parent and Child". PRX. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Fan Independent Side". Ice-planet.tv. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  6. ^ 00h13 (2007-03-13). "[Serie - VO] : Ice Planet - Forums divers". Forums.jeuxonline.info. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Niamh Wilson from DEBRA! | The Magazine". Themagazine.ca. 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". Newswire.ca. 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. ^ http://www.niamhwilson.net/exclusive_interview.php
  15. ^ "Niamh Wilson". Twitter. 
  16. ^ George Brown Collegehttps://twitter.com/NiamhTheWilson/status/602927735464296448
  17. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Youngartistawards.org. 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  18. ^ "28th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Youngartistawards.org. 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  19. ^ "29th Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  20. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards - Nominations / Special Awards". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  21. ^ "Nominations". 

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