Stephanie Morgenstern

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Stephanie Morgenstern
Stephanie Morgenstern.jpg
  • Director
  • screenwriter
  • filmmaker
  • actress
Years active1978–present
Known forCo-creator of Flashpoint, Original DIC voice of Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon
Spouse(s)Mark Ellis

Stephanie Morgenstern is a Canadian actress, filmmaker, and screenwriter for television and film. She has worked extensively on stage, film, and television in both English and French. Her most widely seen feature film credits have been The Sweet Hereafter, Maelström, Julie and Me (Revoir Julie) and Forbidden Love. Morgenstern is also widely recognized by anime fans as the voice of Sailor Venus in the DIC Entertainment English dub of Sailor Moon in the first few seasons as well as the movies. She also voice the role of Regina of Dino Crisis 1 en Dino Crisis 2 of the famous franchise of Capcom.

Life and career[edit]

Along with her writing partner and husband Mark Ellis, Morgenstern created Flashpoint, a Canadian TV police drama which premiered July 2008 on CTV and CBS, and ran for five years before the show ended by creative choice in 2012. The show was awarded the Academy Board of Directors Tribute for Outstanding and Enduring Contribution to Canadian Television,[citation needed] in addition to both a Gemini and Canadian Screen Award for Best Dramatic Series.[1] Flashpoint has been sold to over 50 countries outside of Canada and the U.S.[2]

She and Mark Ellis were also co-creators and showrunners on X Company, a WWII espionage thriller set in France, Germany and Canada. Shot over three years in Budapest, it was also sold to many territories internationally, including France (TF1), U.K. (History),[3] the United States (Ovation), Latin America (History), and Japan (Mystery). It was also a Canadian Screen Awards nominee for Best Dramatic Series.[4]

Morgenstern has been twice nominated for Genie (Canadian Academy) Awards for directing the short film Remembrance, which she also co-wrote and co-starred in with her husband Mark Ellis, and co-directing (with her brother Mark Morgenstern) the short film Curtains, which she also wrote, an in which she played the lead role.

Morgenstern stated in a 2003 interview that she has synesthesia.[5] She is also a practitioner of Krav Maga martial arts training.[6]


Director and screenwriter credits[edit]

Year Title Role
1995 Curtains Writer, Actor, Co-Director
2001 Remembrance (2001 film) Director, Co-Writer, Actor
2008-2012 Flashpoint Co-Creator, Screenwriter, Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner
2015-2017 X Company Co-Creator, Screenwriter, Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner, Director
2018 Killjoys Episode 408: It Takes a Pillage Director
2019 Burden of Truth (TV series) Episode 203: Guilt by Association, Episode 204: The Milk of Human Kindness Director
2020 Hudson & Rex Episode 211: In Pod We Trust Director
2020 Nurses (Canadian TV series) Episode 109: Mirror Box Director


Year Title Role Notes
1978 Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang Narrator
1985 Blue Line Ilena
1986 Toby McTeague Sara
1989 The Mountain and the Valley Effie
1989 Justine's Film (Le film de Justine)
1990 Moody Beach Waitress
1990 Ding et Dong le film Cheftaine
1990 The Nutcracker Prince Louise (voice)
1993 Taking Liberty Sarah
1995 Butterbox Babies Dorothy / Daisy
1995 Curtains Claire Short film
1997 The Sweet Hereafter Allison Winner: Best Acting by an Ensemble (National Board of Review, USA)[citation needed]
1998 2 Seconds Sugrun
1998 Julie and Me (Revoir Julie) Juliet
1999 The Rememberer Annie Short film
2000 Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose Mina - Sailor Venus (voice)
2000 Shooter Chris Short film
2000 Believe Mary Alice Stiles
2000 Sailor Moon S the Movie: Hearts in Ice Mina - Sailor Venus (voice)
2000 Sailor Moon Super S the Movie: Black Dream Hole Mina - Sailor Venus (voice)
2000 Maelström Claire Gunderson
2000 Café Olé Sharon
2000 Passengers Rachel Short film
2001 Remembrance Aurora Isaacs Short film
2002 Blue Skies Dresser Short film
2003 Blizzard Miss Ward
2003 Cold Creek Manor Local
2007 Bonded Pairs Rosemary Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Hangin' In Nicole Episode: "She Strips to Conquer"
1986 Spearfield's Daughter Trudi TV miniseries
1989 Friday the 13th: The Series Rachel Horn Episode: "Crippled Inside"
1989–1990 The Smoggies Princess Lila / Emma (voice) TV series
1991 Sweating Bullets Desnee Paige Episode: "Runaway"
1991 Rupert Tiger Lily (voice) Recurring role (4 episodes)
1992 Partners 'n Love Angela TV film
1992 Midnight Cob Jiggs TV series
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Laura Episode: "Disciple"
1994 Forever Knight Young Katherine Barrington Episode: "Forward Into the Past"
1994 Tales from the Crypt June (voice) Episodes: "Cold Blood, Warm Heart/The Spider and the Flies", "The Haunted Mine"
1995, 1998 Sailor Moon Mina - Sailor Venus (voice) Main role (54 episodes), DIC dub
1996 Blazing Dragons Princess Flame (voice) TV series
1997 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Maria Talbert Episode: "Schemes and Dreams"
1997 Rupert Tiger Lily (voice) Episode: "Rupert and the Crystal Ball"
1998 Mind Games Anna TV film
1998 Mythic Warriors Speaking Oak (voice) Episode: "Jason and the Argonauts"
1998 Birdz Steffy Storkowitz (voice) TV series
1999 Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge Professor TV film
1999 P.T. Barnum Nancy (Fish) TV film
1999 Dino Crisis Regina (voice) Video game
1999 Power Stone Ayame (voice) TV series
2000 Wind at My Back Lillian Day Episode: "Faith Healer"
2000 Dino Crisis 2 Regina (voice) Video game
2001 La vie, la vie Jennifer Episode: "La dernière tentation"
2001 All Souls Emily McKaye Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids Ladybug (voice) TV film
2003 Missing Victoria Feldon Episode: "Victoria"
2004 Bliss Penelope Episode: "Penelope and Her Suitors"
2004 This Is Wonderland Leslie Clark Recurring role (9 episodes)
2004–2006 Atomic Betty Megan Recurring role (7 episodes)
2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister Olivia TV film
2005 Miss BG Aunt Alice (voice) TV series
2006 At the Hotel Gerta Episodes: "Welcome to the Rousseau", "Modern Solutions to Modern Problems", "Doesn't Anyone Want to Ask Me About My Dress?"
2006–2009 Yin Yang Yo! Yin (voice), Chung Pow Kitties Main role, recurring role
2008 Degrassi: The Next Generation Doc Rota Episode: "Death or Glory: Part 1"
2008 Flashpoint Hostage Episode: "Scorpio"
2009 Flashpoint Female Officer Episode: "Haunting the Barn"


  1. ^ "Flashpoint is big Gemini winner". Toronto Star. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ "CTV Ratings Alert - Flashpoint Delivers 1.1 Million Viewers Thursday Night on CTV". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ "History UK Acquires Canadian WWII Spy Thriller 'X Company'". 11 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards 2016 nominations led by Room, Schitt's Creek, Orphan Black". CBC News. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  5. ^[bare URL PDF]
  6. ^ "Showrunner/Director Stephanie Morgenstern - "Apricots"".

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Preceded by
Voice of Sailor Venus
Eps. 29 - 82, Movies
Succeeded by