Tedde Moore

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Tedde Moore
Dorothea Moore

(1945-10-28) October 28, 1945 (age 77)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1959–2017
Children4, including Noah Shebib

Tedde Moore (born October 28, 1945) is a Canadian actress.

Early life[edit]

Tedde Moore is the daughter of Darwina (née Faessler) and actor and educator Mavor Moore, the granddaughter of Canadian theatre figure Dora Mavor Moore, and the great-granddaughter of Scottish-born economist James Mavor.[1]


Moore is best known for playing Miss Shields in the 1983 film A Christmas Story.[2] She reprised her role in the 1994 film My Summer Story and is the only actor to have appeared in both films.

Her film credits include Second Wind (1976),[3] Murder by Decree (1979), Overnight (1985), Rolling Vengeance (1987) and Down the Road Again (2011).

In 2011, Moore starred as Mrs. Claus in the TV movie Mistletoe Over Manhattan.

Personal life[edit]

Moore and her life partner, filmmaker Donald Shebib,[4] have two children — Noah, with whom she was pregnant while filming A Christmas Story[5] and Suzanna — along with Moore's daughter, Zoë, from an earlier relationship with actor Patrick Christopher Carter. Moore also raised an adopted daughter named Chaunce from the age of three.[6]

Zoë is a writer and Suzanna is a teacher, while Noah, better known as 40, is a music engineer, producer, and a frequent collaborator with the artist Drake.[6]

Moore has five grandchildren.[6]


In 2007, Moore was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1971 Rip-Off Nancy
1976 Second Wind Paula
1979 Murder by Decree Mrs. Lees
1981 The Amateur Newscaster
1983 A Christmas Story Miss Shields
1985 Overnight Leslie
1987 Rolling Vengeance Misty's Mother
Taking Care of Terrific Mrs. Cameron TV movie
Mr. Nobody Narrator Short film
1992 Terror on Track 9 Bank Manager TV movie
1994 My Summer Story Miss Shields
1995 The Man in the Attic Another wife TV movie
1996 The Deliverance of Elaine Mary Ann TV movie
Gotti Judge TV movie
Undue Influence Corrections Officer TV movie
1999 God's New Plan Kate Young TV movie
2001 Focus Woman #1 in Theater
2002 Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story Nurse Gowtand TV movie
The Scream Team Friendly Woman TV movie
2003 Rolie Polie Olie: The Baby Bot Chase Polie-Anna TV movie
2008 A Christmas Story Documentary: Road Trip for Ralphie Herself
The Untold Christmas Story Herself
2009 Clarkworld Herself
2011 Down the Road Again Annie Burns
Mistletoe Over Manhattan Rebecca Claus TV movie
2012 The Cast of a Christmas Story: Where Are They Now? Herself TV movie
2014 The Anniversary Evelyn
2017 High-Rise Rescue Maxine Smith
Magical Christmas Ornaments Daisy TV movie


Year Title Role Notes
1961 Encounter Episode: "Breaking Point"
1972-1975 Police Surgeon Ruth/Mary/Wilma/Marta Morgan/Amy 5 episodes
1977 Sidestreet Eleanor Slater Episode: "Stakeout"
1980 The Littlest Hobo Mrs. Baxter Episode: "Snapshot"
For the Record Episode: "Lyon's Den"
1988 T. and T. Mrs. Lewelyn Episode: "And Baby Makes Nine"
1989-1990 Friday the 13th: The Series Nurse Dana/Dr. Meade 2 episodes
1992 E.N.G. Dr. Holtfield Episode: "Harvest"
1995 Avonlea Guest #2 Episode: "What a Tangled Web We Weave"
1996 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Sarah Kilmartin Episode: "The Transient/Two Lost Old Men"
2001 RoboCop: Prime Directives The Old Woman (CEO) 2 episodes
2002 Odyssey 5 Video Shrink Episode: "L.D.U. 7"
2003-2004 Rolie Polie Olie Polie-Anna 6 episodes
2005 This Is Wonderland 1 episode
Little Einsteins Episode: "The Christmas Wish"
2011 The Kennedys Mrs. Shaw 3 episodes


In 1976, Moore won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Paula in the film Second Wind at the 27th Canadian Film Awards.[8]

In 1984, Moore was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Miss Shields in the film A Christmas Story at the 5th Genie Awards, but lost to Jackie Burroughs for The Wars.[9][10]


  1. ^ CBC Radio (August 10, 2018). "OVO producer Noah '40' Shebib and his sister Suzanna empower youth through hip hop". CBC Radio.
  2. ^ Woulfe, Molly (December 4, 2009). "'Christmas Story's' Miss Shields schools us". nwi.com. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Wise, Wyndam, ed. (2001). Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press. p. 263.
  4. ^ Jonathan (July 10, 2019). "Tedde Moore Net Worth, Movies, Married, Children, Facts, Wiki-Bio". Bio Age Who. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Pirnia, Garin (September 15, 2015). "10 Things You Didn't Know About A Christmas Story". Esquire. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c Scott, Cece M. (November 8, 2018). "Tedde Morre strongly rooted in Canadian theatre". Active Life. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  7. ^ "Noah Shebib". National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Archived from the original on March 23, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  8. ^ "The Winners: The Canadian Film Awards 1976". Cinema Canada. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Tedde Moore: Genie Awards". IMDb. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  10. ^ Scott, Jay (March 22, 1984). "Terry Fox Story wins best picture Genie Eric Fryer, Martha Henry take top acting awards". The Globe and Mail.

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