Tracy Wright

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Tracy Wright
Born (1959-12-07)December 7, 1959
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died June 22, 2010(2010-06-22) (aged 50)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–2010
Spouse(s) Don McKellar (January 2010—June 2010)

Tracy Wright (December 7, 1959 – June 22, 2010) was a Canadian actress who was known for her stage and film performances, as well as her presence in Canada's avant-garde for over 20 years.


In 1989, she was a founding member of the Toronto's Augusta Company,[1] along with her future husband Don McKellar and Daniel Brooks, and worked regularly throughout her theatre career with Brooks, McKellar, and Canadian writers and directors including Nadia Ross, Jacob Wren, Daniel MacIvor, Hillar Liitoja, Paul Bettis and Sky Gilbert.[2]

In film, she worked closely with McKellar and Bruce McDonald, whose Highway 61 (1991) was one of her first major roles, and This Movie Is Broken and Trigger (2010) were her last.[1] She was also known for her roles in films such as Monkey Warfare, Last Night, When Night Is Falling, Superstar and Me and You and Everyone We Know.[3] Highlights of her television appearances include The Kids in the Hall and Twitch City.[4]

Wright also acted in Bob Wiseman's video "We Got Time" in 1989, along with Leslie Spit Treeo and Don McKellar, and she is the subject of a song by Wiseman, entitled ""[5] from his 2013 release Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying.

She was married to McKellar, her long-term partner, in January 2010.[1]

Wright died on June 22, 2010, aged 50, from pancreatic cancer.[3]


Following her death, Wright and her Trigger co-star Molly Parker jointly won the prize for Best Actress at the 2011 ACTRA Toronto Awards.[6] McKellar accepted the award in her honour, stating in his speech that the award "means more to me than any I've ever won".[6] Wright and Parker were also both nominated for the Genie Award for Best Actress at the 31st Genie Awards, although neither won.


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