Trenna Keating

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Trenna Keating
Alma materUniversity of Regina
Years active2005–present

Trenna Keating is a Canadian actress known for her recurring role as Doc Yewll in Defiance between 2013 and 2015.

Early life[edit]

Trenna Keating was born and grew up in Weyburn in the Saskatchewan prairie province in Canada. She likes spending her time hiking and camping outdoors, loves cooking, playing games and dancing. Keating is also a passioned writer of plays. Keating did her BFA degree in acting at the University of Regina.[1]


When she moved to Toronto,[1] Keating studied clown for a while,[2] and began working as a reader for auditions as her introduction to the Toronto film industry. Keating spent several years working at the theatre and doing crew work in film productions, as background casting director, casting assistant and casting director. On occasion of an interview, she told that most of what I have learned about acting has come from being on the other side of the camera watching actors work.[1]

Keating first appeared in the American romantic comedy and Christmas film Just Friends in 2005, and thenafter in Canadian television series and television films, among them, Corner Gas and Combat Hospital in recurring roles. Her probably best known role is the recurring character Doc Yewll in the US-Canadian SciFi-series Defiance that started broadcast in 2013 and was renewed for a third,[3][4][5][6] and last season; Defiance was cancelled by ScyFy on 16 October 2015.[7][8]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Just Friends Nancy
2006 Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story KOD Lady #2 Miniseries
2006 The Velvet Devil Stage Manager TV film
2006–2007 Nurse TV series, 3 episodes
2007 Like Lovers Andrea
2008 Rabbit Fall Karen Shade TV series, 1 episode
2009 Little Mosque on the Prairie Waitress TV series, 1 episode
2007–2009 Corner Gas 80's Girl, Sensitivity Student TV series, 3 episodes
2009 A Dog Named Christmas Faye McCray TV film
2011 Combat Hospital Sgt. Hannah Corday TV series, 10 episodes
2013 Cracked Ident Officer TV series, 2 episodes
2014 Working the Engels Receptionist TV series, 1 episode
2014 The Listener Detective Nesmith TV series, 1 episode
2013–2015 Defiance Doc Yewll TV series, 34 episodes
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Cathleen King TV series, 2 episodes
2015 Schitt's Creek Crystal TV series, 1 episode
2015 Bark Ranger Lisa Cratchley
2015 Orphan Black Vera TV series, 3 episodes
2016 12 Monkeys Nurse TV series, 1 episode
2016 Dark Matter Felicia Brand TV series, 1 episode
2017 Cardinal (TV series) Kristin Baldwin TV series, 3 episodes
2017 Reign Lady Palmerton TV series, 1 episode
2017 Away Home Isla McNeil
2018 Workin' Moms Shanon TV series, 3 episodes
2018 Ransom Simone Merriweather TV series, 1 episode
2018 Good Witch Realtor TV series, 1 episode
2018 Anne (TV series) Mrs. Pye TV series, 1 episode


  1. ^ a b c Baric, Steve (2013-08-30). "Women We Love: Trenna Keating". Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  2. ^ Clamen, Mark (2013-05-14). "Resident Alien: One on One with Defiance's Trenna Keating". Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  3. ^ Underwood, Erin (2014-09-09). "Interview: Trenna Keating (aka Doc Yewll) from Defiance". Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  4. ^ Bernstein, Robert; Johnson, Jen (2013-04-24). "Our Interview with Trenna Keating aka Defiance's Doc Yewll". Den Of Geek. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  5. ^ Reay, Nick (2015-07-02). "EXCLUSIVE interview with Defiance's 'Doc Yewll'". Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  6. ^ Bullock, Mynda (2015-09-16). "Trenna Keating Talks Defiance at Dragon Con!". Retrieved 2015-09-18.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (2015-10-16). "Syfy's 'Defiance' Canceled After Three Seasons". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  8. ^ Keating, Trenna (2015-10-17). "Trenna Keating on facebook". Trenna Keating. Retrieved 2015-10-17.

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