Crewson at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Wendy Jane Crewson
May 9, 1956
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Michael Murphy (m. 1988; div. 2009)|
Wendy Jane Crewson (born May 9, 1956) is a Canadian actress and producer.
In 1991, Crewson appeared in her first breakthrough role in the feature film The Doctor and in later years appeared in films, such as The Good Son (1993), as the mother of Eric Lloyd's character; The Santa Clause (1994) and its two sequels, The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), as Tim Allen's ex-wife; To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996) as Peter Gallagher's unfortunate blind date; and Air Force One (1997) as Grace Marshall, First Lady to President James Marshall (Harrison Ford).
Crewson co-starred in the science fiction films Bicentennial Man (1999) with Robin Williams, and The 6th Day (2000) opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has performed numerous other roles including an invasive television newscaster in Room (2015).
On television, Crewson starred in the Canadian series ReGenesis as Dr. Rachel Woods from 2007 to 2008, and on Saving Hope as Dr. Dana Kinny in 2012. She also guest starred in the first eight episodes of the third season of 24, playing Dr. Anne Packard, personal physician and love interest to the President.
In 2013, Crewson won a Canadian Screen Award for her work on the television series Saving Hope and in 2016, she received the Earle Grey Award, which recognizes actors for their contribution to the international profile of Canadian TV or for their significant body of work.
Crewson was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the daughter of June Doreen (née Thomas) and Robert Binnie Crewson. She attended John Rennie High School in Pointe Claire, Québec, as did her younger brother, Brad Crewson. She attended Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where she won the Lorne Greene Award for outstanding work in the theater. She then studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
She married actor Michael Murphy in 1988 and they have two children. They divorced in January 2009.
In December 2014, she revealed to the press that she had come out to her family as a lesbian several years ago.
|1982||Mazes and Monsters||Kate Finch|
|1984||The Guardian (HBO film)||Marlee Kramer|
|1985||Mark of Cain||Dale|
|1987||Hobo's Christmas, AA Hobo's Christmas||Laurie|
|1990||Getting Married in Buffalo Jump||Sophie Ware|
|1991||Doctor, TheThe Doctor||Dr. Leslie Abbott|
|1993||Good Son, TheThe Good Son||Susan Evans|
|1994||Santa Clause 1The Santa Clause||Laura Miller|
|1994||Corrina, Corrina||Jenny Davis|
|1996||To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday||Kevin Dollof|
|1997||Air Force One||First Lady Grace Marshall|
|1997||Gang Related||Helen Eden|
|1998||At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story||Sue Rodriguez|
|1998||Sleeping Dogs Lie||Theresa Small|
|1999||Better Than Chocolate||Lila|
|1999||Bicentennial Man||'Ma´am' Martin|
|1999||Summer's End||Virginia Baldwin|
|2000||What Lies Beneath||Elena|
|2000||6th Day, TheThe 6th Day||Natalie Gibson|
|2001||Suddenly Naked||Jackie York|
|2001||Deadly Appearances||Joanne Kilbourn|
|2002||Perfect Pie||Adult Patsy|
|2002||The Matthew Shepard Story||Sarah|
|2002||Unexpected Love, AnAn Unexpected Love||McNally "Mac" Hays|
|2002||Santa Clause 2The Santa Clause 2||Laura Miller|
|2002||Verdict in Blood||Joanne Kilbourn|
|2003||Piano Man's Daughter, TheThe Piano Man's Daughter||Ede Kilworth|
|2003||Twelve Mile Road||Dr. Angela Landis|
|2004||Clearing, TheThe Clearing||Louise Miller|
|2004||Pigeon||Woman in Train|
|2005||Hunt for Justice||Louise Arbour|
|2005||The Stranger I Married||Lorraine Evanshen|
|2006||Eight Below||Eve McClaren|
|2006||Who Loves the Sun||Mary Bloom|
|2006||Covenant, TheThe Covenant||Evelyn Danvers|
|2006||Away from Her||Madeleine|
|2006||Santa Clause 3The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||Laura Miller|
|2007||Seeker: The Dark is Rising, TheThe Seeker: The Dark is Rising||Mary Stanton|
|2009||Formosa Betrayed||Susan Kane|
|2011||Winnie Mandela||Mary Botha|
|2012||The Vow||Dr. Fishman|
|2015||Room||Talk Show Hostess|
|2015||Into the Forest||Mom|
|1987||Hard Copy||Blake Calisher||7 episodes|
|1988||Tanner '88||Joanna Buckley||8 episodes|
|2001||The Last Brick Maker in America||Karen||TV drama|
|2003||24||Dr. Anne Packard||8 episodes|
|2007–2008||ReGenesis||Rachel Woods||24 episodes|
|2009||Flashpoint||Catherine Graham||Episode: "Eagle Two"|
|2010||The Bridge||Mayor Kennedy||4 episodes|
|2010||Rookie Blue||Dana Kennedy||Episode: "In Blue"|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Judy Robbins||Episode: "Genetic Disorder"|
|2012||Alcatraz||Helen Campbell||Episode: "Sonny Burnett"|
|2012||Fairly Legal||Warden Sara Wilkes||Episode: "Ripple of Hope"|
|2012–present||Saving Hope||Dr. Dana Kinney||Main role|
|2012–2013||Revenge||Helen Crowley||9 episodes|
|2013||Jack||Anne McGrath||Television film|
|2014||Murdoch Mysteries||Cassie Chadwick||Episode: "The Murdoch Sting"|
|2014||Working the Engels||Mrs. Guernsey||2 episodes|
|2014||Ascension||Director Katherine Warren||Television miniseries|
|2015||Defiance||Silora Voske||Episode: "When Twilight Dims the Sky Above"|
|2015||Beauty and the Beast||Helen Ellingsworth||2 episodes|
|2015||Forgive Me||Celeste||2 episodes|
|2016||Slasher||Brenda Merrit||3 episodes|
Awards and nominations
- 1992 — Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (Nominated)
- 1994 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for I'll Never Get to Heaven (Nominated)
- 1998 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series for Due South
- 1999 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story
- 2002 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for A Killing Spring (Nominated)
- 2002 — Humanitarian Award
- 2003 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for The Many Trials of One Jane Doe
- 2005 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Sex Traffic (Nominated)
- 2006 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for The Man Who Lost Himself
- 2007 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Robber Bride (Nominated)
- 2007 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for ReGenesis
- 2008 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for ReGenesis (Nominated)
- 2010 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Summit (Nominated)
- 2013 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for Saving Hope
- 2007 - ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence
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