Wendy Crewson

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Wendy Crewson
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Born Wendy Jane Crewson
(1956-05-09) May 9, 1956 (age 60)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Michael Murphy (m. 1988; div. 2009)
Children 2

Wendy Jane Crewson (born May 9, 1956) is a Canadian actress and producer.

Career[edit]

Crewson appeared in many Canadian TV shows in 1980s, and appeared in a number of feature films in the early 1990s, like Night Heat, Hard Copy, Tanner '88 and Street Legal.[1]

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).[2]

Crewson co-starred in the science fiction films Bicentennial Man (1999) with Robin Williams, and The 6th Day (2000) opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.[2] She has performed numerous other roles including an invasive television newscaster in Room (2015).[3]

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.

She also appears in the second season of ABC's primetime soap opera Revenge from 2012 to 2013.[4]

In 2013, Crewson won a Canadian Screen Award for her work on the television series Saving Hope[5] 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.[6]

Personal life[edit]

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.[7] 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.[1]

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.[8]

Crewson resides in Rosedale, a neighbourhood in Toronto.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1982 Mazes and Monsters Kate Finch
1983 Skullduggery Barbara Sluszarczyk/Dorigen.
1984 Heartsounds Judy
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
1992 Folks! Audrey Aldrich
1993 Good Son, TheThe Good Son Susan Evans
1994 Santa Clause 1The Santa Clause Laura Miller
1994 Corrina, Corrina Jenny Davis
1995 Ebbie Roberta Cratchet
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
1998 Escape Velocity Billie
1999 Better Than Chocolate Lila
1999 Bicentennial Man 'Ma´am' Martin
1999 Summer's End Virginia Baldwin
2000 Mercy Bernadine Mello
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 Niagara Motel Lily
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
2014 Fall Sheila
2015 Room Talk Show Hostess
2015 Into the Forest Mom

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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[edit]

  • Gemini Awards
    • 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
    ACTRA Award
    • 2007 - ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wendy Crewson Biography". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Wendy Crewson- Biography". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  3. ^ Minow, Nell. "Interview: Brie Larson of "Room"". Beliefnet. Retrieved January 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (August 28, 2012). "'Revenge' adds 'Air Force One' star Wendy Crewson". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  5. ^ "CTV Announces Start of Production on Season Four of Saving Hope - Broadcaster Magazine". Broadcaster Magazine. 2015-06-03. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  6. ^ 17, Jordan Pinto December; 2015. "Wendy Crewson to receive Earle Grey award". Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Wendy Crewson Biography (1959–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  8. ^ Kennedy, John R. (April 14, 2015). "Actress Wendy Crewson opens up about coming out as gay". Globalnews.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ Zekas, Rita (July 6, 2012). "Wendy Crewson's home on the range". Toronto Star. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 

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