Born: May 9, 1956
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wendy Jane Crewson (born May 9, 1956) is a Canadian actress and producer. She began her career appearing on the Canadian television, before her breakthrough role in 1991 dramatic film The Doctor.
Crewson has appeared in many Hollywood films, including The Good Son (1993), The Santa Clause (1994) and its sequels The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), as well as Air Force One (1997), Bicentennial Man (1999), What Lies Beneath (2000), The 6th Day (2000), and Eight Below (2006). She also starred in a number of independent movies, such as Better Than Chocolate (1999), Suddenly Naked (2001), Perfect Pie (2002), Away from Her (2006) and Room (2015).
Crewson has won six Gemini Awards and two Canadian Screen Awards for her performances on television. She played leading roles in a number of television films, include playing Joanne Kilbourn in six movies based on novels by Gail Bowen. She had a recurring roles on American television series 24 and Revenge, and from 2012 to 2017 co-starred in the CTV medical drama Saving Hope.
Crewson appeared in many Canadian TV shows in 1980s and in a number of feature films in the early 1990s, like Night Heat, Hard Copy, Tanner '88 and Street Legal.
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); 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/mother of Eric Lloyd's character; 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 (2007-08) and on Saving Hope as Dr. Dana Kinny (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 appeared in the second season of ABC's primetime soap opera Revenge (2012-13). In 2016, Crewson had a main role in the television series Slasher.
In 2017, Crewson began appearances in some episodes of the CBC drama Frankie Drake Mysteries, playing the lead character's mother and assisting her in investigations.
In 2013, Crewson won a Canadian Screen Award for her work on the television series Saving Hope.
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 earlier.
Crewson resides in Rosedale, Toronto.
|1983||Skullduggery||Barbara / Dorigen|
|Mark of Cain||Dale|
|1991||Doctor, TheThe Doctor||Dr. Leslie Abbott|
|I'll Never Get to Heaven||Cassie Stewart|
|1993||Good Son, TheThe Good Son||Susan Evans|
|1994||Corrina, Corrina||Jenny Davis|
|Santa Clause, TheThe Santa Clause||Laura Calvin Miller|
|1996||To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday||Kevin Dollof|
|1997||Air Force One||First Lady Grace Marshall|
|Gang Related||Helen Eden|
|Eighteenth Angel, TheThe Eighteenth Angel||Norah Stanton|
|1998||Where's Marlowe?||Dr. Ninki Bregman|
|Sleeping Dogs Lie||Theresa Small|
|1999||Better Than Chocolate||Lila|
|Question of Privilege||Gail Sterling|
|Bicentennial Man||Rachel "Ma'am" Martin|
|What Lies Beneath||Elena|
|6th Day, TheThe 6th Day||Natalie Gibson|
|2001||Suddenly Naked||Jackie York|
|2002||Between Strangers||Amanda Trent|
|Perfect Pie||Patsy Willets|
|Santa Clause 2, TheThe Santa Clause 2||Laura Miller|
|2004||Clearing, TheThe Clearing||Louise Miller|
|Home at the End of the World, AA Home at the End of the World||Isabel Morrow|
|Pigeon||Woman on Train||Short film|
|2006||Eight Below||Eve McClaren|
|Covenant, TheThe Covenant||Evelyn Danvers|
|Away from Her||Madeleine Montpellier|
|Who Loves the Sun||Mary Bloom|
|Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, TheThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||Laura Miller|
|2007||Seeker, TheThe Seeker||Mary Stanton|
|2009||Formosa Betrayed||Susan Kane|
|2010||Beginner's Guide to Endings, AA Beginner's Guide to Endings||Goldie White|
|2011||Winnie Mandela||Mary Botha|
|2012||Vow, TheThe Vow||Dr. Fishman|
|2015||Into the Forest||Mom|
|2016||Tomorrow's Shadows||Female G.O.D.||Short film, completed|
|1980||War Brides||Kate||TV film|
|1981||Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest Hobo||Jenny||"The Locket"|
|1982||Hangin' In||Hilary||"Barnum and Baby"|
|Mazes and Monsters||Kate Finch||TV film|
|The Guardian||Marlee Kramer||TV film|
|1985||Night Heat||Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks||Recurring role|
|Murder in Space||Irene Tremayne||TV film|
|Murder: By Reason of Insanity||Irene Tremayne||TV film|
|My Father, My Rival||Hilah||TV film|
|Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star||Michelle Benti||TV film|
|1987||Hard Copy||Blake Calisher||TV series|
|CBS Summer Playhouse||Dana||"In the Lion's Den"|
|Hobo's Christmas, AA Hobo's Christmas||Laurie||TV film|
|Covert Action||Jessica||TV film|
|1988||Tanner '88||Joanna Buckley||TV miniseries|
|Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs||Evelyn||TV film|
|1989||Studio 5-B||Gail Browning||Main role|
|1990||Getting Married in Buffalo Jump||Sophie Ware||TV film|
|Street Legal||Wendy Nelson||"Holy Thursday", "Spare Parts", "Double Agenda"|
|1994||To Save the Children||Dorsie Young||TV film|
|Spenser: The Judas Goat||Susan Silverman||TV film|
|Lives of Girls & Women||Ada Jordan||TV film|
|Frostfire||Victoria Renko||TV film|
|1995||Ebbie||Roberta 'Robbie' Cratchet||TV film|
|Spenser: A Savage Place||Susan Silverman||TV film|
|1997||Due South||Janet Morse||"The Bounty Hunter"|
|Black Harbour||Carolyn Bedford||"Love's Labours Lost", "High Noon"|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Faye Stafford||"The Original Wives Club"|
|At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story||Sue Rodriguez||TV film|
|1999||Summer's End||Virginia Baldwin||TV film|
|2000||Love and Murder||Joanne Kilbourn||TV film|
|Deadly Appearances||Joanne Kilbourn||TV film|
|2001||Wandering Soul Murders, TheThe Wandering Soul Murders||Joanne Kilbourn||TV film|
|Colder Kind of Death, AA Colder Kind of Death||Joanne Kilbourn||TV film|
|Beast, TheThe Beast||Maggie Steech||Main role|
|Last Brickmaker in America, TheThe Last Brickmaker in America||Karen||TV film|
|2002||Many Trials of One Jane Doe, TheThe Many Trials of One Jane Doe||Jane Doe||TV film|
|Killing Spring, AA Killing Spring||Joanne Kilbourn||TV film|
|Matthew Shepard Story, TheThe Matthew Shepard Story||Sarah||TV film|
|Verdict in Blood||Joanne Kilbourn||TV film|
|Elfkins First Christmas, TheThe Elfkins First Christmas||Grazellda (voice)||TV film|
|2003||Unexpected Love, AnAn Unexpected Love||McNally 'Mac' Hays||TV film|
|Piano Man's Daughter, TheThe Piano Man's Daughter||Ede Kilworth||TV film|
|Twelve Mile Road||Angela Landis||TV film|
|24||Dr. Anne Packard||Recurring role|
|2004||Sex Traffic||Madeleine Harlsburgh||"1.1", "1.2"|
|Jack||Elaine Burka||TV film|
|2005||Hunt for Justice||Louise Arbour||TV film|
|Stranger I Married, TheThe Stranger I Married||Lorraine Evanshen||TV film|
|2006||Path to 9/11, TheThe Path to 9/11||Valerie James||TV miniseries|
|Crimes of Passion||Host - Narrator||TV series|
|2007||Robber Bride, TheThe Robber Bride||Roz Andrews||TV film|
|ReGenesis||Rachel Woods||Main role|
|2008||Summit, TheThe Summit||Ellie Bruckner||TV miniseries|
|2009||Flashpoint||Catherine Graham||"Eagle Two"|
|2010||Bridge, TheThe Bridge||Mayor Kennedy||Recurring role|
|Rookie Blue||Dana Kennedy||"In Blue"|
|2011||Georgetown||Sen. Caroline Wallace||TV film|
|Endgame||Vivian Huxley||"The White Queen"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Judy Robbins||"Genetic Disorder"|
|2012||Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale||Mara||TV film|
|Alcatraz||Helen Campbell||"Sonny Burnett"|
|Fairly Legal||Warden Sara Wilkes||"Ripple of Hope"|
|Revenge||Helen Crowley||Recurring role|
|Saving Hope||Dr. Dana Kinney||Main role|
|2013||Jack||Anne McGrath||TV film|
|2014||Murdoch Mysteries||Cassie Chadwick||"The Murdoch Sting"|
|Working the Engels||Mrs. Guernsey||"Maid Amends", "Jenna vs. Big Pastry Part II"|
|Ascension||Katherine Warren||TV miniseries|
|2015||We Are Disorderly||Judy||"Our Leather Jackets"|
|Defiance||Silora Voske||"When Twilight Dims the Sky Above"|
|Beauty & the Beast||Helen Ellingsworth||"Unbreakable", "Sins of the Fathers"|
|Forgive Me||Celeste||"Full of Grace", "Amongst Women", "Pray for Us Sinners"|
|2016||Slasher||Brenda Merritt||Main role|
|2017||The Son||Ingrid||"Second Empire"|
|2017||Good Witch||Olympia||"Not Getting Married Today" Pt 2|
|2017||Frankie Drake Mysteries||Nora||TV series|
|2018||The Detail||Fiona Currie||TV series|