Crewson, Wendy 1959–

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CREWSON, Wendy 1959–


Full name, Wendy Jane Crewson; born May 9, 1959, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Robert Binnie and June Doreen (maiden name, Thomas) Crewson; married Michael George Murphy (an actor), March 7, 1988; children: Margaret Mary "Maggie," John Branton "Jack." Education: Queen's University, B.A. (Lorne Green Award in Drama), 1977; post–graduate training at Weber–Douglas Academy of Drama, London, England, 1979.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates, 438 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1T4, Canada. Publicist—Wallman/Ridinger PR, 1258 N. Highland Ave., Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Career: Actress and producer. American Repertory Theatre, London, cofounder.

Awards, Honors: Greene Award, Queen's University, 1977; Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists, best actress award, 1985, for Keep the Home Fires Burning; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1992, for Getting Married in Buffalo Jump; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1994, for I'll Never Get to Heaven; Gemini Award, best performance by an actress in a guest role—dramatic series, 1998, for Due South; Gemini Award, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1999, for At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2002, for A Killing Spring; Gemini Humanitarian Award, 2002; Gemini Award, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2003, for The Many Trials of One Jane Doe.


Film Appearances:

Barbara/Dorigen, Skullduggery (also known as Warlock), 1983.

Dale, Mark of Cain (also known as Identity Crisis), 1985.

Dr. Leslie Abbott, The Doctor, Buena Vista, 1990.

Audrey Aldrich, Folks!, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Cassie Stewart, I'll Never Get to Heaven, 1992.

Susan Evans, The Good Son, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1993.

Jenny Davis, Corrina, Corrina, New Line Cinema, 1994.

Laura Miller, The Santa Clause, Buena Vista, 1994.

Kevin Dollof, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, Triumph Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

Grace Marshall, Air Force One (also known as AFO), Buena Vista, 1997.

Helen Eden, Gang Related, Metro–Goldywn–Mayer/United Artists, 1997.

Norah Stanton, The Eighteenth Angel, Rysher Entertainment, 1998.

Dr. Ninki Bregman, Where's Marlowe?, 1998.

Mrs. Theresa Small, Sleeping Dogs Lie (also known as Le mystere d'Ambrose Small), 1998.

Billie, Ronnie's mom, Escape Velocity, 1998.

Lila, Better than Chocolate (also known as Meilleur que le chocolat), Trimark, 1999.

Ma'am Martin, Bicentennial Man (also known as Der 200 Jahre Mann), Buena Vista, 1999.

Bernadine Mello, Mercy, New City Releasing, 2000.

Elena, What Lies Beneath, DreamWorks, 2000.

Natalie Gibson, The 6th Day (also known as Le sixieme jour), Columbia, 2000.

Jackie York, Suddenly Naked (also known as Misanu), Pantheon Entertainment, 2001.

Amanda Trent, Between Strangers (also known as Coeurs inconnus and Cuori estranei), First Look Entertainment Pictures, 2002.

Patsy Willets, Perfect Pie (also known as La voie du destin), Odeon Films, 2002.

Laura Mille, The Santa Clause 2 (also known as SC2 and The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause), Buena Vista, 2002.

Louise Miller, The Clearing, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Isabel Morrow, A Home at the End of the World, Warner Bros., 2004.

Film Work:

Co–executive producer, Suddenly Naked (also known as Miseanu), 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Home Fires (also known as Keep the Home Fires Burning), 1980–1985.

Prosecutor Dorothy Fredericks, Night Heat, 1985.

Blake Calisher, Hard Copy, CBS, 1986–1987.

Gail Browning, Studio 5B, ABC, 1988.

Maggie Steech, The Beast, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Anne Packard, a recurring role, 24, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Joanna Buckley, "The Girlfriend Factor," Tanner '88 (also known as Tanner: A Political Fable), HBO, 1988.

Faye Stafford, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kate, War Brides, 1980.

Kate Finch, Rona Jaffe's "Mazes and Monsters" (also known as Dungeons and Dragons and Mazes and Monsters), CBS, 1982.

Judy, Heartsounds, ABC, 1984.

Marlee Kramer, The Guardian, 1984.

Hilah, My Father, My Rival, 1985.

Irene Tremayne, Murder in Space, Showtime, 1985.

Irene Tremayne, Murder: By Reason of Insanity (also known as My Sweet Victim), 1985.

Elizabeth, Whodunit (also known as Boat House), 1986.

Michelle Benti, Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star, NBC, 1986.

Laurie Michaels, A Hobo's Christmas, CBS, 1987.

Jessica, Covert Action, 1987.

Evelyn Fallon, Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs, CBS, 1988.

Sophie Ware, Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (also known as Buffalo Jump), 1990.

Dorsie Young, To Save the Children, CBS, 1994.

Susan Silverman, Spenser: The Judas Goat, 1994.

Ada Jordan, Lives of Girls and Women, 1994.

Victoria Renko, Frostfire, Lifetime, 1994.

Roberta Crachit, Ebbie, Lifetime, 1995.

Susan Silverman, Spenser: A Savage Place, 1995.

Sue Rodriguez, At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez (also known as Le combat de Sue Rodriguez), Lifetime, 1999.

Gail Sterling, Question of Privilege, Lifetime, 1999.

Virginia Baldwin, Summer's End, Showtime, 1999.

Joanne Kilbourn, Lover and Murder (also known as Crimes et passion and Criminal Instincts: Love and Murder), CTV and Lifetime, 2000.

Joanne Kilbourn, Deadly Appearances (also known as Criminal Instincts: Deadly Appearances and Le prix du silence), CTV and Lifetime, 2000.

Karen, The Last Brickmaker in America, CBS, 2001.

Joanne Kilbourn, The Wandering Soul Murders (also known as Criminal Instinct: The Wandering Soul Murders and Sur les traces de Littleflower), CTV and Lifetime, 2001.

Joanne Kilbourn, A Colder Kind of Death (also known as Criminal Instinct: A Colder Kind of Death and Manipulation), Lifetime, 2001.

Joanne Kilbourn, A Killing Spring, CTV, 2002.

Sarah, The Matthew Shepard Story (also known as L'affaire Matthew Shepard), NBC, 2002.

Joanne Kilbourn, Verdict in Blood, CTV, 2002.

Jane Doe, The Many Trials of Jane Doe (also known as Le long combat de Jane Doe), CBC, 2002.

McNally "Mac" Hays, An Unexpected Love (also known as This Much I Know), Lifetime, 2003.

Ede Kilworth, The Piano Man's Daughter (also known as La fille de l'homme au piano), 2003.

Angela Landis, 12 Mile Road, CBS, 2003.

Elaine Burka, Jack, Showtime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dana Woodrow, In the Lion's Den, CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jenny, "The Locket," The Littlest Hobo, 1981.

Marge, "Critical Mass," Adderly, 1986.

Wendy Nelson, "Holy Thursday," Street Legal, 1990.

Wendy Nelson, "Spare Parts," Street Legal, 1990.

Janet Moore, "The Bounty Hunter," Due South, 1997.

Carolyn Bedford, "Love's Labours Lost," Black Harbour, CBC, 1997.

Carolyn Bedford, "High Noon," Black Harbour, CBC, 1997.

Herself, Open Mike with Mike Bullard, 2003.

Also appeared as Wendy Nelson, "Double Agenda," Street Legal.

Television Associate Producer; Movies:

A Killing Spring, CTV, 2001.

Verdict in Blood, CTV, 2002.



Maclean's, August 18, 1997, p. 63.