Dale, Jennifer 1955– (Jennifer Dale Sammons)

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DALE, Jennifer 1955
(Jennifer Dale Sammons)


Original name, Jennifer Ciurluini; born 1955, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; father, in automobile sales; sister of Cynthia Dale (an actress); married Robert Lantos (a producer), 1980 (divorced); children: Sabrina, Ariel. Education: Attended National Theatre School, Montreal, Quebec. Avocational Interests: Latin dancing (including the tango).

Career: Actress. Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, worked as an apprentice in the late 1970s.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nomination, best actress in a continuing dramatic series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1986, and Gemini Award nomination, best guest performance in a series by an actor or actress, 1987, both for Night Heat; Gemini Award nomination, best actress in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1990, for Saying Goodbye: The Thunder in My Head; Gemini Award nomination, best actress in a continuing leading dramatic role, 1992, for No Place Like Home; Gemini Award nomination, best actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1993, for Grand Larceny; Gemini Award nomination, best actress in a featured supporting role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2001, for Revenge of the Land; Earle Grey Award.


Television Appearances; Series:

Sandra Evans, Vanderberg, CBC (Canada), 1983.

Mary Margaret McCarthy, In Opposition, CBC, 19891990.

Saying Goodbye: Thunder in My Head, TV Ontario (Canada), c. 1990.

Dr. Liz Anderson, Side Effects, CBC, 19941996.

The director, Once a Thief (also known as John Woo's Once a Thief ), syndicated, 19971998.

Voice of Nebula, The Silver Surfer, Fox, 1998.

Annie Baker, Live through This, MTV, 2000.

Appeared as Yvonne Haller, Family Passions (also known as Macht der Leidenschaft ), CTV (Canada).

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Cleo Munroe, Empire, Inc., CBC (Canada), 1985.

Jacqueline Kennedy, Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War, syndicated, 1987.

No Place Like Home, CHCH (Canada), c. 1992.

Revenge of the Land, CBC, 1999.

Alison Carrow (some sources cite Alison Moran), Guilty Hearts, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Betsy Bigley, Love & Larceny, CBC (Canada), 1985.

Celeste Hedley, Carly's Web, NBC, 1987.

Eunice Teller, Dick Francis: Blood Sport (also known as Blood Sport and The Dick Francis Mysteries ), syndicated, 1989.

Betsy Bigley, Grand Larceny, CBC, 1991.

Gudrun Kuper, Broken Lullaby, CBS, 1994.

Mrs. Trent, Sabotage, HBO, 1996.

Laura Thornton, Dream House, UPN, 1998.

The director, John Woo's Once a Thief: Family Business, The Movie Channel, 1998.

The director, John Woo's Once a Thief: Brother against Brother, The Movie Channel, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Crystal, " Jane the Ripper, " Night Heat, CBS, 1985.

The banshee, " Banshee, " The Ray Bradbury Theatre, HBO, 1986.

Nina Olin/Linda McBride, " Nina Who?, " Adderly, CBS, 1986.

Betty Jo Bennington, " The Specialty of the House, " Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network, 1987.

Gale, " Grace, " Night Heat, CBS, 1987.

Monique, " Life Is a Lot Like Hockey, " Diamonds, USA Network, 1988.

Sylena Brockman, " Our Sylena Is Dying, " The Twilight Zone, syndicated, 1988.

" A Function of Control, " The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1989.

Kristina, " The Killing, " Bordertown, 1989.

Bridget Halliday, " Into Darkness, " E.N.G., Lifetime, 1990.

" Black Diamond Run, " Booker, Fox, 1990.

Salome, " Now and at the Hour of Our Death, " Counterstrike, USA Network, 1990.

Patricia Wineberg, " Eye of the Beholder, " Street Legal, CBC (Canada), 1991.

" Enemy in Our Midst, " Beyond Reality, USA Network, 1991.

Thedy, " The Jar, " The Ray Bradbury Theatre, USA Network, 1992.

Sherry Rivers, " Catcher, " Street Justice, syndicated, 1992.

Mary Kanby, " Pandora's Box, " E.N.G., CTV (Canada), 1993.

" If Looks Could Kill, " Forever Knight, CBS, 1993.

Marilynn Clausen, " False Witness, " Matrix, USA Network, 1993.

Fanny LaMour, " The Future of Law Enforcement: Parts 1 & 2, " Robocop, syndicated, 1994.

Voice of Mystique/Raven Darkholme, " A Rogue's' Tale, " XMen, FoxKids Channel, 1994.

Gloria Lane, " A Tale of Two Sisters, " Taking the Falls, CTV, 1995.

Lianna Cruz, " Stay of Execution, " TekWar, USA Network, 1995.

Dr. Carter, " Letting Go, " Due South, CBS, 1995.

Teresa Keller Becker, " The Promise, " Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, 1995.

Guest, Eye on Toronto, 1996.

Herself, " Jennifer and Cynthia Dale, " Life and Times, CBC, 1997.

Medusa, " Perseus: The Search for Medusa, " Mythic Warriors, 1998.

Samantha, " Foolish Hearts, " Power Play, UPN, 2000.

Samantha, " The Quarter Finals, " Power Play, UPN, 2000.

Samantha, " The Cubicle, " Power Play, UPN, 2000.

(As Jennifer Dale Sammons) Waitress, " Since I Lost My Baby, " The Parkers, UPN, 2000.

Wendy Stone, " Crime of the New Century, " Mutant X, syndicated, 2001.

Janet, " Alan's Ex, " Made in Canada, 2001.

Barbara Chabrol, " Mr. Monk and the Airplane, " Monk, USA Network, 2002.

Dominique, " Wages of Sin, " Mutant X, syndicated, 2003.

" Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, " Doc, 2004.

Appeared as Rachel, " The Last Performance, " an episode of The Campbells; as Janet, The Industry, Bravo; in " Trouble Is My Business, " Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, HBO; and as Rachel Sterne, Secret Service, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The director, Once a Thief (also known as John Woo's Once a Thief and John Woo's Violent Tradition ), Fox, 1996.

Annie Baker, Live through This, MTV, 2000.

Television Appearances; Other:

The Wonder of It All, CBC (Canada), 1972.

Marta, When Angels Fly, 1983.

Dr. Mary Cahoun, Midnight Magic (also known as Shades of Love: Midnight Magic ), 1987.

First Offender (special), HBO, 1987.

Kelly Stoneham, Lonely Knights, 1988.

Inspector Karla Grant, The Last Death of Emily Lomax, 1990.

Film Appearances:

Claudia Grissom, Stone Cold Dead, Dimension Films, 1980.

Lisa, Ticket to Heaven, United Artists, 1981.

Laura, Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (also known as Finishing Touch, A Slow Descent into Hell, Au dela de cette limite votre ticket n'est plus valable, and L'ultime passion ), Ambassador Film Distributors, 1981.

Suzanne McDonald, Suzanne, Ambassador Film Distributors, 1980, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1982.

Lorrie, Of Unknown Origin, Warner Bros., 1983.

Sarah Moore, Separate Vacations, Lightning Video, 1986.

Bobbie, Something about Love, National Film Board of Canada/Allegro Films, 1988.

Martha, Martha, Ruth, & Edie, Sunrise Films, 1988.

Jane, The Photographer's Wife (short film), Spellbound Films, 1991.

Arianne, The Adjuster, Orion Classics, 1992.

Sally, Cadillac Girls, National Film Board of Canada/Nova Scotia Film Development Corp./imX Communications, 1993.

Fay GinzburgHowl, Whale Music, Seventh Art Releasing, 1995.

Dr. Alyce Robertson, Papertrail, Avalanche Home Entertainment, 1997.

(Uncredited) The Life before This, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999.

Janine, Full Frontal (short film), 2000.

Bea Rosen, Love Come Down, DEJ Productions/Unapix Entertainment, 2000.

Film Work:

Executive producer, The Photographer's Wife (short film), Spellbound Films, 1991.

Stage Appearances:

Baby June, Gypsy (musical), Royal Alexandra Theatre, 1965.

Spellbound (magic show), Royal Alexandra Theatre, c. 1973.

Fool for Love, Toronto Free Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, 1984.

Beatrice Hasting, Modigliani, Beach Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario, 1997.

Appeared as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet; and as Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz.


Video Games:

Voice of Dr. Annette Birkin, Biohazard 2 (also known as Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 2 Platinum ), Capcom Entertainment, 1998.

Voice of Mystique/Raven Darkholme, XMen: Mutant Academy, Activision, 2000.



Celebrity Sleuth, Volume 6, issue 6, 1993, pp. 4445.

Dimensions, September, 1987.

Toronto Star, June 6, 1991; June 22, 1997.