Griffin, Lynne 1952–

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Griffin, Lynne 1952–


Born September 17, 1952, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; daughter of James Joseph (a soccer player and fashion photographer) and Kay (an actress) Griffin; married Sean Gregory Sullivan (an actor), December 3, 1995.

Career: Actress. Appeared in advertisements.

Awards, Honors: Genie Award nomination, outstanding performance by an actress (non-feature), Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1980, for Every Person Is Guilty.


Stage Appearances:

Thark, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1979.

Cordelia, King Lear, Stratford Festival of Canada, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1980.

Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew, Stratford Festival of Canada, 1981.

Virgilia, Coriolanus, Stratford Festival of Canada, 1981.

Kate, "Souvenir," Sundays at the Itchey Foot, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Taper Too Theatre, Los Angeles, 1985.

Louisa May Alcott, Romance Language, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1986.

There's One in Every Marriage, Old Globe, San Diego, CA, 1987.

The Voice of the Prairie, Old Globe, 1988.

Appeared as the title role, Antigone; as Nora, A Doll's House; as Jill, Equus; as Laura, The Glass Menagerie; as Ophelia, Hamlet; as Ellie Dunn, Heartbreak House; as Teresa, The Hostage; as Saint Joan, The Lark; as Violet, Man and Superman; and as Cathy, Wuthering Heights.

Film Appearances:

Clare Harrison, Black Christmas (also known as Silent Night, Evil Night and Stranger in the House), Ambassador, 1974.

Monica, Mr. Patman (also known as Crossover), Film Consortium of Canada, 1980.

Sara Kaplan, The Amateur, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Pamela "Pam" Elsinore, Strange Brew (also known as The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie and The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Patti O'Connor, Curtains, Jensen Farley Pictures/Sunn Classic Pictures, 1983.

Waitress, The Heavenly Kid (also known as Heavenly Kid), Orion, 1985.

Emilia, True Identity, Buena Vista, 1991.

The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico, Alliance Atlantis Communications, 2004, Darius Films, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Reporter, Drop In, CBC, c. 1970–74.

Alice Sweeney, Riverdale, CBC, c. 1997–2000.

Callie Cramp, Wind at My Back, CBC, c. 1997–2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Candice Alexander, I'll Take Manhattan, CBS, 1987.

Mrs. Kingsbury, Storm of the Century (also known as Stephen King's "Storm of the Century" and La tempete du siecle), ABC, 1999.

Millicent Collins, Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion, CBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Every Person Is Guilty, CBC, 1979.

Karen Hughes, Hitting Home (also known as Obsessed), 1987.

Clinic receptionist,… First Do No Harm, ABC, 1997.

Nurse Beatrice, A Touch of Hope, NBC, 1998.

Mrs. Yarborough, Harlan County War (also known as Harlan County), Cinemax, 2000.

Nancy Tindle, Jewel, CBS, 2001.

Blanche (Henry's girl), Do or Die, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003.

Medical examiner, Bugs, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003.

Lady Templeton, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, The WB, 2005.

Mrs. Claus, Santa Baby (also known as Mary Christmas), ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Magic of David Copperfield, CBS, 1983.

Aunt Nora, Dear America: So Far from Home (also known as Dear America 05, Dear America: So Far From Home: The Story of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847, and So Far from Home), HBO, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Amy Brown, "Nightwalker of the Wards," The Great Detective, CBC, 1979.

Laura Bailey, "Heritage," The Littlest Hobo, CTV and syndicated, 1979.

Carla, "Dead to Rights," Night Heat, CBS, 1986.

Amanda Burke, "The Second Seal," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1988.

Karina Shaw, "Remembering Rosemary," Picket Fences, CBS, 1992.

Janice Bowman, "From Hare to Eternity," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Isabelle Gordon, "Separation Anxiety," Traders, Can-West Global Television and Lifetime, c. 1997.

Louise Jacobi, "Lost Generation," Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 2001.

Beatrice Larkin, "The Hunter," Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (also known as Lip Service and Sue Thomas: I See You), PAX TV, 2003.

Dr. Ellie Woodruff, "Fossil," Odyssey 5, Showtime, 2003.

First woman, "Prostitutes for Jesus," Puppets Who Kill, The Comedy Network, 2004.

Francis, "Baby Bomb," ReGenesis, The Movie Network, 2004.

Francis, "Spare Parts," ReGenesis, The Movie Network, 2004.

Also appeared in episodes of other series, including Noddy (animated), CBC, TVOntario, and PBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Melba, "It Takes Two," Comedy Factory, ABC, 1985.

Vicki Atkin, The Second Time Around, ABC, 1985.


Favorite roles: Cordelia in King Lear, Cathy in Wuthering Heights, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, and Virgilia in Coriolanus.

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