Married Leslie "Les" Carlson (an actor; divorced); children: Ben Carlson (an actor). Education: Graduate of Carnegie–Mellon University; trained at Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
Actress, director, and educator. Shaw Festival, Niagara–on–the–Lake, Ontario, Canada, member of acting ensemble, 1996—; also performed at Manitoba Theatre Centre, National Arts Centre, Neptune Theatre, Festival Lennoxville, Edinburgh Festival, and the Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, and at various U.S. venues, including Circle in the Square, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Shakespeare Festival, and National Shakespeare Festival. Masterclass Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, director and teacher, 1984–94; Banff Centre for the Arts, director of advanced actors training program, 1988–94; member of advisory committee, George Brown Theatre School and Ryerson Polytechnic University.
Brenda Donohue Award, 1987, for distinguished contribution to Toronto theatre; Dora Mavor Moore Award, Toronto Theatre Alliance, c. 1987, for I Am Yours; Gemini Award nomination, 1993, and Gemini Award, 1996, both best performance by an actress in a supporting role, and Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a featured supporting role in a dramatic series, 1997, all Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, for Road to Avonlea.
Television Appearances; Series:
Kate, Air Waves, CBC, c. 1986–87.
Rachel Lynde, Road to Avonlea (also known as Avonlea, Road to Avonlea: The Final Season, and Tales from Avonlea), CBC and The Disney Channel, 1990–96.
Voice of Rachel Lynde, Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (animated), TVOntario and PBS, 2001–2002.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Rachel Lynde, Anne of Green Gables, CBC and CITY–TV (Canada), 1985, broadcast on WonderWorks, PBS.
Mrs. Hunsberger, Echoes in the Darkness, CBS, 1987.
(Uncredited) Rachel Lynde, Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (also known as Anne of Avonlea and Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables), CBC and The Disney Channel, 1987.
Miss Kidd, Chasing Rainbows, CBC, 1988.
Rachel Lynde, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (also known as Anne 3 and Anne … La maison aux pignons verts: Les annees de tourmente), CBC and PBS, 2000.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Rebecca, Last Bride of Salem, 1974.
Mrs. Gunderson, Goldenrod, CBS, 1976.
Flo, Heartsounds, ABC, 1984.
Mrs. Bates, Special People, CBS, 1984.
Fight for Life, ABC, 1987.
Dora, The Christmas Wife, HBO, 1988.
Blades of Courage (also known as Skate!), CBC, 1988.
Eileen Lloyd, In Defense of a Married Man, ABC, 1990.
Susan Ennis, Holiday Affair, USA Network, 1996.
Eliza Emery, When Secrets Kill, ABC, 1997.
Rachel Lynde, Happy Christmas, Miss King (also known as An Avonlea Christmas and Joyeux Noel Mademoiselle King), CBC, 1998.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Assessor, "Cursed with Charisma," Really Weird Tales, HBO, 1987.
Mrs. Conover, The Prodigious Mr. Hickey (also known as The Lawrenceville Stories: The Return of Hickey and The Prodigious Mr. William Hicks), PBS, 1987.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Mrs. Hunter, "Mr. Moon," Doctor at Large (also known as Doctor in the House), London Weekend Television, 1971.
Mrs. Fellows, "I Dies from Love," Upstairs, Downstairs, London Weekend Television, 1972, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1972.
Mrs. Tranmere, "Oh I Do Like to Be beside the Sea Sick," Doctor at Sea (also known as Doctor in the House), London Weekend Television, 1974.
Mrs. Greysome, "The Impatient Patient," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network, 1987.
Sadie King, "Shadow Boxer," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series), syndicated, 1987.
Also appeared in Night Heat, CBS.
I Am Yours, Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1987.
Amigo's Blue Guitar, Tarragon Theatre, 1990.
Hannah Pitt, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, Canadian Stage, 1996.
A, Three Tall Women, Grand Theatre, London, 1997.
Agnes, A Delicate Balance, Theatre Calgary, Max Bell Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, c. 1997.
Mrs. Whittaker, Easy Virtue, Shaw Festival, Niagara–on–the–Lake, Ontario, Canada, 1999, 2000.
Laura, Shaw Festival, 2001.
The Return of the Prodigal, Shaw Festival, Court House Theatre, 2001.
Estelle, Impromptu on Nuns' Island, Tarragon Theatre, 2003.
Fanny Cavendish, The Royal Family, Shaw Festival, 2003.
Mrs. Higgins, Pygmalion, Shaw Festival, 2004.
Aunt Bea and a rabbi, Bea's Niece, Tarragon Theatre, 2005.
Appeared in productions of Heartbreak House, The Lady's Not for Burning, and Lady Windermere's Fan, all Shaw Festival; Albertine in Five Times, Tarragon Theatre; and Keeley and Du, Canadian Stage.
Director, The Women, Theatre Erindale, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 1998–99.
Codirector of a production of On the Twentieth Century, Shaw Festival, Niagara–on–the–Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Hilda, Why Rock the Boat?, Columbia, 1974.
Miss MacDonald, Who Has Seen the Wind, Astral Films, 1977, Janus Films, 1982.
Barbara Pickett, Middle Age Crazy (also known as Heartfarm), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1980.
Mabel Osborne, My Bloody Valentine, Paramount, 1981.
Connection, National Film Board of Canada, 1986.
Chastity, Screwball Hotel, MCA/Universal, 1988.
Radio Appearances; Specials:
Reader, Winter Storm, CBC, 2004.
Reader, Wonderful Country, CBC, 2004.
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