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Wendy Crewson

Wendy Crewson headshot
Year Of Induction: 2015
Area Of Recognition: Film/Television
Born: May 9, 1956
Birth Place: Hamilton, ON

One of Canada’s premier actresses, Wendy Crewson has garnered critical and popular acclaim, as well as multiple awards, for her extensive body of work in film and television. Her filmography resumé features more than 100 titles, including credits like Sarah Polley’s indie feature Away From Her, the made-for-TV movie based on Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride, 24 and the recurring role of the evil leader of The Initiative in ABC’s Revenge

Crewson’s further credits include her Gemini-winning performances in At The End of The Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story, The Many Trials of One Jane Doe and The Man Who Lost Himself. She gave Gemini-nominated performances in the television drama Sex Traffic, and in the title role in the Shaftesbury wheel of movies Criminal Instinct: The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries. She also played in Twelve Mile Road, opposite Tom Selleck.

A few of her big screen credits include: The Vow, with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum; the Winnie Mandela biopic Winnie, alongside Jennifer Hudson and Terrance Howard; The Santa Clause trilogy opposite Tim Allen; A Home at the End of the World, with Colin Farrell and Sissy Spacek; Renny Harlin’s action thriller The Covenant; A Beginner's Guide to Endings, which was a 2010 Toronto International Film Festival® selection, with Harvey Keitel; the family adventure Eight Below; The Clearing, with Robert Redford; Eduardo Ponti’s Between Strangers, with Sophia Loren; The Last Brickmaker in America, with Sidney Poitier; Bi-Centennial Man with Robin Williams; The Sixth Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger; and of course, her role as Harrison Ford’s First Lady in Air Force One.

Adding to her prestigious list of accolades, Wendy dominates the screen as Dr. Dana Kinney in CTV’s hit medical drama Saving Hope, for which she won Best Actress in a Feature Supporting Role at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards. Crewson will also been seen in the dramatic Super Channel original series Forgive Me; and the highly anticipated TV series ‘Slasher’.  Other TV credits include: Beauty and the Beast; Ascension, Smiling Jack: The Jack Layton Story; Alcatraz and The Bridge

Crewson also had two features at TIFF in 2015.  The highly anticipated feature film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room, opposite Brie Larson and Patricia Rozema’s Into the Forest, opposite Ellen Page.