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. In 2015, she was the recipient of a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, and the following year she was honored with the prestigious Earle Grey Award, in recognition by the Canadian Entertainment Industry for Lifetime Achievement in Television.
Crewson’s resume features more than 100 titles, including the films “Air Force One,” in which she played Harrison Ford’s first lady; “The Santa Clause” trilogy, opposite Tim Allen; Sarah Polley’s “Away from Her”; “The Vow” with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum; the Winnie Mandela biopic “Winnie,” starring Jennifer Hudson; “The Clearing,” opposite Robert Redford; Eduardo Ponti’s “Between Strangers,” with Sophia Loren; “Bicentennial Man,” with Robin Williams; “The Sixth Day,” with Arnold Schwarzenegger; “Room,” with Brie Larson; and “Kodachrome,” with Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis.
Throughout her career, Crewson has received awards recognition for portraying real women. Some of her most well-regarded roles include Sue Rodriguez, who went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for doctor-assisted suicide while battling ALS; “Jane Doe,” who made legal history when she sued the police after being the fifth victim of a serial rapist; Lorraine Evanshen, the wife of popular Canadian Football League star Terry Evanshen, who lost his memory after a severe car crash; and Louise Arbour, a former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, who made history with the indictment of a sitting head of state for war crimes, as well as the first prosecution of sexual assault as the articles of crimes against humanity.
On television, Crewson starred in the hit medical drama “Saving Hope,” for which she won Best Actress in a Featured Supporting Role at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards. Additional credits include the police drama “The Detail,” for which she was nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award; “The Son,” opposite Pierce Brosnan; “Frankie Drake Mysteries”; “When Hope Calls”; and the superhero series “Titans.”
Crewson’s birthday is May 9. Follow her on Twitter @wendy_crewson and Instagram @wendycrewson.