Wendy Jane Crewson (born May 9, 1956) is a Canadian actress and producer. She began her career appearing on Canadian television, before her breakthrough role in 1991 dramatic film The Doctor.Crewson has appeared in many Hollywood films, including The Good Son (1993), The Santa Clause (1994) and its sequels The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), as well as Air Force One (1997), Bicentennial Man (1999), What Lies Beneath (2000), The 6th Day (2000), and Eight Below (2006). She also starred in a number of independent movies, such as Better Than Chocolate (1999), Suddenly Naked (2001), Perfect Pie (2002), Away from Her (2006) and Room (2015).Crewson has won six Gemini Awards and two Canadian Screen Awards for her performances on television. She played leading roles in a number of television films, include playing Joanne Kilbourn in six movies based on novels by Gail Bowen. She had recurring roles on American television series 24 and Revenge, and from 2012 to 2017 co-starred in the CTV medical drama Saving Hope.
Crewson was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the daughter of June Doreen (née Thomas) and Robert Binnie Crewson. She attended John Rennie High School in Pointe Claire, Québec, as did her younger brother, Brad Crewson.She attended Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where she won the Lorne Greene Award for outstanding work in the theater. She then studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.She married actor Michael Murphy in 1988, and they have two children. They divorced in January 2009.Crewson came out publicly as lesbian in December 2014, and revealed to the press that she had come out to her family years earlier.She resides in Rosedale, Toronto.
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Superman & Lois
It follows the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress and pressures of being a working parent in today's society.
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The Kid Detective
A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.
He brings his American wife and kids to England to explore new business opportunities. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban surroundings, the family is plunged into the despa...
Fred and Deloris Allen are monsters. Family drama with their teenage twins. Steve Niles and Damian Worm wrote the comics.
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When Hope Calls
Two sisters opened an orphanage in 1916. Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges...
From the Vine
A man goes back to his hometown in Italy to rebuild his moral compass after an ethical crisis. He found a new purpose in reviving his grandfather's old vineyard and was able to connect with his estran...
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Nightwing, Batman's first Robin, formed a team of young superheros to fight evil and other perils.
On the Basis of Sex
Ginsburg and her husband brought a case before the U.S. A century of sex discrimination has been overturned by the Court of Appeals.
After his family is torn apart by a violent act, a mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine.
Three fiercely talented female homicide investigators work hard to solve crimes while navigating the complicated demands of their personal lives.
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Christmas Festival of Ice
A young woman faces her future as a lawyer in a small New England town where the annual Christmas ice sculpting competition in which she and her father have always competed has been canceled. She is w...
Frankie Drake Mysteries
The only female private detective in the 1920s was in Toronto. From airplanes and booze running to American G-men, Communists and union busters, Frankie's fearless sense of adventure gets her into all...
The last lab in the world that can develop old rolls of film before it shuts down is where Matt is going to deliver them. Along with Ben's nurse Zooey, the three navigate a world changing from analogu...
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The U.S. was founded in 1963. The government sent hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the Ascension to populate a new world. A murder of a young woman causes the ship's...
An aging Roman Catholic Priest living contentedly at a Niagara Falls parish is forced into a downward spiral by a letter.
Jack Layton was full of energy and always media-friendly. He loved to entertain his co-workers with a strum on his guitar and spirit in his voice, which wasn't particularly good but he sang with gusto...
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When Charlie Harris ends up in a coma, he leaves the Hope-Zion Hospital in chaos with his fiancée and fellow surgeon. The staff of Hope-Zion is racing to save lives. Harris wanders the halls of Hope-Z...
The young married couple are happy. A car accident puts a person in a coma. She has lost her previous five years of memories, including her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, and the ...
The clinic sells live viruses from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. He becomes a target for fans when he becomes sick with the disease that killed Hannah. If he doesn't untangle the mystery surround...
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The life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and imprisonment is chronicled in a drama.
Everyone wonders about the new girl, but Emily knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. They took everything from her. She's going to make them pay.
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An FBI agent is assigned to investigate a murder. There are international secrets found in college campuses. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where he lea...
A Beginner's Guide to Endings
Three brothers are going to reverse a lifetime of mistakes after they learn they only have a few days left to live. Caan is one of the brothers and Hopper and Simmons are playing his father and uncle....
Ambitious young cops try to prove themselves in their high-stakes careers, in which the smallest mistake can have deadly consequences. Andy's father burned out on the job as a homicide detective. The ...
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On the eve of the next G8 Summit, this miniseries follows a mother's desperate struggle to bring justice to her murdered son, fallen victim to a corrupt pharmaceutical company.
The Strategic Response Unit is made up of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. They deal with situations where split-second decisions can save a life.
The Robber Bride
Zenia Arden was a journalist. The police think they've found a murder when her finger shows up on the shores of Lake Ontario.
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.
Away from Her
A man copes with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease when she transfers her affections to another man who is also a patient at the nursing home.
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The Path to 9/11
Beginning with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and ending on the morning of 9/11, the draws on detailed information from the 9/11 Commission Report to take viewers on an unforgettable journ...
A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel.
Creatures bound by the blood of the wolf can kill with curses and move at lightening speed, watching the night sky for the rise of the blood-red crescent moon. They are skinwalkers. They like the tast...
After an expedition with Dr. Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. The mission is called off and the dogs are left alone at their o...
Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power. They have to contend with the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, look...
Who Loves the Sun
A man is talking to a childhood friend who had an affair with his wife.
Hunt for Justice
Canadian Louise Arbour is the Chief War Crimes Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and she battles world politics and fierce opposition to indict Slobodan Milos...
The Man Who Lost Himself
The life story of Terry Evanshen, a Canadian Football League star who fell into a coma after a fatal car accident. He doesn't remember his family or anything else in his life when he wakes up.
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ReGenesis is a Canadian television program that is produced by The Movie Network and Movie Central. The series was about the scientists of NorBAC, a fictional organization with a lab in Toronto. The o...
Jack, in full puberty, has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. When the girl he has a crush on turns out to hav...
A Home at the End of the World
Three friends form a bond over the course of a year, one of them is gay, the other two are straight and the third is not. There is tension and tears between them as their lives go on.
The plight of two Bosnian sisters and their descent into prostitution. A British journalist is trying to uncover a conspiracy by American peacekeepers and the machinations of an international charity ...
When wealthy executive Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, his wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Twelve Mile Road
A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
An Unexpected Love
Kate lives in a nice suburb with two loving children and a devoted husband. Kate is not happy. She isn't happy with her life. In her pursuit of happiness, this frustrated mother files for divorce and ...
The Piano Man's Daughter
Because of the madness in his family, Charlie Kilworth stays away from relationships that could lead to marriage and children. His grandparents were named R.H. Thomson and Wendy Crewson are talking ab...
A Killing Spring
Ian was the Ontario provincial Attorney General when he was murdered. His murder was solved six years later. She is a college professor of journalism and a criminal and justice expert for a local tele...
Three women are talking.
On the invitation of her childhood best friend, renowned opera singer Francesca Prine returns to Marmora, Ontario to perform in a benefit concert. Marie and her family arrived in Marmora when she was ...
Verdict in Blood
When a female judge is found murdered in her home, a television reporter and amateur detective find themselves in the middle of a homicide investigation. There are two wills left by the victim, one gi...
The Santa Clause 2
The big guy in red is coming to town again. There is an obscure clause in Scott Calvin's contract that requires him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to fulfill his obligations or he w...
The Many Trials of One Jane Doe
A woman refused to be a victim after she was raped. Wendy Crewson plays Jane Doe, a woman who discovers she was the fifth victim of a serial rapist in a two-block area around her home. When she learns...
The Matthew Shepard Story
Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. The final days of Matthew's trial are recounted in this moving film. In a story of a murder that moved a nation to action, Stockard Channing delivered an unforget...
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The Beast is an American drama series that aired on ABC. Created by Kario Salem, the series premiered on June 21, 2001 and was canceled after five episodes.
A famous author is in love with a kid.
24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide. The real time method of narration is used in each season of Bauer.
The Last Brickmaker in America
A man who has lost his job and his wife must become a role model for a lost child before he can find redemption.
The Wandering Soul Murders
A former police detective haunted by the murder of her politician husband keeps looking for clues with the help of her old partner. When a prime suspect is caught, it looks as if the killer may finall...
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The 12-year-old boy and his older brother lost their dad. A black doctor is befriended by a younger boy at their summer cottage.
Love and Murder
While keeping her family together in the wake of her husband's murder,Joanne gets drawn into another murder investigation when a friend, artist Sally, comes back into town for an exhibition.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
The 6th Day
A man who meets a clone of himself stumbles into a conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
What Lies Beneath
When she hears voices and sees spooky images, she wonders if a spirit is trying to contact her. Her husband tries to convince her that it's all in her head. As she investigates, she discovers that the...
The ex-detective turned university lecturer is haunted by the unsolved murder of her politician husband.
Detective Catherine Palmer is on the trail of a serial killer. She met a member of an exclusive club of women who engage in secret sessions of bondage and S&M. Palmer finds herself attracted to Kittri...
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A psychotic spaceman takes over a deep-space observatory manned by a scientist, his wife, and their teenage daughter.
Better Than Chocolate
Her recently divorced mother and younger brother were strangers to her after she moved into her own place. Maggie fell in love with a woman just hours before they moved in. Since her family is unaware...
Profiles of famous film directors are included in the documentary biography series.
Question of Privilege
A defense attorney wife and her prosecutor husband square off in court over a murder case in which four young boys are accused.
A new robot is purchased by Richard Martin. The youngest of the family's children named the product Andrew. Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks, is th...
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At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story
Based on a true story of Sue Rodriguez who campaigned for the right to die with dignity, opening a controversial ethical debate throughout Canada.
After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decided to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy" After s...
From the Earth to the Moon
The United States' space program began in 1961.
Sleeping Dogs Lie
In 1919 theatre owner Ambrose Small sold his business and vanished. but who , if anyone, was responsible for his disappearance?
The Eighteenth Angel
Satan won't be a monster. When a mad monk says "but beauty!" in The Eighteenth Angel, it's even more creamy. The return of the Antichrist is being ushered in by genetic engineering, but he needs a tra...
Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going w...
Air Force One
The president and his family are on a plane. The commander in chief is faced with a dilemma: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles and the int...
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
David loves his wife. She died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian while walking on the beach at night. Other family problems crop up in the real world whe...
Spenser: A Savage Place
Candy Sloane, a news reporter that Spenser used to date, hires him out as a backup while she investigates a credit card fraud ring that might be operating out of a previously-bankrupt movie company.
Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three spirits in this updated version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
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To Save the Children
Jake Downey moved to a small town in Wyoming to escape the problems of his last assignment. When a former police officer builds a bomb and takes Jake's class hostage, his myth of rural bliss is shatte...
In the Northern Arctic, an illness is killing animals and people. Reporter Victoria Renko reveals a deadly cover-up while a young Inuit is struggling with his Inuit heritage and his solitude. Stars Mo...
The Santa Clause
Scott Calvin accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. Scott learns that he must become the new Santa when he and his son go to the North Pole ...
Molly Singer becomes withdrawn when her mother dies. He hired Corrina Washington to help cope with looking after Molly, and she showed father and daughter a whole new way of life. Molly and the other ...
An officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police works with the Chicago Police Department to solve crimes.
Spenser: The Judas Goat
Hugh hired Spenser to find out who killed his wife and daughters. He and Hawk are drawn into a huge plot involving assassination attempts on African leader Winston Boyko by a racist terrorist named Pa...
Jack McKee is a doctor with a lot of things: he's successful, he's rich, and he doesn't have any problems. He will be diagnosed with throat cancer after that. He realized after seeing medicine, hospit...
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump
Wendy Crewson's daughter left the ranch to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. She must return to the place she left when her father died. She was persuaded by her mother to leave her own ambitions...
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A Canadian TV news channel was the subject of a short-lived drama series. There were six episodes on ABC Network.
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Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs
Alan is a U.N. There is a spoof of spy films. An unlikely G-man who just so happens to look like Alan's old college buddy, Freddie, is enlisted to foil a presidential assassination plot by a translato...
They created a presidential candidate, ran him alongside the other hopefuls during the primary season, and presented their media campaign as a cross between a soap opera and TV news. The result was a ...
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25 years ago a mother and father went missing and were presumed murdered on Wolfe Island, and now a tabloid journalist and a woman who may have a connection to the Island are out to find out Whodunit?...
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
The practical joke went wrong when the fake shooting gun on the show's host turned out to be a live round.
Mark of Cain
A couple live in a mansion. The husband's twin escaped from the insane asylum. After the cops take off the wrong twin, the wife is stuck with the killer.
A New York urologist gets a taste of his own medicine when he suffers a heart attack and is confronted with a medical institution which doesn't seem equipped to help. Martha steps in to fight the syst...
One of Adam's ancestors died playing a game. A janitor wanders around with a game of tic-tac-toe on his back because of the curse when Adam goes to an amateur theatre where talentless people try to do...
Mazes and Monsters
The film was anti-D&D fearmongering. Bound together by a desire to play a board game,Robbie and his four college classmates decide to move the board game into the local cavern. The line between realit...
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The Chief of Surgery excelled in her new role after her renowned boss fell into a coma. Sam is tasked with supervising this egotistical expert with a scalpel who never acknowledged her stellar talent ...