Wendy Crewson was the recipient of a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2015, along with the ACTRA Earle Grey Award, given to fewer than 30 collective recipients since 1986, in recognition by ACTRA and the Canadian Entertainment Industry for Lifetime Achievement in Television.
One of Canada’s premier actresses, Crewson has garnered critical and popular acclaim, as well as multiple awards, for her extensive body of work in film and television. Her resume features more than 100 titles, including credits like: Sarah Polley’s indie feature Away From Her, 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, The Clearing with Robert Redford, Eduardo Ponti’s Between Strangers with Sophia Loren, The Last Brickmaker in America with Sidney Poitier, Bicentennial Man with Robin Williams, The 6th Day with Arnold Schwarzenegger and—of course—her role as Harrison Ford’s First Lady in Air Force One.
Throughout her illustrious career, Crewson has amassed more nominations and awards in Canada than any other actress for portraying real women. These are some of her most well- regarded roles and they include: Sue Rodriguez (who went all the way to The Supreme Court of Canada to fight Doctor Assisted suicide while fighting ALS), “Jane Doe” (who made legal history when she sued the police for negligence after being the fifth victim of a serial rapist and realizing that the police knew details and had done nothing to prevent further rapes), Lorraine Evenshen (who tells the story from her own perspective as the wife of popular CFL star Terry Evanshen, who lost his memory after waking up from a coma caused by a car crash) and finally Louise Arbour (who, as the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for both the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda, made history with the first indictment of a sitting head of state for war crimes, the first conviction for genocide and the first to recognize sexual crimes as crimes against humanity).
Crewson starred in five seasons of CTV’s hit medical dram “Saving Hope,” for which she won Best Actress in a Featured Supporting Role at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards. Crewson was also in the critically acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated film Room with Brie Larson and appeared opposite Ellen Page in Patricia Rozema’s Into the Forest. Crewson was recently seen in the films Kodachrome with Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis and Death Wish with Bruce Willis. She just wrapped production in Italy on From the Vine Came the Grape, and recently appeared in director Mimi Leder’s timely feature On the Basis of Sex.
On the small screen, Crewson recently starred in the CTV/ION series “The Detail,” for which she was just nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award. She also recurs on: the fun, period mystery “Frankie Drake” and the comedy “Workin’ Moms” (both on CBC), and in the AMC series “The Son” opposite Peirce Brosnan.
Crewson continues to be as busy as ever. She is currently shooting the third season of CBC’s popular series “Frankie Drake.” She will be seen next in her recurring role on the upcoming Netflix series, “The October Faction,” which premieres Sept. 27.