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Wendy Crewson

Wendy Crewson

May. 9th, 1956
Born in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5' 9

Wendy Crewson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Saving Hope  TV Show
Saving Hope
ReGenesis (CA) TV Show
ReGenesis (CA)
Endgame TV Show
The Detail (CA) TV Show
The Detail (CA)
Adderly TV Show
The Beast (2001) TV Show
The Beast (2001)
Night Heat (CA) TV Show
Night Heat (CA)
Tanner '88 TV Show
Tanner '88

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Wendy Jane Crewson (born May 9, 1956) is a Canadian actress and producer.

Crewson was born in Hamilton, Ontario, the daughter of June Doreen (née Thomas) and Robert Binnie Crewson. She attended Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where she won the prestigious Lorne Greene Award for outstanding work in the theater. She then studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Crewson appeared in many Canadian TV shows in 1980's, and moved to a number big feature films in the early 1990s, like Night Heat, Hard Copy, Tanner '88 and Street Legal.

In 1991, Crewson appeared in her first breakthrough role in the feature film The Doctor and in later years appeared in films, such as The Good Son (1993) as Macaulay Culkin's mother, The Santa Clause (1994) and its two sequels The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) as Tim Allen's ex-wife, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996) as Peter Gallagher's unfortunate blind date, and Air Force One (1997) as Grace Marshall, First Lady to President James Marshall (Harrison Ford).

Crewson starred in the science fiction films Bicentennial Man (1999) with 'Robin Williams', and The 6th Day (2000) opposite 'Arnold Schwarzenegger'. She has also performed in numerous other roles.

On television, Crewson starred of the Canadian series ReGenesis as Dr. Rachel Woods from 2007 to 2008, and on Saving Hope as Dr. Dana Kinny in 2012. She also guest starred in the first eight episodes of the third season of 24, playing Dr. Anne Packard, personal physician and love interest to the President. She also appears in the second season of the ABC's primetime soap opera Revenge from 2012 to 2013.

She was married to actor 'Michael Murphy' in 1988 and they have two children. They divorced in January 2009.

  • Daughter Maggie was born in 1989 and son John (Jack) Branton Murphy in 1992.
  • Wendy and actor husband 'Michael Murphy (I)' (qv) have two children, 'Jack Murphy (VI)' (qv) (b.1992) and 'Maggie Murphy (IV)' (qv) (b. 1989), both of whom co-starred in the movie _Sleeping Dogs Lie (1998)_ (qv) with their parents.
  • Good friends with actor 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv).
  • After attending Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where she won the Lorne Greene Award for outstanding work in the theater, she studied at The Webber Douglas Academy in London.
  • Graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario with a BA in Drama in 1977. Switched from English.

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