Wendy Crewson Biography, Birthday, Age, Movies, Awards, Movies and Tv Shows

Wendy Crewson Biography, Age, Movies, Awards, Movies and Tv Shows

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FULL NAME: Wendy Jane Crewson

PROFESSION: Actress, Producer


AGE (AS OF 2020): 63 years old

DATE OF BIRTH: May 9, 1956

BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, Canada


Wendy Crewson Career Profession: Actress, Producer

Known For: The Santa Clause 2

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD 2 Million Approx

Family & Relatives
Father: Robert Binnie Crewson

Mother: June Doreen Crewson

Brother(s): Brad Crewson

Sister(s): None

Marital Status: Married

Husband/Boyfriend: Gary Logan (m. 2009)

Children: 2

Son(s): John Branton Murphy

Daughter(s): Maggie Murphy

Ex-Boyfriends: Not Known

Wendy Crewson Education Qualification: Queen’s University, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

School: John Rennie High School

College: Westwood Collegiate

Wendy Crewson Biography

Wendy Crewson dreamed about being an actress when she was a very young girl. She was born on May 9, 1956, in Hamilton, Ontario. Her family moved frequently as her father sold farm equipment. Wendy graduated from high school in Point Claire, Quebec and attended John Abbott College to study theatre arts in Montreal.

She then attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, studying drama. While at the university, Wendy won the prestigious Lorne Greene Award for outstanding work in the theatre. From Canada, Wendy journeyed to London, England, to study at the Webber Douglas Academy.

While on vacation in Canada, Wendy auditioned for a part in the CBC TV drama War Brides (1980). She got the part and played the role of Terry Lowe, a young woman who works at an aircraft factory, whose husband was killed in the Dieppe Raid in World War II. Wendy won an Actra Award for Best Actress for her performance.

During 1985, Wendy appeared in the crime dramas Night Heat, Street Legal, and Adderly on Canadian television. In 1987, Crewson appears on Hard Copy on CBS, where she met her present husband, actor Michael Murphy. They were married in 1988 and lived in New York City, then move to San Francisco with their two children, and in 2001, they return to live in Toronto permanently.

Crewson appeared in dozens of Canadian television movies in the 1980s. One role that brought her Hollywood attention was in Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990) where she plays Sophie Ware, a young Toronto musician, who returns to her family’s ranch in Alberta and falls in love with her hired hand. Her future projects took place on the big screen.

These include The Good Son (1993), in which Wendy play the mother of a murderous young man, Corina (1994) with Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta, Air Force One (1997), as the First Lady opposite Harrison Ford as President, Gang Relat (1997) as a street smart prosecutor, and Bicentennial Man (1999) with Robin Williams.

In many films, Wendy Crewson felt that she was being typecast as an anxious wife and mother and decide to return to Canada. In Canada’s film and television industry, Wendy Crewson has become a hardworking mainstay and an actress that directors and producers can count on.

In 1992, Wendy Crewson receives a Gemini Award nomination for I’ll Never Get to Heaven in which she plays an Irish Catholic mother who challenges her faith in the church. During 1998, Crewson appears in the series Due South and receive a Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Guest Role.

In the same year, Crewson had a role as the wife of an astronaut in the American miniseries called From Earth to Mars, which told of the stoic bravery shown by the wives of astronauts.

In the movie, called Sleeping Dogs Lie (1999), Crewson plays the role of a grieving widow and murder suspect. During the same year, Crewson won a Gemini Award for her superb performance in the right to die drama entitled At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story.

In this film, Wendy portrays a woman afflicted with ALS who bravely struggles to die with dignity. In the film, Hunt for Justice: The Louise Arbour Story, Cindy portrays a Canadian war-crimes prosecutor and in The Man who Lost Himself, she plays the wife of a CFL star who lost his complete memory after a bad car crash.

Her most recent performance was as the unfeeling director of a nursing home in the feature film Away From Her. Wendy Crewson has had eight Gemini nominations and won four during her acting career. In 2007, Wendy receive the ACTRA Award of Excellency.

For many years, Wendy has been a strong advocate for Canadian culture and has pushed for more homegrown dramas on television and in Canadian films.

Physical Stats

Height (Feet-Inches) 4 feet 9 inches
Height (in meters) 145 cm (1.45 m)
Weight (kg) 34.9 – 42.6 kg
Weight (pounds) 77 – 94 lbs
Body Measurements Not Available
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black

Wendy Crewson Net Worth

Estimated Current Net Worth $24 Million
Last Year’s Net Worth (Approx.) $24 Million
Salary (Annual/Monthly) Under Review.
Source of Income Primary Income source.
Net Worth Verification Status Not Verified


Wendy Crewson Movies

  1. 1983 Skullduggery
  2. 1991 The Doctor
  3. 1992 I’ll Never Get to Heaven
  4. 1993 The Good Son, The Santa Clause
  5. 1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
  6. 1997 Air Force One, Gang Related, The Eighteenth Angel
  7. 1998 Where’s Marlowe? Sleeping Dogs Lie, Better Than Chocolate
  8. 1999 Escape Velocity, Bicentennial Man
  9. 2000 Mercy, What Lies Beneath, The 6th Day
  10. 2001 Suddenly Naked, Between Strangers
  11. 2002 Perfect Pie, The Santa Clause 2
  12. 2004 The Clearing, A Home at the End of the World Pigeon     
  13. 2005 Niagara Motel, Eight BelowThe Covenant
  14. 2006 Away from Her, Who Loves the Sun, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  15. 2007 The Seeker
  16. 2009 Formosa Betrayed
  17. 2010 A Beginner’s Guide to Endings
  18. 2011 Winnie Mandela
  19. 2012 The Vow, Antiviral
  20. 2014 Fall, Into the Forest
  21. 2015 Room
  22. 2016 Tomorrow’s Shadows
  23. 2018 Death Wish, Kodachrome
  24. 2018 On the Basis of Sex
  25. 2019 From the Vine


  1. 1980 War Brides
  2. 1981 The Littlest Hobo
  3. 1982 Hangin’ In, Mazes and Monsters
  4. 1984 Heartsounds
  5. 1985 Night Heat, Murder in Space, Murder: By Reason of Insanity
  6. 1986 Adderly, Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
  7. 1987 Hard Copy, CBS Summer Playhouse, A Hobo’s Christmas
  8. 1988 Tanner ’88, Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs
  9. 1989 Studio 5-B
  10. 1990 Getting Married in Buffalo Jump, Street Legal
  11. 1994 To Save the Children, Lives of Girls & Women, Spenser: The Judas Goat
  12. 1995 Spenser: A Savage Place
  13. 1997 Due South, Black Harbour
  14. 1998 From the Earth to the Moon
  15. 1999 Summer’s End
  16. 2000 Love and Murder
  17. 2001 The Wandering Soul Murders, A Colder Kind of Death
  18. 2002 The Many Trials of One Jane Doe
  19. 2003 An Unexpected Love, The Piano Man’s Daughter, Twelve Mile Road
  20. 2004 Sex Traffic,
  21. 2005 Hunt for Justice, The Stranger I Married
  22. 2006 The Path to 9/11, Crimes of Passion
  23. 2007 The Robber Bride,2007 The Robber Bride
  24. 2008 The Summit
  25. 2009 Flashpoint
  26. 2010 The Bridge
  27. 2011 Georgetown
  28. 2012 Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale, Alcatraz, Fairly Legal
  29. 2013 Jack
  30. 2014 Murdoch Mysteries
  31. 2015 We Are Disorderly
  32. 2016 Slasher
  33. 2017-2018 The Son
  34. 2017 Good Witch
  35. 2017-Present Frankie Drake Mysteries
  36. 2018 The Detail
  37. 2019 October Faction (TV series)

Wendy Crewson Awards

  1. (Due South) (1998)
  2. (At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story) (1999)
  3. Humanitarian Award (2002)
  4. (The Many Trials of One Jane Doe) (2003)
  5. (The Man Who Lost Himself) (2006)
  6. (ReGenesis) (2007)
  7. ACTRA Toronto (2007)
  8. The Women’s International Film and Television Showcase (2011)
  9. (Saving Hope), Canadian Screen Awards (2013)
  10. Canada’s Walk of Fame (2015)
  11. Canadian Screen Awards (2016)
  12. Degree, LLD, Queen’s University (2016)
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