• Wendy Crewson was born in 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario and is an actress and producer.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.
• She began her career in the 1980s and had her breakout role in 1991's 'The Doctor'.
• She has had roles in films such as 'The Santa Clause', 'Bicentennial Man', 'The Good Son', and 'Air Force One'.
• Wendy Crewson is married to actor Michael Murphy and has come out as a lesbian.

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SpouseGary Logan, Michael Murphy
FactDaughter Maggie was born in 1989 and son John (Jack) Branton Murphy in 1992.

Who is Wendy Crewson?

Wendy Jane Crewson was born on 9 May 1956, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is a producer as well as an actress, best known for her breakthrough role in the 1991 film entitled “The Doctor”. Other films she has worked on include “The Santa Clause”, “Bicentennial Man”, and “Suddenly Naked”.

The Net Worth of Wendy Crewson

How rich is Wendy Crewson? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s won multiple awards too, mainly for her roles in television series and television movies. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Wendy grew up in Hamilton, but later attended John Rennie High School located in Pointe Claire, Quebec. She grew up with a younger brother who also attended the high school, then after matriculating, she enrolled into Queen’s University located in Kingston, Ontario. During her time there she developed a strong interest in acting, and won a Lorne Greene Award thanks to her work in the school’s theatre.

After completing her bachelor’s education, she then went to the Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London to further her studies. She began her professional career in the 1980s, making appearances in television shows in Canada as well as a few feature films in which she had small roles; some of her projects during this period included “Night Heat”, “Tanner ‘88” and “Street Legal”. In 1991, she got her breakthrough role in the film “The Doctor”, which is loosely based on the book “A Taste of My Own Medicine” by Dr Edward Rosenbaum.

Family affair, Wendy Crewson with hubby Michael Murphy, daughter Maggie and son

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Career Prominence

Crewson then began to get more high profile roles, starting with the psychological thriller “The Good Son” alongside Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin, and in 1994 she was given a role in the film “The Santa Clause”, a Christmas family comedy starring Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, a man who causes Santa Clause to fall from his roof, and who then discovers that he must become the new Santa, and convince his loved ones of who he has become. Two years later she played the role of the mother of Eric Lloyd’s character in “To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday”, which tells the story of a family trying to come to terms with the death of their wife/mother.

She also had a role in the action thriller film “Air Force One” which starred Harrison Ford, playing Grace Marshall who is the First Lady to President James Marshall played by Ford. In 1999, she starred in the film “The Positronic Man”, alongside Robin Williams in the science fiction story based on Isaac Asimov’s novel  “Bicentennial Man” – despite being unsuccessful at the box office, the film has since drawn a cult following.

Later Career

In 2000, Wendy was then cast in “The 6th Day” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, about a man getting illegally cloned by accident, and struggling to clear his name while protecting his family from those trying to keep what happened to him secret. She then reprised her role in the “The Santa Clause” sequels including “The Santa Clause 2” and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”. In 2007, she was cast as the star of the Canadian series entitled “ReGenesis” in which she played Dr. Rachel Woods for a year, and then appeared in “Saving Hope” as Dr. Dana Kinny, before having a guest role in the third season of “24”.

Wendy was cast during the second season of the soap opera “Revenge”, and afterwards in a main role in the first season of the series entitled “Slasher”, which has an anthology format of a different story for each season, similar to that of “American Horror Story”. One of her latest projects is the drama “Frankie Drake Mysteries”, as the lead character’s mother. For her work, she has won a Canadian Screen Award and the Earle Grey Award for her contribution to Canadian television.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Crewson married actor Michael Murphy in 1988, and they have two children together. Michael is known for his work with director Robert Altman, appearing in numerous projects of his since the 1960s. However, the couple divorced in 2009. A few years after their divorce, Crewson revealed to the media that she had come out as a lesbian, and already told her family several years earlier. She now resides in Rosedale, Toronto, and continues to stay active in both television as well as film projects.

General Info

Full NameWendy Crewson
Height1.75 m
ProfessionActor, Film producer
EducationQueen's University, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art


SpouseGary Logan, Michael Murphy
ChildrenJohn Branton Murphy, Maggie Murphy
ParentsRobert Binnie Crewson, June Doreen Crewson


AwardsCanadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Ser...
MoviesThe Santa Clause, Air Force One, The Santa Clause 2, The Vow, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Bicentennial Man, The Good Son, Perfect Pie, Eight Below, Better Than Chocolate, The 6th Day, The Covenant, Suddenly Naked, Into the Forest, Away from Her, What Lies Beneath, Mazes and Monsters, Gett...
TV ShowsReGenesis, Sex Traffic, The Beast, Tanner '88, Saving Hope, Slasher, The Summit, Studio 5-B, Home Fires, Hard Copy (1987)

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1In December 2014, she revealed to the press that she had come out to her family as a lesbian several years ago.
2After 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.
3Good friends with actor Harrison Ford.
4Wendy and actor husband Michael Murphy have two children, Jack Murphy (b.1992) and Maggie Murphy (b. 1989), both of whom co-starred in the movie Sleeping Dogs Lie (1998) with their parents.
5Daughter Maggie was born in 1989 and son John (Jack) Branton Murphy in 1992.
6Graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario with a BA in Drama in 1977. Switched from English.




Tomorrow's Shadows2016Short completedFemale G.O.D.
Slasher2016TV SeriesBrenda Merritt
Saving Hope2012-2016TV SeriesDr. Dana Kinney
Forgive Me2015TV SeriesCeleste
Into the Forest2015Mom
Room2015/ITalk Show Hostess
Beauty and the Beast2015TV SeriesHelen Ellingsworth
Defiance2015TV SeriesSilora Voske
We Are Disorderly2015TV SeriesJudy
Ascension2014TV Mini-SeriesKatherine Warren
My Eleventh2014
Working the Engels2014TV SeriesMrs. Guernsey
Murdoch Mysteries2014TV SeriesCassie Chadwick
Revenge2012-2013TV SeriesHelen Crowley
Jack2013TV MovieAnne McGrath
Antiviral2012Mira Tesser
Fairly Legal2012TV SeriesWarden Sara Wilkes
Alcatraz2012TV SeriesHelen Campbell
The Vow2012Dr. Fishman
Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale2012TV MovieMara
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2011TV SeriesJudy Robbins
Winnie Mandela2011Mary Botha
Endgame2011TV SeriesVivian Huxley
Georgetown2011TV MovieSenator Caroline Wallace
Crimes of Passion2006-2010TV SeriesHost - Narrator
A Beginner's Guide to Endings2010Goldie White
Rookie Blue2010TV SeriesDana Kennedy
The Bridge2010TV SeriesMayor Kennedy
Formosa Betrayed2009Susan Kane
Flashpoint2009TV SeriesCatherine Graham
The Summit2008TV Mini-SeriesEllie Bruckner
ReGenesis2007-2008TV SeriesRachel Woods
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising2007Mary Stanton
The Robber Bride2007TV MovieRoz Andrews
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006Laura Miller
Who Loves the Sun2006/IMary Bloom
Away from Her2006Madeleine Montpellier
The Path to 9/112006TV Mini-SeriesValerie James
The Covenant2006Evelyn Danvers
Skinwalkers2006Female Leader
Eight Below2006Eve McClaren
The Man Who Lost Himself2005TV MovieLorraine Evanshen
Hunt for Justice2005TV MovieLouise Arbour
Niagara Motel2005Lily
Pigeon2004ShortWoman on Train
A Home at the End of the World2004Isabel Morrow (uncredited)
Jack2004TV MovieElaine Burka
Sex Traffic2004TV Mini-SeriesMadeleine Harlsburgh
The Clearing2004Louise Miller
242003TV SeriesDr. Anne Packard
Twelve Mile Road2003TV MovieAngela Landis
The Piano Man's Daughter2003TV MovieEde Kilworth
An Unexpected Love2003TV MovieMcNally 'Mac' Hays
The Elfkins First Christmas2002TV MovieGrazellda (voice)
The Santa Clause 22002Laura Miller
Perfect Pie2002Patsy Willets
Between Strangers2002Amanda Trent
Verdict in Blood2002TV MovieJoanne Kilbourn
The Matthew Shepard Story2002TV MovieSarah
A Killing Spring2002TV MovieJoanne Kilbourn
The Many Trials of One Jane Doe2002TV MovieJane Doe
The Last Brickmaker in America2001TV MovieKaren
Suddenly Naked2001Jackie York
The Beast2001TV SeriesMaggie Steech
A Colder Kind of Death2001TV MovieJoanne Kilbourn
The Wandering Soul Murders2001TV MovieJoanne Kilbourn
The 6th Day2000Natalie Gibson
What Lies Beneath2000Elena
Deadly Appearances2000TV MovieJoanne Kilbourn
Love and Murder2000TV MovieJoanne Kilbourn
Mercy2000Bernadine Mello
Bicentennial Man1999'Ma'am' Martin
Escape Velocity1999Billie (Ronnie's mom)
Question of Privilege1999Gail Sterling
Better Than Chocolate1999Lila
Summer's End1999TV MovieVirginia Baldwin
At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story1998TV MovieSue Rodriguez
Sleeping Dogs Lie1998Theresa Small
Where's Marlowe?1998Dr. Ninki Bregman
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesFaye Stafford
Black Harbour1997TV SeriesCarolyn Bedford
The Eighteenth Angel1997Norah Stanton
Due South1997TV SeriesJanet Morse
Gang Related1997Helen Eden
Air Force One1997Grace Marshall
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday1996Kevin Dollof
Spenser: A Savage Place1995TV MovieSusan Silverman
Ebbie1995TV MovieRoberta 'Robbie' Cratchet
Frostfire1994TV MovieVictoria Renko
Lives of Girls & Women1994TV MovieAda Jordan
Spenser: The Judas Goat1994TV MovieSusan Silverman
The Santa Clause1994Laura Calvin Miller
Corrina, Corrina1994Jenny Davis
To Save the Children1994TV MovieDorsie Young
The Good Son1993Susan Evans
I'll Never Get to Heaven1992Cassie Stewart
Home Fires1992TV Series
Folks!1992Audrey Aldrich
The Doctor1991Dr. Leslie Abbott
Street Legal1990TV SeriesWendy Nelson
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump1990TV MovieSophie Ware
Studio 5-B1989TV SeriesGail Browning
Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs1988TV MovieEvelyn
Tanner '881988TV Mini-SeriesJoanna Buckley
Covert Action1987TV MovieJessica
A Hobo's Christmas1987TV MovieLaurie
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesDana
Hard Copy1987TV SeriesBlake Calisher
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star1986TV MovieMichelle Benti
Adderly1986TV SeriesMarge
Mark of Cain1986Dale
My Father, My Rival1985TV MovieHilah
Murder: By Reason of Insanity1985TV MovieIrene Tremayne (uncredited)
The Sight1985Short
Murder in Space1985TV MovieIrene Tremayne
Night Heat1985TV SeriesProsecutor Dorothy Fredericks
The Guardian1984TV MovieMarlee Kramer
Heartsounds1984TV MovieJudy
Skullduggery1983Barbara / Dorigen
Mazes and Monsters1982TV MovieKate Finch
Hangin' In1982TV SeriesHilary
The Littlest Hobo1981TV SeriesJenny
Home Fires1980TV Series 1980
War Brides1980TV MovieKate


Verdict in Blood2002TV Movie associate producer
A Killing Spring2002TV Movie associate producer
Suddenly Naked2001co-executive producer


The 6th Day: The Future Is Coming2000Video documentary short thanks
Antz1998special thanks


2016 Canadian Screen Awards2016TV Special
Katie Chats2015TV SeriesHerself
Canadian Star2015DocumentaryHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 12: A Family Affair2012Video shortHerself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHerself
31st Annual Genie Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Making 'Who Loves the Sun'2007Video shortHerself
Breaking the Silence: Exposing the Covenant2007Video documentary shortHerself
eTalk Daily2007TV SeriesHerself
21st Annual Gemini Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Santa Clause 2: Gag Reel2003Video shortHerself / Laura Miller (uncredited)
Mary Walsh: Open Book2003TV SeriesHerself
Open Mike with Mike Bullard2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 6th Day: The Future Is Coming2000Video documentary shortHerself / Natalie Gibson
Good Day L.A.2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Good Son: Behind the Scenes of The Good Son1993Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Slasher2016TV SeriesBrenda Merritt
Revenge: The First Chapter2012TV MovieHelen Crowley
ReGenesis2008TV SeriesRachel Woods
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche2004TV Movie documentaryLila


Won Awards

2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or SeriesSaving Hope (2012)
2011The Barbara Tipple AwardTheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary AwardsBest Actress
2007ACTRA Toronto Award of ExcellenceACTRA AwardsFor a significant body of work and union activism.
2007GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic SeriesReGenesis (2004)
2006GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Man Who Lost Himself (2005)
2003GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Many Trials of One Jane Doe (2002)
2002Humanitarian AwardGemini Awards
1999GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesAt the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story (1998)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic SeriesDue South (1994)

Nominated Awards

2010GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Summit (2008)
2008GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic SeriesReGenesis (2004)
2007GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Robber Bride (2007)
2005GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesSex Traffic (2004)
2002GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesA Killing Spring (2002)
1994GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesI'll Never Get to Heaven (1992)
1992GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesGetting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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