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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.

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