Wendy Crewson

Inside Biography

Born and raised in Canada, actress, Wendy Crewson is popularly known for her role in the dramatic film, The Doctor. Crewson debuted in acting from the TV series, War Brides and debuted in the movies from Skullduggery portraying the character of Barbara. Over the years she worked in several TV series and movies for which she has won various awards and has also been inducted into Canada’s Walk Of Fame.

Crewson admitted that she is lesbian after separating from her ex-husband, Michael Murphy with whom she shares two children.

Early Life And Education Of Wendy Crewson

Wendy Crewson was born Wendy Jane Crewson to June Doreen and Robert Binnie Crewson on 9th May 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario under the birth sign Taurus. She is Canadian as per nationality and ethnicity wise she's White. She has a younger brother, Brad Crewson.

Crewson won the Lorne Greene Awards for outstanding work in the theater while studying at Queen’s University in Kingston and graduated in 1977. She then joined Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

Wendy Crewson's Career

Wendy Crewson made her TV debut in 1980 from War Brides which was followed by her appearances in The Littlest Hobo, Hngin’ In and Mazes and Monsters. In 1983, she acted in Skullduggery directed by Ota Richter, her first role in a movie.

Crewson big breakthrough came in 1991,  landing a role in a drama film, The Doctor directed by Randa Haines. She later appeared in movies, such as Folks!, The Good Son, Air Force One, The Clearing, The Vow, Fall and Into the Forest among others. She also acted in The Santa Clause in 1994 and later in all its franchise.

Here is the video where Crewson talks about her acting journey:

Crewson credited for her roles in TV series including, Night Heat, A Hobo’s Christmas, Studio 5-B, Ebbie, The Beast, ReGenesis, Endgame, Jack, Forgive Me, The Son and Good Witch among others. In 2017, she appeared in some of the episodes of CBC drama Frankie Drake Mysteries.

Awards And Nominations

Since her debut in 1980, Wendy Crewson has continuously contributed a lot in the acting field for which she has won many awards including,

  • 1998 = Won Gemini Awards for Due South.
  • 1999 = Won Gemini Awards for At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story.
  • 2002 = Won Gemini Awards.
  • 2003 = Won Gemini Awards for The Many Trials of One Jane Doe.
  • 2006 = Won Gemini Awards for The Man Who Lost Himself.
  • 2007 = Won ACTRA Awards.
  • 2007 = Won Gemini Awards for ReGenesis.
  • 2013 = Won Canadian Screen Awards for Saving Hope.
  • 2017 = Won Canadian Screen Awards for Slasher.

In 2015, Crewson was inducted into Canada's Walk.

Wendy Crewson's Net Worth And Earnings 

Wendy Crewson has an estimated net worth not less than a million as per some gossip mongers. However, the exact amount of net worth is yet to be revealed which as per some online source can be believed to be over $2 million, as of 2018. 

Some of Crewson’s movies that made a good collection at the box office include

Movies  Budget Box Office Collection IMDB rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members
The Doctor (1991) $12 million $38,120,905 6.9
  • Nominated for  Young Artist Awards.
Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Richard Schiff among others. 
The Santa Clause (1994) $22 million $189.8 million 6.4   Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, and David Krimholtz among others.
Air Force One (1997) $85 million $315.2 million 6.5
  • Won ASCAP Awards, Bambi Awards, Bogey Awards and Broadcast Music, Inc. Awards among others.
  • Nominated for MTV Movie Awards, Satellite AwardsBlockbuster Entertainment Awards, and Academy Awards.
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, and William H. Macy among others.
What Lies Beneath  (2000) $100 million $291.4 million 6.6
  • Won ASCAP AwardsBlockbuster Entertainment Awards, and Yoga Awards.
  • Nominated for Saturn Awards, Golden Trailer Awards, and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Miranda Otto, and Diana Scarwid among others.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002) $65 million $172.9 million 5.6
  • Nominated for  Saturn Awards.
Tim Allen, Elizabeth Michell, Eric Lloyd, and Judge Reinhold among others.
Eight Below (2006) $40 million $120.5 million 7.3
  • Won ASCAP Awards.
  • Nominated for Satellite Awards.
Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Jason Biggs, Moon Bloodgood, and August Schellenberg among others.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) $12 million $110.8 million 4.7
  • Nominated for  Golden Raspberry Awards.
Tim AllenJudge Reinhold, Martin Short, Spencer Breslin, and Liliana Mumy among others.
The Vow (2012) $30 million $196.1 million 6.8
  • Won BMI Film & TV Awards, and Golden Trailer Awards.
  • Nominated for  Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and People's Choice Awards.
Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams, Jessica Lange, and Scott Speedman among others.

Wendy Crewson's Personal Life And Relationship 

Wendy Crewson is a divorcee. Crewson married her actor husband, Michael Murphy in 1988. The couple met for the first time on the sets of Tanner ’88 and eventually got married.

They share two children together. Their first child, Maggie Murphy was born in 1989 and second child, John Branton Murphy was born in 1992. In 2009, the couple divorced for some undisclosed reasons, however after five years, in late 2014, she came out as lesbian which could possibly be the reason they divorced. 

According to her, before Crewson made her sexual orientation public, she feared about her children's reactions, but surprisingly, her daughter was totally ok with the fact whereas her son appreciated her bravery.


Wendy Crewson creates a significant buzz in media when she officially came out as a lesbian. But the good part is she isn't trolled either involved in any controversy. She prefers to keep herself out of the media and keep her private life low-key.

Wendy Crewso's Body Measurement

  • Wendy Crewson'sheight: she stands at the height of 5ft 7 inch (1.7 m).
  • Weigh: 60 kg
  • Hair Color: Black 
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Waist Size: 25 inch
  • Bra Size: 34 inch
  • Hip Size: 34 inch
  • Measurement: of 34-25-34 inches
  • Age: May 9, 1956 (age 62). 

Let's check out the short interview with Wendy Crewso, she shares her thoughts about Canada on the occasion of Canada 150.

by saru, 07 Mar, 2018

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