Wendy Crewson

Biography: After spending most of the 1980s in television, Wendy Crewson moved to a number of high-profile feature films in the 1990s. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Crewson attended Canada's Queens University and continued studying acting in London, England, after college. Back in North America, Crewson sharpened her versatile talent in a number of TV productions, including Heartsounds (1984), Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985), and Robert Altman's acclaimed political satire Tanner '88 (1988), starring Altman regular and Crewson's husband-to-be Michael Murphy. Though Crewson continued to do TV in the 1990s, including The Lives of Girls and Women (1994), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), and At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story (1998), she increasingly branched out into features. Making her mark in a small part in The Doctor (1991), Crewson moved on to larger roles as the mother of a psychotic Macauley Culkin in The Good Son (1993), Tim Allen's ex-wife in the comedy hit The SantaAfter spending most of the 1980s in television, Wendy Crewson moved to a number of high-profile feature films in the 1990s. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Crewson attended Canada's Queens University and continued studying acting in London, England, after college. Back in North America, Crewson sharpened her versatile talent in a number of TV productions, including Heartsounds (1984), Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985), and Robert Altman's acclaimed political satire Tanner '88 (1988), starring Altman regular and Crewson's husband-to-be Michael Murphy. Though Crewson continued to do TV in the 1990s, including The Lives of Girls and Women (1994), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), and At the End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story (1998), she increasingly branched out into features. Making her mark in a small part in The Doctor (1991), Crewson moved on to larger roles as the mother of a psychotic Macauley Culkin in The Good Son (1993), Tim Allen's ex-wife in the comedy hit The Santa Clause (1994), and Peter Gallagher's unfortunate blind date in the tearjerker To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996). After playing a tough lawyer in the crime thriller Gang Related (1997), Crewson further displayed her ability to convey strength as Harrison Ford's undaunted First Lady in Wolfgang Petersen's summer blockbuster Air Force One (1997). Following a substantial role in the independent romantic comedy Better Than Chocolate (1999), Crewson seemed to be on the verge of adding another hit to her resumé as one of Robin Williams' original owners in the fantasy Bicentennial Man (1999), but the film failed to live up to box-office expectations. Expand

Wendy Crewson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 88 Away from Her
Lowest Metascore: 19 The Covenant
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
27 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
74 The Kid Detective Oct 16, 2020 Mrs. Applebaum 7.2
80 The Nest Sep 18, 2020 Allison's Mum 6.5
tbd From the Vine Sep 4, 2020 Marina Gentile tbd
59 On the Basis of Sex Dec 25, 2018 Harriet Griswold 6.5
57 Kodachrome Apr 20, 2018 Principal Cast / Aunt Sarah 7.4
31 Death Wish Mar 2, 2018 Dr. Jill Klavens 6.8
49 Fall Jan 27, 2017 Sheila tbd
59 Into the Forest Jul 29, 2016 Mom 5.8
86 Room Oct 16, 2015 Talk Show Host / Talk Show Host / Talk Show Hostess / Talk Show Hostess tbd
37 Winnie Mandela Sep 6, 2013 Mary Botha tbd
55 Antiviral Apr 12, 2013 Mira Tesser 6.0
43 The Vow Feb 10, 2012 Cast / Cast 7.2
52 Formosa Betrayed Feb 26, 2010 Susan Kane / Susan Kane tbd
38 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Oct 5, 2007 Mary Stanton 3.2
88 Away from Her May 4, 2007 Madeleine Montpellier / Madeleine Montpellier tbd
32 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Nov 3, 2006 Laura Miller 4.4
19 The Covenant Sep 8, 2006 Evelyn Danvers 6.0
64 Eight Below Feb 17, 2006 Eve McClaren 7.7
tbd Niagara Motel Nov 11, 2005 Lily / Lily tbd
60 The Clearing Jul 2, 2004 Louise Miller 7.9
tbd Suddenly Naked Jan 31, 2003 Co-Executive Producer / Co-Executive Producer / Jackie York / Jackie York tbd
48 The Santa Clause 2 Nov 1, 2002 Laura Miller / Laura Miller tbd
49 The 6th Day Nov 17, 2000 Natalie Gibson / Natalie Gibson tbd
51 What Lies Beneath Jul 21, 2000 Elena 6.9
42 Bicentennial Man Dec 17, 1999 'Ma'am' Martin 7.8
47 Where's Marlowe? Nov 12, 1999 Dr. Ninki Bregman / Dr. Ninki Bregman tbd
49 Gang Related Oct 8, 1997 Helen Eden tbd
61 Air Force One Jul 25, 1997 Grace Marshall / Grace Marshall 8.7
57 The Santa Clause Nov 11, 1994 Laura Calvin Miller 7.3
45 The Good Son Sep 24, 1993 Susan 7.6