Isabelle Mejias

Summary

Isabelle Mejias (born November 4, 1961) is a Canadian actress.[1] She is most noted for her performance in the film Unfinished Business, for which she received a Genie Award nomination for Best Actress at the 6th Genie Awards in 1985.[2]

CareerEdit

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Mejias had her first film role in the 1980 film Girls.[1] She then appeared in The Lucky Star, Le Roi des cons and Julie Darling prior to 1984, when she appeared in both Unfinished Business and The Bay Boy. For Cinema Canada magazine, critic John Harkness wrote of her performance in Unfinished Business that "If this were a country with any sort of rational production/distribution/publicity system, a performance like this would mean that she would immediately be talked about in Hollywood - Mejias has star quality like you wouldn't believe."[3]

She subsequently starred in the films Blue Line,[4] Meatballs III: Summer Job,[5] Higher Education,[6] State Park, The Midday Sun[7] and Scanners II: The New Order.[8] She also starred in the television miniseries Echoes in the Darkness,[9] and had supporting or guest appearances in the television series Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, The Edison Twins, Night Heat, Street Legal and Danger Bay. She received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Guest Performance in a Television Series at the 3rd Gemini Awards for Danger Bay.

Her final known acting role was in the 1996 television film Psychic Detectives, under her married name Isabelle Jamieson.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Girls Betty Darquier
1980 The Lucky Star Marijke
1981 Le roi des cons Suzanne
1983 Julie Darling Julie
1984 Unfinished Business Isabelle Marks
1984 The Bay Boy Mary McNeil
1985 Blue Line Nicole
1986 Meatballs III: Summer Job Wendy
1988 Higher Education Carrie Hanson
1988 State Park Marsha
1988 Fall from Innocence Marsa Cummings
1989 The Midday Sun Maggie Cameron
1991 Scanners II: The New Order Alice Leonardo
1992 Hammer Down Gina Angelo
1994 Final Round Lee

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Special People Julie Television film
1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Monique Episode: "Blackmailers Don't Shoot"
1986 The Edison Twins Brenda Episode: "Smile for the Camera"
1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Kelly Jenkins Episode: "Tragedy Tonight"
1987 Echoes in the Darkness Shelly 2 episodes
1987 Danger Bay Suzette Poitier Episode: "It's a Jungle in There"
1987, 1988 Night Heat Simone / Valerie 2 episodes
1987, 1992 Street Legal Anna Briso / Kim Morrow
1989 Day One Mrs. Trowbridge Television film
1989 War of the Worlds Sherry Episode: "So Shall Ye Reap"
1989 Friday the 13th: The Series Blair Gerard Episode: "The Shaman's Apprentice"
1990 T. and T. Ally Episode: "Suspect"
1992 Dangerous Curves Suzanne Blake / Victoria Frost Episode: "Obsession"
1996 Psychic Detectives Cadabra Television film

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Young Montreal actress gives school priority". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, October 7, 1981.
  2. ^ "Bay Boy reels in 11 Genie nominations". The Globe and Mail, February 15, 1985.
  3. ^ John Harkness, "Don Owen's Unfinished Business". Cinema Canada, May 1985. p. 27.
  4. ^ "Gemini nominee soon turns stale". Ottawa Citizen, March 17, 1987.
  5. ^ "Meatballs sequel leaves you empty". Ottawa Citizen, June 6, 1987.
  6. ^ "Canadian college romp fails to make the grade". Toronto Star, December 5, 1988.
  7. ^ "Made-in-Africa Canadian movie has industry talking". Ottawa Citizen, June 20, 1989.
  8. ^ "Scanners II is routine splatter". Calgary Herald, May 3, 1991.
  9. ^ "'Echoes' is a chilling look at life's darker side". Austin American-Statesman, November 1, 1987.

External linksEdit

  • Isabelle Mejias at IMDb