Leah Pinsent

Summary

Leah Pinsent (born September 20, 1968) is a Canadian television and film actress.

Leah Pinsent
Leah Pinsent (cropped) 2013-09.jpg
Pinsent in September 2013
Born (1968-09-20) September 20, 1968 (age 53)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1984 – present
Spouse(s)Peter Keleghan
AwardsBest Ensemble – Comedy Series
2001 Made in Canada
2002 Made in Canada
2004 Made in Canada

CareerEdit

Pinsent made her film debut in 1984's The Bay Boy, best known as Kiefer Sutherland's first film.[1] The role garnered her a Genie nomination for Best Supporting Actress.[2] Her next role was in the 1986 horror film April Fool's Day alongside Thomas F. Wilson and Griffin O'Neal.[3]

She is perhaps best known for her television roles as production accountant Veronica Miller in the comedy-drama series Made in Canada,[4] and news anchor Diane Gordon in More Tears and Escape from the Newsroom.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Pinsent was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Canadian actors Gordon Pinsent and Charmion King.[6] She was married to Michael Capellupo from 1991 to 2002. Pinsent is married to actor Peter Keleghan.[6][7]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Bay Boy Saxon Coldwell Nominated - Genie Award for Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role[2]
1986 April Fool's Day Nan
1990 Brutal Glory Julia Woodruff Video
1996 Dick Richards Actress at Starbucks Short film
Virus Larraine Keller
2000 Waking the Dead Reporter from Fielding's Past
2002 A Promise Emily Short film
2006 1st Bite Rose
2008 Eating Buccaneers Vanessa Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Female - Film[8]
2011 The Bend Mrs. Campbell
2014 Big News from Grand Rock Jane Davis
Wet Bum Mary Ellen

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Shades of Love: The Emerald Tear Jayne Manley TV movie
Glory Enough for All
1990 The Little Kidnappers Kirsten MacKenzie TV movie
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role[2]
1991 Haute tension Amy Episode: "Frontière du crime"
Tropical Heat Karen Getwell Episode: "This Year's Model"
1992 Beyond Reality Jennifer Episode: "Master of Darkness"
Murder, She Wrote Louise Thayer Episode: "Murder in Milan"
1994 Side Effects Dr. Samantha Budd Episode: "The Last Rights"
1997 Lies He Told TV movie
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Olivia Vega Episode: "The 13th Floor/The Believer"
1998 More Tears Diane
Made in Canada Veronica 65 episodes
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (1999)[2]
Won - Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2001)[2]
Won - Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2002)[2]
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2003)[2]
Won - Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2004)[2]
1999 Win, Again! Julie TV movie
Nominated - Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series[2]
2000 20.13 - Mord im Blitzlicht Eve TV movie
2001 All Souls Dr. Elizabeth Baines Episode: "One Step Closer to Roger"
Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 Air Traffic Controller Sara Lundattir TV movie
2002 Escape from the Newsroom Diane
2005 Funpak Jenny Florence
This Is Wonderland Brooke Ryder Episode: "2.12"
Our Fathers Marge Magnus TV movie
Burnt Toast Julie
2006 Heyday! Movie Queen
Puppets Who Kill Muffy Episode: "The Hostage"
2007 Grossology Emily (voice) Episode: "Vein Drain"
ReGenesis Dr. Ann Turnbull 5 episodes
2010 Love Letters Melissa TV movie
Republic of Doyle Det. Sheila Lang Episode: "The One Who Got Away"
2011 18 to Life Serena Manson Episode: "Sleepless in the Attic"
2011 & 2021 Murdoch Mysteries Mrs. Irvin & Laura Söllner / Deborah Anderson Episodes: "Bloodlust" & "Murdoch Knows Best"
2012 Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Miss Cleghorn TV movie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leiren-Young, Mark (February 11, 2016). "Kiefer Sutherland on 24, The Patriot Act, a fateful fortune cookie and driving lessons". National Observer. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "awards database". academy.ca. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "APRIL FOOL'S DAY at 30: The Cast Discusses Working with Fred Walton, Each Other and Moments We Missed - Daily Dead". Daily Dead. March 31, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "Welcome to the Simulcasting Video Player beta 2016". cyberspaceandtime.com. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "Escape From the Newsroom". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "A tour of Gordon Pinsent's pied a terre | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "The One: Peter Keleghan and Leah Pinsent". National Post. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "2010 nominees" (PDF). agamdarshi.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 1, 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Leah Pinsent at IMDb