Helen Shaver

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Birth Place: St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Birth Date: February 24, 1951
Occupation: Actor

Helen Shaver Biography


This Canadian actress started acting as a late teen in theatre, receiving critical acclaim in her homeland over the years. Hollywood has not been as generous. Although she has worked alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Dudley Moore and Eddie Murphy in Best Defense (1984), Tom Cruise and Paul Newman in The Color of Money (1986), Martin Sheen in The Believers (1987), and Peter Boyle in Born to Be Wild (1995), it has been her gutsy, more potent portrayals back home that have reaped the trophies and respect. So far she has won bookend Genie Awards for both "Best Actress" in In Praise of Older Women (1978)and "Supporting Actress" in We All Fall Down (2000). Helen has always courted controversy, none more so than for her sexually-charged role in the afore-mentioned film In Praise of Older Women and for her later performance in Desert Hearts (1985) which featured a torrid lesbian love scene that is still considered one of the most erotic in movie history. Helen eventually stepped behind the camera, directing television segments of "The Outer Limits," "Judging Amy" and "Joan of Arcadia" among many others. Raised in a small city in Ontario, about 120 miles southwest of Toronto, Ontario with her five sisters, Helen suffered from rheumatic fever as a child and was forced to spend six months of each year in bed. She says this triggered her imagination and desire to become an actress. In 1992 Helen received a Theatre World Award for her Broadway stage role in "Jake's Women." Her third husband is key grip Steve Smith and they have one son.

Helen Shaver Movies / TV-Shows


Dietland (2018)
Impulse (2018)
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Anne with an E (2017)
Heartbeat (2016)
Travelers (2016)
Sneaky Pete (2015)
Birthday Cake (2013)
Reign (2013)
Vikings (2013)
Orphan Black (2013)
Revolution (2012)
Elementary (2012)
The Firm (2012)
Person of Interest (2011)
Combat Hospital (2011)
Law & Order: LA (2010)
Republic of Doyle (2010)
Shattered (2010)
Make It or Break It (2009)
Stargate Universe (2009)
Castle (2009)
Flashpoint (2008)
Daughter of the Bride (2008)
Crusoe (2008)
Numb (2007)
Journeyman (2007)
Private Practice (2007)
Jericho (2006)
Standoff (2006)
The Unit (2006)
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
Medium (2005)
Close to Home (2005)
The 4400 (2004)
The L Word (2004)
Dead Like Me (2003)
Joan of Arcadia (2003)
The O.C. (2003)
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003)
D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003)
Bear with Me (2000)
Common Ground (2000)
The District (2000)
Soul Food (2000)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
The Wishing Tree (1999)
Judging Amy (1999)
The Net (1998)
Dead Man's Gun (1997)
Under Wraps (1996)
Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996)
The Craft (1996)
Born to Be Wild (1995)
The Outer Limits (1995)
Falling for You (1995)
Without Consent (1994)
Morning Glory (1993)
Survive the Night (1993)
Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (1993)
Fatal Memories (1992)
That Night (1992)
Zebrahead (1992)
The Land Before Time (1988)
The Believers (1987)
The Grand Knockout Tournament (1987)
The Men's Club (1986)
The Color of Money (1986)
Desert Hearts (1985)
Panik i Central Park (1985)
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
Amazing Stories (1985)
Best Defense (1984)
Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1983)
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
T.J. Hooker (1982)
Hill Street Blues (1981)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Starship Invasions (1977)
Outrageous! (1977)
Shoot (1976)
Columbo (1971)
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