Genie Award winners for Best Supporting Actress

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  1. Minnie Driver

    Minnie Driver


    Amelia Fiona "Minnie" J. Driver (born 31 January 1970) is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Good Will Hunting, and an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in the television series The Riches.

  2. Carrie-Anne Moss

    Carrie-Anne Moss


    Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role of Trinity in The Matrix trilogy of films beginning with the sci-fi action film The Matrix (1999), her breakthrough film. She has starred in the neo-noir-psychological thriller film Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan, the sci-fi thriller Red Planet, and the romantic drama Chocolat (all 2000), the indie drama Snow Cake (2006), the Hitchcockian mystery horror-thriller film Disturbia (2007) and the controversial suspense thriller Unthinkable (2010).

  3. Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Jennifer Jason Leigh


    Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American actress. She has appeared in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money, Flesh + Blood, The Hitcher, The Hudsucker Proxy, Single White Female, Dolores Claiborne, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Georgia and Short Cuts. She is also the co-writer and co-director of the film The Anniversary Party, made with fellow actor Alan Cumming.

  4. Molly Parker

    Molly Parker


    Molly Parker (born 30 June 1972) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in independent films, her role as House Majority Whip Jacqueline Sharp on House of Cards, and as Alma Garret on the HBO series Deadwood. She won a Genie Award in 1997 as Best Actress in a Leading Role for Kissed, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as best female lead in 2001 for her role in The Center of the World, and has twice been nominated for a Genie Award as best supporting actress (winning in 2002 for Last Wedding).

  5. Geneviève Bujold

    Geneviève Bujold


    Geneviève Bujold (or born July 1, 1942) is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for best actress and was nominated for an Academy Award.

  6. Catherine O'Hara

    Catherine O'Hara


    Catherine Anne O'Hara (born March 4, 1954) is a Canadian-American actress, writer, and comedian. She is known for her comedy work on Second City Television and films such as After Hours (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992), and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and also in the mockumentary films written and directed by Christopher Guest, including Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006).

  7. Kate Nelligan

    Kate Nelligan


    Patricia Colleen Nelligan (born March 16, 1950) is a Canadian stage, film and television actress, known professionally as Kate Nelligan. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1991 film The Prince of Tides, and the same year won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Frankie and Johnny. She is also a four-time Tony Award nominee for her work on Broadway, receiving nominations for Plenty (1983), A Moon for the Misbegotten (1984), Serious Money (1988) and Spoils of War (1989).

  8. Helen Shaver

    Helen Shaver


    Helen Shaver (born February 24, 1951) is a Canadian actress and film and television director. She has received Emmy and Saturn Award nominations, among other honours.

  9. Colleen Dewhurst

    Colleen Dewhurst


    Colleen Rose Dewhurst (June 3, 1924 – August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-American actress known most for theatre roles, and for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway." In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had moved so quickly from one Off-Broadway production to the next that I was known, at one point, as the 'Queen of Off-Broadway'. This title was not due to my brilliance but rather because most of the plays I was in closed after a run of anywhere from one night to two weeks. I would then move immediately into another." She was a renowned interpreter of the works of Eugene O’Neill on the stage, and her career also encompassed film, early dramas on live television, and Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. One of her last roles was playing Marilla Cuthbert in the Kevin Sullivan television adaptations of the Anne of Green Gables series and her reprisal of the role in the subsequent TV series Road to Avonlea (marketed as Avonlea in the USA).

  10. Jackie Burroughs

    Jackie Burroughs


    Jacqueline "Jackie" Burroughs (2 February 1939 – 22 September 2010) was an English-born Canadian actress.

  11. Martha Burns

    Martha Burns


    Martha Burns is a Canadian actress known for her stage work and youth outreach in Ontario and her leading role as Ellen Fanshaw in the TV dramedy series Slings and Arrows.

  12. Marie-Josée Croze

    Marie-Josée Croze


    Marie-Josée Croze (born February 23, 1970) is a Franco-Canadian actress. She also holds French citizenship, which she obtained in December 2012.

  13. Kristin Booth

    Kristin Booth


    Kristin Booth (born August 28, 1974) is a Canadian actress, born in Kitchener, Ontario. She graduated with Honours BFA from Ryerson Theatre School at Ryerson University in 1997. She is also a graduate of Rockway Mennonite Collegiate in Kitchener, Ontario.

  14. Kate Reid

    Kate Reid


    Kate Reid, OC (4 November 1930 – 27 March 1993) was an English-born Canadian stage, film and television actress.

  15. Sophie Nélisse

    Sophie Nélisse


    Marie-Sophie Nélisse (born March 27, 2000) is a Canadian teen actress. She is known for her Genie Award–winning performance in Monsieur Lazhar, and as Liesel Meminger (the lead character) in the film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Book Thief.

  16. Louise Portal

    Louise Portal


    Louise Portal (born May 12, 1950) is a Canadian actress, film director, singer and writer. She won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film The Decline of the American Empire, and was a nominee for Best Actress for Sous-sol (Not Me!).

  17. Linda Sorensen

    Linda Sorensen


    Linda Sorenson (born in January 1940) is a Canadian actress best known for playing Mrs. Stegman in Class of 1984, Warden Howe in Murphy Brown, Virginia Reeves in Material World and Isabelle Carrington in Road to Avonlea. She has appeared in a number of film and television roles.

  18. Martha Henry

    Martha Henry


    Martha Henry, CC OOnt (born February 17, 1938) is an American-Canadian stage, film, and television actress, perhaps best known for her work at the Stratford Festival in Canada.

  19. Seema Biswas

    Seema Biswas


    Seema Biswas (born 14 January 1965) is an Indian film and theatre actress from Assam who shot into prominence with the role of Phoolan Devi in Shekhar Kapur's film Bandit Queen (1994). She has a reputation for performing strong character roles. Biswas won the 1996 National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Bandit Queen. She won the 2000 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the 2006 Best Actress Genie Award for her role as Shakuntala in Deepa Mehta's Water (2005).

  20. Denise Filiatrault

    Denise Filiatrault


    Denise Filiatrault, OC OQ (born May 16, 1931) is a Canadian actress and director.

  21. Pascale Montpetit

    Pascale Montpetit


    Pascale Montpetit is a French Canadian actress, born in 1961. In 1990 she won a Best Actress Genie Award for Darrell Wasyk's H and in 2002 for Mario Azzopardi's Savage Messiah, 2 Gémeaux Awards, a Jutra Award and a Mons International Festival of Love Films award. She is also a well-known stage actress in Montreal.

  22. Monique Mercure

    Monique Mercure


    Monique Mercure, CC (born November 14, 1930) is a Canadian actress.

  23. Kristen Thomson

    Kristen Thomson


    Kristen Thomson (born 1966) is a Canadian actress and playwright.

  24. Nicola Cavendish

    Nicola Cavendish


    Nicola Cavendish (born 11 November 1952) is an English-born Canadian theatre and film actress. She has won a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1991 film The Grocer's Wife and a Gemini Award nomination for 1998 film The Sleep Room.

  25. Seana McKenna

    Seana McKenna


    Seana McKenna is a Canadian actress raised in Etobicoke, west of Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, where as a student she played Isabella in Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton.

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