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Birth Place: British Columbia, CA Profession: actor, songwriter, singer, waitress

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Veteran of Canadian repertory theater and TV who made her film debut opposite Steven Bauer in "Thief of Hearts" (1984) and subsequently appeared in "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling" (1986), "Tiger Warsaw" and "Watchers" (all 1988). Williams gave a memorable performance as a tough working-class woman struggling to raise her disabled son alone in John Sayles' 1991 drama, "City of Hope".

Veteran of Canadian repertory theater and TV who made her film debut opposite Steven Bauer in "Thief of Hearts" (1984) and subsequently appeared in "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling" (1986), "Tiger Warsaw" and "Watchers" (all 1988). Williams gave a memorable performance as a tough working-class woman struggling to raise her disabled son alone in John Sayles' 1991 drama, "City of Hope".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 White House Down (2013)
2.
 Angels Crest (2011)
3.
 Jack the Dog (2002) Faith
4.
 Perfect Pie (2002) Francesca
5.
 Love Come Down (2000) Mother
6.
 Family of Cops III (1999) Kate Fein
7.
 Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) Jennifer
8.
 Bone Daddy (1998) Sharon Hewlett
10.
 They Come at Night (1998) Dr Sarah Schaeffer
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Born on a tugboat that was sailing to a missionary camp in Canada
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Grew up in logging camps in Canada
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Worked as waitress in Gibsons Landing, British Columbia
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Worked five years in repertory with the resident theatrical company of the Vancouver Cultural Centre where she starred in productions of "Nijinsky", the one-woman show "Preparing", "The Tempest", "Dracula" and "Marat/Sade"
1984:
Film debut, "Thief of Hearts"
1990:
Featured in a recurring role on TV series, "Against the Law"
1993:
Played Susan Silverman, the title character's love interest in Lifetime TV-movie sequels to the popular detective series "Spenser: For Hire"
1997:
Cast at the matriarch of the titular family in "Inventing the Abbots"
1998:
Acted in two Showtime movies "Naked City: Justice With a Bullett" and "Naked City: A Killer Christmas"
2001:
Co-starred in "Jack the Dog"; screened at Sundance
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Notes

"I grew up in logging camps, a long way from Hollywood. I was constantly having to entertain myself. I think that was the genesis of my wanting to be an actress."--Barbara Williams ("US" magazine, November 1991)

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husband:
Nick Mancuso. Actor. Separated during filming of "City of Hope" (1991); divorced.
husband:
Tom Hayden. Politician. Married August 7, 1993.

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father:
Jack Williams. Lumberjack. Of Native American descent.
mother:
Simone Williams.

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