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Bree Williamson
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Born December 28, 1979
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age 37
Spouse Josh Evans (2005–07)
Michael Roberts (2008–present)
Children McGreggor Edward Roberts (b.2010)
Series
General Hospital
Character Claudette Beaulieu
Duration 2016

Bree Williamson Roberts (born December 28, 1979) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role on One Life to Live as Jessica Buchanan.

Career

After graduating from Bayview Glen School, she completed her education at the University of Toronto. She played the role of Jessica Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from February 5, 2003 until the series cancelation in 2012. The character is the daughter of original character Viki Lord Buchanan (played by Daytime Emmy Award-winner Erika Slezak since 1971), and gave Williamson the opportunity to portray Jessica's dissociative identity disorder (alternate personalities) "Tess", from 2005 to 2006 and again starting in 2008 and 2011.

Williamson had previously auditioned for a role on OLTL but was rejected because of her resemblance to actress Erin Torpey, who was playing Jessica Buchanan on the show at the time. When Torpey resigned in January 2003, Williamson was remembered by the casting department and offered the role of Jessica.

In 2009, 2010 and 2011 Williamson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role of Jessica.[1]

In 2009, Williamson appeared as Brandeis on Gossip Girl in the episode "The Grandfather: Part II"; she reprised the role in the 2010 episode "The Empire Strikes Jack".

In 2012, Williamson joined the cast of Haven as Dr. Claire Callahan for Season 3, which began airing in September 2012.

In 2013, Williamson appeared in flashbacks as Vivian Banks, the murder victim in the NBC TV series Deception.[2]

In 2015, Williamson appeared as April Littleton, a famous photographer going back to her hometown, in Portrait of Love, which premiered on Hallmark Channel on March 7.[2]

On May 27, 2016, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that Williamson had been cast as Claudette Beaulieu, the previously unknown ex-wife of Det. Nathan West (Ryan Paevey). She debuted on July 5, 2016[3] and left on October 24, 2016.

Personal life

On December 29, 2005 Williamson married Josh Evans. In the July 3, 2007 edition of Soap Opera Digest, she announced that she and Evans had separated in June 2007; they later divorced.

In the September 2006 issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, Williamson revealed she had just received her green card and proudly proclaimed, "Now you can't kick me out!"[4]

In 2006 Williamson was a co-host for the Planned Parenthood Awards, which honor individuals and organizations for "their contributions to protecting women's rights."[5] She also appeared in a public service announcement for breast cancer awareness.[6][7]

In 2008, Williamson married Michael Roberts.[8] On September 21, 2010, Williamson and Roberts welcomed their first child, McGreggor Edward Roberts.[9]

References

  1. The Suds Report: May 14, 2009. TVGuide.sympatico.msn.ca. Archived from the original on May 26, 2009. Retrieved on May 18, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Elavsky, Cindy. "Celebrity Extra", King Features, March 5, 2015. Retrieved on March 26, 2015. 
  3. http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/exclusive-bree-williamson-joining-gh
  4. ABC Soaps in Depth, September 2006.
  5. Planned Parenthood Honors Dedication to Women's Health and Rights. PlannedParenthood.org. Retrieved on 2008-10-15.
  6. Bree Williams public service announcement - Breast Cancer Awareness.com Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  7. Bree Williams public service announcement - Google Video Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  8. Soaps In Depth{ABC Soaps in Depth), October/November 2008.
  9. [1]

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