One of Vancouver’s top actors for 30 years, Christine Willes has extensive experience in TV, stage and film.
In 2008 she was nominated for a Leo award for her work as Gladys the DMV Demon in CW’s hit comedy, Reaper. She is internationally known as Delores Herbig in the Emmy-nominated TV series, Dead Like Me. Her most recent foray into a television series includes Granny Goodness on Smallville, an as an ER Nurse on Emily Owens, M.D. She appeared on the big screen in March, 2011 as Mme Lazar in Catherine Hardwicke’s production of Red Riding Hood – the first studio picture to be directed by a woman, shot by a woman and starring a woman (Amanda Seyfreid).
Christine has won three Jessie Richardson theatre awards for excellence, and both produced and starred in Jasmina Reza’s The Unexpected Man, one of 2006’s Top Ten in Vancouver. Recent theatre work includes the role of Clara Epp in Touchstone Theatre’s Herr Beckmann’s People, and the role of the Grandmother in Kalidescope’s War of the Eagles.
Recently she has expanded her practice to include acting coaching on such productions as Bionic Woman and Charlie St. Cloud.
Christine serves on the Executive Board of UBCP/ACTRA. She was elected national councilor by her peers in the fall of 2008, and is a fiery champion of women in the performing arts. Encouraged by her sisters at the National table, Christine became chair of the National Women’s Committee in February 2010.
She recently graduated with her Master’s Degree from the University of Victoria.
She has two great children, and is proud to call the West Coast of Canada home.