Janne Mortil

Janne Mortil (b. December 14, 1967), is a Vancouver-based Canadian-American actress probably best known for playing Madeleine Astor in Titanic (1996) and Michelle Dupont in the television series Side Effects, for which she was nominated for a Gemini, and Detective Tricia Kelsey in Street Justice (1991-1993).

Janne Mortil
Born
Janne Mortil

(1967-12-14) December 14, 1967 (age 52)
OccupationActress
Years active1973–2003; 2018

CareerEdit

Janne Mortil began her career with a 1973 appearance in The Beachcombers at the age of five.[1] She was a regular in the 1970s soap opera House of Pride[2]. She performed on stage in the 1979 Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company's production of The Innocents[1] and appeared in 1980 in Huckleberry Finn and His Friends television series.

Her movie roles include Sally Moffat in Little Women (1994).[3] In 1996, she played Madeleine Astor in the television movie Titanic, opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones. In 2003, she played Sergeant Kibble in Hitcher 2.

Her television credits include 21 Jump Street, The X-Files, Poltergeist: The Legacy and Cold Squad. In 1992 she provided narration for the CBC documentary mini-series The Valour and the Horror.[4] She played also Detective Tricia Kelsey on Street Justice (1991-1992) and Michelle Dupont, the clinic's receptionist[5] in Side Effects (1994-1996).[3][6] For the latter role, she was nominated for a 1996 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Mortil lived in Montreal with Tony Nardi,[8] her former partner, since 1995.[9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Changeling Linda Grey
1986 The Clan of the Cave Bear Ovra
1987 Malone Helen
1991 Chaindance Loni
1994 Whale Music Star
1994 Tokyo Cowboy Shelly
1994 Little Women Sally Moffat
2003 The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting Sergeant Kibble Video

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Huckleberry Finn and His Friends Susie Harper Episodes: "Such a Lovely Funeral", "Huck Is a Hero", "The Millionaires"
1986 That Secret Sunday Lisa TV film
1987 Danger Bay Brenda Episode: "Big Horns"
1987 21 Jump Street Karla / Sheila Episodes: "Don't Pet the Teacher", "You Oughta Be in Prison"
1988 Nightmare at Bittercreek Tracy Senia TV film
1989 Neon Rider Deidre Ogilvry Episode: "Dude"
1990 21 Jump Street Cara / Diane Episodes: "Last Chance High", "This Ain't No Summer Camp"
1990 Neon Rider Tracy Episode: "The Mighty Quin"
1991 Neon Rider Charlene Episode: "1117"
1991 My Secret Identity Linda Blane Episode: "Slave for a Day"
1991-1992 Street Justice Det. Tricia Kelsey Recurring role (11 episodes)
1992 Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command Mary "Bubbles" Moore TV film
1992 The Valour and the Horror Mary Moore 'Bubbles' TV documentary miniseries
1992 A Killer Among Friends Kathy Pearl TV film
1993 Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter Chrissy Berezuk TV film
1993 North of 60 Leslie Baxter Episodes: "Freeze Out", "All About Leslie", "Southern Comfort"
1994-1996 Side Effects Michelle Dupont Main role (29 episodes)
1995 Johnny's Girl Angie TV film
1995 Mixed Blessings Nancy TV film
1996 The X-Files Mona Wustner Episode: "Teso Dos Bichos"
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy Sarah Episode: "Town Without Pity"
1996 Titanic Madeleine Astor TV miniseries
1996 Two Patty Episode: "Reunion"
1996 Viper Evie Episode: "Street Pirates"
1996 Rossini's Ghost Young Martina TV film
1997 Contagious Judith TV film
1998 Cold Squad Rikki Stanfield Episode: "Michelle Dorn"
2000 Cold Squad Colleen Walsh Episode: "Trust"
2000 Da Vinci's Inquest Melanie Stone Episode: "The Hottest Places in Hell"
2018 The Romanoffs Gloria 1 Episode

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Title of work Result
1996 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Side Effects (for episode #1.10: "The Great Chendini") Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Edmonstone, Wayne (December 4, 1979). "Two youngsters who can act without being kiddie-cute". The Vancouver Sun. p. B6. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Shields, Roy (May 10, 1974). "We got Pride says the CBC". The Province. pp. Spotlight 7-8. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Marko, Michele (April 15, 1994). "Landing lead in Lonesome Dove lot easier than having tooth pulled". The Vancouver Sun. p. C3. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  4. ^ Cuff, John Haslett (January 11, 1992). "Debunking the official war line". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. p. C6. ProQuest 1151684190.
  5. ^ Adilman, Sid (April 27, 1994). "Tommy confirmed for Elgin". Toronto Star. p. D3. ProQuest 1355127056.
  6. ^ "Casting complete for new CBC series". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. April 27, 1994. p. C3. ProQuest 1143635189.
  7. ^ "Major Gemini nominees". The Gazette. Montreal. January 25, 1996. p. D9. ProQuest 432958386.
  8. ^ Lamey, Mary (November 5, 1999). "The little condos that couldn't: Buyer fights developers of Darcy McGee project over defects". The Gazette. Montreal. p. C1. ProQuest 433540723.
  9. ^ Michael, Posner (March 19, 2001). "Acting, Italian-Canadian Style". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. p. R3. ProQuest 1125667655.

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