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).
December 14, 1967
|Years active||1973–2003; 2018|
Janne Mortil began her career with a 1973 appearance in The Beachcombers at the age of five. She was a regular in the 1970s soap opera House of Pride. She performed on stage in the 1979 Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company's production of The Innocents and appeared in 1980 in Huckleberry Finn and His Friends television series.
Her movie roles include Sally Moffat in Little Women (1994). 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. She played also Detective Tricia Kelsey on Street Justice (1991-1992) and Michelle Dupont, the clinic's receptionist in Side Effects (1994-1996). 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.
|1980||The Changeling||Linda Grey|
|1986||The Clan of the Cave Bear||Ovra|
|1994||Little Women||Sally Moffat|
|2003||The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting||Sergeant Kibble||Video|
|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||Viper||Evie||Episode: "Street Pirates"|
|1996||Rossini's Ghost||Young Martina||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|
- Edmonstone, Wayne (December 4, 1979). "Two youngsters who can act without being kiddie-cute". The Vancouver Sun. p. B6. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
- Shields, Roy (May 10, 1974). "We got Pride says the CBC". The Province. pp. Spotlight 7-8. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
- 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.
- Cuff, John Haslett (January 11, 1992). "Debunking the official war line". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. p. C6. ProQuest 1151684190.
- Adilman, Sid (April 27, 1994). "Tommy confirmed for Elgin". Toronto Star. p. D3. ProQuest 1355127056.
- "Casting complete for new CBC series". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. April 27, 1994. p. C3. ProQuest 1143635189.
- "Major Gemini nominees". The Gazette. Montreal. January 25, 1996. p. D9. ProQuest 432958386.
- 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.
- Michael, Posner (March 19, 2001). "Acting, Italian-Canadian Style". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. p. R3. ProQuest 1125667655.