Keegan Connor Tracy

Keegan Connor Tracy (born December 3, 1971) is a Canadian actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Audrey Malone in the Showtime comedy-drama series Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000), the Blue Fairy in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time (2011–18), Miss Blaire Watson in the A&E drama series Bates Motel (2013–16), and Professor Lipson in the Syfy fantasy series The Magicians (2016–2020). Tracy's other notable work includes roles on the television series Jake 2.0, The 4400, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Psych, and Battlestar Galactica.

Keegan Connor Tracy
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Tracy at MCMComicCon, 2013
Born (1971-12-03) December 3, 1971 (age 48)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Alma materWilfrid Laurier University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • author
Years active1997–present

In film, she is best known for her roles as Kat Jennings in the supernatural horror film Final Destination 2 (2003), Mirabelle Keegan in the supernatural horror film White Noise (2005), Dolly Dupuyster in the comedy-drama film The Women (2008), Ellen in the drama film Words and Pictures (2013), and Queen Belle in the musical fantasy films Descendants (2015), Descendants 2 (2017), and Descendants 3 (2019).

Personal lifeEdit

Tracy was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from St. Patrick's Catholic High in Sarnia, Ontario. Tracy went on to obtain a degree in Social Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. While she was at the university, she spent a year working in Europe.

CareerEdit

Tracy made her acting debut in 1997, in the television series Viper. She made her feature film debut as a minor role in the crime thriller film Double Jeopardy. She subsequently appeared in films such as Duets (2000) and 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002). After guest roles in numerous television series, such as The New Addams Family, Tracy had a series regular role as Audrey Malone in the Showtime comedy-drama series Beggars and Choosers, which aired from 1999 to 2000.

Tracy later appeared in the drama series Da Vinci's Inquest (2002–2005), for which she received nominations for the Leo Award and Gemini Award. She starred as Diane Hughes in the science fiction series Jake 2.0 (2003–2004). For her performance, she received a nomintion for the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in Dramatic Series. Tracy also appeared as a guest on the television series The 4400, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Psych, and Battlestar Galactica.

Tracy received further recognition for appearing as Kat Jennings in the supernatural horror film Final Destination 2 (2003). She continued to appear in supporting roles as Mirabelle Keegan in the supernatural horror film White Noise (2005), Dolly Dupuyster in the comedy-drama film The Women (2008), and Ellen in the drama film Words and Pictures (2013).

Tracy found greater success for her recurring roles on various television series. From 2011 to 2018, she appeared as the Blue Fairy, also known as Mother Superior, in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time.[1] From 2013 to 2016, she recurred as Miss Blaire Watson, the teacher to a young Norman Bates, in the A&E drama horror series Bates Motel.[2][3] From 2016 to 2020, she had a recurring role as Professor Lipson in the Syfy fantasy drama series The Magicians. For her performance in the latter, she received a nomination for the ACTRA Award.

Tracy starred as Jordan Blair in the action zombie film Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) and its sequel, Dead Rising: Endgame (2016). She also portrayed an adult version of Queen Belle in the Disney Channel Original Movie fantasy film Descendants (2015). She reprised her role in the sequels, Descendants 2 (2017) and Descendants 3 (2019).

In 2016, Tracy published her first children's book, titled Mommy's 26 Careers.[4] In September 2018, she released another children's book, titled This is a Job for Mommy!: An A-Z Adventure.[5]

In 2020, she starred in the horror film, Z, about a family who is terrorized by their son’s imaginary friend. The film "was such a huge emotional journey for me and I had to sort of sequester myself a lot to stay in that woman’s mental and emotional space," she said. [6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Double Jeopardy Boutique Saleswoman
2000 Duets Sheila
2001 Kill Me Later Heather
2001 Out of Line Claire Carrol
2002 Blackwoods Dawn / Molly
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Mandy
2003 Final Destination 2 Katherine "Kat" Jennings
2003 A Problem with Fear Vicky
2005 White Noise Mirabelle Keegan
2005 Chaos Marnie Rollins
2006 The Net 2.0 Z.Z. Jackson Direct-to-video
2007 Numb Mt. Sinai Nurse
2008 The Women Dolly Dupuyster
2009 My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure Whimsey (voice) Direct-to-video
2010 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Vicky Salerno Direct-to-video
2011 Final Destination 5 Katherine "Kat" Jennings Archive footage
2012 The Company You Keep Jim Grant's Secretary
2013 Words and Pictures Ellen
2013 Embrace of the Vampire Daciana Direct-to-video
2015 Dead Rising: Watchtower Jordan Blair
2016 Dead Rising: Endgame Jordan Blair [7]
2019 Z Elizabeth Parsons

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Viper Darlene Ross Episode: "The Best Couple"
1998 Breaker High Yvette Episode: "Lord of the Butterflies"
1998 Three Eve Episode: "The Games"
1998 First Wave Nicole Episode: "Hypnotic"
1998 The Net Nadine Episode: "Jump Vector"
1998 The New Addams Family Consuela Episode: "Morticia's Dilemma"
1998 Millennium Lhasa Episode: "Omerta"
1998 Cold Squad Waitress Episode: "Rita Brice"
1999 Viper Charmayne Grimes Episode: "Safe House"
1999 Night Man Angel in Black 2 episodes
1999 Seven Days Claire Episode: "Parker.com"
1999–2000 Beggars and Choosers Audrey Malone Main role; 17 episodes
2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp Unknown Episode: "Screenplay By"
2001 Strange Frequency Kim Episode: "My Generation"
2001 Cold Squad Brooke Givens Episode: "Family Ties"
2002–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Jackie 2 episodes
2002 Dark Angel Rain Episode: "Love in Vein"
2003 Mob Princess Patti Television film
2003–2004 Jake 2.0 Diane Hughes Main role; 16 episodes
2004 The Days Francesca Episode: "Day 1,370: Part 2"
2005 The Collector Tour Guide Julia Mars Episode: "The Tour Guide"
2005 The 4400 Alison Driscoll 2 episodes
2005 Killer Instinct Rosie Episode: "O Brother, Where Art Thou"
2006 Stargate SG-1 Dr. Redden Episode: "Uninvited"
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Hannah Episode: "Confessions of a Dangerous Moon"
2006 Supernatural Karen Giles Episode: "The Usual Suspects"
2006 Dark Storm Sam Television film
2006 Her Fatal Flaw Brooke Television film
2006 A Daughter's Conviction Erin Television film
2007 Psych Priscilla Osterman Episode: "Cloudy... with a Chance of Murder"
2007–2009 Battlestar Galactica Jeanne 9 episodes
2009 Supernatural Sera Siege Episode: "The Monster at the End of This Book"
2009 The Building Lilly Television film
2010 Life Unexpected Jenny Episode: "Home Inspected"
2010 Eureka Dr. Viccelli Episode: "Stoned"
2011 V Eileen Rounick Episode: "Serpent's Tooth"
2011–2018 Once Upon a Time Blue Fairy / Mother Superior 36 episodes
2013 Jinxed Mrs. Murphy Television film
2013–2016 Bates Motel Miss Blaire Watson 9 episodes
2014–2015 Heartland Aunt Crystal 2 episodes[8]
2015 Backstrom Cristin Kelly Episode: "Give 'Til It Hurts"
2015 Exchange Student Zero Lucinda (voice) 4 episodes
2015 My Life as a Dead Girl Kim Television film
2015 Descendants Queen Belle Disney Channel Original Movie[9]
2016–2017 Ready Jet Go! Dr. Rafferty (voice) 4 episodes
2016–2020 The Magicians Professor Lipson 19 episodes[10]
2016 Motive Heather Episode: "Remains to Be Seen"
2016 Garage Sale Mystery: The Art of Murder Tina Television film
2017 Descendants 2 Queen Belle Disney Channel Original Movie
2018 Super Dinosaur Agent Winder / Teen Girl (voice) Episode: "The Great Race"
2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Scout Leader Brucie 2 episodes
2019 Valley of the Boom Rosanne Siino 2 episodes
2019 Morning Show Mysteries: Death by Design Jasmine / Marian Television film
2019 Descendants 3 Queen Belle Disney Channel Original Movie
2019 Supernatural Witch Episode: "Golden Times"
2020 The Twilight Zone Gloria Episode: "A Small Town"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2002
Leo Awards Best Supporting Performance by a Female in Dramatic Series
Da Vinci's Inquest
Won
[11]
Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series Nominated
[12]
2004
Leo Awards Best Lead Performance by a Female in Dramatic Series
Jake 2.0
Nominated
[13]
2012
Leo Awards Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
Once Upon a Time
Nominated
2018
ACTRA Awards Best Actress
The Magicians
Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "An Interview with Once Upon a Time's Keegan Connor Tracy". www.vancitybuzz.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' star Keegan Connor Tracy joins 'Bates Motel'". www.digitalspy.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Checking In with Keegan Connor Tracy of 'Bates Motel'". www.huffingtonpost.ca. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Mommy's 26 Careers - Detail". www.whitecap.ca. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Keegan Connor Tracy Instagram". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Interview: Keegan Connor Tracy on What She Does to Prepare for a Role and Her New Horror Film, 'Z'". Daily Actor. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  7. ^ "Interview: Dead Rising: End Game - (Keegan Connor Tracy, Jessica Harmon, and Marie Avgeropoulos)". www.gamecrate.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ "A season 8 guest star revealed and a few photogenic shots of the ranch - Blog - Heartland". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Descendants Finally Premieres Tonight: A Brief Video History of the Best Disney Channel Original Movie Musicals!". www.eonline.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  10. ^ "SIX OF THE BEST... improvements SyFy made to The Magicians - The Nerdery Public". thenerderypublic.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Leo Awards, 2002 Winners". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Gemini Awards - 2002 - Winners & Nominees". awardsandwinners.com. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Keegan Connor Tracy - Awards - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2 August 2019.

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