Wendy Lyon (born 1960) is a Canadian film and television actress. She began her career in television, appearing on the miniseries Anne of Green Gables (1985) before having a recurring role on the Canadian series The Campbells (1986–1990). She made her feature film debut in a leading role in the supernatural horror film Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987).
Lyon on American Playhouse, 1986
|Born||1960 (age 59–60)|
Lyon continued to appear in television throughout the 1990s, including providing the voice of Queen Serenity in the animated series Sailor Moon (1995). She returned to film with supporting roles in Focus (2001) and Childstar (2004). In the 2010s, she appeared in supporting parts in the thriller Regression (2015), Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film The Shape of Water (2017), and in a recurring role in the political thriller series Designated Survivor (2019).
In 1985, Lyon appeared in the Canadian miniseries Anne of Green Gables as Prissy Andrews. The following year, she starred in an episode of American Playhouse, "Valentine's Revenge," opposite Victor Ertmanis. Lyon subsequently had a recurring role as Rebecca Simms in the series The Campbells, on which she appeared between 1986 and 1990. She her feature film debut as the lead in the supernatural horror film Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987), playing a teenager haunted (and eventually possessed) by a vengeful spirit. Betsy Sherman praised Lyon's performance, writing that "Lyon does a good job making the transition from fair to foul."
Lyon went on to work in television through the 1980s and 1990s, and provided voice work for multiple episodes of Sailor Moon in 1995. She returned to film with a minor role in the drama Focus (2001), starring William H. Macy and Laura Dern, followed by the independent comedy Childstar (2004). In 2010, she appeared in three episodes of the ABC series Happy Town. Lyon had a minor role in the psychological thriller Regression (2015) before appearing in Guillermo del Toro's critically acclaimed fantasy film The Shape of Water (2017). In 2019, Lyon had a multi-episode arc on the American political thriller series Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland.
|1987||Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II||Vicki Carpenter|||
|1989||Brown Bread Sandwiches||Miss Walsh|
|1990||Divided Loyalties||Lady Mary Johnson|
|1997||Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II||Mrs. Baskin||Television film|||
|1999||Hidden Agenda||Donna Barnes|
|2000||The Sandy Bottom Orchestra||Mrs. Erickson||Television film|||
|2007||Lies and Crimes||Marcia||Television film|||
|2008||Menace||Sally Ranfield||Television film|
|2017||The Shape of Water||Sally|||
|1985||Anne of Green Gables||Prissy Andrews||Miniseries|||
|1986||American Playhouse||Annabel||Episode: "Valentine's Revenge"|||
|1987||Night Heat||Betty Sansa||Episode: "Limo"|||
|1988||Friday the 13th: The Series||Mary Fraser||Episode: "And Now the News"|||
|1990||T. and T.||Beth Knightly||Episode: "Decker's Ex"|
|1986–1990||The Campbells||Rebecca Sims||35 episodes|||
|1993||E.N.G.||Carole||Episode: "Mirror, Mirror"|
|1995||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Cynthia||Episode: "May I Walk with You"|
|1995||TekWar||Jenny||Episode: "Forget Me Not"|
|1995||Sailor Moon||Queen Serenity / Stormy Kincaid / various||6 episodes; voice role|
|1997||Dead Man's Gun||Erica Beacon||Episode: "Buryin' Sam"|
|1998||Earth: Final Conflict||Sarah Boone||Episode: "Through the Looking Glass"|||
|2000||Real Kids, Real Adventures||Mom||Episode: "Explosion: The Christopher Wise Story"|
|2001||Twice in a Lifetime||Jane||Episode: "Daddy's Girl"|
|2002||Street Time||Mrs. Sloan||Episode: "Random Act"|
|2002||Soul Food||Tammy Beal||Episode: "Let's Do it Again"|||
|2008||The Border||June Barden||Episode: "Articles of Faith"|
|2009||Murdoch Mysteries||Melva Moffat||Episode: "Snakes and Ladders"|
|2010||Happy Town||Donna Friddle||3 episodes|||
|2011||Warehouse 13||Mrs. Bell||Episode: "Trials"|
|2012||Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II||Maude Cherry||Episode: "Night One"|
|2012||The Listener||Christine Lawrence||Episode: "Curtain Call"|
|2013||Call Me Fitz||Maggie Murphy||Episode: "The Hard Wiener of Truth"|
|2017||Pure||Irma Wiebe||5 episodes|||
|2019||Designated Survivor||Carrie Rhodes||8 episodes|||
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- Sherman, Betsy (December 5, 1987). "No thrills or chills in 'Prom Night'". The Boston Globe. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Childstar (2004)". Movie Times. Archived from the original on October 13, 2019.
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- "And Now the News". Friday the 13th: The Series. Season 2. Episode 3. October 10, 1988.