Barbara Williams

Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Veteran of Canadian repertory theater and TV who made her film debut opposite Steven Bauer in "Thief of Hearts" (1984) and subsequently appeared in "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling" (1986), "Tiger Warsaw" and ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1953 in British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Inner Circle 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

Muriel Walker (Actor)

Revenge 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rookie Blue 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angels Crest 2011 (Movie)

Cindy's Mother (Actor)

Flash Forward 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quarterlife 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Bones 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wild Card 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack the Dog 2002 (Movie)

Faith (Actor)

Just Cause 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Manhood 2002 (Movie)

Faith (Actor)

Perfect Pie 2002 (Movie)

Francesca (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Family of Cops III 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Come Down 1999 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Sins of the City 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Krippendorf's Tribe 1998 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

Joan Abbott (Actor)

They Come at Night 1997 (Movie)

Dr Sarah Schaeffer (Actor)

Family of Cops 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hidden Room 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Change of Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Country Estates 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Digger 1992 (Movie)

Aunt Anna (Actor)

Quiet Killer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

City of Hope 1991 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Oh, What a Night 1991 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

The Man Inside 1990 (Movie)

Julie Brandt (Actor)

Tiger Warsaw 1988 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Watchers 1988 (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

Dawn (Actor)

Thief of Hearts 1984 (Movie)

Mickey Davis (Actor)

Bone Daddy (TV Show)

Actor

Every Second Counts (TV Show)

Actor

Indecency (TV Show)

Actor

Keeper of the City (TV Show)

Actor

Peter Gunn (TV Show)

Actor

Shocktrauma (TV Show)

Actor

Spenser: Ceremony (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Veteran of Canadian repertory theater and TV who made her film debut opposite Steven Bauer in "Thief of Hearts" (1984) and subsequently appeared in "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling" (1986), "Tiger Warsaw" and "Watchers" (all 1988). Williams gave a memorable performance as a tough working-class woman struggling to raise her disabled son alone in John Sayles' 1991 drama, "City of Hope".

Relationships

Simone Williams

Mother

Tom Hayden

Husband
married August 7, 1993

Nick Mancuso

Husband
separated during filming of "City of Hope" (1991) divorced

Jack Williams

Father
of Native American descent

Milestones

2001

Co-starred in "Jack the Dog"; screened at Sundance

1998

Acted in two Showtime movies "Naked City: Justice With a Bullett" and "Naked City: A Killer Christmas"

1997

Cast at the matriarch of the titular family in "Inventing the Abbots"

1993

Played Susan Silverman, the title character's love interest in Lifetime TV-movie sequels to the popular detective series "Spenser: For Hire"

1990

Featured in a recurring role on TV series, "Against the Law"

1984

Film debut, "Thief of Hearts"

Grew up in logging camps in Canada

Worked as waitress in Gibsons Landing, British Columbia

Worked five years in repertory with the resident theatrical company of the Vancouver Cultural Centre where she starred in productions of "Nijinsky", the one-woman show "Preparing", "The Tempest", "Dracula" and "Marat/Sade"

Born on a tugboat that was sailing to a missionary camp in Canada

Bonus Trivia

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"I grew up in logging camps, a long way from Hollywood. I was constantly having to entertain myself. I think that was the genesis of my wanting to be an actress."--Barbara Williams ("US" magazine, November 1991)

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