Gabrielle Rose is a resolutely Canadian actress, having performed the vast majority of her more than 35 years of television and film work in her home country. Rose launched her screen acting career on English television in the mid-1970s. She made her film debut in 1985, with a bit part in the Disney adventure movie "The Journey of Natty Gann" (which, conveniently, was filmed in Vancouver), and then in 1987, she began a long collaboration with Canadian film auteur Atom Egoyan when he cast her in a lead for his award-winning drama "Family Viewing." Rose had significant roles in several of Egoyan's films over the decades, also working alongside Egoyan's wife, Arsinée Khanjian, throughout. Their most recognizable collaboration is the 1997 drama "The Sweet Hereafter," the story of a school bus accident--a bus driven by Rose's character, Dolores Driscoll--and the ensuing effects on the families of a small town (based closely on the novel by Russell Banks). Though not a huge financial success, the film was widely acclaimed, earning awards at Cannes as well as two Academy Award nominations for Egoyan. Since then, Rose appeared in Egoyan's relatively big-budgeted 2005 mystery thriller "Where the Truth Lies," starring Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth. After decades of guest parts on Canadian and American TV (including two episodes each of the sci-fi series "The X-Files" and the cop drama "The Commish"), Rose landed a central part on the comedy "Robson Arms," about life in and around an apartment building in Vancouver's West End.