Shirley Douglas was widely known for her acting on the big screen. Douglas had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as the James Mason dramatic adaptation "Lolita" (1961), "The Wars" (1983) and "Loose Ends" (1983). She also appeared in the "Dead Ringers" (1988) film Jeremy Irons and the Christopher Plummer mystery thriller "Shadow Dancing" (1988). She worked in television in her early acting career as well, including a part on "The Hat Squad" (CBS, 1992-93). Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like the period drama "Mesmer" (1994) with Alan Rickman and "Barney's Great Adventure" (1998). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story" (NBC, 1993-94). She held additional roles in television including a part on "Wind at My Back" (Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), 1996-2001). She also was featured in the TV movies "A House Divided" (Showtime, 1999-2000) and "The Christmas Shoes" (CBS, 2002). Most recently, Douglas appeared in "Degrassi Spring Break Movie" (TeenNick, 2007-08). Douglas was married to Donald Sutherland and had one child.