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Helen Shaver is a Actor, Director and Executive producer Canadienne born on 24 february 1951 at St. Thomas (Canada)

Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver
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Birth name Helen Jane Shaver
Nationality Canada
Birth 24 february 1951 (69 years) at St. Thomas (Canada)

Helen Shaver (born February 24, 1951) is a Canadian actress and film and television director. She has received Emmy and Saturn Award nominations, among other honours.


Shaver dated screenwriter Stephen C. Peters, and is now married to Steve Smith, the key grip she met during the filming of Desert Hearts. They have a son, Mackenzie.

Best films

The Color of Money (1986)

Usually with

Robert Iscove
Robert Iscove
(3 films)
Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Helen Shaver (38 films)

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A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride, 1h29
Directed by Leslie Hope
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Joanna García, Helen Shaver, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, Kenneth Welsh, Lucas Bryant
Roles Rose
Rating56% 2.806052.806052.806052.806052.80605
A wedding planner named Roxanne (García) tries to foil her mother's plans to get married to a man she just met by sabotaging their Christmas wedding. But she soon finds herself falling in love just as quickly as her mother did.
Numb (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by Harris Goldberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Matthew Perry, Viola Lynn Collins, Mary Steenburgen, Kevin Pollak, Helen Shaver, William B. Davis
Roles Audrey Milbank
Rating65% 3.2973553.2973553.2973553.2973553.297355
When modestly successful screenwriter Hudson Milbank (Matthew Perry) descends into a strange mood in which he feels detached from the world around him and unable to connect with his surroundings, either physically or emotionally, he initially attributes it to a night of excessive cannabis use. His writing partner Tom (Kevin Pollak) is disturbed by the sudden change in Hudson's demeanor and urges him to seek psychiatric help.
The Keeper
The Keeper (2004)
, 1h35
Directed by Paul Lynch
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Helen Shaver, Charles Fredericks, Lochlyn Munro, Alex Zahara
Roles Ruthie
Rating47% 2.357522.357522.357522.357522.35752
The Keeper is about a stripper named Gina who is kidnapped by a local sheriff named Lieutenant Krebs. Krebs keeps Gina in a homemade jail in the basement of his secluded home.
D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear, 1h25
Directed by Tom McLoughlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Charles Dutton, Jay O. Sanders, Bobby Hosea, Trent Cameron, Helen Shaver, Tom O'Brien
Roles Sandy Moose
Rating60% 3.001553.001553.001553.001553.00155
In October 2002, Chief Charles Moose (played by Charles S. Dutton) of the Montgomery County Police Department, heads an effort to track down those responsible for a recent string of murders in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Common Ground, 1h45
Directed by Donna Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Beau Bridges, Margot Kidder, Mimi Rogers, Steven Weber
Roles Janet
Rating70% 3.538553.538553.538553.538553.53855
In the 1950s Dorothy Nelson (Brittany Murphy) joins the United States Navy where she meets the Friends of Dorothy, a code name for a group of gay and lesbian sailors. Nelson meets Billy (Jason Priestley), who takes her to an interracial nightclub that tolerates gay people. However, the NCIS raids the nightclub, and Nelson is among those servicemembers who receive a Section 8 discharge for "sexual perversion." Returning to Homer, she tries to restart her life as a public school teacher, but her Section 8 discharge prevents her from getting a job. When her homosexuality becomes public knowledge, her mother expels her from the house, forcing her to seek shelter at a family friend's grocery store. However, the townspeople disapprove of this arrangement, and Nelson becomes homeless. An independent-minded woman named Janet (Helen Shaver) at the local diner defends her against the verbal harassment and advises Nelson to go to the bohemian Greenwich Village, the only place where she might be free to be herself.
The Wishing Tree, 1h37
Directed by Ivan Passer
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy
Actors Alfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice, Blair Underwood, Leslie Carlson
Roles Wallis
Rating61% 3.0534053.0534053.0534053.0534053.053405
Originaire de Savannah, Clara dirige un important cabinet d'avocats à Atlanta. De retour dans sa ville natale pour enterrer sa mère Mattie, célèbre conteuse de la région, elle est accueillie par Wallis, son amie d'enfance, et le père de celle-ci. Après les funérailles, les Brooks, un couple de voisins, évoquent l'une des histoires de Mattie, celle de l'arbre à souhaits qui raconte comment une jeune esclave noire échappa jadis à son maître et à sa condition, grâce au voeu exaucé par un arbre auprès duquel elle avait trouvé refuge. Dès le lendemain, Jamie, le fils de Wallis, et son amie Alexa, captivés par le récit, partent à la recherche de l'arbre magique.
The Craft
The Craft (1996)
, 1h41
Directed by Andrew Fleming
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Breckin Meyer
Roles Grace Downs
Rating64% 3.2013353.2013353.2013353.2013353.201335
Sarah Bailey (Robin Tunney), a troubled teenager, has just moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles with her father and stepmother. At her new school, she forms a friendship with a group of girls rumored to be witches, Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Nancy (Fairuza Balk) and Rochelle (Rachel True). At the same time, Sarah becomes attracted to the popular Chris (Skeet Ulrich). Bonnie, Nancy and Rochelle worship a powerful deity named "Manon".
Tremors 2: Aftershocks, 1h40
Directed by S. S. Wilson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Comedy science fiction films, Giant monster films, Comedy horror films
Actors Fred Ward, Christopher Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross, Marcelo Tubert, Thomas Rosales Jr.
Roles Kate 'White' Reilly
Rating60% 3.0011353.0011353.0011353.0011353.001135
Some years have passed since the events of the first film. Val has moved away and married Rhonda, while Earl has squandered his fortune on a failing ostrich ranch. He is approached by Carlos Ortega, who informs him that graboids are killing his workers at his oil field in Sonora, Mexico. Earl initially refuses his assistance, but Ortega's taxi driver, Grady Hoover, convinces Earl to change his mind and joins Earl in the hunt, with the oil company paying Grady full fees for his services, as well. Upon arrival in Sonora, Earl meets geologist Kate Reilly, and her assistant Julio, who are scientifically investigating the graboids.
Born to Be Wild, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Wil Horneff, Helen Shaver, John C. McGinley, Peter Boyle, Gregory Itzin, Alan Ruck
Roles Margaret Heller
Rating51% 2.5582852.5582852.5582852.5582852.558285
Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who continues to get himself into trouble. To keep him out of mischief, his mother, Margaret, puts him to work cleaning the cage of a female gorilla named Katie, Margaret is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. When the owner of the gorilla, Gus Charnley, takes her away to become a flea market freak, Rick decides to rescue Katie and take her on an adventurous journey to get her out of the country.
Without Consent, 1h28
Directed by Robert Iscove
Origin USA
Actors Jennie Garth, Jill Eikenberry, Tom Irwin, Johnny Galecki, Eric Close, Helen Shaver
Roles Nora Fields
Rating62% 3.149673.149673.149673.149673.14967
Laura Mills is a rebellious teenager who spends her days getting drunk, listening to rock music and making out with several boyfriends. Her behavior gets worse when her brother David is kicked out of the house for theft and alcohol abuse. When it turns out she was involved in a drunk driving accident, her parents decide they have had enough. They are not able to control their daughter and send her to a private psychiatric center. It soon turns out that patients in this center are drugged and abused by the staff.
The Forget-Me-Not Murders, 1h30
Directed by Robert Iscove
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Richard Crenna, Tyne Daly, Neve Campbell, Philip Bosco, Cliff Gorman, John Vernon
Roles Monique
Rating61% 3.0536853.0536853.0536853.0536853.053685
Alors que le policier Frank Janek passe ses vacances au Canada avec la séduisante psychiatre Monique, il est appelé par son supérieur hiérarchique qui lui annonce que sa filleule Jess a été assassinée par un tueur en série recherché par le FBI. Janek revient en urgence à New York pour reprendre en main l'affaire mais il est rapidement évincé de l'enquête qui le touche de trop près. Durant son enquête, Janek va découvrir une face qu'il ne connaissait pas de Jesse en la personne de sa thérapeute, le docteur Archer...
The Silent Betrayal, 1h30
Directed by Robert Iscove
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors Richard Crenna, William Shatner, Helen Shaver, Cliff Gorman, Philip Bosco, Gordon Currie
Roles Monique Dessier
Rating61% 3.0598553.0598553.0598553.0598553.059855
Frank Janek enquête sur une série de meurtres dans un immeuble cossu appartenant à un célèbre producteur de Broadway...
Bethune: The Making of a Hero, 2h48
Directed by Phillip Borsos
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Helen Shaver, Colm Feore, James Hong
Roles Mrs. Dowd
Rating68% 3.4317753.4317753.4317753.4317753.431775
L'histoire relate la vie du docteur canadien Norman Bethune, un ardent anti-fasciste, et défenseur d'une médecine plus sociale.
Murder So Sweet
Directed by Larry Peerce
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Harry Hamlin, Helen Shaver, Terence Knox, Ed Lauter, Frances Lee McCain, Daphne Ashbrook
Roles Edie Ballew
Rating51% 2.555152.555152.555152.555152.55515
Steve Catlin was known as a real lady-killer. But it's his new bride's mysterious death that causes his former wife, Edie Ballew, to question how accurate that nickname really is. With little more than a hunch and the help of an out-of-town detective, Edie secretly pieces together clues that reveal her cunning and smooth-talking ex-husband as a cold, methodical killer.[1]