Janet Wright

Biography

Date of Birth 8 March 1945, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Janet Wright is a Canadian actress and theatre director. She is best known for her role as Emma Leroy on the hit Canadian sitcom Corner Gas. She won a 2003 Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for her role in Betrayed (2003). She also won the 1992 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Bordertown Café (1993). Janet is the eldest of four siblings (others being Susan, John, and Anne) who have all made their mark in Canadian theatre. Susan Wright was killed in a fire in 1991 in Stratford, Ontario, along with their parents, Jack and Ruth (Preston). Her sister Anne, has three children named Robin, Jack and Emma. In January 2004, Janet's daughter Rachel Davis, 23 was shot to death while intervening for a stranger who was being beaten in front of the Purple Onion bar in Vancouver, BC. In July 2006, the shooter was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated assault. His first degree murder conviction triggered an automatic sentence of life imprisonment with no chance of parole until 2029. Janet and her husband Bruce Davis, along with the rest of their family, have started the Rachel Davis Foundation. The foundation will present an award to a young person (17-23 years of age) who has demonstrated an outstanding act of kindness or compassion.

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McCabe & Mrs Miller

Eunice

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Corner Gas: The Movie

Emma Leroy

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Love and Other Dilemmas

Jojo Ladro

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We the Jury

Gladys McKenzie

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Redwall - Friends and Foes (Vol. 2)

Constance (unknown episodes)

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Helen Armstrong

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Cowboys Don't Cry

Pearl

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Emile

Alice

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Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda

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Emily of New Moon

Aunt Thom (4 episodes, 1998-2000)

Starring In
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Corner Gas: The Movie

Emma Leroy

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The Tall Man

Trish

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Ramona and Beezus

Grandma Kemp

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Wisegal

Patty Montanari's mother (uncredited)

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Love and Other Dilemmas

Jojo Ladro

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Redwall - Friends and Foes (Vol. 2)

Constance (unknown episodes)

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Emile

Alice

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Thoughtcrimes

Zoya

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Rollerball

Coach Olga

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Blackwoods: Hetzjagd in die Vergangenheit

Ma Franklin

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The Perfect Storm

Ethel Shatford

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Emily of New Moon

Aunt Thom (4 episodes, 1998-2000)

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More Tales of the City

Vita Keating (unknown episodes)

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We the Jury

Gladys McKenzie

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Bingo

Emma Lois, Duke's Waitress

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Cowboys Don't Cry

Pearl

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American Gothic

Fanny

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Christmas Comes to Willow Creek

Martha Jane

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After the promise

Waitress

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Helen Armstrong

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Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda

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McCabe & Mrs Miller

Eunice

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