Lynne Griffin

Lynne Griffin (born 17 September 1952)[1] is a Canadian actress. She is known for her work in film, television and stage, particularly her appearances in the horror films Black Christmas (1974) and Curtains (1983), and a recurring role on the television series Wind at My Back (1996–2001).

Lynne Griffin
Lynne Griffin in June 2011
Born (1952-09-17) 17 September 1952
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)Sean Sullivan

Early life

Griffin was born in Toronto, Ontario, the daughter of Kay, an actress, and James Joseph Griffin, a fashion photographer and soccer player.[1] She is married to fellow actor Sean Sullivan.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1974 Black Christmas Clare Harrison
1980 Mr. Patman Monica Credited as Lyn Griffin
1981 The Amateur Sarah
1983 Curtains Patti O'Connor
Strange Brew Pam Elsinore
1985 The Heavenly Kid Waitress
1991 True Identity Emilia
2006 One Way
2011 Dream House Sadie
2013 Let's Rap Rhoda Schnurr Short
2014 True Man Short
2015 88 Hattie

Television series

Year Title Role Notes
1970 Drop-In Co-Host/Reporter
1971 Police Surgeon Ella 1 Episode, The Importer
1979 The Great Detective Amy Brown 1 Episode, Nightwalker of the Wards
1979 - 82 The Littlest Hobo Laura Bailey 2 Episodes
1985 Comedy Factory Melba / Vicki Atkin 2 Episodes
1986 Night Heat Carla 1 Episode, Dead to Rights
1987 I'll Take Manhattan Candice Alexander Mini-Series
1988 War of the Worlds Amanda Burke 1 Episode, The Second Seal
1989 Men Isabel 1 Episode, Thomas
1992 Picket Fences Karina Shaw 1 Episode, Remembering Rosemary
1993 NYPD Blue Janice Bowman 1 Episode, From Hare to Eternity
1996 Traders Isabelle Gordon 1 Episode, Separation Anxiety
1997 Riverdale Alice
1997–2001 Wind at My Back Callie Cramp / Mitzi Grenfell 31 Episodes
1998 Noddy Miss Pink Cat / Martha Monkey Voice
1999 Storm of the Century Jane Kingsbury Mini-Series
Dear America: So Far from Home Aunt Nora TV Short
2000 A Taste of Shakespeare Flute 1 Episode, A Midsummer Night's Dream
2001 Earth: Final Conflict Louise Jacobi 1 Episode, Lost Generation
2003 Odyssey 5 Dr. Ellie Woodruff 1 Episode, Fossil
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Beatrice Larkin 1 Episode, The Hunter
2004 Puppets Who Kill Woman #1 1 Episode, Prostitutes for Jesus
Murdoch Mysteries Mrs. Wicken 1 Episode, Poor Tom is Cold
ReGenesis Francis 2 Episodes
2007 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours Dorothy Ortiz 1 Episode, Bull's Eye
'Til Death Do Us Part Mrs. Tyler 1 Episode, The In-Law Murders
2010 Pure Pwnage Beverly 1 Episode, Jobs
Happy Town Dot Meadows 5 Episodes
Lost Girl Halima 1 Episode, Food for Thought
2011 XIII: The Series Maureen Dirkin 1 Episode, The Irish Version
Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays Mrs. Bronfman 4 Episodes
2012 Warehouse 13 Dr. Nina Golden 1 Episode, There's Always a Downside
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Voice 1 Episode, Manatees and Mermaids/The Last Chocolate
2013 Call Me Fitz Judge Joyce 1 Episode, Alice Doesn't Live Here, Anymore
2014 Remedy Helga Knorpf 1 Episode, The Little Things
Murdoch Mysteries Mrs. Dewar 1 Episode, The Murdoch Appreciation Society
2015 Odd Squad Mrs. Mac 1 Episode, Dance Like Nobody's Watching/Recipe for Disaster
2016 Dot. Nana Episodes when Dot's grandma visits

Television movies

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Every Person Is Guilty
1982 The Taming of the Shrew Bianca
1988 Hitting Home Karen Hughes
1997 ...First Do No Harm Clinic Receptionist
1999 A Touch of Hope Nurse Beatrice
2000 Harlan County War Mrs. Yarborough
2001 Jewel Nancy Tindle
2003 Do or Die Blanche, Henry's Girl
Bugs Medical Examiner
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion Millicent Collins
2005 An American Girl Adventure Lady Templeton
2006 Between Truth and Lies Ruth Muhike
Santa Baby Mrs. Claus
2007 She Drives Me Crazy Mabel
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Mrs. Bridgewater
2009 Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe Mrs. Claus
2010 When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story Annie Smith
2013 Fir Crazy Betty



In 1980 Griffin earned an Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Non-Feature) Genie Award nomination for her role in Every Person is Guilty.


  1. Riggs, Thomas (2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. 75. Gale / Cengage Learning. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-787-69048-9.
  2. "Six for Her Scythe: An Interview with Lynne Griffin - July 2011". The Terror Trap.
  3. "Lynne Griffin". Resurgence Theatre Company. 2002. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2010.

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