|Born||(1979-12-28) December 28, 1979
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||Bree Roberts|
|Spouse(s)||Josh Evans (m. 2005; div. 2007)
Michael Roberts (m. 2008)
Bree Williamson Roberts (born December 28, 1979) is a Canadian actress.
After graduating from Bayview Glen School, she completed her education at the University of Toronto. She played the role of Jessica Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from February 5, 2003 until the series cancelation in 2012. The character is the daughter of original character Viki Lord Buchanan (played by Daytime Emmy Award-winner Erika Slezak since 1971), and gave Williamson the opportunity to portray Jessica’s alternate personalities “Tess“, from 2005 to 2006 and again starting in 2008 and 2011.
Williamson had previously auditioned for a role on OLTL but was rejected because of her resemblance to actress Erin Torpey, who was playing Jessica Buchanan on the show at the time. When Torpey resigned in January 2003, Williamson was remembered by the casting department and offered the role of Jessica.
In 2009, 2010 and 2011 Williamson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for the role of Jessica. In 2009, Williamson appeared as Brandeis on Gossip Girl in the episode “The Grandfather: Part II”; she reprised the role in the 2010 episode “The Empire Strikes Jack”. In 2012, Williamson joined the cast of Haven as Dr. Claire Callahan for Season 3, which began airing in September 2012. In 2013, Williamson appeared in flashbacks as Vivian Banks, the murder victim in the NBC TV series Deception.
In 2015, Williamson appeared as April Littleton, a famous photographer going back to her hometown, in Portrait of Love, which premiered on Hallmark Channel on March 7. On May 26, 2016, it was announced that Williamson would originate the role of Claudette Beaulieu on July 5, 2016, on General Hospital.
On December 29, 2005 Williamson married Josh Evans. In the July 3, 2007 edition of Soap Opera Digest, she announced that she and Evans had separated in June 2007; they later divorced. In the September 2006 issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, Williamson revealed she had just received her green card and proudly proclaimed, “Now you can’t kick me out!”
In 2006 Williamson was a co-host for the Planned Parenthood Awards, which honor individuals and organizations for “their contributions to protecting women’s rights.” She also appeared in a public service announcement for breast cancer awareness. In 2008, Williamson married Michael Roberts. On September 21, 2010, Williamson and Roberts welcomed their first child, McGreggor Edward Roberts.
|1999||Twice in a Lifetime||Carol Anne||Episode: “School’s Out”|
|2001||Doc||Episode: “You Gotta Have Heart”|
|2001||Earth: Final Conflict||Victim||Episode: “Termination”|
|2002||Odyssey 5||Kid #2||Episode: “Kitten”|
|2002||Mutant X||Miranda Davis||Episode: “Crossroads of the Soul”|
|2002||National Lampoon’s Adam & Eve||Andrea||Film|
|2003–12||One Life to Live||Jessica Buchanan||Regular role (667 episodes)|
|2009||Gossip Girl||Brandeis||Episode: “The Grandfather: Part II”|
|2010||Gossip Girl||Brandeis||Episode: “The Empire Strikes Jack”|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Amber Donelli||Episode: “Gods & Insects”|
|2012||Haven||Claire Callahan||Recurring role (season 3; 11 episodes)|
|2013||Deception||Vivian Bowers||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Becca Sabin||Episode: “Dead of the Class”|
|2013||Sins of the Preacher||Debbie Martin||Television movie|
|2014||True Detective||Jennifer||Episode: “The Locked Room”|
|2014||Hell’s Kitchen||Herself||Season 12 Episode 18: “5 Chefs Compete”|
|2015||A Mother Betrayed||Lisa||Television movie|
|2015||Chicago Fire||Beth Pridgen||Episodes: “Call It Paradise,” “Headlong Toward Disaster”|
|2015||Portrait of Love||April Littleton||Television movie (Hallmark Channel)|
|2016||General Hospital||Claudette Beaulieu||Recurring role|
|2016||A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff||Jennifer|
|2017||Mommy’s Little Boy||Briana Wilson||Television movie|
|2017||Private Eyes||Melanie Parker||Recurring role|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||One Life to Live||Nominated|||
|2010||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||One Life to Live||Nominated|||
|2011||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||One Life to Live||Nominated|||