Julie Stewart

Julie Stewart

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Julie Stewart
Born Julie A. Stewart
1967
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Known for Sgt. Ali McCormick on Cold Squad
Spouse(s) Jamie Stanley

Julie A. Stewart (born 1967) is a Canadian stage, film, television and voice actress, and director. She is most commonly known for her role as Sgt. Ali McCormick from the CTV television series Cold Squad.

Life[edit]

Stewart was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and studied acting at the National Theatre School of Canada[1] in Montreal, Quebec. She is married to music and sound producer Jamie Stanley (Umbrella Sound)[2] and makes her home in Toronto, Ontario. Stewart is an avid sailor and Albacore competitive racer.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Julie Stewart’s first professional acting job was at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in 1983, in Arms and the Man.[5][6] She made her television debut in the CBC miniseries Chasing Rainbows as Paula Ashley.[7] Recurring roles include North of 60 as Rosemary Fletcher; The Border as Terri Knight-Kessler. Film roles include Florence in Snow Cake (2006), and Ruth in Still Mine (2012).

In addition to her lead role in Cold Squad, Stewart also directed[8] episodes “The Nanny” (season 5), “Back in the Day” (season 6), and “Mr. Bad Example” (season 7).

Stage credits include productions at the Shaw Festival (Trelawny of the “Wells”, Man and Superman, Ubu Rex), The Miracle Worker (1992, Manitoba Theatre Centre), Pygmalion (1993, Globe Theatre), District of Centuries (1995, Factory Theatre), Poor Super Man (1995, Canadian Stage Company), Rune Arlidge (2004, Tarragon Theatre), The Little Years (2006, Neptune Theatre), Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (2008, Regent Theatre), True Love Lies (2009, Factory Theatre), And Up They Flew (2009, Theatre Columbus), The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead (2009, Thousand Islands Playhouse), All That Fall (2010, Theatre Columbus), Dead Metaphor (2014, Canadian Rep Theatre), Age of Arousal (2015, Factory Theatre).

Stewart received eight Gemini Awards nominations,[9] winning “Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role” in 2002 for her performance as Sgt. Ali McCormick in Cold Squad.[10] For the same role she received a Leo Award nomination for “Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series” in 2002[11] and won the award in 2003.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Letter from Francis Claire Short film
2006 Snow Cake Florence
2008 Loving Loretta Loretta Short film[13]
2012 Still Mine Ruth

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Chasing Rainbows Paula Ashley TV miniseries / Episodes: “1.1”, “1.2”, “1.3”
1989 Friday the 13th: The Series Carissa Episode: “Scarlet Cinema”
1993 Coming of Age Heather TV film
1995 Forever Knight Dr. Dianna Linsman Episode: “Near Death”
1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Megan Episode: “Banker’s Hours”
1995–1996 North of 60 Rosemary Fletcher Recurring role (12 episodes)
1997 Ekhaya: A Family Chronicle Rosa TV miniseries
1997 Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct: Heatwave Janet Huntley TV film
1998 The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon Eagles recruiter TV film
1998–2005 Cold Squad Sgt. Ali McCormick Main role (98 episodes)
1999 Royal Canadian Air Farce Sgt. Ali McCormick Episode: “31 December 1999”
2002 The Vicki Gabereau Show as self 1 episode (20 September 2002)
2002 This Hour Has 22 Minutes as self 1 episode (12 November 2002)
2003 Open Mike with Mike Bullard as self 1 episode (11 November 2003)
2004 Corner Gas Paint Store Clerk Episode: “Grad ’68”
2004 ReGenesis Sarah Sandström Episode: “Blackout”
2005 Queer as Folk Ms. Dickson Episode: “We Will Survive!”
2005 This Is Wonderland Caitlin Flannery Episodes: “2.10”, “3.1”
2006 The House Next Door Anita TV film
2009–2010 The Border Terri Knight-Kessler Recurring role (7 episodes)
2010 Cra$h & Burn Fiona Grayson Episode: “Closure”
2011 King Vicky Nolan Episode: “Cameron Bell”

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2001 Cold Squad Episode: “The Nanny” (#5.7)
2002 Cold Squad Episode: “Back in the Day” (#6.7)
2005 Cold Squad Episode: “Mr. Bad Example” (#7.8)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film/Television Result Ref
1994 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Letter From Francis Nominated [9][14]
1997 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series North of 60 for “Arrival and Departure” Nominated [15]
1998 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Cold Squad for “Amanda Millerd” Nominated [16]
2000 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Cold Squad Nominated [9]
2001 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Cold Squad for “Loose Ends, Part 2” Nominated [17]
2002 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Cold Squad Won [18]
Leo Award Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Cold Squad for “Ambleton” Nominated [11]
2003 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Cold Squad Nominated [9]
Leo Award Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Cold Squad for “Survivor” Won [12]
2005 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Cold Squad for “And the Fury” Nominated [19]
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