Her film highlights include roles in Unless, Poltergeist, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, The Kids In The Hall’s Brain Candy and the upcoming Run This Town and The Exchange. She recently joined the Whose Live Anyway cast for their stage tour.
Kathryn was the first winner of The Canadian Comedy Award for Female Improviser of the Year. She has written for Elle Canada and won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her work with The Second City, where she spent 5 years writing and performing.
Eastwood worked with cast members Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Gilda Radner, and Eugene Levy, and joined several of them in founding the Second City Theatre Troupe. Eastwood often appeared on Second City's creative offspring, SCTV, with John Candy and Joe Flaherty. Though Eastwood moves effortlessly from comedy to drama, comedy remains her magnetic north, drawing her to work with Women Fully Clothed, a group of performers nominated in 2005 for a CANADIAN COMEDY AWARD for best sketch troupe.
Eastwood has appeared in over 150+ Feature films, Television shows and Animation productions in her 50+ years in the industry.
Her big break came with her role as Betty, the pregnant wife abandoned by Joey in the canonical English-Canadian film Goin' down the Road (1970). For a full list of credits, please visit her page on IMDB (link below).
In 1999 Jayne Eastwood received the EARLE GREY AWARD for lifetime achievement and the recipient of the 2011 DAVE BROADFOOT AWARD at the CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS and more recently the 2019 ACTRA Toronto’s Award Of Excellence and Best Supporting for the Web Series, The Writers Block at the CANADIAN SCREEN ACTORS AWARDS 2019.
She has appeared in many films, most notably Harold Ramis’ films: Groundhog Day with Bill Murray, Multiplicity with Michael Keaton, Stuart Smalley Saves His Family, and Club Paradise with Robin Williams. She had a lead role opposite George Wendt in John Candy’s made-for-TV directorial debut, Hostage for a Day.
Nowadays you may recognize her as the mom on Man Seeking Woman or Wendy from the Blouse Barn on Schitts Creek.
She received an Emmy nomination for her writing on SNL and a Gemini nomination for her role on North of 60. For her work writing and performing on SCTV, she has received an Earle Grey Award and a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Most recently Robin received the David Broadfoot Comedy Genius award.
Robin graduated from King’s College in 2018 with a Masters Degree in Creative Non-fiction. During that time she completed a memoir entitled “My Funny Life and Improvising Through It.” She is currently a professor at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Humber College in their Comedy Program. Robin has enjoyed writing humorous ‘slice of life’ essays for various national publications including Today’s Parent, Homemaker’s Magazine, National Post and Canadian Living.
Her first two plays, Dumplings And Death and Hot August Night have been produced in Toronto and New York. She was a member of the Tarragon Theatre Playwrights Unit where she wrote her first full-length play, Made You Look.
She co-wrote and starred in her own half-hour TV special, As I Was Saying, for The Comedy Network.
Teresa was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Improviser. Her TV and film credits include five seasons of the Gemini nominated History Channel series, History Bites, Sue Thomas FB EYE, Bless The Child, The Listener, Overruled, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Saving Hope, Hudson and Rex and American Gothic. She was also a regular guest on the Rick Mercer Report and Cavendish for CBC.
Teresa wrote, produced and starred in two seasons of her own TV series, The Jane Show, for Global Television. She was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award for an episode she wrote as well as a Gemini Award for her performance.
Teresa wrote on the second season of the acclaimed CBC and Pop TV hit, Schitt’s Creek and currently has a TV pilot in development with CBC. She is also a member of the much lauded sketch comedy group, Women Fully Clothed.
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