Janet Wright

About Janet Wright

Who is it?: Actress, Producer
Birth Day: March 08, 1945
Birth Place:  Farnborough, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Died On: November 14, 2016(2016-11-14) (aged 71)\nVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth Sign: Aries
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1969–2014
Known for: Corner Gas
Spouse(s): Brian Richmond Bruce Davis
Children: 3 (2 with Richmond, 1 with Davis)
Awards and nominationsAward: Awards and nominations Award Wins Nominations Canadian Comedy Awards 1 3 Gemini Awards 2 4 Genie Awards 1 1 WinsNominations Canadian Comedy Awards 13 Gemini Awards 24 Genie Awards 11
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Janet Wright was born on March 08, 1945 in  Farnborough, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, is Actress, Producer. Janet Wright was born in 1945 in England and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was raised in a family of theatre actors. Her siblings are: Anne Wright, John Wright and Susan Wright. Janet had the chance to work with her two sisters, Susan and Anne, in the theater play "Les Belles Soeurs". Besides from her work on television and cinema, Janet has also been involved in several theater projects like: Memoir, The Club, Miss Margarida's Way, Hedda Gabler, The Seahorse, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Lie of the Mind, Not Wanted on the Voyage, Uncle Vanya, Shirley Valentine, King John, In the Ring , Hamlet, The Bacchae, Glengarry Glen Ross, Mabel Leaves Forever and Fool For Love, Dancing at Lughnasa and Wrong for Each Other among others.Janet Wright was married to Brian Richmond and had a son with him named Jacob Richmond who is a playwright, She has a daughter named Celine Richmond. She is married to Bruce Davis. In 29 December 1991, her 44-year-old sister Susan and her parents, Jack and Ruth, died in a house fire.
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Wright, along with her sister Susan, co-founded the Persephone Theatre company in Saskatoon in 1974. Wright's first husband, Brian Richmond, became the theatre's Director. Wright later worked at the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre where she appeared in and directed more than 40 productions. She also appeared in several other productions in live theatre across Canada, and at the Stratford Festival in Ontario. Her theatre work eventually led to television and film roles in Canada and the United States.


Wright's sister Susan was killed in a fire in 1991 in Stratford, Ontario, along with their parents, Jack and Ruth (née Preston) Wright.


In January 2004, Wright's daughter Rachel Davis (aged 23) was fatally shot while intervening for a stranger who was being beaten in front of the Purple Onion bar in Vancouver, B.C. 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.


Wright and her second husband, Bruce Davis, along with the rest of their family, started the Rachel Davis Foundation. The foundation presents an award to a young person (aged 17–23) who has demonstrated an outstanding act of kindness or compassion.


Wright continued her involvement with the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre, directing several contemporary American plays, including Katori Hall's The Mountaintop and Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced in 2015. She continued acting from time to time at the Stratford Festival, lastly in 2011, when she played Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath.


Wright died on the morning of November 14, 2016, in Vancouver, aged 71, from undisclosed causes.