Keegan Connor Tracy
Keegan Connor Tracy
|Alma mater||Wilfrid Laurier University|
Keegan Connor Tracy (born December 3, 1971) is a Canadian actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Audrey Malone in the Showtime comedy-drama series Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000), the Blue Fairy in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time (2011–18), Miss Blaire Watson in the A&E drama series Bates Motel (2013–16), and Professor Lipson in the Syfy fantasy series The Magicians (2016–2020). Tracy's other notable work includes roles on the television series Jake 2.0, The 4400, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Psych, and Battlestar Galactica.
In film, she is best known for her roles as Kat Jennings in the supernatural horror film Final Destination 2 (2003), Mirabelle Keegan in the supernatural horror film White Noise (2005), Dolly Dupuyster in the comedy-drama film The Women (2008), Ellen in the drama film Words and Pictures (2013), and Queen Belle in the musical fantasy films Descendants (2015), Descendants 2 (2017), and Descendants 3 (2019).
Tracy was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from St. Patrick's Catholic High in Sarnia, Ontario. Tracy went on to obtain a degree in Social Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. While she was at the university, she spent a year working in Europe.
Tracy made her acting debut in 1997, in the television series Viper. She made her feature film debut as a minor role in the crime thriller film Double Jeopardy. She subsequently appeared in films such as Duets (2000) and 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002). After guest roles in numerous television series, such as The New Addams Family, Tracy had a series regular role as Audrey Malone in the Showtime comedy-drama series Beggars and Choosers, which aired from 1999 to 2000.
Tracy later appeared in the drama series Da Vinci's Inquest (2002–2005), for which she received nominations for the Leo Award and Gemini Award. She starred as Diane Hughes in the science fiction series Jake 2.0 (2003–2004). For her performance, she received a nomination for the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in Dramatic Series. Tracy also appeared as a guest on the television series The 4400, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Psych, and Battlestar Galactica.
Tracy received further recognition for appearing as Kat Jennings in the supernatural horror film Final Destination 2 (2003). She continued to appear in supporting roles as Mirabelle Keegan in the supernatural horror film White Noise (2005), Dolly Dupuyster in the comedy-drama film The Women (2008), and Ellen in the drama film Words and Pictures (2013).
Tracy found greater success for her recurring roles on various television series. From 2011 to 2018, she appeared as the Blue Fairy, also known as Mother Superior, in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time. From 2013 to 2016, she recurred as Miss Blaire Watson, the teacher to a young Norman Bates, in the A&E drama horror series Bates Motel. From 2016 to 2020, she had a recurring role as Professor Lipson in the Syfy fantasy drama series The Magicians. For her performance in the latter, she received a nomination for the ACTRA Award.
Tracy starred as Jordan Blair in the action zombie film Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015) and its sequel, Dead Rising: Endgame (2016). She also portrayed an adult version of Queen Belle in the Disney Channel Original Movie fantasy film Descendants (2015). She reprised her role in the sequels, Descendants 2 (2017) and Descendants 3 (2019).
In 2016, Tracy published her first children's book, titled Mommy's 26 Careers. In September 2018, she released another children's book, titled This is a Job for Mommy!: An A-Z Adventure.
In 2020, she starred in the horror film, Z, about a family who is terrorized by their son’s imaginary friend. The film "was such a huge emotional journey for me and I had to sort of sequester myself a lot to stay in that woman’s mental and emotional space," she said.
In 2023 she is slated to participate as one of the panelists in Canada Reads, championing Michael Christie's novel Greenwood.
|1999||Double Jeopardy||Boutique Saleswoman|
|2001||Kill Me Later||Heather|
|2001||Out of Line||Claire Carrol|
|2002||Blackwoods||Dawn / Molly|
|2002||40 Days and 40 Nights||Mandy|
|2003||Final Destination 2||Kat Jennings|
|2003||A Problem with Fear||Vicky|
|2005||White Noise||Mirabelle Keegan|
|2006||The Net 2.0||Z.Z. Jackson||Direct-to-video|
|2007||Numb||Mt. Sinai Nurse|
|2008||The Women||Dolly Dupuyster|
|2009||My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure||Whimsey (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball||Vicky Salerno||Direct-to-video|
|2011||Final Destination 5||Kat Jennings||Archive footage|
|2012||The Company You Keep||Jim Grant's Secretary|
|2013||Words and Pictures||Ellen|
|2013||Embrace of the Vampire||Daciana||Direct-to-video|
|2015||Dead Rising: Watchtower||Jordan Blair|
|2016||Dead Rising: Endgame||Jordan Blair|||
|1997||Viper||Darlene Ross||Episode: "The Best Couple"|
|1998||Breaker High||Yvette||Episode: "Lord of the Butterflies"|
|1998||Three||Eve||Episode: "The Games"|
|1998||First Wave||Nicole||Episode: "Hypnotic"|
|1998||The Net||Nadine||Episode: "Jump Vector"|
|1998||The New Addams Family||Consuela||Episode: "Morticia's Dilemma"|
|1998||Cold Squad||Waitress||Episode: "Rita Brice"|
|1999||Viper||Charmayne Grimes||Episode: "Safe House"|
|1999||Night Man||Angel in Black||2 episodes|
|1999||Seven Days||Claire||Episode: "Parker.com"|
|1999–2000||Beggars and Choosers||Audrey Malone||Main role; 17 episodes|
|2000||Hollywood Off-Ramp||Unknown||Episode: "Screenplay By"|
|2001||Strange Frequency||Kim||Episode: "My Generation"|
|2001||Cold Squad||Brooke Givens||Episode: "Family Ties"|
|2002–2005||Da Vinci's Inquest||Jackie||2 episodes|
|2002||Dark Angel||Rain||Episode: "Love in Vein"|
|2003||Mob Princess||Patti||Television film|
|2003–2004||Jake 2.0||Diane Hughes||Main role; 16 episodes|
|2004||The Days||Francesca||Episode: "Day 1,370: Part 2"|
|2005||The Collector||Tour Guide Julia Mars||Episode: "The Tour Guide"|
|2005||The 4400||Alison Driscoll||2 episodes|
|2005||Killer Instinct||Rosie||Episode: "O Brother, Where Art Thou"|
|2006||Stargate SG-1||Dr. Redden||Episode: "Uninvited"|
|2006||Three Moons Over Milford||Hannah||Episode: "Confessions of a Dangerous Moon"|
|2006||Supernatural||Karen Giles||Episode: "The Usual Suspects"|
|2006||Dark Storm||Sam||Television film|
|2006||Her Fatal Flaw||Brooke||Television film|
|2006||A Daughter's Conviction||Erin||Television film|
|2007||Psych||Priscilla Osterman||Episode: "Cloudy... with a Chance of Murder"|
|2007–2009||Battlestar Galactica||Jeanne||9 episodes|
|2009||Supernatural||Sera Siege||Episode: "The Monster at the End of This Book"|
|2009||The Building||Lilly||Television film|
|2010||Life Unexpected||Jenny||Episode: "Home Inspected"|
|2010||Eureka||Dr. Viccelli||Episode: "Stoned"|
|2011||V||Eileen Rounick||Episode: "Serpent's Tooth"|
|2011–2018||Once Upon a Time||Blue Fairy / Mother Superior||36 episodes|
|2013||Jinxed||Mrs. Murphy||Television film|
|2013–2016||Bates Motel||Miss Blaire Watson||9 episodes|
|2014–2015||Heartland||Aunt Crystal||2 episodes|
|2015||Backstrom||Cristin Kelly||Episode: "Give 'Til It Hurts"|
|2015||Exchange Student Zero||Lucinda (voice)||4 episodes|
|2015||My Life as a Dead Girl||Kim||Television film|
|2015||Descendants||Queen Belle||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2016–2017||Ready Jet Go!||Dr. Rafferty (voice)||4 episodes|
|2016–2020||The Magicians||Professor Lipson||19 episodes|
|2016||Motive||Heather||Episode: "Remains to Be Seen"|
|2016||Garage Sale Mystery: The Art of Murder||Tina||Television film|
|2017||Descendants 2||Queen Belle||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2018||Super Dinosaur||Agent Winder / Teen Girl (voice)||Episode: "The Great Race"|
|2019||A Series of Unfortunate Events||Scout Leader Brucie||2 episodes|
|2019||Valley of the Boom||Rosanne Siino||2 episodes|
|2019||Morning Show Mysteries: Death by Design||Jasmine / Marian||Television film|
|2019||Descendants 3||Queen Belle||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2019||Supernatural||Witch||Episode: "Golden Times"|
|2020||The Twilight Zone||Gloria||Episode: "A Small Town"|
|2021||Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace||Lady Victoria||Television film|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Leo Awards||Best Supporting Performance by a Female in Dramatic Series||Da Vinci's Inquest||Won|
|Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Lead Performance by a Female in Dramatic Series||Nominated|
|Leo Awards||Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series||Nominated|
|ACTRA Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
- ^ "An Interview with Once Upon a Time's Keegan Connor Tracy". www.vancitybuzz.com. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
- ^ "'Once Upon a Time' star Keegan Connor Tracy joins 'Bates Motel'". www.digitalspy.com. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
- ^ "Checking In with Keegan Connor Tracy of 'Bates Motel'". HuffPost Canada. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
- ^ "Mommy's 26 Careers - Detail". www.whitecap.ca. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- ^ "Keegan Connor Tracy Instagram". www.instagram.com. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
- ^ "Interview: Keegan Connor Tracy on What She Does to Prepare for a Role and Her New Horror Film, 'Z'". Daily Actor. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
- ^ "Meet the Canada Reads 2023 contenders". CBC Books, January 25, 2023.
- ^ "Interview: Dead Rising: End Game - (Keegan Connor Tracy, Jessica Harmon, and Marie Avgeropoulos)". www.gamecrate.com. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
- ^ "A season 8 guest star revealed and a few photogenic shots of the ranch - Blog - Heartland". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
- ^ "Descendants Finally Premieres Tonight: A Brief Video History of the Best Disney Channel Original Movie Musicals!". www.eonline.com. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
- ^ "SIX OF THE BEST... improvements SyFy made to The Magicians - The Nerdery Public". thenerderypublic.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
- ^ "Leo Awards, 2002 Winners". www.leoawards.com. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
- ^ "Keegan Connor Tracy - Awards - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved August 2, 2019.