Born on December 28, 1979 in Toronto, Bree Williamson is a Canadian actress probably most well known for her role as Vivian Bowers on the NBC series “Deception,” as well as her run on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” She describes herself on Twitter as a “Ma Ma, Actor, dog-walker, and gummi-bear enthusiast!”
According to soapoperadigest.com, Bree’s mother chose the name Bree from the character Sabrina from the show “Charlie’s Angels.”
Growing up, Bree Williamson attended Bayview Glen School. In her late teens, Bree opened a successful clothing store along with her sister, Tarra. Bree originally planed to pursue a career in business, psychology or women studies before getting bit by the acting bug. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors degree in Science. While living in Toronto, Bree was active in community service.
Bree auditioned for a role on “One Life to Live.” At the time, the casting directors liked her, but felt she looked too much like series star Erin Torpey. When Erin Torpey left the show, Bree Williamson was hired to replace her, making her U.S. television debit in 2003. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
In 2006, Bree announced she had received her green card and said, “Now you can’t kick me out!”
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Bree Williamson has also appeared on “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Haven,” and commercials for Tostitos and Pepsi, among other projects. When asked if she would consider going back to “One Life to Live,” she said, “Of course I would consider it. I loved that show. My life was awesome when I was on ‘One Life to Live,” and it’s awesome now. I think that there are a lot of things that have to be worked out, but I would consider anything” (deceptionmoments.tumblr.com).
Bree Williamson is active in women’s charities, such as Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
On September 21, 2010, Bree Williamson gave birth to a son, McGreggor Edward Roberts. It was the first child for her and husband Michael Roberts. Bree described motherhood as “a whole mix of things. It is really, really great and, at the same time, really, really hard. But I have to say it is so wonderful and I am having a great time” (celebritybabyscoop.com). She added the biggest shock since becoming a mom was “the postpartum depression…I was so shocked to get these mood swings after I gave birth.”
In her free time, Bree likes to read and is an extreme sports enthusiast. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.