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B.J. Harrison is an actress who portrayed Mrs. Bass in the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Biography

BJ Harrison was born in Southern California and won her first art award from the Los Angeles Unified School District at the age of 10. She was college educated in business and data processing before opening an Esthetics business in Beverly Hills, which she operated for twelve years.

During these years, she had the opportunity to work with many clients in and around the film, television and music industry. She also had the opportunity to work on shoots for nail polish campaigns for Max Factor. When not at work, she would always find time for what she is passionate about; painting, and exhibiting her art. She became known locally for her paintings, as well as her “wearable” art.

BJ spent several years between Vancouver and Los Angeles. After she and her husband, Brian, settled permanently in Vancouver with their young daughters, art took a back seat for a few years as she made raising the daughters her priority. BJ started creating wearable art again, as she could do this while raising her children. Before long, a community of families — especially the kids — were wearing art by BJ.

Then, ‘Hollywood North’ crossed her path. A local casting agent who had noticed BJ over a period of time asked if she had ever considered acting. Having been around the industry but not really ‘in it’ while living in Los Angeles, she decided to give a try. The rest is history! BJ now has extensive credits to her name in film, television, voice- over, and in U.S and Canadian national commercials.

Although she finds great joy in acting, BJ now has more time to indulge in her absolute passion, painting! Her influences come from many sources, including artists Norman Greenwald, Ernie Barnes and Frank Lee Miller. Her current work — acrylic and mixed media on panel — is inspired by nature, especially the beautiful coast of British Columbia. The panels are built by her husband, Brian, at Boffo Creations.

BJ’s work is sold privately in Canada and internationally.[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Beyond Betrayal Judge
1995 Dangerous Intentions Woman Customer #B
1996 Black Jack: The Movie Additional Voices English Version
Voice
1996 Airport In Jill
1996 For Hope Shawniqua
1996 An Unexpected Family Court Clerk
1997 Intensity Carmen Trevaine
1997 Love in Another Town
1997 The Christmas List Liz
1998 Nightmare Street Nurse
1998 Circle of Deceit Nurse
1998 I've Been Waiting for You librarian
1998 MaxQ Emily
1999 Resurrection Suzanne
2000 2gether Moderator Spelling Bee
2000 Crash and Byrnes Scientist
2001 A Girl Thing Driver #1
2002 Ddamaged Care Brothers receptionist
2003 1st to Die Woman at Bus Stop
2004 Jack ER Nurse
2005 Edison Judge
2005 Chasing Christmas Secretary
2006 Flight 93 Wanda Green
2006 Family in Hiding Judge Jarvis
2007 Witness to Murder Principal Myers
2007 Critical Dr. Maureen Jefferson Short
2008 Dim Sum Funeral Woman at Funeral
2008 Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway Carla
2009 Helen Head Nurse
2009 High Noon Maa Bee
2009 Mr. Troop Mom Foreperson - Jury
2009 2012 Woman Comforting Child
2010 Tooth Fairy Amnesia Aunt
2010 Freshman Father Mrs. Kuwal
2010 Triple Dog Study Hall Teacher
2011 And Baby Will Fall Labor Nurse
2011 Best Player Public Librarian
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dottie
2012 Rags Woman on Bus
2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Dry Cleaner
2012 The Factory Waitress
2013 Twist of Faith Alix
2014 Flowers in the Attic Sarah
2014 For Better or for Worse Betty
2014 The Memory Book Older Woman
2014 Santa Hunters Grandma
2015 Reluctant Witness Dr. Warner
2015 The Christmas Note Laurie
2016 Anything for Love Mildred
2016 Pretty Little Addict Judge
2016 The Wilding Principal
2017 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground Violet
2017 The Mechanics of Love Anna
2017 Entanglement Pharmacist
2017 Drink Slay Love Secretary
2017 Crash Pad Ella 
2017 The Christmas Calendar Pearl
2018 Boundaries Mary
2018 Marrying Mr. Darcy Stella
2018 Road to Christmas Claire
2018 Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa Daisy
2019 Easter Under Wraps Lyla Purdy
2019 Love, Take Two Patricia Myers
2019 Two Turtle Doves Ethel
2019 Holiday Hearts Mrs. Conway
2019 You Light Up My Christmas Leonna
2020 Endless Auntie

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Neon Rider One Episode
1994-1997 The X-Files Hannah / Clerk
1998 NightMan Executive Secretary One Episode
1999 The Outer Limits Administrator One Episode
1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Jury Foreman One Episode
2000 Seven Days Grandma Walker One Episode
2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp One Episode
2001 The Chris Isaak Show Nurse Connie One Episode
2002 Just Cause Nurse One Episode
2002 Da Vinci's Inquest Nurse #2 One Episode
2003 Battlestar Galactica Woman #3
2004 Tru Calling Tackled Woman One Episode
2004 Huff Eva Brill One Episode
2005 Cold Squad Judge One Episode
2006 Blade: The Series Viola - 2006
2008 Stargate: Atlantis Female Merchant One Episode
2008 Cold Blood Julie / Terry Flick
2009 Kyle XY Prickly Official One Episode
2009 The Guard Holly One Episode
2010 Human Target Judge Heard One Episode
2010 Fringe Nurse 2 One Episode
2010 Supernatural Shapeshifter Supermarket Woman One Episode
2011 The Killing Judge Corey One Episode
2012 Psych Bea Gamble One Episode
2012 Fairly Legal Elevator Person #2 One Episode
2013 Rogue Grandma Fleming
2014 Witches of East End Hospital Administrator  One Episode
2015 Wayward Pines Receptionist One Episode
2015 The Whispers Receptionist One Episode
2016 Lucifer Doctor One Episode
2016 Zoo Grandmother One Episode
2016 Chesapeake Shores Mariah Walsh One Episode
2016 Motive Ivy Bolen One Episode
2017 When We Rise Bobbi's Mother One Episode
2017 Imposters Sue / Receptionist at Bank
2017 Loudermilk Cutter's Mom
2018 Beyond Miss Hayley
2018 Life Sentence Nurse Donna One Episode
2018 Take Two Dahlia Cruz One Episode
2018 Riverdale Gloria One Episode
2018-2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Mrs. Bass
2018-2019 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Mrs. Curtis / Librarian

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