Bree Williamson

Bree Williamson as Jessica Brennan

Bree Williamson (born December 28, 1979[1] in Toronto, Canada[2]) is a Canadian actress.


A graduate of the University of Toronto, she has been playing the role of Jessica Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live since February 5, 2003. The character is the daughter of original character Victoria Lord Davidson (played by Daytime Emmy Award-winner Erika Slezak since 1971), and gave Williamson the opportunity to portray Jessica's alternate personalities "Tess" and later "Bess" from 2005 to 2006 and again starting in 2008.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Williamson had previously auditioned for a role on OLTL but was rejected because of her resemblance to actress Erin Torpey, who was playing Jessica Buchanan on the show at the time. When Torpey resigned in January 2003, Williamson was remembered by the casting department and offered the role of Jessica.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

On December 29, 2005 Williamson married Josh Evans. In the July 3,2007 edition of Soap Opera Digest, she announced that she and Evans had separated in June 2007; they later divorced.

In the September 2006 issue of ABC Soaps in Depth, Williamson revealed she had just received her green card and proudly proclaimed, "Now you can't kick me out!".[3]

In 2006 Williamson was a co-host for the Planned Parenthood Awards, which honor individuals and organizations for "their contributions to protecting women's rights."[4] She also appeared in a public service announcement for breast cancer awareness.[5][6]

In 2008, Williamson married Michael Roberts.[7]


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  3. ABC Soaps in Depth, September 2006.
  4. Planned Parenthood Honors Dedication to Women's Health and Rights. (March 30, 2006). Retrieved on 2008-10-15.
  5. Bree Williams public service announcement - Breast Cancer Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  6. Bree Williams public service announcement - Google Video Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  7. ABC Soaps in Depth, October/November 2008.

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