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Clare McConnell plays Effie Newsome who is first introduced in Season 12 of Murdoch Mysteries.

Clare McConnell is a Canadian actress and comedian known for her role as Klingon Leader Dennas on CBS's Star Trek: Discovery. She was nominated for Breakout Artist at the 2018 Canadian Comedy Awards. BroadWay World called her "one of the show's stand-outs with wacky facial expressions that make it impossible to contain your laughter - she's like a red-headed Jim Carrey."

Her other credits include: Stealing School (2019), Coroner (2019) as Erin Martin, Wynonna Earp (TV Series 2018) as Petra.

Born in Calgary, Alberta to Irish parents, Clare McConnell currently resides in Toronto, where she attended Ryerson Theatre School. She regularly performs with the Second City Touring Company, and has also performed with the science fiction comedy troupe Yes, Android and Star Trek parody improv group Holodeck Follies.

Appearances

Darkness Before the Dawn Part 2
Darkness Before the Dawn Part 1
Drowning in Money
My Big Fat Mimico Wedding

External Links

Clare McConnell's Website
Second City Toronto

Gallery

Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidBea Santos as Louise CherrySiobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaPeter Stebbings as James PendrickErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Nigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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