|Date of birth||24 February 1951|
|Origin||St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada|
Helen Shaver has built a lasting legacy both behind and in front of the camera. She has directed hundreds of hours of television ranging from Law & Order: SVU to Castle, from The Unit to Outer Limits. Her film Summer's End, a Showtime feature starring James Earl Jones, won multiple Emmy awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Helen was nominated for her direction. Her producing credits include Judging Amy for CBS, Showtime's Due East starring Cybill Shepherd and Robert Forster and the independent feature We All Fall Down, for which she also received a Best Supporting Actress
Patti Allan played the same character role in the pilot episode.
Shaver dated screenwriter Stephen C. Peters, and is currently married to Steve Smith, the key grip she met during the filming of Desert Hearts. They have a son, Mackenzie.