Helen Shaver
Helen Shaver
Character Barbara Yates
Date of birth 24 February 1951
Origin St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Gender Venus symbol red

Helen Shaver is the actress who portrays Barbara Yates in the episodes, Trial By Fire and Becoming.


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.

Trivia Edit

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.

  Season One Cast edit

Mahershalalhashbaz AliLaura AllenPeter CoyoteKaj-Erik EriksenChad FaustPatrick FluegerJoel GretschJacqueline McKenzieBrooke Nevin


Andrew AirliePatti AllanGenevieve BuechnerBilly CampbellConchita CampbellChilton CraneJason LowRichard KahanLori Ann TrioloMark Valley

See Also: Guest CastSeason Two CastSeason Three CastSeason Four CastCrewCharacters

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