Brianna Bisson is the daughter of the famous Canadian actor Yannick Bisson and his wife Chantal Craig. She is also an actor just like her parents and is known for her appearance in the CBS television series, Murdoch Mysteries (2008), The Listener (2009), and Static (2016).
Brianna is from a family of entertainers. Her father, Yannick began his career in acting while he was still in high school. Her mother is now known as Shantelle Bisson. She is not only an actor but also a producer, an author, and a parenting expert as well.
Is Brianna Bisson married?
The actress has been married to Craig Franklin since 2017. Franklin dated Brianna for a few years before he decided to propose to her. On their third anniversary of dating, the couple headed to her parent’s house after they have had dinner. When they got there, Brianna noticed candles on the front steps, at first she thought her parents planned it until she saw a poster on the door that said “Will you marry me?” She turned and saw her boyfriend Craig on one knee in the snow and she immediately started crying while saying “Yes!”
The whole family started planning for the wedding. On October 14, 2017, Brianna Bisson and Craig Franklin tied the knots in Kleinburg, Ontario.
Facts About The Canadian Actress
1. Brianna Bisson and all her family members appeared in Murdoch Mysteries
Brianna did not appear in the Murdoch Mysteries alone; everyone in her family appeared in the CBS television drama series. Her father was featured as the lead character; Detective William Murdoch.
Her mother made a guest appearance in an episode. Brianna played the character Penny Renton in the episode entitled Love and Human Remains. Brianna’s sister Dominique played the role of Gloria Abercrombie in an episode entitled Snakes and Ladders. In the recent episodes, her sister Mikaela appeared as Annie Cranston in the Murdoch Appreciation Society.
The series has received several awards including the Canadian Screen Award and Golden Screen Awards in 2017, 2018, and 2020.
2. Her father worked as a builder to support the family
During his early career days, Yannick was not getting plenty of roles and the income was not quite enough to cater for his family, so he worked as a builder between acting jobs to be able to support his family.
3. Brianna Bisson’s parents have been married for three decades
While Brianna and her husband have been married for 54 years, her parents have been married for 34 years. Yannick Bisson met his wife in high school.
Brianna’s mother used to be a fitness instructor but she currently works as a television content creator and writer. Chantal is also the owner of Shantilly’s place in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.
4. Brianna Bisson’s dogs played an important role during her wedding
During her wedding, the Murdoch Mysteries actress insisted that her two dogs must be present. She wanted the dogs to play the role of ring bearers. She revealed her reason for that was she wanted to see how they would look all dressed up and fulfilling the duty of a ring bearer.
5. She is a makeup enthusiast
Going through her Instagram, it is easy to tell that the actress is a makeup enthusiast. She shares many photos of her makeup and even has a handle for it. Brianna also has a website where she sells beauty and cosmetic products. She is also booked for professional makeup jobs via the website.
6. Brianna and her husband welcomed their first child after four years of marriage
Brianna and her husband, Franklin shared the news of her pregnancy on 14 February 2021 on Instagram. The actress later revealed her baby bump pictures when it was 15 weeks.
On July 26, 2021, the actress and her loved ones gathered with gifts to celebrate the coming of their little one. On August 22, 2021, Brianna Bisson shared the news of the arrival of her son, Rory Ian Franklin after prolonged labor of almost 20 hours.
7. Brianna Bisson’s career achievements and awards
It seems Brianna only featured in just a couple of movies and none of them earned her any personal award. However, since she has taken a hiatus in her acting career, she seems more active in makeup, so her makeup skills might earn her one soon.
Nevertheless, her family has celebrated with her father who has received quite a number of awards and nominations for his excellent acting skills. Here are some of his awards and nominations:
- 2019 Canadian Screen Award Best Lead Actor, Drama Series Murdoch Mysteries (Nominee)
- 2018 Canadian Comedy Award Best Performance in a Feature ‘Another WolfCop’ (Nominee)
- 2017 ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence (Winner)
- 2016 Best Actors Film Festival Best Ensemble (Winner)