SUSAN COYNE (Ruth, Henry’s mother) is an award-winning actor and writer living in Toronto. As an actor, she has played leading roles across Canada,including the Stratford Festival, the Tarragon Theatre and Soulpepper Theatre Company. She has appeared in numerous TV shows, and won a Best Supporting Actress Gemini for her work on the acclaimed TV series SLINGS AND ARROWS, which she created and wrote (with Bob Martin and Mark McKinney). The show also won multiple awards for Best Writing and Best Series. She was also in the Rhombus Media film BLINDNESS, directed by Fernando Mereilles. With Martha Burns, she wrote, directed and starred in a short film, HOW ARE YOU, which was an official selection of the 2008 Toronto International Film festival. Most recently, she guest starred on HBO Canada’s LESS THAN KIND.