Dawn Wilkinson was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto. She has an Honors BA from The University of Toronto and is a graduate of Nornan Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre’s Director's Lab and Short Dramatic Film Program. Since being awarded the WIFT and DGC Emerging Television Director Award she has directed many of Canada's top drama series including HEARTLAND, MURDOCH MYSTERIES and DEGRASSI. Previously, Dawn directed the award-winning feature film DEVOTION and shorts WILDERNESS, GIRLS WHO SAY YES, INSTANT DREAD and DANDELIONS. Her DEGRASSI episode "Better Man" was nominated for a DGC Award for Best Family TV Series. Wilkinson also directed multiple episodes of Rogers' comedy series SUNNYSIDE, Nickelodeon/YTV musical comedy MAKE IT POP and comedy-drama SINGLE LADIES for Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment and BET/Centric. Recent credits include: SHOOT THE MESSENGER for CBC, SWITCHED AT BIRTH for Freeform, CBC comedy KIMS’ CONVENIENCE, also nominated for a DGC Award for comedy directing, REIGN for the CW, RIVERDALE for Warner Bros, the CW and Netflix, NASHVILLE for CMT GREENLEAF for OWN, BEYOND for Freeform, REVERIE for NBC Universal and DYNASTY for the CW.