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Denise Cronenberg has been the costume designer on eight of her brother David Cronenberg's features; The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, eXistenZ, Crash, Spider, A History of Violence, and now Eastern Promises, earning three Genie Award nominations over the years. She also costume-designed his short Camera; and previously worked with him as wardrobe trainee on Videodrome and wardrobe mistress on The Dead Zone.
After studying ballet in her native Toronto, she majored in radio and television arts at Ryerson Polytech. Following graduation, she trained with The American Ballet Theatre before joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She also danced on CBC variety shows. Switching careers, she designed her own line of clothing before moving on to costume-designing.
Ms. Cronenberg has designed the costumes for such features as David Anspaugh's Moonlight and Valentino; John N. Smith's A Cool, Dry Place and telefilm Sugartime; Eriq La Salle's telefilm Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault; Agnieszka Holland's The Third Miracle; Kasi Lemmons's The Caveman's Valentine; James Wan's Dead Silence; Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead; and Michael Davis's Shoot 'Em Up.
She is currently at work as costume designer on Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, and William Hurt.