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Shelley Thompson (born March 9th, 1959) is a Canadianmarker actress best known for her character Barbara Lahey on the hit Canadian mockumentary program Trailer Park Boys.

Born in Calgarymarker, Albertamarker, Shelley trained at RADA in Londonmarker, and worked for many years in the UK. She portrayed numerous leading roles in London's West Endmarker and at the Royal National Theatremarker, as well as leading roles in many regional theatres. She was a regular leading players in BBC radio drama during her time in Britain, and recorded dozens of audio books - titles including work by Margaret Atwood and Jane Smiley. She was one of three leading player on a family series, Mike and Angelo, for six years, and made guest starring appearances on Drop The Dead Donkey, EastEnders and Chelworth. She also played the role of the stepmother in Jim Henson and George Lucas' 1986 fantasy epic Labyrinth. She has appeared in all seven seasons of Trailer Park Boys, both specials, and the Feature Film.

Since returning to Canada, her work has included season at the Atlantic Theatre Festival (Ariel in the Tempest and Viola in Twelfth Night), work at the Neptune Theatre, The Prairie TheatreExchange, The Globe Theatre, Regina, and Festival Antigonish.

She writes an irregular column for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald as an arts columnist, and is a contributing author to an upcoming anthology of Christmas Short Stories by Maritime Writers, to be published Fall 2008 by Nimbus Press.

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