Question: Who played Matthew's friend Romaine in NBC's The Matthew Shepard Story, and what else has she been in? — Missy, Schenectady, N.Y.

Televisionary: Romain Patterson, friend to the murdered Matthew Shepard in the recent TV-movie, was played by actress Kristen Thompson. However, unless you're a serious indie-film fan or catch a lot of Canadian cable TV there in Schenectady, I'm betting you haven't seen her before.

The Toronto resident made a name for herself on stage there and in the Canadian cable-TV series No Price Too High. She also appeared on the big screen in Law of Enclosures as well as in two independent shorts, Landscapes and Cream Sauce.