Nancy Robertson (actress)

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Nancy Robertson
Born Nancy Robertson
1971 (age 42–43)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Brent Butt[2] (2005–present)

Nancy Robertson is a Canadian actress, best known for her roles as Wanda Dollard in the Canadian television series Corner Gas,[3] and Millie Upton in the series Hiccups.[4]

Early life[edit]

Nancy was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1] She studied drama during high school, and went on to attend the Breck Academy and The Vancouver Arts Club Theatre Program [1]

Career[edit]

Robertson's film career began with the CBC sketch comedy series The 11th Hour.[5] She later played Harriet Sharpe, a temperamental parking attendant, in the mockumentary film The Delicate Art of Parking.[5] Harriet's fellow parking attendant, Grant Parker, is played by Fred Ewanuick,[6] who later co-starred with Robertson in Corner Gas. From 2004 to 2009, Robertson played Wanda Dollard, an intelligent and sarcastic gas station attendant, on the hit Canadian TV series Corner Gas.[7] In 2010, Nancy's husband and Corner Gas co-star, Brent Butt created a new TV series, Hiccups. The show's lead role, a children's author with anger management issues, was not initially written with Nancy in mind, but upon reading the script, she decided to take on the role.[8] The second and final season of Hiccups ended on August 28, 2011. Robertson plays the role of Principal Moreno in the TV movie, Radio Rebel.[9]

Robertson is an alumnus of the Vancouver TheatreSports League improvisational comedy troupe.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On November 19, 2005, Nancy married her Corner Gas and Hiccups co-star Brent Butt.[2] They live in Vancouver.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Corner Gas: The Movie Wanda Dollard Reprise of role from 2004-2009 TV series
2012 Radio Rebel Principal Moreno
2010–2011 Hiccups Millie Upton
2010 Ramona and Beezus Casting Associate
2009 Alice Doormouse
2004–2009 Corner Gas Wanda Dollard
  • Nominated - Gemini award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2004)
  • Nominated - Canadian Comedy Award for Pretty Funny Female Performance (Television) (2005)
  • Nominated - Leo award for Best Performance or Host(s) in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series (2005)
  • Nominated - Leo award for Best Performance or Host(s) in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series (2006)
  • Nominated - Gemini award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2006)
  • Won - Gemini award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2007)
  • Nominated - Leo award for Best Performance or Host(s) in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series (2007)
  • Nominated - Leo award for Best Performance or Host(s) in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series (2008)
  • Won - Leo award for Best Performance or Host(s) in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series (2009)
2008 Christmas Cottage Deputy Hornbuckle
2005–2007 Robson Arms Cindy
2005 Oh, Baby (TV movie) Cop #2
2005 Are We There Yet? Lady Airport Cop
2004 The Life Tiny
2004 No One Ever Suspects the Chinese Guy (short)
2003 The Delicate Art of Parking Harriet Sharpe
  • Nominated - Leo award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama or Series (2004)
2003 Dead Like Me Monroco Secretary
2003 Air Bud: Spikes Back Principal Pickle
2003 Out of Order Juror with New York accent
2003 The Mall Man (short) Cashier
2002 My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star
2000–2001 Los Luchadores Gertrude
2001 Till Debt Do Us Part (TV movie) Jessica
2001 Cold Squad Patti
2000 Big Sound Woman at House
2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp Audience Member #2
1999 Beggars and Choosers Dolores
1999 The New Addams Family Samantha
1999 11th Hour Nancy Lee

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Heart Truth: Nancy Robertson Bio". The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson Wedding". lovetripper.com. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Spaner, David (April 6, 2004). "Aisle seat: Interview with Nancy Robertson", The Province, p. B11.
  4. ^ "Corner Gas alums reunite with a few Hiccups". Metro. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Nancy Robertson". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Delicate Art of Parking". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Who's Who". Corner Gas Online. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Brent Butt to stay behind scenes in new comedy Hiccups". CBC News. 2008-12-03. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Nancy Robertson". IMDb. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Vancouver TheatreSports League Alumni Q-T". Vancouver TheatreSports League. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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