Jennifer Spence

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Spence at the 2013 Florida SuperCon

Jennifer Spence (born January 22, 1977) is a Canadian actress. Her acting credits include playing Dr. Lisa Park on the Stargate Universe television series and Betty Robertson on the series Continuum.


Spence has had principal roles on a number of television series, including Exes and Ohs, The 4400, Reunion and Write & Wrong. She appeared in recurring roles on Killer Instinct, DaVinci's Inquest, You Me Her, and Travelers.[1][2]

Immediately following the cancellation of Stargate Universe, Spence joined some other of the show's cast (including Michael Dopud)[3] in a pilot of the new show Echoes, produced by Stargate's Mark Savela and Ken Kabatoff.[4] In 2012, Spence had roles in episodes of three network television shows, The Killing, Alcatraz and Supernatural.[5] Spence had a recurring role in the science fiction television series Continuum, as Detective Betty Robertson, which aired from May 2012 to October 2015.[6] In 2013, Spence had a featured role in the award-winning film Down River, which was written and directed by her husband Ben Ratner.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Spence was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, to a British father and third-generation Japanese Canadian mother. She married actor Ben Ratner in 2011, after they met in an acting class he was teaching in 2009.[9] They reside in Vancouver, British Columbia.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Blind Spot Girl in the Park Short
2003 The Core Zimsky's Assistant
2004 The Truth About Miranda Woman #2
2006 Catch and Release Comforting Friend
2013 Down River Aki
2014 Mina.Minerva Robyn Short
2015 The Adept Maddy Short
2016 Trying Claire Short
2017 Wonder Science Fair Judge


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Da Vinci's Inquest Witness "It's Backwards Day"
2001 The Heart Department Nurse #3 TV film
2002 Mr. St. Nick Gate Attendant TV film
2003 Da Vinci's Inquest Tricia "Thanks for the Toaster Oven"
2003–04 Da Vinci's Inquest Kimmy "Twenty Five Dollar Conversation", "Out of the Bag and All Over the Street", "Wash the Blood Out of the Ring"
2004 Tru Calling Stephanie Brandis "The Longest Day"
2004 Touching Evil Nurse's Aide "Mercy"
2004 Huff Monique "Pilot"
2005 Reunion Evelyn "1993"
2005–06 Killer Instinct Det. Burch "Game Over", "Love Hurts"
2006 Northern Town Suko TV series
2007 A Decent Proposal Gwen Stathis TV film
2007 Write & Wrong Cathy TV film
2007 The 4400 Joanna Recurring role (season 4)
2009 Eureka Dr. Monroe "Shower the People"
2009–2011 Stargate Universe Lisa Park Recurring role
2009–2011 Stargate Universe: Kino Lisa Park Recurring role
2011 Exes and Ohs Devin Main role
2012 Virtual Lies Dr. Gloria Reese TV film
2012 Supernatural Jean Holiday "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie"
2012 Alcatraz Susan Lee "Webb Porter"
2012 The Killing Eve "Ghosts of the Past"
2012 Echoes Sonya Unsold TV pilot
2012–2014 Continuum Betty Robertson Main role (seasons 1–3)
2014 Christmas Icetastrophe Alex Novak TV film
2015 Motive Melissa Dixon "The Glass House"
2015 The Whispers Tech Specialist "Traveller in the Dark"
2015 Tiess That Bind Ms. Lowens "It Doesn't Show"
2015 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Editor "Avoid the Douchemobile"
2016 Unreal Connie "War"
2016 Van Helsing Karen "Help Me"
2016 Frequency Susie Cairone "Pilot"
2016 Beyond Dr. Tolan "I Scream, You Scream", "Stir"
2016–2018 Travelers Grace Day Recurring role
2016–present You Me Her Carmen Recurring role
2018 Life Sentence Agent J Stern "Re-Inventing the Abbotts"


  1. ^ "Jennifer Spence Biography". The Promotion People. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  2. ^ Jennifer Spence on IMDb
  3. ^ Eramo, Steve (2011-04-28). "Echoes' Mark Savela". SciFiAndTvTalk.
  4. ^ Kaye, Don (2011-03-24). "SGU may be ending, but wait'll you see the SGU cast's NEW show". Blastr. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  5. ^ "Jennifer Spence". IMdb. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Jasmyn Pozzo (Mar 18, 2012). "Jennifer Spence in "Continuum". BC, Canada: The Vancouver Observer. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  7. ^ "Jennifer Spence - Supernatural". 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
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  9. ^ Furminger, Sabrina (2014-05-28). "Reel People: When Ben Ratner met Jennifer Spence". Vancouver Courier. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  10. ^ Kelsey Klassen (March 8, 2012). "Continuum actress dreams of summer at the beach". Canada: Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2012.