Spencer-Nairn in 2017
|Height||5 ft 3 in (160 cm)|
(m. after 2008)
|Relatives||Douglas Spencer-Nairn (grandfather)|
Spencer-Nairn has appeared in a number of film and TV productions since the mid-1990s. Some of her most notable film appearances include New Waterford Girl, Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled, and television guest appearances on Puppets Who Kill, Relic Hunter, Cold Squad, Bliss, Flashpoint, and The Outer Limits. In 2005, she portrayed Wayne Gretzky's sister Kim Gretzky in the movie Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story.
Her most notable roles are Dog River Police Department (DRPD) Constable Karen Pelly on Corner Gas and Sandy Wardwell on CTV's The Listener. Concurrent to appearing in Corner Gas, she also appeared on the science fiction series ReGenesis.
Spencer-Nairn is the younger daughter and youngest of the three children of John Chaloner Spencer-Nairn, the Old Etonian second son of Scottish politician Douglas Spencer-Nairn of the Spencer-Nairn baronets, and his second wife Lucie (née Belanger).
|1999||New Waterford Girl||Lou Benzoa|
|2002||Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled||Lisa Burnley||Direct to video|
|2002||Rub & Tug||Betty|
|2005||Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story||Kim Gretzky|
|2007||The Third Eye||Nika Printz|
|2007||The Interior Monologue of Gill the Goldfish||The Dame (voice)||Short film|
|2007||Final Draft||Kate Twist|
|2014||Corner Gas: The Movie||Constable Karen Pelly||Reprise of role from the 2004–09 Corner Gas TV series|
|2019||James vs. His Future Self|
|1996||Two||Suzanne||Episode: "Prom Night"|
|1997–98||The Outer Limits||Heather||Episodes: "Double Helix" and "The Origin of Species"|
|1998||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Cindy Smith||Episode: "The Enlightened One"|
|1998||Breaker High||Bonnie||Episode: "To Kill a MockingNerd"|
|1998||Cold Squad||Amanda Millerd||Episode: "Amanda Millerd"|
|1998||The Inspectors||Melissa Kaline||TV film|
|1998||Dead Man's Gun||Anna Bevington||Episode: "The Collector"|
|1998||First Wave||Cassandra||Episode: "Speaking in Tongues"|
|1998||Night Man||Julia||Episode: "It Came from Out of the Sky"|
|1998||Don't Look Down||Rachel||TV film|
|1999||H-E Double Hockey Sticks||Anne||TV film|
|2001||Relic Hunter||Jamie Palmerston||Episode: "Treasure Island"|
|2002||Moville Mysteries||Mimi Valentine (voice)||Main role (26 episodes)|
|2002||Bliss||Jeanette||Episode: "The Value of X"|
|2002||Tom Stone||Annie||Episode: "Little Bitty"|
|2002||Tracker||Erica / Vegna / Evgna||Episodes: "Love, Cirronian Style", "Remember When"|
|2003||Big Spender||Mel Tennant||TV film|
|2004||Puppets Who Kill||Oxana||Episode: "Dead Ted"|
|2004||Blue Murder||Melanie Coombs||Episode: "Cell Block 13"|
|2004||ReGenesis||Twyla||Episode: "Baby Bomb"|
|2004–09||Corner Gas||Karen Pelly||Main role (107 episodes)|
Nominated –Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2004)
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)
|2005||More Sex & the Single Mom||Blair||TV film|
|2006||Cradle of Lies||Lisa||TV film|
|2006||Naked Josh||Becky||Episode: "Planned Parenthood"|
|2009||The Ron James Show||Episode: "1.7"|
|2010||Cancel Christmas||Michelle Morgan||TV film|
|2011–14||The Listener||Sandy Wardwell||Recurring role (30 episodes)|
|2012||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Mrs. Baker||Episodes: "Building a Mystery: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2012||Flashpoint||Laney Summers||Episode: "Forget Oblivion"|
|2013||Murdoch Mysteries||Pauline Kerr||Episode: "Murdochophobia"|
|2015||Saving Hope||Janice Fenn||Episode: "Heart of Stone"|
|2015||The Preacher's Sin||Lauren Tanning||TV film|
|2018||Corner Gas Animated||Karen Pelly (voice)|
|2018||Masterchef Canada||Herself||Guest Spot|
|2018||Christmas Around The Corner||Suzanne||TV film|
|2019||Hudson & Rex||Eloise Benson||Episode 6: "Murder She Thought", Nurse at retirement home|
- AskMen.com - Tara Spencer-Nairn Archived 2007-11-01 at the Wayback Machine
- Ryan, Andrew (2011-02-07). "Tara Spencer-Nairn loves a role in uniform". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- Scott, A. O. (2000-07-26). "Clueless And Angry In a Small 70's Town". Archived from the original on 2018-01-07. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- Cermak, Iri (2017-02-02). The Cinema of Hockey: Four Decades of the Game on Screen. McFarland. ISBN 9781476626963. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
- Zlomislic, Diana (2008-06-14). "For Officer Karen, wedding's a gas". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- Staff writers (2015-12-25). "Tara Spencer-Nairn on holiday traditions and what she wants from Santa". Hello! Canada. Archived from the original on 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. 3 (107 ed.). p. 3697.
- Staff writers (October 2006). "Cardinal and Corner Gas cast up for Gemini Award". Alberta Sweetgrass. Aboriginal Multi-Media Society. Archived from the original on 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
- "'Corner Gas,' 'Slings & Arrows' tops at Gemini ..." Niagara Falls Review. 2007-10-29. Archived from the original on 2017-12-05. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
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