Nancy Robertson
Robertson in 2017
Born
OccupationActress
Notable credit(s)
Corner Gas (2004–2009)
Spouse(s)
(m. 2005)

Nancy Robertson is a Canadian actress, best known for her roles as Wanda Dollard in the television series Corner Gas[1] and Millie Upton in the series Hiccups, both of which were created by and starring her husband, Brent Butt.[2]

Early life

Robertson was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.[3] She studied drama during high school and graduated in 1990. She went on to attend the Breck Academy and The Vancouver Arts Club Theatre Program.[3]

Career

Robertson's television career began[citation needed] with the CBC sketch comedy series The 11th Hour.[4] She later played temperamental parking attendant Harriet Sharpe in the mockumentary film The Delicate Art of Parking;[4] her fellow parking attendant, Grant Parker, is played by Fred Ewanuick,[5] 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 television series Corner Gas.[6] In 2010, Robertson's husband and Corner Gas co-star, Brent Butt created a new television series, Hiccups. The show's lead role, a children's author with anger-management issues, was not initially written with Robertson in mind, but she decided to take on the role upon reading the script.[7] The second and final season of Hiccups ended on 28 August 2011. Robertson played the role of Principal Moreno in the television movie Radio Rebel.[8]

Robertson is an alumna of the Vancouver TheatreSports League improvisational comedy troupe.[9]

Personal life

On 19 November 2005, Robertson married her Corner Gas and Hiccups co-star Brent Butt.[10] They live in Vancouver.[3]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Beggars and Choosers Dolores
1999 The New Addams Family Samantha
1999 11th Hour Nancy Lee
2000 Big Sound Woman at House
2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp Audience Member #2
2000–2001 Los Luchadores Gertrude
2001 Till Debt Do Us Part (TV movie) Jessica
2001 Cold Squad Patti
2002 My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star
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
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)
2004 The Life Tiny
2004 No One Ever Suspects the Chinese Guy (short)
2005–2007 Robson Arms Cindy
2005 Oh, Baby (TV movie) Cop #2
2005 Are We There Yet? Lady Airport Cop
2008 Christmas Cottage Deputy Hornbuckle
2009 Alice Dormouse
2010–2011 Hiccups Millie Upton
2010 Ramona and Beezus Casting Associate
2012 Radio Rebel Principal Moreno Disney Channel Original Movie
2013 No Clue Phyllis Guest Star
2014 Corner Gas: The Movie Wanda Dollard Reprise of role from 2004–2009 TV series
2018 Corner Gas Animated Wanda Dollard Reprise of role from 2004–2009 TV series
2021 Flora & Ulysses Tootie Tickham Disney+ Original

References

  1. ^ Spaner, David (6 April 2004). "Aisle Seat: Interview with Nancy Robertson". The Province. Vancouver. p. B11.
  2. ^ "Corner Gas Alums Reunite with a Few Hiccups". Metro Halifax. 23 February 2010. Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "The Heart Truth: Nancy Robertson Bio". The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b Williams, Paul (2015) [2012]. "Nancy Robertson". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Toronto: Historica Canada. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  5. ^ "The Delicate Art of Parking". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Who's Who". Corner Gas Online. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Brent Butt to Stay behind Scenes in New Comedy Hiccups". CBC News. 3 December 2008. Archived from the original on 25 June 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Nancy Robertson". IMDb. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Vancouver TheatreSports League Alumni Q–T". Vancouver TheatreSports League. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Canadian Actors Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson Wed". Lovetripper.com. 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2018.