Nancy RobertsonNancy Robertson, actor, comedian (b at Vancouver). Nancy Robertson was born and raised in Vancouver, where she studied drama through grade school and later attended the Breck Academy Actors Workshop in Surrey, BC, and the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre program. She began her professional career with numerous theatre productions, in which it became clear that she had great gifts for both scripted drama and comedy.
Television proved to be a good fit for Robertson. She appeared as recurring characters on a varied range of programs including The 11th Hour, The New Addams Family, Dead Like Me and Los Luchadores. She also became a member of the Vancouver Theatresports Improv League and developed a following as one of the more gifted West Coast improvisational comedians.
In 2003 she appeared as meter maid Harriet Sharpe in The Delicate Art of Parking, a wildly funny Canadian feature film about a group of parking enforcement officers struggling to maintain their dignity while doing their jobs as, arguably, the most despised civil servants in North America. Robertson was the highlight of the ensemble with her angry and profane depiction of bureaucratic tomfoolery and drunken amour. In the same year, she appeared in her best-known role as the brainy gas station attendant Wanda Dollard on the Canadian comedy series Corner Gas (2004-09). The phenomenally successful series (created by Brent BUTT) achieved rare crossover success in both Canada and the US, and brought Robertson to a wider and more diverse audience than her previous work had achieved.
In 2010 she began starring as Millie Upton, a children's author with behavioral challenges, in the TV series Hiccups, created by Butt.