Tara Spencer-Nairn

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Tara Spencer-Nairn
Spencer-Nairn in 2017
Born (1978-01-06) January 6, 1978
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Spouse(s) Josh Glover
Children 2

Tara Spencer-Nairn (born January 6, 1978)[1] is a Canadian actress best known for her work on the television series Corner Gas.

Early life

Spencer-Nairn was born in Montreal, Quebec, but raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.[2] She is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School[2]


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,[3] Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled, and television guest appearances on Puppets Who Kill, Relic Hunter,[2] Cold Squad,[2] Bliss, Flashpoint, and The Outer Limits.[2] In 2005, she portrayed Wayne Gretzky's sister Kim Gretzky in the movie Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story.[4]

Her most notable roles are Dog River Police Department (DRPD) Constable Karen Pelly on Corner Gas[2] and Sandy Wardwell on CTV's The Listener.[2] Concurrent to appearing in Corner Gas, she also appeared on the science fiction series ReGenesis.

Personal life

Spencer-Nairn is married to Josh Glover,[5] they have two sons.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
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
2006 Password Daisy Short film
2007 Third Eye, TheThe Third Eye Nika Printz
2007 Interior Monologue of Gill the Goldfish, TheThe 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


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Two Suzanne Episode: "Prom Night"
1997–98 Outer Limits, TheThe 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 Inspectors, TheThe 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 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)[7]
Won – Gemini Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (2007)[8]
2005 More Sex & the Single Mom Blair TV film
2006 Cradle of Lies Lisa TV film
2006 Naked Josh Becky Episode: "Planned Parenthood"
2009 Ron James Show, TheThe Ron James Show Episode: "1.7"
2010 Cancel Christmas Michelle Morgan TV film
2011–14 Listener, TheThe 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


  1. ^ AskMen.com - Tara Spencer-Nairn Archived 2007-11-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Tara Spencer-Nairn loves a role in uniform". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Scott, A. O. (July 26, 2000). "New Waterford Girl (1999) FILM REVIEW; Clueless And Angry In a Small 70's Town". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Cermak, Iri. The Cinema of Hockey: Four Decades of the Game on Screen. McFarland. ISBN 9781476626963. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "For Officer Karen, wedding's a gas | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Canada, HELLO!. "Tara Spencer-Nairn on holiday traditions and what she wants from Santa". ca.hellomagazine.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Cardinal and Corner Gas cast up for Gemini Award | Windspeaker - AMMSA". www.ammsa.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "'Corner Gas,' 'Slings & Arrows' tops at Gemini .." Niagara Falls Review. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 

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