I grew up in the ‘70s and watched The Brady Bunch as a kid, but I didn’t really start to appreciate the show until my teen years. It was nostalgia that drove me to see the Broadway version of The Brady Bunch—and I was blown away by how talented Jennifer Robertson was as Nancy. In this guest post, Robertson talks about how she researched the role of Nancy and what it was like to work with Harvey Fierstein and Bebe Neuwirth, two Broadway icons. Jennifer Robertson as Nancy: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
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who is Jennifer Robertson Play as Nancy
Jennifer Robertson is a Canadian actress who is best known for her role as Nancy O’Dell on the television series Suits. She has also appeared in the films Jigsaw, The Vow, and Ted. Jennifer Robertson began her acting career in theater before making the transition to television and film. She has said that she enjoys playing strong and independent women. Jennifer Robertson’s performance as Nancy O’Dell on Suits has earned her critical acclaim. She won Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 TV Guide Awards and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012. Jennifer Robertson started working in theatre when she was just 14 years old. She studied at Concordia University and McGill University and now speaks French fluently. Her love of language led her to learn Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and sign language so that she could communicate with deaf people on set.
What she does for a living
Jennifer Robertson is an actress, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the television show Schitt’s Creek where she played the role of Nancy. She has also appeared in other shows such as Orphan Black and Suits. Robertson has been nominated for several awards for her work on Schitt’s Creek including a Canadian Screen Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. She was raised by single mother in Guelph, Ontario with two siblings.
As a child, she became interested in acting after seeing Young People Theatre performances. Her favorite memories are when she got to be part of them.
At age 10, Robertson attended YPT’s three-week summer camp which introduced her to theatre school life at the University of Toronto’s Hart House Theatre School.
How she writes her books
Jennifer Robertson writes her books by starting with an outline of what she wants to cover. She then does extensive research on the topic to make sure she is including everything she wants to. Once she has all the information, she begins writing the book. Jennifer usually has a first draft within a few months. Then, she edits it several times before publishing it. One more thing you might be wondering is how much time Jennifer spends researching for each book. The answer? It depends on the subject matter!
Why you want to be like her
Jennifer Robertson is one of the most inspiring people I know. She’s creative, hardworking, and always puts her family first. I aspire to be like her in many ways. Not only because she is such a supportive person, but also because she has gone through so much herself and still manages to maintain an optimistic outlook on life. I have been reading about all the things that she has overcome, from surviving cancer to breaking down barriers for women in politics. But what really struck me was when she talked about how time with her son always brought joy back into her life no matter what she was going through at work or at home.
Details on how to order the book
To order the book, visit Jennifer Robertson’s website. Click on the Books tab, then scroll down to Nancy. Click on the book cover to be taken to the purchase page. The book is available in paperback and ebook formats. Choose your preferred format and click Add to Cart. Proceed to checkout and enter your shipping information. The book will be shipped to you within 2-3 business days. Shipping costs are $5 for the first copy and $2 for each additional copy. I hope you enjoy this post about my new book!
Three takeaways from reading this book
1. Start with the basics. Figure out what you need to do to get your business off the ground, including writing a business plan and registering your business.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to people who have started businesses before, or seek out a mentor.
3. Be prepared for the ups and downs. Running a business is not always easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding. A few years ago I was on the verge of closing my design studio because of cash flow problems. It’s hard when you’re used to running a profitable business and then all of sudden there’s no money coming in. My friends rallied around me and helped me keep afloat until I could find my footing again. I’ve since seen many other women in similar situations so I knew that if I wanted to provide support for them, starting an organization would be one way to do that. Startup Ladies was born out of this need – to build community among women entrepreneurs so they know they’re not alone on their journey.