You may have noticed, in the past I have had a bit of a cob on about having to write biographies of your favourite Corner Gas actors and actresses. If you are to look up anyone who has wandered on to a Corner Gas set you will find websites with details that generally look a little like this -
"He or she were born in Canada and have lived there all of their lives except when they didn't. He or she have performed in many projects that involve acting but had a job previously that required no formal acting skills such as shoelace repair person or lolly stick whittler. He or she have been related to other human beings at some point, mostly their parents."
This information then migrates, possibly by osmosis, word for word to every other single website that reportedly holds a biography of my subject.
Well imagine my delight when researching fan favourite Gabrielle Miller. You can not move for factoids for this Australian born model, actress, musician and tap dancer. Well known for her adverts for internet travel site Trivago and her band Zap!
Wait...that doesn't seem entirely accurate.
Unfortunately, much like a Stormtrooper with a sudden, unexplained, attack of accute droid based memory loss, this was not the Gabrielle I was looking for. After a bit of sifting, I found the correct one
Gabrielle Sunshine Miller was born in Vancouver, B.C. November 9th 1973 to a family with five siblings. She took her first acting class at the age of eight and regularly performed in school productions and with a children's theatre group called The Green Thumb Players. At the age of 17 she was working with her mother in their own house cleaning business called "Have Broom Will Travel". It was around this time her mother knew there was more to life for her daughter and encouraged her to pursue her dream of acting.