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Kari Corbett (born 16 February 1984) is a Scottish actress, artist and filmmaker. Corbett is perhaps best known for portraying Ruby Hepburn in Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless, Nurse Marian McKaig in ITV's The Royal, Sarah in the BAFTA award-winning Jeopardy, Kirsty in David Mackenzie's film, You Instead, and Jean McGrory in CBC's comedy Mr. D. Kari was nominated for The Johnny Walker Great Scot Award for Outstanding Contribution to Entertainment in 2011, and selected as one of the 12 Rising Stars of 2012 by the Radio Times. Kari has produced two award nominated short-films, screened at The Chicago Underground Film Festival, and The Glasgow Film Festival.

Kari Corbett
Born (1984-02-16) 16 February 1984 (age 35)
OccupationActress, artist, filmmaker
Years active2002–present



Corbett began acting at the age of 17, playing Sarah in the BAFTA-winning series Jeopardy. She recently appeared in the award-winning comedy series Mr. D, Rubenesque, and Case Histories for BBC. Her other work includes Shameless, The Royal, You Instead, Monarch of the Glen, River City, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, "Katie Morag" and Sea of Souls.

Radio Times named Corbett one of the 12 Rising Stars of 2012.[1] Kari was nominated for The Johnny Walker Blue Label Great Scot award in 2011, for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment. Her first experimental video, Uncontrollable Joy For Life (2010), has been screened in various film festivals such as the 2011 Chicago Underground Film Festival. She produced, directed, and starred in the experimental short film If Only I Was Simone De Beauvoir (2011), which was nominated for "Best International Short Film" at the Glasgow Film Festival.

Corbett also appeared as Evie Watt in Shetland on BBC 1 in 2014.

Personal lifeEdit

Corbett studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing on performance art and filmmaking. She graduated in 2011.


Award Year
Radio Times: 12 Rising Stars of 2012 2012
Nomination: The Johnny Walker Great Scot Award 2011
Nomination: GSSF Best International Short Film 2011
Jury Nominations: Chicago Underground Film Festival 2011



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Uncontrollable Joy For Life Interviewer Short film
2011 If Only I Was Simone De Beauvoir Kari / Simone Short film
2012 You Instead Kirsty


Year Title Role
2002–2003 River City Kirsty Henderson
2002–2005 Jeopardy Sarah
2004 Doctors Kerry McLeish
2004 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Vi Nevin
2004–2005 Monarch of the Glen Zoe
2006 Sea of Souls Kelly Tudor
2007 The Whistleblowers Laura Johnson
2007–2009 The Royal Nurse Marian McKaig
2011–2012 Shameless Ruby Hepburn
2013 Case Histories DI Zoe Chalmers
2013 Mr. D Jean McGrory
2013 Bob Servant Independent Vote Counter
2014 Shetland Evie Watt
2014 Rubenesque Hazel
2015 Katie Morag Candice Kennedy


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