Claire is the twenty-something single mother who, as the result of a job placement initiative at an organization that helps unwed mothers, finds herself behind the reception desk in Dr. David Storper's office. It is a completely alien world to her. She finds much of the job baffling and Dr. Storper's rules of "ethical receptionist behavior" irrational. She feels great empathy for his patients, but is not allowed to speak to them.
She is smart, but she appears clumsy and stupid, because she is constantly struggling to please her boss.
In David's mind a major boundary is breached when she starts dating Michael. That turns out to be true, and as Claire begins to see in great detail the complex co-dependent relationship that David and Michael share, she softens towards her boss. In the end, she becomes his greatest ally.
Tommie-Amber Pirie captured Toronto Film Festival audiences with her role as Trotsky's sister in Jacob Tierney's The Trotsky (2009).
But nobody who has been watching television is surprised by her storming the feature world. Pirie has appeared in some of this country's most popular series: TMN's Living in Your Car, CBC's The Border and 18 to Life, Global/ABC's Rookie Blue and Teletoon's My Babysitter is a Vampire.
Her professional career started in her hometown of Ottawa with H20: The Last Prime Minister (2004) starring Paul Gross. Pirie was then seen in Girls Best Friend (2008) starring Janeane Garofalo, Like Mother Like Daughter (2007) with Michelle Stafford of The Young & the Restless as well as Final Verdict (2009) opposite Erica Durance of Smallville.
Pirie's other credits include the independent feature New Year which premiered at the Montreal Film Festival (2010) and Lifetime Movie Network's Another Mans Wife (2011).