Tricia Helfer is a Canadian actress and former model who has appeared in ad campaigns for high end designers such as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Givenchy and Dolce Gabbana among others. She has also graced the covers of Flare, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Vogue to name a few.
In 2002, Helfer retired from fashion modeling and moved to Los Angeles where she quickly landed a number of roles including guest starring in the second season finale of the hit series “C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation.” In 2003, she landed the role of humanoid Cylon ‘Number Six’ in the critically acclaimed, award-winning SciFi series “Battlestar Galactica,” written and produced by Ronald D. Moore.
During her hiatus from the show, Helfer also starred in a number of other projects including landing the lead role of ‘Farrah Fawcett’ in the film “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie’s Angels” on NBC, and filming the lead role of ‘Stephanie Jacobs’ in the independent feature “Memory” opposite Dennis Hopper. Helfer also starred opposite LeeLee Sobieski in the independent feature “Walk All Over Me” which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2008 Helfer played the nemesis to Jeffrey Donovan on the second season of the hit show Burn Notice and in 2009 she filmed recurring guest spots on the CBS hit show “Two and a Half Men,” and Fox drama, “Human Target.” She also showcased her voiceover talents for mega-hit, video game franchises in “Halo: ODST” as Commander Veronica Dare and will soon be reviving her characters from “Mass Effect 2” as EDI, and the lead character, Sarah Kerrigan in Bizzard’s “Starcraft 2” for which she won a Spike Award for her voiceover work.
Helfer was next seen as series regular in the second season of Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Dark Blue” opposite Dylan McDermott. Helfer also starred in the horror thriller “Open House” co-starring Brian Geraghty and Stephen Moyer which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Helfer returned to the Toronto International Film Festival for “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings” co-starring Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan and JK Simmons.
In 2010 Tricia filmed guest roles on “Lie to Me” with Tim Roth and “No Ordinary Family” with Michael Chicklis. Tricia was also pleased to work again with Ron Moore on the NBC/Sony Pictures’ pilot “17th Precinct”. She has appeared in numerous cartoon voice roles including the Black Cat in The Spectacular Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows and Boodika in the Green Lantern animated movie.
In her rare down time, Tricia is an avid motorbike rider she sometimes pairs up with Battlestar alum Katee ‘Starbuck’ Sackhoff to raise money for their charitable foundation Acting Outlaws. The two actresses undertake epic cross-country motorcycle rides (Tricia prefers the BMW R1200GS dual sport) to raise money for animal rights, social justice and environmental causes, such as post oil spill Gulf Coast restoration., likes to hike and dedicates herself to animal causes. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Tricia looks forward to meeting all her fans at both the Sydney and Perth expos in 2012. There are signing* and photo* sessions throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) excluding breaks and there’s a general admission Q&A during each weekend.
* Autograph ($40 each) and photograph ($50 each) fees apply.
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