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  • Torri Higginson (Dr Elizabeth Weir)

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    Sarah Victoria (Torri) Higginson was December 6th, 1969 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, and for portraying Dr. Elizabeth Weir in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, Dr. Jordan Hampton in NCIS and Commander Delaney Truffault in Dark Matter. She is also a theatre actress and has appeared in Three Tall Women, Weldon Rising and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

    In 1995, two years prior to Stargate SG-1's premiere, Higginson starred in the movie Jungleground with three other actors from the Stargate franchise: Peter Williams (Apophis), JR Bourne (Martouf) and Lexa Doig (Dr. Lam). Higginson took over the role of Dr. Elizabeth Weir from Jessica Steen in a guest spot on the season eight opener of Stargate SG-1. She was then carried over as the leader of the Atlantis expedition on Stargate Atlantis and continued playing that role until the end of the show's third season, afterwards being reduced from a main cast member to a recurring role in the fourth season. She did not reprise the role for the show's fifth season.

    In 2015, Higginson was cast in the CBC television drama series This Life as Natalie Lawson, a lifestyle columnist and single mother who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The series ran for two seasons and was ultimately cancelled on January 24, 2017.

    In 2016, she portrayed Dr. Kessler on the KindaTV web series Inhuman Condition.

    Higginson won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for The City in 2000. In 2004, she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her performance in Stargate Atlantis.

    Film Career:

    • 1991  The Photographer's Wife
    • 1995  Jungleground
    • 1995  When the Bullet Hits the Bone
    • 1996  Memory Run
    • 1996  The English Patient
    • 1998  Double Take
    • 1998  Airborne
    • 2000  Rats
    • 2001  Turning Paige
    • 2003  Autopsy Room Four
    • 2003  Crust
    • 2003  Intent
    • 2005  Irish Eyes
    • 2006  Save My Soul
    • 2007  You, Me, Love (Yumi in Love)
    • 2009  Smile of April
    • 2016  The History of Love
    • 2017  Ordinary Days

    Television (Film) Career:

    • 1992  The Women of Windsor
    • 1993  Family Pictures
    • 1994  TekWar
    • 1994  TekWar: TekLords
    • 1994  TekWar: TekJustice
    • 1997  The Absolute Truth
    • 1997  Balls Up
    • 1999  Family of Cops 3
    • 1999  Storm of the Century
    • 2001  'Twas the Night
    • 2008  Desperate Hours: An Amber Alert
    • 2010  Stonehenge Apocalypse
    • 2010  The Cult

    Television (General) Career:

    • 1992  Forever Knight
    • 1993  E.N.G.
    • 1994  Counterstrike
    • 1994  TekWar
    • 1997  Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
    • 1998  Highlander: The Raven
    • 1999  The Outer Limits
    • 1999  The City
    • 2001  Canada: A People's History
    • 2002  Bliss
    • 2002  Stone Undercover
    • 2004  Stargate SG-1
    • 2004  Preview to Atlantis
    • 2004  From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown
    • 2004–2008  Stargate Atlantis
    • 2007–2009  NCIS
    • 2008  Eleventh Hour
    • 2011  Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
    • 2011  Chase
    • 2015  This Life
    • 2015  Dark Matter
    • 2016  Inhuman Condition
    • 2020  Transplant

     

     




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