Canadian cover girl Tricia Helfer turned has developed her resume beyond the catwalk to include many diverse roles highlighting her versatile and natural screen presence. Best known for the critically acclaimed Syfy series, “Battlestar Galactica,” in which she played the humanoid Cylon Number Six and won a Leo award for her performance, Helfer has since gone on to book leading roles on a wide variety of networks. Most recently, she joined the season two cast of the FOX drama, “Lucifer,” where she is a series regular in the role of Lucifer’s mother Charlotte. Prior to “Lucifer,” Helfer appeared in season two of the Playstation & Sony Picture TV series, “Powers.” Just before that, Helfer also played the lead in the Syfy’s original miniseries “Ascension” co- starring Brian Van Holt. In 2014, Helfer starred as the beautiful badass Molly Parker in the ABC series “Killer Women,” produced by Sofia Vergara.
Born in Donalda, Alberta, Canada, Helfer launched her modeling career at age 17, and erupted into an international superstar after winning the Ford Models’ Supermodel of the World Contest in 1992. Her modeling credits include appearances in high-end ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as covers for national publications such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Flare and Vogue. In 2002, Helfer turned her focus to acting, moving to Los Angeles and quickly earning a guest star spot on the second season finale of “C.S.I.” The following year she earned her break with “Battlestar Galactica,” achieving a remarkably fast and successful transition into acting. During her hiatus from “Battlestar Galactica,” Helfer portrayed the legendary Farrah Fawcett in NBC’s movie, “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie’s Angels.” She further expanded her portfolio by starring as Stephanie Jacobs opposite Dennis Hopper and Billy Zane in the independent feature Memory, and later starred alongside LeeLee Sobieski in another independent film, Walk All Over Me, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Helfer returned to the small-screen in 2008, joining the cast of the USA Network’s hit series, “Burn Notice” for a multi-episode arc. The next year she filmed recurring guest role on the award-winning CBS comedy, “Two and a Half Men,” while appearing on Fox’s crime shows “Chuck” and “Lie to Me.” In 2010, Helfer booked a series regular role on the 10-episode arc of Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Dark Blue,” starring opposite Dylan McDermott, and went on to do a variety of roles on series such as “Suits” on USA Network, “Key and Peale,” “The Librarians,” “Community,” “Chuck,” “Jeremiah” and “Franklin & Bash,” among others. In addition to her vast array of television roles, Helfer starred in the film, “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” with Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan, and JK Simmons, and later went on to star in “Authors Anonymous” with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and in the thriller “Isolation” co-starring Luke Malby.
Adding to her impressive resume, Helfer has done prolific voiceover work in mega-hit video game franchises, including playing the roles of Commander Veronica Dare in “Halo 3 ODST,” EDI in “Mass Effect 2 and 3,” and Sarah Kerrigan in Blizzard Entertainment’s “StarCraft II: Heart of the Storm” and “Wings of Liberty,” for which she won the 2010 VGA for Best Performance by a Human Female. She also showcased her voice talent in animated productions of “Green Lantern: First Flight,” “The Spectacular Spiderman” and “TRON: Uprising.”
In addition to acting, Helfer continues to support many causes. Strongly believing in giving back, she supports the Humane Society of United States, Best Friends Animal Society, AmFAR, PETA, Kitten Rescue and Richmond Animal Protection Society.
Helfer, who has dual citizenship in the US and Canada, currently resides in Los Angeles.