Tricia Helfer so artfully inhabits a role; the effect is at once spellbinding and profound.
Helfer's star-turn as Six on the Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning Syfy series "Battlestar Galactica" showcased her dazzling gift to breathe life into several distinct characters. Whether regal and aloof or achingly vulnerable, all were steeled in truth.
After "Battlestar Galactica's" four-season run, Helfer immediately launched into a recurring role as Carla on USA Network's stalwart spy vs. spy series "Burn Notice," starring Jeffrey Donovan. Her solid work on that series was quickly followed by a starring role as Alex Rice in Jerry Bruckheimer's TNT police procedural "Dark Blue." Most recently, Helfer played Alex Clark on the NBC legal drama "The Firm" with Josh Lucas. Helfer's memorable guest starring roles include the icy serial killer Izzy Rogers in the 2012 two-part finale of CBS' "Criminal Minds," which handily won its time slot. Next fall, Tricia stars as Molly Parker in the new ABC series "Killer Women."
On the big screen, Helfer's credits include the indie features "Memory" with Dennis Hopper, "A Beginner's Guide to Beginnings" with Harvey Keitel and Scott Caan, and "Open House" opposite Brian Geraghty and Anna Paquin.
Off camera, Helfer also enjoys a prolific voice-acting career, contributing to hugely popular video game franchises like "Halo," "Mass Effect," and "Starcraft." A fan favorite, she won a Spike Award for her work as Sarah Kerrigan in "Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty." This summer, Helfer joined an all-star cast for Disney's animated TV series "TRON: Uprising," providing the integral voice of The Grid.
Born on a farm in rural Alberta, Canada, Helfer was discovered by a modeling scout while still a teenager. The small town girl would go on to win Ford Model's coveted Supermodel of the World contest and grace the covers of "ELLE," "Cosmopolitan," "Marie Claire," and "Vogue" magazines. In 2002, Helfer retired from modeling and began studying at the Penny Templeton Acting Studio in New York. Within a year of relocating to Los Angeles, she would land her breakthrough role of Six on "Battlestar Galactica."
When not on set, Helfer pursues her passion for riding motorbikes and hiking. She is honored to lend her time and talent to HIV/AIDS organizations, environmental issues, and causes promoting the well-being of animals.