Feb. 22nd, 1982
Dichen Lachman's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Bled
2007 - Aztec Rex
2006 - Aquamarine
Guest TV Roles
Chef Lana Kim
Dichen Lachman (born February 22, 1982) was conceived in Japan and born in Kathmandu, Nepal to a Tibetan mother and Australian father. Until the age of seven she lived in Kathmandu with her parents and extended family. Following that she moved to Adelaide, Australia with her parents. After dropping out of University Dichen took up acting and then moved to Sydney to pursue her career. Her first major role was in Aquamarine (2005) followed by a fourteen month stint on the Australian series Neighbours for which she moved to Melbourne. At the beginning of 2007 she moved to West Hollywood where she has been cast in a number of as yet unproduced roles.
Lachman filmed an advert for Wanadoo which was filmed in Australia and aired in the United Kingdom. In 2005, Lachman joined the cast of the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski. She originally auditioned for the role of Elle Robinson, but the producers decided to create the part of Katya for her.
Lachman also played a small role in the feature film Aquamarine. After she finished shooting the role of Aaren in the film Bled, Lachman then visited Hawaii to film Aztec Rex with director Brian Trenchard-Smith. In an interview with The Soap Show, Lachman mentioned how she visited England in late 2006 and appeared on the BBC television show Ready Steady Cook. In the interview, she explained that she is in Los Angeles to further her acting career, but mentioned she would love to work in the UK and Australia in the future.
On March 26, 2008, it was announced that Lachman would portray Sierra in the television series Dollhouse, created by Joss Whedon. Her character is an Active (or "doll"), whose real name is Priya Tsetsang. Sierra is one of many who can be "programmed" with multiple personalities and abilities to engage in specific assignments.
In an interview with ScifiNow, Lachman addressed the rumors that she would be starring in the upcoming television show based on the Star Wars franchise. She responded by saying, "I am a huge George Lucas fan; I love those movies and it would be a dream come true – I'd love to do it, it would be incredible".
She was named as one of the 100 hottest women on screen for 2009, on the lesbian media site afterellen.com. "What a privilege to be there", she said.
She guest starred as an insurance agent/street racer on NCIS: Los Angeles. She also appeared as Amy Hanamoa, the widow of a murdered police officer, in an episode of Hawaii Five-O. Lachman made a guest appearance in an episode of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, for its fourth series Torchwood: Miracle Day.
Additionally, in 2011 it was announced in Variety that Lachman would be joining the cast of Being Human as a series regular. Lachman also made a brief appearance in the web-series "The Guild" during Season 5, episode 8 as a guest at a party during a gaming convention.
In 2012 it was announced she would be joining Shawn Ryan driven pilot Last Resort, for ABC. She also guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted web series, Husbands.
- Trained at The 'Lynette Sheldon' (qv) Actors Studio in Sydney.
- Her name is pronounced 'Deechen'.