Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Nov. 16th, 1977
Born in
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
170 cm

Gigi Edgley's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Farscape TV Show
The Starter Wife TV Show
The Starter Wife
Beastmaster TV Show
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge TV Show
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge
Rescue: Special Ops (AU) TV Show
Rescue: Special Ops (AU)
Stingers (AU) TV Show
Stingers (AU)
BlackJack (AU) TV Show
BlackJack (AU)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Early life
Edgley was born in Perth. She is the daughter of concert and circus promoter Michael Edgley, known for bringing the Moscow State Circus to Australia during the 1980s. Her mother, Jeni Edgley, is a former Miss Australia who is now involved in managing a 250-acre (101 hectare) health retreat. As a child, Gigi Edgley performed both in and out of school. She also took several years of ballet, jazz, and character dance. She became mainly interested in acting and had her first professional theatrical engagement at the Twelfth Night Theatre. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology in 1998. As a believer in the school of method acting, Gigi has developed a broad set of skills and experiences for her roles. Edgley is proficient in ballet, jazz, character dance, singing, and martial arts. Her signature skill is fire-twirling.

TV and film work
Edgley's early TV and film work included several independent productions (with Anthony Simcoe), as well a guest star spot on the popular Australian series Water Rats and a role in Australian film titled The Day of the Roses.
Edgley is best known for her role as Chiana on the science fiction TV series Farscape. Originally, she was hired for only one episode, and her character was supposed to die at the end of the hour. The creators decided to keep her around for a few more episodes. At the beginning of Season 2, she was promoted to be a regular on the show. She appeared in total of 68 episodes of the series. Her character's nickname (Pip) was actually coined by her co-star Ben Browder.
Between seasons, Edgley has appeared in other guest starring roles on TV, including the popular internationally aired series The Lost World and BeastMaster (returning for a second guest starring role), has undertaken some independent film work, was cast in a feature film (pulled due to production and schedule reasons), and read a starring role in an audio drama for Seeing Ear Theatre.
After the cancellation of Farscape, Edgley pursued other projects including a role in the Australian drama telefilm BlackJack with Colin Friels. She also appeared in popular Australian TV shows such as The Secret Life of Us and Stingers.
Edgley returned as Chiana in the SciFi Channel miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.
In 2006 Edgley starred as the female lead in critically acclaimed Australian Drama/Thriller Last Train to Freo. Her role was nominated for a Best Actress in a Lead Role by the Film Critics Circle of Australia.She also had a minor supporting role in the 2007 USA Network TV miniseries The Starter Wife.
Edgley is currently starring in a prime time Nine Network drama Rescue: Special Ops.
She frequently appears at Science Fiction conventions and gives interviews to many magazines and radio stations around the world.

Edgley recorded a music single titled "Poison" with recording artist n8. The song is available as streaming audio on her webpage in the music section [4]. She also appeared in a music video for the song "When I Get to California" (2004) by Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus.
In July 2007, Edgley began recording with Seattle-based artist/producer Kyle Stevens and writing songs for a new music release. At Farscape Con in November 2007, Gigi released "...SO IT SEEMS", a five song E.P. produced and co-written with Kyle. Edgley has recorded Fall, "Ftang!, and Blue Sky Thoughts.


2010 Nobody Knows - Lead role, directed by Gigi Edgley & Brian Meredith
2010 Quantum Apocalypse - Trish
2008 Newcastle (film) - Sandra
2005 Last Train To Freo - Lisa
1999 The Monkey's Mask [6] - Tianna
1997 Him and Her - Her
1997 The Bastard [7] - She
1997 Pure White Light - Tracy

TV credits
2010 Quantum Apocalypse
2009 Rescue: Special Ops
2007 Showdown at Area 51 (Sci Fi Network original movie)
2007 The Starter Wife
2004 Stingers
2004 BlackJack II, III, & IV
2004 My Soul is too much Charg'd (Australian Film and Television School)
2004 Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
2003 The Secret Life of Us
2002 BlackJack
2002 BeastMaster
2000 The Lost World
2000 Water Rats
2000 BeastMaster
1999 Farscape (4 seasons: 1999-2002)
1998 Day of the Roses [8]
Guest Starred on "The Lost World"
Please see Edgley's official homepage for a full list of credits.

Music credits
Vocal work on a single Poison by N8
Starred in a video for When I get to California by Hoodoo Gurus

  • Chiana, her character on _"Farscape" (1999)_ (qv), is nicknamed "Pip" by John Crichton ('Ben Browder' (qv)). That name came from Browder's real-life nickname for her.
  • Starred in "Titanic Dreams", a radio play, with 'Clancy Brown (I)' (qv).
  • Received a B.A. in Drama from Queensland University of Technology Academy of the Arts
  • She was raised on a commune by her mother.
  • Daughter of Jenny and famous concert promoter, 'Michael Edgley' (qv).

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