Dec. 6th, 1969
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Torri Higginson's Main TV Roles
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Sarah Victoria "Torri" Higginson is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, and for portraying Dr. Elizabeth Weirin Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis (2004–2008), Dr. Jordan Hampton in NCIS (2007–2009), and Commander Delaney Truffault in Dark Matter (2015–2017). 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.
- She appeared with 'Lexa Doig' (qv) in _TekWar (1994) (TV)_ (qv), _"TekWar" (1995)_ (qv), _TekWar: TekLords (1994) (TV)_ (qv) and _Jungleground (1995)_ (qv) and with her real life husband, 'Michael Shanks' (qv), in _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) and _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv).
- Studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was in the same class as 'Ewan McGregor' (qv).
- She has the same agent as 'Jessica Steen (I)' (qv) whom she succeeded in the role of Dr. Elizabeth Weir in _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) and _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv).
- Appeared with 'Nicole de Boer' (qv) in three different productions: _Family Pictures (1993) (TV)_ (qv),_Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (1999) (TV)_ (qv).
- Has appeared in two different, completely unrelated productions which featured a character named Janus: _"TekWar" (1995)_ (qv) and _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv).
- Her younger brother Luke Higginson, is the vocalist of "Debaser", a Toronto, Canada based Rock/Alternative band.