Torri Higginson

Torri Higginson

Birthplace: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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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, The English Patient, Bliss, Stargate Atlantis and Dark Matter. She is also a theater 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.

As of 2016, she portrays Dr. Kessler on the KindaTV web series Inhuman Condition.

Awards and nominations

Higginson won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for The City in 2000. In 2004, she was Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for Stargate Atlantis.


Feature film

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Photographer's Wife as Suzanna
1995 Jungleground as Samantha 'Sammy' Woods
When the Bullet Hits the Bone as Allison Doherty
1996 Memory Run as Kristen
The English Patient as Mary
1997 Double Take as Peggy
1998 Airborne as Sara Gemmel
2000 Rats as Nancy
2001 Turning Paige as Sheila Newlands
2003 Autopsy Room Four as Dr. Katie Arlen
Crust as Alice
Intent as Detective Jessica Cavallo
2005 Irish Eyes as Lorraine Healey
2006 Save My Soul as Terra
2007 You, Me, Love (Yumi in Love) as Leslie
2009 Smile of April as Angie
2016 The History of Love Charlotte Singer

Television film

Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Women of Windsor as Gwen
1993 Family Pictures as Liddie (19-38)
1994 TekWar as Beth Kittridge
TekWar: TekLords as Beth Kittridge
TekWar: TekJustice as Beth Kittridge
1997 The Absolute Truth
Balls Up as Jenny
1999 Family of Cops 3 as Caroline Chandler
Storm of the Century as Angela Carver TV Mini-Series
2001 'Twas the Night as Abby Wrigley
2008 Desperate Hours: An Amber Alert as Chief Geiger
2010 Stonehenge Apocalypse as Dr. Kaycee Leeds
The Cult as Evelyn

Television appearances

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Forever Knight as Erica episode "Last Act"
1993 E.N.G. as Madeline Shannon episode "The Good Samaritan"
1994 Counterstrike as Susan Kimberly episode "Clearcut"
TekWar as Beth Kittridge (1994-95) (TV series, 1994)
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal as Blythe Hall (1 episode)
1998 Highlander: The Raven as Claudia Hoffman episode "Reborn"
1999 The Outer Limits as Alyssa Selwyn episode "The Haven"
The City starring as Katharine Strachan
2001 Canada: A People's History episodes "From Sea to Sea" and "The Great Enterprise"
2002 Bliss as Kate episode "Valentine's Day in Jail"
2002 Stone Undercover as Aurora 'Isabelle' MacDonald episode "Dead Dog Rain" parts 1 & 2
2004 Stargate SG-1 as Dr. Elizabeth Weir (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Preview to Atlantis as Herself/Dr. Elizabeth Weir
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown as Herself/Dr. Elizabeth Weir
2004-2008 Stargate Atlantis as Dr. Elizabeth Weir Season 1-3 (Main Role), Season 4 (Recurring)
2007-2009 NCIS as Dr. Jordan Hampton Season 5-6
2008 Eleventh Hour as Alex episode "Titans"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior as Nurse Karen episode "See No Evil"
Chase as Sandra episode "Father Figure"
2015 This Life as Natalie Lawson Main Role (10 episodes)
Dark Matter as Commander Delaney Truffault Season 1-3 (Recurring)
2016 Inhuman Condition as Dr. Michelle Kessler Main Role, Web series (33 episodes)

[ Source: Wikipedia ]