Torri Higginson Adelaide 2017 Tokens
Dr. Elizabeth Weir, Stargate SG-1 & Stargate Atlantis
Commander Truffault, Dark Matter
Torri Higginson is a Canadian actress best known for her roles in "Stargate Atlantis". Torri studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was in the same class as Ewan McGregor and has performed in a number of theatrical productions. She broke into TV in 1992 on "Forever Knight" and went on to appear in the telefilms, "The Women of Windsor" and "Family Pictures" before landing the role of scientist Beth Kittridge in William Shatner’s "TekWar" TV-movies. She reprised the role in the first several episodes of the subsequent series.
After co-starring in the futuristic action film "Jungleground", she appeared in "The English Patient" as Mary, the nurse who, as Torri puts it, “didn’t blow up.” Torri went on to major roles in such action and sci-fi movies as "Memory Run" a.k.a. "Synapse", "Airborne, Charles Bronson’s telefilm "Family of Cops III" and the Stephen King miniseries "Storm of the Century". She starred in "The City" before taking over the role of Dr. Elizabeth Weir on the season eight opener of "Stargate SG-1", a character that later became the leader of the Atlantis expedition on "Stargate Atlantis". Torri starred in the series for the first three seasons, returning as a recurring character in the fourth season.
As well as her nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for "Stargate Atlantis" in 2004, Torri also won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for "The City" in 2000.
Recently, Torri has portrayed Natalie Lawson, a lifestyle columnist and single mother who is diagnosed with terminal cancer, on "This Life", and Dr. Kessler on the web series "Inhuman Condition". Returning to her sci-fi roots, she's also appeared as Commander Truffault on the acclaimed series "Dark Matter".