2013 - Tricia Helfer

Tricia Helfer

TRICIA HELFER so artfully inhabits a role; the effect is at once spellbinding and profound.

Helfer's star-turn as "Six" on the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Syfy series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA showcased her dazzling gift to breathe life into several distinct characters. Whether regal and aloof or achingly vulnerable, all were steeled in truth.

After BATTLESTAR GALACTICA's four-season run, Helfer immediately launched into a recurring role as "Carla" on USA Network's stalwart spy vs. spy series BURN NOTICE starring Jeffrey Donovan. Her solid work on that series was quickly followed by a starring role as "Alex Rice" in Jerry Bruckheimer's TNT police procedural DARK BLUE. Most recently, Helfer played "Alex Clark" on the NBC legal drama THE FIRM with Josh Lucas. Helfer's memorable guest starring roles include the icy serial killer "Izzy Rogers" in this season's two-part finale of CBS' CRIMINAL MINDS, which handily won its time slot. Most recently, Helfer has landed the lead role of Molly Parker, the only female Texas Ranger, in ABC's new series, KILLER WOMEN,executive produced by Sofia Vergara and Ben Silverman, and co-staring Marc Blucas and fellow BSG alumni, Michael Trucco.

On the big screen, Helfer's credits include the indie features MEMORY with Dennis Hopper, A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BEGINNINGS with Harvey Keitel and Scott Caan, and OPEN HOUSE opposite Brian Geraghty and Anna Paquin.

Off camera, Helfer also enjoys a prolific voice-acting career, contributing to hugely popular video game franchises like HALO, MASS EFFECT, and STARCRAFT. A fan favorite, she won a Spike Award for her work as Sarah Kerrigan in STARCRAFT II: WINGS OF LIBERTY. This summer, Helfer joined an all-star cast for Disney's animated TV series TRON: UPRISING, providing the integral voice of "The Grid."

Born on a farm in rural Alberta, Canada, Helfer was discovered by a modeling scout while still a teenager. The small town girl would go on to win Ford Model's coveted Supermodel of the World contest and grace the covers of ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Vogue magazines. In 2002, Helfer retired from modeling and began studying at the Penny Templeton Acting Studio in New York. Within a year of relocating to Los Angeles, she would land her breakthrough role of "Six" on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

When not on set, Helfer pursues her passion for riding motorbikes and hiking. She is honored to lend her time and talent to HIV/AIDS organizations, environmental issues, and causes promoting the well-being of animals.