Tricia Helfer is a Canadian model turned actress who has developed her resume beyond the catwalk to include a diverse array of roles, highlighting her versatile and natural screen presence. Best known as the face of the series, and for her Leo award-winning lead performance as the humanoid, Cylon ‘Number Six’ in the critically acclaimed Syfy series Battlestar Galactica, written and produced by Ronald D. Moore, Helfer has gone on to book leading roles on a wide variety of networks.
Currently, Tricia plays Charlotte Richards, goddess of all creation and the mother to the title character, Lucifer, played by Tom Ellis.
Recently, Helfer played the lead of the Syfy channel’s original miniseries Ascension by Blumhouse Productions in conjunction with Lionsgate. Helfer played Viondra Denniger, a manipulative and dangerous power broker aboard the Ascension. Helfer also recently was seen in Sony and Playstation’s Powers playing Agent Lange opposite Sharlto Copely.
In early 2014, Helfer was the lead of the ABC series Killer Women. The series followed beautiful badass Molly Parker (Helfer), in the notorious Texas Rangers frontier patrol, as she pursued justice despite being embroiled in a continuous fight for her peers’ respect.
Born in Donalda, Alberta, Canada, Helfer launched her modeling career at age 17, and erupted into an international superstar after winning the Ford Models’ Supermodel of the World Contest in 1992. Her modeling credits include appearances in high-end ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Givenchy, and Dolce & Gabbana as well as covers for national publications such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Flare, and Vogue.
In 2002, Helfer turned her focus to acting, moving to Los Angeles and quickly earning a guest star spot on the second season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The following year she earned her break with Battlestar Galactica, achieving a remarkably fast and successful transition into acting. During her hiatus from Battlestar Galactica, Helfer portrayed the legendary Farrah Fawcett in NBC’s film Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie’s Angels. She furthered expanded her portfolio by starring as Stephanie Jacobs opposite Dennis Hopper and Billy Zane in the independent feature Memory, and later starred alongside LeeLee Sobieski in another independent, Walk All Over Me, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Helfer returned to the small-screen in 2008, joining the cast of the USA Network’s hit series Burn Notice for a multi-episode arc. The next year, she filmed recurring guest spots on the award-winning CBS comedy Two and a Half Men, while appearing on Fox’s crime shows Chuck and Lie to Me. In 2010, Helfer booked a series regular role on the ten-episode arc of Jerry Bruckheimer’s Dark Blue, starring opposite Dylan McDermott and appeared again at the Toronto International Film Festival in the film A Beginner’s Guide to Endings with Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan, and JK Simmons.
Recently, Tricia starred in Authors Anonymous with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and has a recurring character in USA’s fan favorite show Suits.
Adding to her impressive resume, Helfer has done prolific voiceover work in mega-hit video game franchises including, playing the roles of Commander Veronica Dare in Halo: ODST, EDI in Mass Effect 2 and 3, Sarah Kerrigan in Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, for which she won the 2010 VGA for Best Performance by a Human Female, as well as in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. She also showcased her voice talent in animated productions Green Lantern: First Flight, a Cartoon Network TV movie, on Disney XD’s The Spectacular Spiderman, and on Disney XD’s TRON: Uprising.
In addition to acting, Helfer continues to support as many causes as she can, as she strongly believes in giving back. Currently, she is working with the Humane Society of United States, Best Friends Animal Society, AmFAR, PETA, Kitten Rescue, and Richmond Animal Protection Society.
Tricia, who has dual citizenship in the US and Canada, currently resides in Los Angeles.