Tricia Helfer is best known for her Leo Award-winning lead performance as the humanoid Cylon 'Number Six' in the critically acclaimed series, Battlestar Galactica.
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 securing a guest star spot on the second season finale of C.S.I.: 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.
On the big screen, she starred opposite Dennis Hopper and Billy Zane in the independent feature Memory, and later starred alongside LeeLee Sobieski in another independent film, Walk All Over Me.
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 ten-episode arc on Jerry Bruckheimer's Dark Blue, starring opposite Dylan McDermott. In January 2014, Helfer played the lead in executive producer Sofia Vergara's ABC series, Killer Women.
Helfer has done prolific voiceover work in mega-hit video game franchises, playing the roles of 'Commander Veronica Dare' in Halo: ODST, 'EDI' in Mass Effect 2, and '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. She also showcased her voice talent in animated superhero productions, Green Lantern: First Flight and on Disney XD's, The Spectacular Spiderman.
Helfer is a supporter of several charitable organizations concerned with the care and protection of animals, including the Humane Society of the 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.
You can follow her on Twitter @trutriciahelfer