Tricia Helfer was born in Donalda, Alberta, Canada, where she was raised on the family grain farm. She fell into modeling in high school when an agent discovered her in the line up of the local movie theater and sent her to New York. There she won the "Ford Supermodel of the World Contest" and began her career as an Elite Model working for magazines such as "Elle," "Vogue," and "Cosmopolitan."

Some of her campaigns include Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Giorgio Armani and she has graced the catwalks of designers like Versace, Dolce Gabbana, Victoria's Secret and Christian Dior to name a few.

While modeling, Helfer also worked as a correspondent reporter for Canada's "Ooh La La" Fashion Television where she realized a passion for acting during an on-camera class. This prompted her move to Los Angeles in 2002 where she quickly landed the role of 'Sarah,' in the two-hour premiere of the Showtime series, "Jeremiah." Helfer memorably guest starred as a model who tries to cut off her own face on the hit series "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation," and the lead role of 'Eva' in the independent feature "White Rush."

Helfer started 2003 off by starring in the Scifi miniseries “Battlestar Galactica” where she played the humanoid Cylon ‘Number Six’ and also filmed the lead role of ‘Farrah Fawcett’ in the “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie’s Angels” on NBC. In 2004, Helfer reprised her role of ‘Number Six’ in the first season of “Battlestar Galactica.”

2005 started off busy for Helfer as she filmed the lead role of ‘Stephanie Jacobs’ in the independent feature “Mem(o)re” opposite Dennis Hopper and is currently in production filming the second season of the hit show “Battlestar Galactica.” Fitting in during production of Battlestar, Helfer has also filmed the guest lead role of ‘Janis’ on the TV series “The Collector” and is set to film a Canadian feature/documentary, “The Green Chain.”

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