Chelah Horsdal

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Chelah Horsdal
Chelah Horsdal.jpg
Chelah in December 2009 shot by Melissa Gidney
Born (1973-06-19) June 19, 1973 (age 41)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 1993
2002–present
Parents Paul Valdemar Horsdal (Valdy) (father)
Kathleen Mary Fraser Horsdal (mother)

Chelah Horsdal (born Vancouver, British Columbia, June 19, 1973) is a Canadian actress and model.[1] She is well known for her supporting roles in the TV series' Stargate SG-1, Level Up, Hell on Wheels, When Calls the Heart, Arrow, and for her roles in the films Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Early life[edit]

She grew up in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver with her mother, Kathleen. Her father is the folk singer Valdy. Horsdal first appeared as a model in local television commercials.[2]

Career[edit]

She moved to the Caribbean and returned to Canada in 2002 where she then began her acting career.[3] Horsdal has since appeared in over 75 commercials, multiple films and TV series. She recently[when?] wrapped lead and supporting roles on "Three Weeks, Three Kids" "On Strike For Christmas," "Marley & Me; The Puppy Years." and Lifetime's The Client List, co-starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Cybil Sheppard,[4] Plus back-to-back lead roles in Lying To Be Perfect and Mrs. Miracle.[5] Additional credits include leads on the feature Burning Mussolini, Nickelodeon's Gym Teacher: The Movie, co-starring Christopher Meloni and Amy Sedaris, Flirting With Forty with Heather Locklear and the FOX TV pilot The Virgin of Akron, Ohio.[6] Supporting leads include AVP2: Requiem for 20th Century Fox and Possession alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, as well as Elegy with Ben Kingsley and Penélope Cruz and Rise of the Planet of the Apes with John Lithgow and James Franco. Her performances in the short films Dark Room (2006) and "The Hostage" (2010) both earned Leo nominations for Best Performance. Recurring roles include the critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica, Exes & Ohs, The L Word, Stargate: SG1, Saved, DaVinci's Inquest, Whistler,, Blackstone,, Clue and, most recently, Cartoon Network's Level Up.

Horsdal appeared in a lead role in the American-Canadian revenge thriller film The Tortured.

"The Hostage," for which Chelah was nominated for Best Actress at the 2011 Leos, co-starred and was produced by her close friends Tahmoh Penikett and Aleks Paunovic.

Personal life[edit]

Horsdal studied acting at Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver. She remains in classes whenever her work schedule permits. Teachers, mentors & coaches include Larry Moss, Ivana Chubbuck, John Cassini, Ben Ratner and Gina Chiarelli.

Filmography[edit]

  • Arrow (2013)- Kate Spencer
  • Level Up (2011-2012)- Barbara (5 episodes) (filming)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012)- Demo Girl
  • Clue (2011)- Headmistress Kroger (2 episodes)
  • Everything and Everyone (2011)- Amanda (completed)
  • Supernatural (2005-2011)- Cute Librarian/Bobby's Mother (2 episode)
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)- Irena
  • Marley & Me: The Puppy Years (2011)- Carol Grogan direct-to-dvd
  • Donovan's Echo (2011)- Doctor
  • Three Week's, Three Kids (2011)- Mandy (TV Movie)
  • Iron Invader (2011)- Deputy Jenny (TV Movie)
  • Fairly Legal (2011)- Brooke Keller (1 episode)
  • R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2011)- Chris's Mom (1 episode)
  • Blackstone (2011)- Prosecutor Angie Gold (2 episodes)
  • Endgame (2011)- Olivia (1 episode)
  • Life Unexpected (2010)- Prosecutor (1 episode)
  • On Strike for Christmas (2010)- Sharon (TV Movie)
  • The Tortured (2010)- Liane Strader
  • Altitude (2010)- Mrs. Taylor
  • The Client List (2010)- Doreen (TV Movie)
  • Lying to be Perfect (2010)- Nancy (TV Movie)
  • Birth Day (2010)- Patricia (short)
  • Betwixt (2010)- Vanessa (TV Movie)
  • The Hostage (2010)- The Lover (short)
  • Mrs. Miracle (2009)- Kate Preston
  • SGU Stargate Universe Kino (2009)- Inman (1 episode)
  • Blackstone (2009)- Angie Gold (TV Movie)
  • Defying Gravity (2009)- Dr. Tina Winkler (1 episode)
  • Eureka (2009)- Mary-Beth Curtis (1 episode)
  • The Guard (2009)- Kathy (1 episode)
  • Come Dance at my Wedding (2009)- Nancy Reed (TV Movie)
  • Helen (2009)- Kara
  • Burning Mussolini (2009)- Cheryl Witherspoon
  • Exes and Ohs (2007–2009)- Lauren Brooks (3 episodes)
  • Alien Trespass (2009)- Betsy's Mother
  • Possession (2009)- Miranda
  • Flirting with Forty (2008)- Anne
  • Passengers (2008)- Janice
  • Stargate: Atlantis (2008)- Erran (1 episode)
  • Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)- Winnie Bleeker
  • Every Second Counts (2008)- Mrs. Alcotr (TV Movie)
  • The L Word (2006–2008)- Sally/Psychic (5 episodes)
  • Robson Arms (2008)- Shaina (1 episode)
  • Elegy (2008)- Susan Reese
  • Past Lies (2008)- Danielle (TV Movie)
  • Vice (2008)- Woman in Elevator
  • Inseparable (2008)- Sara
  • Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)- Darcy
  • Bionic Woman (2007)- Suicidal Women (1 episode)
  • The Perfect Child (2007)- Jen (TV Movie)
  • Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness (2007)- Cindy (TV Movie)
  • Nightmare (2007)- Molly's Mother (TV Movie)
  • Battlestar Galactica (2007)- Didi Cassidy (2 episodes)
  • Ashes Fall (2007)- Joanna (short)
  • A Decent Proposal (2007)- Cynthia Lewis (TV Movie)
  • Psych (2006)- Beth (1 episode)
  • The Virgin of Akron, Ohio (2006)- Juliet (1 episode)
  • Three Moons Over Milford (2006)- Mom (1 episode)
  • Men in Trees (2006)- Pretty Redhead (1 episode)
  • Saved (2006)- Gail Esterbrook (2 episodes)
  • Whistler (2006)- Janet (3 episodes)
  • Stargate SG-1 (2004–2006)- Lt. Womack (5 episodes)
  • Fallen (2006)- Lori Corbett (TV Miniseries)
  • Hollow Man II (2006)- Blind Secretary (direct-to-dvd)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)- Minivan Mother
  • The Evidence (2006)- Ivy Beckman (1 episode)
  • Godiva's (2006)- Weather Girl (1 episode)
  • The Pink Panther (2006) Security Guard
  • Smallville (2005)- Dr. McCann (1 episode)
  • Seeking Fear (2005)- Hooker
  • Masters of Horror (2005)- Frances Elwood (1 episode)
  • Reunion (2005)- Jane Kelsey (1 episode)
  • Criminal Minds (2005)- Heather Woodland (1 episode)
  • Dark Room (2005)- Alice (Short)
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)- Asst. DA #3
  • The 4400 (2005)- Jeanine - Carrie's Mom (1 episode)
  • Marker (2005)- Parker Mother (TV Movie)
  • Renegradepress.com (2005)- Mrs. Annie Tropek (1 episode)
  • Cold Squad (2004)- Doctor Walker (1 episode)
  • The Life (2004)- Female Cop #2 (TV Movie)
  • Stephan King's Dead Zone (2004)- Janet Miller (1 episode)
  • 5ive Days Till Midnight (2004)- Stefani the Rental Car Woman (TV Movie)
  • Pursued (2004)- Sharon
  • The Truth About Miranda (2004)- Jan
  • Connie and Carla (2004)- Botox Friend
  • Da Vinci's Inquest (2003–2004)- Police Constable #1 / Police Constable #3 (2 episodes)
  • Still Life (2004)- Tammi (1 episode)
  • Human Cargo (2004)- Female RCMP #1
  • Paycheck (2003)- Young Mother
  • Tru Calling (2003)- Admissions Officer (1 episode)
  • Andromeda (2003)- Misabo Ahm (1 episode)
  • Mysterious Ways (2000–2002)- Female Paramedic / Reporter #2 (2 episodes)
  • The Hat Squad (1993)- Call Girl (1 episode)

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