Lachman in April, 2009
22 February 1982 |
Dichen Lachman (pron.: / /; born 22 February 1982) is a Nepali-born Australian actress and producer, best known for appearing in the soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski and Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse as Sierra. Lachman played Suren in the supernatural drama television series Being Human, and Tani Tumrenjack in the ABC military drama series Last Resort. She acted as executive producer on Lust for Love.
Early life 
Lachman was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and lived in Nepal until she was eight years old, before her family moved to Adelaide, Australia. Her mother is Tibetan, and her Australian father is of German heritage. She attended Norwood Morialta High School, St Mary's College, Adelaide, Annesley College, and the University of Adelaide.
Lachman filmed an ad for Wanadoo which was filmed in Australia and aired in the United Kingdom. In 2005, Lachman joined the cast of the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski. She had auditioned for the role of Elle Robinson, but the producers decided to create the part of Katya for her.
Lachman played a small role in the feature film Aquamarine. After she finished shooting the role of Aaren in the film Bled, Lachman joined the cast of the film Aztec Rex in Hawaii. In an interview with The Soap Show, Lachman said she had appeared on the BBC television show Ready Steady Cook while visiting England in late 2006. In the interview, she explained that she is in Los Angeles to advance her acting career, but said she would love to work in the UK and Australia.
On 26 March 2008, it was announced that Lachman would portray Sierra in the television series Dollhouse, created by Joss Whedon.  Her character is an Active (or "doll"), whose real name is Priya Tsetsang. Sierra is one of many who can be "programmed" with multiple personalities and abilities to engage in specific assignments.
In an interview with ScifiNow, Lachman responded the rumor that she would star in the upcoming television show based on Star Wars by saying, "I am a huge George Lucas fan. I love those movies and it would be a dream come true — I'd love to do it, it would be incredible."
She guest starred as an insurance agent/street racer on NCIS: Los Angeles. She also appeared as Amy Hanamoa, the widow of a murdered police officer, in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. Lachman made a guest appearance in an episode of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, for its fourth series Torchwood: Miracle Day. Additionally, in 2011 it was announced in Variety that Lachman would be joining the cast of Being Human as a series regular. Lachman also made a brief appearance in the web-series "The Guild" during Season 5, episode 8 as a guest at a party during a gaming convention.
In 2012 it was announced Lachman would be joining the Shawn Ryan driven pilot Last Resort for ABC and she subsequently appeared as a main character during the show's 13 episode run. She also guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted web series, Husbands.
|2006||Safety in Numbers||News Reporter|
|2007||Tyrannosaurus Azteca||Ayacoatl||TV movie|
|2010||Sunday Punch||Jill||Short film|
|2012||Lust for Love||Cali||post-production|
|2013||Too Late||Jully Bean||post-production|
|2005–2007||Neighbours||Katya Kinski||Series regular|
|2009–2010||Dollhouse||Sierra / Priya Tsetsang||Series regular|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Allison Pritchett/Allysia Takada||Episode: "Full Throttle"|
|Hawaii Five-0||Amy Hanamoa||Episode: "Manaʻo"|
|2011||Torchwood: Miracle Day||Lyn Peterfield||Episode: "Rendition"|
|2012||Being Human||Suren||Season 2: main character|
|The Glades||Chef Lana Kim||Episode: "Food Fight"|
|Last Resort||Tani Tumrenjack||Series regular|
|2013||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jessica Lowell||Episode: "Fearless"|
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