December 31, 1970 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Mark Tinker (2005-present)|
Early life and education
West grew up mostly in Oakville, Ontario. She attended Monterey Elementary in Oak Bay, British Columbia for three years. When she was 17, West attended a summer acting camp located in Oxford, England.
West's career began in 1991 when she played a small part in the film True Confections, a 1950s conservative drama about a woman with an ahead-of-her-time awareness. It was not until two years later that West followed her screen debut with a smaller role in the more-recognised series The Secret of Lake Success.
West appeared in three consecutive films; the first as the female-lead in Puppet Master 4 (1993), then a smaller role as Miss Germany in the action film No Contest (1994) also starring Robert Davi and Roddy Piper, and in the same year, reprising her role as Susie in Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994). The closing months of 1994 and most of 1995 saw West return to television with appearances in Madonna: Innocence Lost (1994), Catwalk (1994), Falling for You (1995) and the role of Mariel Hemingway in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995).
Her film breakthrough came when she starred as Val Kilmer's wife in the 2002 D. J. Caruso crime thriller, The Salton Sea. Following the moderate success of The Salton Sea, West was exposed to a wider market. This role helped her obtain the role of Robin in The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, which was panned critically and deemed a major disappointment despite an all-star cast, including Rosario Dawson, Adam Garcia - as well a script penned by Jon Favreau.
Her next role was as Laura Chandler in the Emmy-nominated mini-series Mister Sterling (2003). From 2003-2004 she portrayed Dr. Jennifer Devlin (girlfriend of Mark Paul Gosselaar's John Clark character) in a recurring role on NYPD Blue. She played the wife of Michael Keaton in the 2005 horror film White Noise. She also played novice agent Holly Gribbs in the pilot of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2000. West's more recent performances were in the film Canes (The Covenant), which also starred Edward Furlong and Michael Madsen, and as Tina Blake in the HBO series John From Cincinnati. In 2006, West played the lead character Tracy in the film The Last Trimester. In 2007 she played "Dr. Honey" in the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. In 2009, she starred as the object of a revenge seeking neighbor in the TV movie My Neighbor's Secret.
|1993||Puppet Master 4||Susie||Video|
|1994||Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter||Susie||Video|
|1995||No Contest||Maria, Miss Germany|
|2000||Perfect Son, AA Perfect Son||Sarah Parker|
|2002||Salton Sea, TheThe Salton Sea||Liz|
|2002||First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, TheThe First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest||Robin|
|2003||Water's Edge||Molly Graves|
|2005||White Noise||Anna Rivers|
|2005||Long Weekend, TheThe Long Weekend||Kim|
|2006||Tooth Fairy, TheThe Tooth Fairy||Darcy Wagner||Video|
|2007||I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry||Dr. Honey|
|2012||Hidden Moon||Monica Brighton||Completed|
|1990||Hitchhiker, TheThe Hitchhiker||Girl at Club||Episode: "Strate Shooter"|
|1992||Beyond Reality||Amanda||Episode: "Master of Darkness"|
|1992||Forever Knight||Episode: "Dying to Know You"|
|1993||Secrets of Lake Success, TheThe Secrets of Lake Success||Jenny Grayson||TV miniseries|
|1994||Lonesome Dove: The Series||Dancing Girl||Episode: "Last Stand"|
|1994||Highlander: The Series||Donna||Episode: "Line of Fire"|
|1994||Madonna: Innocence Lost||Kelsey Lee||TV movie|
|1995||Road to Avonlea||Greta Steig||Episode: "Comings and Goings"|
|1995||Falling for You||Julie||TV movie|
|1995||Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story||Mariel Hemingway||TV movie|
|1995||Picket Fences||Tina Hunnecker||Episode: "Heart of Saturday Night"|
|1995||Pointman||Brigid O'Connor||Episode: "Here She Comes, Miss Murder"|
|1996||Face to Die For, AA Face to Die For||Sheila Gilmore||TV movie|
|1996||Kindred: The Embraced||Grace Dugan||Episode: "Live Hard, Die Young... and Leave a Good Looking Corpse"|
|1997||Moment of Truth: Into the Arms of Danger||Carly Astin||TV movie|
|1998||Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms||Veronica||TV movie|
|1999||Revenge of the Land||Ceilidh Carmichael||TV movie|
|1999||Seasons of Love||Lucille||TV movie|
|1999||Earth: Final Conflict||Erica Vosser||Episode: "Crackdown"
Episode: "The Vanished"
|1999||Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business||Veronica Roberts||TV movie|
|2000||David Cassidy Story, TheThe David Cassidy Story||Sue Shifrin||TV movie|
|2000||'70s, TheThe '70s||Elizabeth||TV movie|
|2000||Life in a Day||Jasmine||TV movie|
|2000||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Holly Gribbs||Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Cool Change"
|2001||Waiting Game, TheThe Waiting Game||Sarah Frazer||TV movie|
|2001||Jack & Jill||Sarah Weyman||4 episodes|
|2003||Then Came Jones||Susan||TV movie|
|2003||Mister Sterling||Laura Chandler||8 episodes|
|2003-2004||NYPD Blue||Dr. Jennifer Devlin||13 episodes|
|2004||Dead Lawyers||Elaine||TV movie|
|2004||Wild Card||Carmen||Episode: "Wham Bam, Thank You Dan"|
|2004||Category 6: Day of Destruction||Rebecca Kerns||TV miniseries|
|2005||FBI: Negotiator||Elizabeth Moss||TV movie|
|2007||Last Trimester, TheThe Last Trimester||Tracy||TV movie|
|2007||John from Cincinnati||Tina Blake||7 episodes|
|2008||Flashpoint||Rebecca Kessfield||Episode: "Asking for Flowers"|
|2008||Imaginary Bitches||Chandra||Episode: "Three Bitches Is an Imaginary Crowd: Part 2"|
|2008||For the Love of Grace||Grace Harlen||TV movie|
|2008||Of Murder and Memory||Theresa Nichol|
|2008||90210||Gail McKinney||Episode: "The Bubble"
Episode: "Model Behavior"
|2009||90210||Gail McKinney||Episode: "By Accident"|
|2009||Eleventh Hour||Angie Parks||Episode: "Eternal"|
|2009||My Neighbor's Secret||Casey||TV movie|
|2009||Monk||Carolyn Walsh||Episode: "Mr. Monk and Sharona"|
|2010||Cold Case||Caroline Hargreave (1974)||Episode: "The Runaway Bunny"|
|2010||Castle||Maggie Vega||Episode: "Suicide Squeeze"|
|2010||Gates, TheThe Gates||Devon||13 episodes|
|2011||Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe||Donna Maitland||TV movie|
|2011||Private Practice||Val||Episode: "What We Have Here..."|
|2013||Played||Detective Sergeant Rebecca Ellis||13 episodes|
|2014||Stalker||Cynthia Walker||Episode: "Tell All"|
|2015||Rosewood||Kerry Conforth||Episode: "Fireflies and Fidelity"|
- Anita Gates (2008-11-13). "2 Men to the Rescue After Woman's Trial by Fire". The New York Times.
- "ABC Announces 2010 Summer Schedule" (Press release). ABC Television Network. April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
- Blair Marnell (2011-04-19). "Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Review". CraveOnline.