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|Born||January 23, 1974|
Prince Edward Island, Canada
(m. 2000; div. 2013)
Rankin has appeared in over 50 films and television shows, including recent recurring roles on Rogue, Halcyon and Damien and guest star roles on Suits, Hemlock Grove, The Mentalist, House, Monk, Without a Trace, The District, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal and The Drew Carey Show. She has also had lead roles in independent films and television movies such as Molly's Game, Seven in Heaven, The Swap (Disney), Root of the Problem, In Quiet Night, A Brother's Promise, A Face to Kill For and One of Our Own.
While training with the Stratford Festival Young Company, she spent four years with the Stratford Shakespearean Festival playing classical roles, such as Miranda in The Tempest. She has also danced the ballet role of Louise in Carousel at the same festival. Other stage appearances include Cosette in Les Misérables and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
She is known for her recurring roles as Kate Heightmeyer in the military science fiction series Stargate Atlantis and as Fleur de Brabant, younger sister of Nicolas de Brabant/Nick Knight, in the supernatural fantasy Forever Knight. Other shows she has guest-starred on include The Outer Limits, Sleepwalkers, Charmed, Republic of Doyle, Cracked, Nikita, and Star Trek: Voyager.
In 2019, Claire originated the role of Cynthia Murphy in the first International Production of Dear Evan Hansen in Toronto.
|1994||Death Wish V: The Face of Death||Maxine|
|1996||Waiting for Michelangelo||Beth|
|1996||Two If by Sea||Reporter|
|1998||In Quiet Night||Joey Amos|
|2002||John Q||Public Defender|
|2005||The Aviary||Kate Sawyer|
|2007||One of Our Own||Diane|
|2018||Seven in Heaven||Mrs. Brenner|
|1994||Picture Windows||Marie||TV series|
|1994||Janek: The Silent Betrayal||Beth||TV movie|
|1995||Forever Knight||Fleur||Episode: "Be My Valentine"|
|1995–1996||Side Effects||Erica Ouimette||Episodes: "Sixth Sense", "Goin' Down the Roadie"|
|1996||Dinner Along the Amazon||Audrey||TV short|
|1996||A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story||Robin Jansen||TV movie|
|1996||Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice||Rita Gillette||TV movie|
|1996||Escape Clause||Janet||TV movie|
|1996||Undue Influence||Cindy||TV movie|
|1996||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Susan||Episode: "Storm Warning"|
|1998||Emily of New Moon||Juliet Starr||Episodes: "Eye of Heaven", "Storms of the Heart"|
|1998||Chicago Hope||Holly||Episode: "McNeil and Pray"|
|1998||The Outer Limits||Ariel||Episode: "Lithia"|
|1998–1999||Any Day Now||Sister Mary Margaret||Episodes: "Salamanders", "It's About the Heart"|
|1999||Diagnosis Murder||Kathleen Wolverton||Episode: "Trapped in Paradise"|
|1999||A Face to Kill for||Julia||TV movie|
|1999||Star Trek: Voyager||Alice||Episode: "Alice"|
|2000||The Drew Carey Show||Wendy Matson||Episode: "I Dishonestly Love You"|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Kyra||Episode: "The Beholder"|
|2000||The Beach Boys: An American Family||Diane Rovell||TV movie|
|2000||Relic Hunter||Ophilia||Episode: "Affaire de Coeur"|
|2000||Ally McBeal||Susan Hanks||Episode: "Do You Wanna Dance?"|
|2001||The District||Wendy Turner||Episode: "Thursday"|
|2003||Strong Medicine||Claire||Episode: "Temperatures Rising"|
|2003||Without a Trace||Doris Lovett||Episode: "Copy Cat"|
|2004||Charmed||Paula Marks||Episode: "Hyde School Reunion"|
|2005–2007||Stargate Atlantis||Dr. Kate Heightmeyer||5 episodes|
|2008||Vipers||Ellie Martin||TV movie|
|2009||Monk||Angeline Dilworth||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse"|
|2011||House||Elena||Episode: "You Must Remember This"|
|2016||Killing Mommy||Eve||TV movie|
|2016||The Swap||Summer||TV movie|
|2016||Halcyon||Miranda Reyes||TV Series|
|2017||Ransom||Commander Nina Sellars||TV Series|
- J. O'Connor; K. Goodland. A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance Since 1991. Volume 3, USA and Canada. pp. 114, 263, 297.
- Ken Eisner (June 20, 2007). "Review: 'One of Our Own'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
- Tony Scott (February 12, 1996). "Review: 'Cbs Wednesday Movie a Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
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