Claire Rankin

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Claire Rankin
Born (1974-01-23) January 23, 1974 (age 46)
Years active1994–present
Josh Randall
(m. 2000; div. 2013)

Claire Rankin (born January 23, 1974) is a Canadian actress. She was raised in Prince Edward Island.[citation needed]


In the 1990s, Rankin performed in Shakespeare's plays Love's Labour's Lost, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest.[1]

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.[2]

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.[citation needed]

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.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
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
2017 Molly's Game Mother
2018 Seven in Heaven Mrs. Brenner
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
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[3]
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 Sleepwalkers Rebecca Episode: "Cassandra"
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


  1. ^ J. O'Connor; K. Goodland. A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance Since 1991. Volume 3, USA and Canada. pp. 114, 263, 297.
  2. ^ Ken Eisner (June 20, 2007). "Review: 'One of Our Own'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  3. ^ 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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