Georgina Haig

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Georgina Haig
Georgina Haig.jpg
Haig in 2013
Born Michelle Georgina Haig
(1985-08-03) 3 August 1985 (age 31)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Alma mater Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Spouse(s) Josh Mapleston (m. 2014)

Michelle Georgina Haig (born 3 August 1985[1]) is an Australian film and television actress, known for her roles in the Australian children's television series The Elephant Princess, as well as the American television series Fringe and Once Upon a Time.

Early life and education[edit]

Haig was born in Melbourne,[1] and grew up on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Her father, Russell Hagg, is an Australian script writer and film maker, whose credits include BMX Bandits, The Cup, Cash and Company and Blue Heelers. She has one younger sibling, Julian Haig. Throughout her childhood and into adolescence she studied ballet, obtaining Grade 8 with the Royal Academy of Dance. Haig attended Red Hill Consolidated School and then Toorak College for her high school education. She was a head prefect and completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was accepted into the University of Melbourne to study Arts but deferred for one year to teach English in Vietnam at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology with Lattitude Global Volunteering. A year after returning to Melbourne to pursue her studies Haig was accepted in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts to study acting. She graduated in 2008 at age 23.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In her first year out of drama school Haig landed roles in two Australian feature films, Wasted on the Young and Road Train. She secured a recurring guest role in two seasons of the crime drama Underbelly. From 2009 to 2010 she also starred in the children's television series The Elephant Princess.

In 2010 she won a Best Actress Scream Festival award for her performance in thriller Crawl. She was considered for the role of Andromeda in the film Wrath of the Titans alongside several other actresses. The part ultimately went to Rosamund Pike.[2][3] Haig was also considered for the role of Gwen Stacy in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man, but lost the part to Emma Stone.[4]

In 2012, she appeared in the internationally acclaimed Australian film The Sapphires, and made several guest appearances on the American FOX science-fiction series Fringe, as Henrietta "Etta" Bishop.[5][6][7] She appeared in Dance Academy and had a guest role in an episode of comedy series A Moody Christmas.

Haig started 2013 with work on the sketch comedy show The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting, playing a variety of characters. She then secured the lead role of Lee Anne in the CBS legal drama Reckless, where she played Lee Anne a cop caught up in corruption at the Charleston Police Department.[8][9] During that year she played the rock journalist Paula Yates in the miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, and defense lawyer Jasmine in the black comedy The Mule.

She worked with Australian comedian Lawrence Leung and husband Josh Mapleston on ABC Australia's farcical kung-fu comedy Maximum Choppage in 2014. Later that year she secured the much coveted role of Disney's Queen Elsa in the fourth season of Once Upon a Time.[10][11]

In July 2015, Haig was cast in Syfy futuristic pilot Incorporated,[12] but the role was later recast with Allison Miller.[13] In November 2015, it was announced that Haig would have a recurring role along side Bradley Cooper and Jake McDorman in the first season of CBS' crime drama Limitless.[14] She starred as Annabel in Childhood's End,[15] a Syfy three-part miniseries, based on a story by Arthur C. Clarke. In March 2016, she was cast as the female lead in The CW's Untitled Mars Project pilot.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Iris Chloe Short film
2008 Lost & Found Louisa Short film
2010 Lest We Forget Cheryl Short film
2010 Road Kill Liz
2010 Wasted on the Young Simone
2011 Recon 6 Christine Short film
2011 Crawl Marilyn Burns
2012 The Sapphires Glynnis
2013 Nerve Grace
2014 The Mule Jasmine Griffiths

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–10 Underbelly Georgina Freeman Recurring role; 6 episodes
2010 Rescue: Special Ops Emma Griffiths Recurring role; 3 episodes
2011 The Elephant Princess Zamira Main role; 26 episodes
2012 Dance Academy Mistii Recurring role; 3 episodes
2012 Fringe Henrietta "Etta" Bishop Recurring role; 6 episodes
2012 A Moody Christmas Patience Episode: "Water Under the Bridge"
2013 The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting Various characters Main role; 6 episodes
2014 INXS: Never Tear Us Apart Paula Yates Miniseries
2014 Reckless Lee Anne Marcus Main role; 13 episodes
2014 Once Upon a Time Elsa Recurring role; 12 episodes
2015 Maximum Choppage Elle Main role; 6 episodes
2015 Childhood's End Annabel Stormgren Miniseries
2016 Limitless Piper Baird Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Georgina Haig". TV Guide. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Several Names Under Consideration for Wrath of the Titans". Dread Central. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Wigler, Josh (9 February 2011). "Rosamund Pike Lands 'Wrath Of The Titans' Role, Reportedly Out Of 'Superman' Race". MTV. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (2 October 2010). "'SPIDER-MAN' UPDATE: Emma Stone To Be Offered Role Of Mary Jane Watson". Deadline.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Ausiello, Michael (8 March 2012). "Fringe Exclusive: Aussie Actress Georgina Haig Snags Super-Secret Role". TVLine. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Busch, Jenna (8 March 2012). "'Fringe': Georgina Haig cast in secret role opposite Henry Ian Cusick". Zap2it. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (19 June 2012). "Fringe Exclusive: Major Final-Season Time Jump Is Planned, Plus (Spoiler) Returns!". TVLine. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (5 March 2013). "Seth Gabel Joins ABC's 'Gothica', Georgina Haig & Kim Wayans Cast In CBS' 'Reckless'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Lowry, Brian (27 June 2014). "TV Review: 'Reckless'". Variety. Retrieved 8 July 2016. The rivalry quickly heats up in the context of a case that becomes the show’s ongoing spine: the dismissal of a female cop, Lee Anne (Georgina Haig), who was having sex with one of her co-workers, dirty detective Terry McCandless (Shawn Hatosy, like fellow “Southland” alum Ben McKenzie, still walking the beat in his follow-up show). 
  10. ^ Goldman, Eric (3 July 2014). "Fringe Alum Cast as Frozen's Elsa on Once Upon a Time". IGN. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' Finds Its Elsa in Georgina Haig". Variety. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  12. ^ Pedersen, Erik (22 July 2015). "Georgina Haig & Eddie Ramos Join Syfy Pilot Incorporated From Matt Damon & Ben Affleck". Deadline.com. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (22 February 2016). "Incorporated Syfy Series Adds Allison Miller As New Regular In Recasting". Deadline.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  14. ^ Fowler, Matt (12 November 2015). "Once Upon a Time's Georgina Haig Joins CBS' Limitless". IGN. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  15. ^ Abrams, Natalie (16 December 2015). "Childhood's End boss answers burning finale questions". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 July 2016. Actually, Karellen offers Ricky a happy ending; he offers him a chance to just live in this dream state in this hotel room and be with Annabelle[sic] (Georgina Haig). 
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (3 March 2016). "Georgina Haig Set As Female Lead In The CW's Mars Drama Project". Deadline.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 

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