Lexa Doig at Fan Expo 2011 in Toronto
|Born||Alexandra Lecciones Doig
June 8, 1973
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Michael Shanks (m. 2003)|
Alexandra Lecciones "Lexa" Doig (born June 8, 1973) is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the title role in the 2000–05 Canadian-American science fiction-adventure television series Andromeda. She also portrayed the female lead role of Rowan in the science fiction-horror movie Jason X (2001), the 10th installment of the Friday the 13th film series.
Doig was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is the younger child of Gloria B. Lecciones and David W. Doig. Her mother is a registered nurse who originally came from Dumaguete City, Philippines, and her father is a Canadian engineer of Scottish and Irish ancestry who was a petroleum executive officer in Toronto.
As a child, Doig studied rhythmic gymnastics and, as a teenager, she studied American Sign Language. She developed a strong interest in acting and became inspired to become an actor at age 9 after she watched a theatre production of Porgy and Bess, an opera by George Gershwin.
While completing compulsory secondary education at Don Mills Collegiate Institute, she also enrolled in a vocational modelling program where at age 16, she was immediately offered representation by a talent agent and booked in various modelling projects. She chose to drop out from her final year in high school to pursue an acting career as occupation.
The initial media exposure led to her co-hosting the Canadian game show Video & Arcade Top 10 (1991–2006). While auditioning for television and film roles, she worked on theatre productions of Romeo and Juliet and Arsenic and Old Lace.
Her first television acting role was as "Second Girl" on The Hidden Room in 1993. Her first recurring role was in the TV series TekWar in 1994 where she portrayed the role of Cowgirl. Her first movie role was in Jungleground (1995). Doig got her first big break with a starring role in the movie No Alibi in 2000. She also landed the title role in Gene Roddenberry's sci-fi TV series Andromeda where, from 2000 to 2005, she portrayed the Andromeda Ascendant ship's computer in three dimensions — as the ship's powerful AI (artificial intelligence) on the system's screen, as the AI's hologram, and as Rommie, the android avatar of the AI.
In 2001, she played the female lead role of “Dr. Rowan LaFontaine” in the horror film Jason X, the 10th installment of the Friday the 13th film series. In a recurring role as Dr. Carolyn Lam, Doig appeared in 11 episodes of the ninth and tenth seasons of Stargate SG-1 between 2005–2007. In 2010, Doig appeared in six episodes in the remake of V as the alien physician Dr. Leah Pearlman. In 2012, she began playing the role of Liber8 terrorist Sonya Valentine in the Canadian science fiction TV series Continuum.
Lexa Doig dated actor Michael Shanks after they met on the set of Andromeda, where the former starred and the latter guest-starred in the 2001 episode "Star Crossed." They married on August 2, 2003, and they worked together again in the 2003 episode "Day of Judgment, Day of Wrath" of the same TV series. The couple were castmates in the final two seasons of Stargate SG-1. They worked together in the action thriller Tactical Force (2011), in which Doig portrayed a female LAPD SWAT officer and Shanks played the role of a Russian mob leader. They have two children, a son and a daughter, in addition to Shanks' child from a previous relationship.
|1999||Teen Sorcery||Mercedes||Direct-to-video film|
|2001||Jason X||Rowan LaFontaine|
|2008||The Green Film||The Star||Short film|
|1993||The Hidden Room||Second Girl||Episode: "Marion & Jean"|
|1994||TekWar: TekLords||Cowgirl||Television film|
|1994–1996||TekWar||Cowgirl||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|1996||Taking the Falls||Netta||Episode: "From Russia with Love"|
|1996||F/X: The Series||Reporter||Episode: "French Kiss"|
|1996||Flash Gordon||Dale Arden||Voice role; main role|
|1996||Ready or Not||Receptionist||Episode: "Glamour Girl"|
|1997||While My Pretty One Sleeps||Tse Tse||Television film|
|1999||CI5: The New Professionals||Tina Backus||Main role (13 episodes)|
|1999–2000||Traders||M.J. Sullivan||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2000||Code Name Phoenix||Conchita Flores||Television film|
|2000||Earth: Final Conflict||Joan Price||Episode: Abduction|
|2001||The Tracker||Kim Chang||Television film|
|2002||The Chris Isaak Show||Detective Lucy Ramirez||Episode: "Home of the Brave"|
|2004||Human Cargo||Rachel Sanders||Television miniseries|
|2005||The 4400||Wendy Paulson||4 episodes|
|2005||Killer Instinct||Hospital Doctor||Episode: "Forget Me Not"|
|2000–2005||Andromeda||Andromeda Ascendant/Rommie||Main role (109 episodes)|
|2005–2007||Stargate SG-1||Dr. Carolyn Lam||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2007||Second Sight||Jenny Morris||Television film|
|2007–2008||Eureka||Dr. Anne Young||Episodes: "Maneater", "Best in Faux"|
|2008||Ba'al: The Storm God||Pena||Television film|
|2009||Supernatural||Risa||Episode: "The End"|
|2010||V||Dr. Leah Pearlman||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2010–2011||Smallville||Dr. Christina Lamell||Episodes: "Harvest", "Scion" (scenes deleted)|
|2011||Health Nutz||Ivonka||Episode: "Good News, Bad News"|
|2013||Primeval: New World||Dr. Mara Fridkin||Episodes: "The Sound of Thunder, Parts 1 & 2"|
|2012–2015||Continuum||Sonya Valentine||Main role (31 episodes)|
|2012–2014||Arctic Air||Petra Hossa||Recurring role (9 episodes)
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
|2014||Saving Hope||Dr. Selina Quintos||3 episodes|
|2015||A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||Sally||Television film|
|2015||Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||Sally||Television film|
|2016||Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||Sally||Television film|
|2017||Arrow||Talia al Ghul||Recurring role|
|2016||The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||Sally||Television film
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Television Movie
|2017||The Arrangement||Deann Anderson||Main role|
|2017||Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||Sally||Television film|
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