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Torri Higginson

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Torri Higginson
Higginson in 2007
Sarah Victoria Higginson

(1969-12-06) December 6, 1969 (age 54)
Years active1991–present

Sarah Victoria Higginson (born December 6, 1969) is a Canadian actress known professionally as Torri Higginson. She is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, and for portraying Elizabeth Weir in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis (2004–2008), Jordan Hampton in NCIS (2007–2009), and Commander Delaney Truffault in Dark Matter (2015–2017). She is also a theatre actress and has appeared in Three Tall Women, Weldon Rising, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

Early life[edit]

Higginson was born in Burlington, Ontario and studied to become an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, United Kingdom.[1]


In 1995, two years prior to Stargate SG-1's premiere, Higginson starred in the movie Jungleground with three other actors from the Stargate franchise: Peter Williams (Apophis), JR Bourne (Martouf), and Lexa Doig (Dr. Lam). Higginson took over the role of Elizabeth Weir from Jessica Steen in a guest spot on the season eight opener of Stargate SG-1. She was then carried over as the leader of the Atlantis expedition on Stargate Atlantis and continued playing that role until the end of the show's third season,[2] afterwards being reduced from a main cast member to a recurring role in the fourth season. She did not reprise the role for the show's fifth season.

In 2015, Higginson was cast in the CBC Television drama series This Life as Natalie Lawson, a lifestyle columnist and single mother who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The series ran for two seasons,[3] and was ultimately cancelled on January 24, 2017.[4] In 2016, she portrayed Dr. Kessler on the KindaTV web series Inhuman Condition.[5]

In February 2021 it was announced that Higginson, who had a recurring role on the CTV medical series Transplant, was upgraded to a regular cast member for season 2 after the rights for the show were acquired by NBC.[6]


Higginson won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for The City in 2000.[7] In 2004, she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her performance in Stargate Atlantis.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Photographer's Wife Suzanna
1992 The Women of Windsor Gwen TV film
1993 Family Pictures Liddie TV film
1994 TekWar Beth Kittridge TV film
TekWar: TekLords TV film
TekWar: TekJustice TV film
1995 Jungleground Samantha Woods
When the Bullet Hits the Bone Allison Doherty
Memory Run Kristen
1996 The English Patient Mary
1997 The Absolute Truth TV film
Balls Up Jenny TV film
1998 Double Take Peggy
Airborne Sara Gemmel
1999 Family of Cops 3 Caroline Chandler TV film
The City Katharine Strachan TV film
2000 Rats Nancy
2001 Turning Paige Sheila Newlands
'Twas the Night Abby Wrigley TV film
2003 Autopsy Room Four Katie Arlen
Crust Alice
Intent Detective Jessica Cavallo
2005 Irish Eyes Lorraine Healey
2006 Save My Soul Terra
2007 You, Me, Love (Yumi in Love) Leslie
2008 Desperate Hours: An Amber Alert Chief Geiger TV film
2009 Smile of April Angie
2010 Stonehenge Apocalypse Kaycee Leeds TV film
The Cult Evelyn TV film
2016 The History of Love Charlotte Singer
2016 Blood Hunters Marion
2017 Ordinary Days Marie Cook


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Forever Knight Erica Episode: "Last Act"
1993 E.N.G. Madeline Shannon Episode: "The Good Samaritan"
1994 Counterstrike Susan Kimberly Episode: "Clearcut"
TekWar Beth Kittridge 4 episodes
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Blythe Hall 1 episode
1998 Highlander: The Raven Claudia Hoffman Episode: "Reborn"
1999 The Outer Limits Alyssa Selwyn Episode: "The Haven"
Storm of the Century Angela Carver TV Mini-Series
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Becca Curtis Episode: "Sins of our Father"
2001 Canada: A People's History Susan Agnes Bernard 2 episodes
2002 Bliss Kate Episode: "Valentine's Day in Jail"
Stone Undercover Aurora 'Isabelle' MacDonald Episode: "Dead Dog Rain" parts 1 & 2
2004 Stargate SG-1 Elizabeth Weir 3 episodes
Preview to Atlantis TV special
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown TV special
2004–2008 Stargate Atlantis 63 episodes
2007–2009 NCIS Jordan Hampton 2 episodes
2008 Eleventh Hour Alex Episode: "Titans"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Nurse Karen Episode: "See No Evil"
Chase Sandra Episode: "Father Figure"
2015 This Life Natalie Lawson 20 episodes
2015–2017 Dark Matter Delaney Truffault 10 episodes
2016 Inhuman Condition Michelle Kessler 33 episodes; web series
2020–2024 Transplant Claire Malone 48 episodes


  1. ^ "Torri Higginson – This Life". CBC.ca. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  2. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (July 16, 2004). "Atlantis Mystery Is Solved; Now, About the Wormhole". The New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "CBC announces new series and renewed titles for 2016-2017". CBC News. March 31, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  4. ^ David, Greg (January 24, 2017). "This Life cancelled by CBC after two seasons". TV, eh?. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "A bisexual therapist works with supernatural patients on "Inhuman Condition"". AfterEllen. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (February 26, 2021). "'Transplant': Torri Higginson Upped To Series Regular For Season 2". Deadline. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  7. ^ "Awards". Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Archived from the original on February 19, 2008. Retrieved February 14, 2008.
  8. ^ "31st Annual Saturn Award Nominations". Archived from the original on March 11, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2010.

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