Victoria Pratt

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Victoria Pratt
Victoria Pratt 2010.jpg
Pratt in 2010
Born Victoria Pratt
(1970-12-18) December 18, 1970 (age 45)
Chesley, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Television actress, film actress, fitness model
Spouse(s) T.J. Scott (m. 2000)

Victoria Pratt (born December 18, 1970) is a Canadian actress and fitness model.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Pratt grew up in Chesley, Ontario, a self described "tomboy at heart."[1] She attend the Kinesiology program at York University in Toronto and graduated summa cum laude.[2] Before starting her acting career, Pratt made a notable mark in the fitness world as a performance tester, working at the York University campus with various athletes including players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks, among others.

Career[edit]

After graduating from York, Pratt met Robert Kennedy (publisher of MuscleMag) who convinced Pratt to try her hand at modelling and acting. Pratt quickly found success as a fitness model, gracing several magazine covers (including Muscle Mag and Oxygen) and working alongside now-famous WWE stars Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson.

Pratt eventually began to land high profile acting roles in TV throughout the late 90s, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Once a Thief, Cleopatra 2525 and Mutant X (which she starred on for 3 seasons).[3][4]

Pratt made her film debut in the 1998 film titled Legacy, alongside David Hasselhoff, directed by her eventual husband, T.J. Scott. Pratt also starred in several independent or small made-for-TV movies during the 90s and early 2000s.[5][6][7]

Pratt has since garnered a small cult following who recognize her large body of work as an actress in cancelled, but popular low-budget science-fiction productions. There are several Tumblr fan pages and websites dedicated to Pratt.[8][9] AskMen called her a "butt-kicking sci-fi queen."[10]

Pratt at a party in 2005

Since the mid 2000s, Pratt has guest-starred on several hit TV programs including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2009), NCIS (2010), Lie to Me (2011) and Castle (2013). In 2006, Pratt co-starred with model Josie Moran in the film The Mallory Effect (2006) which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Also in 2006, Pratt starred with Taye Diggs as a regular on the TV series Daybreak (2006). The series aired on the ABC network, and premiered on November 15, 2006. Upon its initial release, viewership for the show averaged 6.5 million.[11] However, rapidly declining ratings and poor reviews led to the show being cancelled on December 15, after only six episodes had aired.[12] Since the show's cancellation, reviews have improved. The show has since found a growing fanbase and renewed popularity online, with all of the original 13 episodes premiering first on ABC.com and then on Netflix and Hulu.[13][14][15]

Pratt has continued modelling throughout her career, recently being named Oxygen Magazine's 'Cover Girl' in 2011.[16]

As of October 2015, she is a published author of adult fiction, her first book being "Double Down".[17] This is the first in what should be a series starring Cassidy Jones.

Personal life[edit]

Pratt has been married to award-winning director and photographer T.J. Scott since 2000.[18]

She divides her time among Toronto, Los Angeles and New Zealand. Pratt has a blue belt in Shotokan karate and is a keen kickboxer.[19]

In her interview with Oxygen Magazine, Pratt said she enjoys "salsa dancing, hiking in the Hollywood hills and volleyball."[20]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Whatever It Takes Fitness Instructor (uncredited)
1998 Legacy Ding
2002 Mallory Effect, TheThe Mallory Effect Jennifer
2005 Hush Callie TV movie
2005 Mayday Simms TV movie
2005 House of the Dead 2 Henson TV movie
2005 Murder at the Presidio Cpl. Tara Jeffries TV movie
2006 Her Fatal Flaw Laney Hennessey TV movie
2006 Comedy Hell Kelli
2006 Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep Nicole TV movie
2007 What Love Is Sara
2007 Brotherhood of Blood Carrie Rieger
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth Martha Dennison TV movie
2007 Hush Little Baby Jamie TV movie
2010 Mongolian Death Worm Alicia TV movie
2011 Your Love Never Fails Anne Marie Video
2012 Soda Springs Shelly
2012 Gabe the Cupid Dog Marsha
2012 Away
2012 Christmas Twister Addison
2012 Dracano Carla Simms
2012 Nanny's Revenge, AA Nanny's Revenge Brynn Randall TV movie
2014 Death Valley Jamie Dillen Post-production
2014 Vespucci Announced
2014 La Migra Special Agent Dunthorpe Post-production
2014 A Daughter's Nightmare Dana Morgan TV movie
2015 Patient Killer Victoria Wrightmar TV movie
2014 The Virginian Molly West Video
2015 Bear Trap Mia Post-production
2015 June Lily Anderson Filming
2015 Into Dangerous Territory TV movie
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Once a Thief Jackie Janczyk 8 episodes
1998 Xena: Warrior Princess Cyane Episode: "Adventures in the Sin Trade: Part 1"
Episode: "Adventures in the Sin Trade: Part 2"
1999 Forbidden Island Wilkes Episode: "Pilot"
2000 First Wave Claire Wilson Episode: "Tomorrow"
2000 Blacktop Charlie TV movie
2000–2001 Cleopatra 2525 Rose 'Sarge' 28 episodes
2001–2004 Mutant X Shalimar Fox 66 episodes
2006–2007 Day Break Andrea Battle 13 episodes
2007 Ghost Whisperer Prof. Claudia Pollili Episode: "Double Exposure"
2008 Moonlight Dee Dee Dwight Episode: "Fated to Pretend"
2008 Life Diane Graham Episode: "Badge Bunny"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carla Banks Episode: "The Grave Shift"
2009 Fear Itself Robbie Collins Episode: "The Circle"
2009 Cold Case Vanessa Quarterman Episode: "Mind Games"
2010 NCIS Tiffany Episode: "Jet Lag"
2011 Lie to Me Lily Episode: "Rebound"
2013 Castle Jane Garrison/Leann Piper Episode: "Significant Others"
2014 Heartland Casey Episode: Unknown
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Mrs Harper Episode: "Ka'Alapahi Nui (Big Lie)" S6E5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria Pratt - Trace Adkins´ Mistress and she is also married to T.J Scott (bio, wiki, photos)". DailyEntertainmentNews.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Victoria Pratt". www.xenaville.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Victoria Pratt". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Victoria Pratt". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  5. ^ "Victoria Pratt Biography". prattpack.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Sci-Fi Blast From The Past - Victoria Pratt (Mutant X) - SciFiAndTvTalk". scifiandtvtalk.typepad.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  7. ^ Garcia, Frank; Phillips, Mark (2008-12-10). Science Fiction Television Series, 1990-2004: Histories, Casts and Credits for 58 Shows. McFarland. ISBN 9780786491834. 
  8. ^ "Victoria Pratt Fan Club | Fansite with photos, videos, and more". www.fanpop.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  9. ^ "Victoria Pratt Fans". hellyesvictoriapratt.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  10. ^ "Victoria Pratt". AskMen. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  11. ^ "TV One Will Air "Day Break," with Taye Diggs, in March". Playbill. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  12. ^ "Entertainment Index". ABC News. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  13. ^ "Day Break: The Story on the Last Episode - canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale". canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  14. ^ Thompson, Matthew. "Netflix Instant TV Recs: Cancelled Gems". The Whiteboard. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  15. ^ "Day Break: Petition to Save the Taye Diggs Series - canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale". canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWm0wR9lggo, retrieved 2015-11-30  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ http://www.entangledpublishing.com/double-down/
  18. ^ "Victoria Pratt - Trace Adkins´ Mistress and she is also married to T.J Scott (bio, wiki, photos)". DailyEntertainmentNews.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  19. ^ "Victoria Pratt of House of the Dead 2". UGO. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWm0wR9lggo, retrieved 2015-11-30  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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