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Tricia Helfer as Number Six
Tricia Helfer was born on April 11, 1974 in Donalda, Stettler County, Alberta. She grew up in her family's grain farm, and while she was standing line at a movie theater when she was seventeen years old, Helfer caught the eye of a model scout named Kelly Streit. From there, she went on to win Ford Models' Supermodel of the World Contest in 1992, and followed that with a contract with Elite Model Management. At present, she is working under Trump Model Management. Her modeling credits include ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Victoria's Secret, Oil of Olay, Saks Fifth Avenue and Giorgio Armani, and runway shows for Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro, Claude Montana, Givenchy, John Galliano and Dolce & Gabbana. In addition, Helfer has appeared in numerous magazine covers, including Flare, Amica, ELLE, Cosmopolitan UK, Marie Claire, Amica Italia and Vogue. She has also graced the pages of Maxim magazine, Stuff magazine and Statement magazine.
It was while modeling that Helfer's career in the entertainment industry began. She was modeling in New York when she was tasked to host the Canadian television series, Ooh La La
. In 2002, she headed to Los Angeles, where she landed the lead role of Sarah in the Showtime drama series, Jeremiah. Subsequently, she appeared as a teenage model in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
and as Eva in the independent flick, White Rush. Her additional acting credits include Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels
, The Genius Club
, The Collector
, Eventual Wife
and The Green Chain
. She also hosted Canada's Next Top Model
during its first season. She landed the role of humanoid Cylon Number Six in the re-imagined sci-fi drama, Battlestar Galactica
, in 2003.
At present, she is married to lawyer Jonathan S. Marshall, whom she wed in 2003. They hold residence in Manhattan.
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