Torri Higginson is one of Canada’s leading actresses. She is popularly known for the characters she played in Stargate Atlantis and the TekWar franchise. Her career has spanned television, theatre, and film. She has won several awards for the roles she has portrayed and is also a director and producer. Since her big break into the movie industry, Torri has managed to garner dozens of acting credits to her name and has remained relevant. Tag along if you want to learn more about her.
Torri Higginson Biography
Sarah Victoria “Torri” Higginson was born on December 6, 1969, in Ontario, Canada. Her parents had only two children, her and her brother Luke. Information about her early childhood and education are not the subject of public knowledge. She attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she bagged an academic education, which she then leveraged to push her acting career forward.
Unlike other actors who wait for opportunities to come to them, Torri decided to make her own destiny by starring and producing The Photographer’s Wife, a short movie which she made in collaboration with a Dutch company that sought to get more young filmmakers to explore and improve upon their craft. It was her first appearance on screen.
In 1992, she scored her first television role playing Erica in the TV series Forever Knight. She also starred in other short films including The Woman of Windsor and Family Picture. Her breakthrough moment came when she was cast to play Beth Kittridge, a beautiful scientist in the TekWar movies. She also reprised the role when it was made into a series.
Torri went on to co-star in Jungleground, a futuristic action movie. She later cinched a guest role on the opening episode of Stargate SG-1, which led to a major role on the subsequent Stargate Atlantis which she held for three seasons before she was made a recurring character in the fourth season. However, her character was not renewed in the following season and she had to move on to other productions.
She went on a hiatus for a few years, and when she returned it was to play Blythe Hall, a character in Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal. She then went on to feature in the movie You, Me, Love, Smile, and Save My Soul. Torri Higginson was also cast in several shows like Dark Matter, This Life, The Raven, Highlander, Canada: A people’s History, The City, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour. She also played Mary in the critically acclaimed movie, The English Patient.
Her portrayal of the character Katherine Strachan Berg – a socialite and lawyer in The City earned her a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in the Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. She was also nominated for Saturn Award’s Best Supporting Actress on Television for her performance in Stargate Atlantis.
Surprisingly, despite her long-spanning career, the pretty actress has managed to steer clear of controversy in her personal and professional life. There was a lot of rumors surrounding the circumstances under which she left the role of Elizabeth Weir on Stargate SG-1. However, it was later explained that nothing funny had happened, the role was just never meant to be a major one, but a supporting role and the time had come to retire it.
Torri’s estimated net worth is unknown at this time, although it is the subject of much speculation. She is quite active on social media and her fans can reach her on her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Is Torri Higginson Married, Who Is Her Husband?
The actress has managed to keep her private life under lock and key, preferring to shield it from the spotlight instead of laying it bare for all the world to see. Torri has never been married, although she has entertained her fair share of male suitors.
She once dated Paul Raven, the guy who plays bass in the Killing Joke band. However, they went their separate ways and she has been more focused on her career. Although there is gossip going around about a whirlwind affair and romance that Torri is enmeshed in, the actress has not spoken about this and still parades herself as a single lady.
Siblings and Family
Not a lot is known about Torri’s family, which is just how she likes it. She has a brother named Luke Higginson, but practically nothing is known in terms of what’s up with her parents. Torri doesn’t have any children of her own.