Torri Higginson is a Candian actress best known for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Weir on the sci-fi television series Stargate Atlantis, from 2004-2008.
On television, Higginson starred for two seasons as the lead character Katherine in the dramatic series The City, winning a Gemini Award for Best Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.
She has guest starred on the crime drama Tom Stone, The Outer Limits, Highlander, The Raven, PSI Factor, Hidden Room, E.N.G. and Forever Knight, and was also a series lead on William Shatner's TekWars.
She performed lead roles in the Stephen King mini-series Storm of the Century, and the television movies Twas The Night Before Christmas, Family Cops III with Charles Bronson, and The Absolute Truth with Jane Seymour.
Additionally, Higginson starred on the Showcase Original Series Bliss, based on stories which explore the desires and passions of women, and she appeared in one of The Shield Stories, television adaptations of a select number of short stories by acclaimed Canadian author Carol Shields.
Her feature film credits include the role of Mary in the acclaimed movie The English Patient, a lead role in Airborne starring Colm Feore and Steve Guttenberg, the dramatic independent film Turning Paige, and the crime drama Irish Eyes Are Crying.
Born in Ontario, Higginson moved to England at the age of 18 to apprentice under voice and text coach Patsy Rodenburg.
Through that experience she was introduced to actors and the acting process and subsequently returned to London a year later to study acting at the Guildhall College of Music and Drama.
Among her stage credits are the role of Maggie in director Robin Phillips production of The Mill on the Floss for the World Stage Festival in Toronto, as well as Zadie's Shoes, The Taming of the Shrew, Love and Other Games, Weldon Rising, Three Tall Women, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and MacBeth for the Hungarian Arts Festival in Budapest.