Who is Torri Higginson?
Sarah Victoria ‘Torri’ Higginson was born on 6 December 1969, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, and is an actress, best known for her work in the “Stargate” franchise, namely “Stargate SG-1” and “Stargate Atlantis”. She’s also worked on the films and television shows of the “TekWar” franchise, a series of novels created by actor William Shatner.
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The Net Worth of Torri Higginson
As of early-2020, Torri Higginson’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful career in acting, in the profession since 1991. Aside from her work on television and films, she’s also very active on the theatre circuit, and has appeared in several notable productions such as “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”.
Torri made her acting debut in the independent film “The Photographer’s Wife”, in which she played the role of Suzanna. She continued with a string of independent film projects, and eventually found her way to television, with one of her first notable roles in the television movie “Family Pictures”, which is based on the Sue Miller novel of the same name. She worked alongside Kyra Sedgwick and Sam Neill in the movie.
In 1994, she appeared in a string of “TekWar” television movies, known to be adapted by William Shatner though it was later revealed that the novels were written by Ron Goulart. The franchise was successful, leading to a comic book series, a video game, and a television series.
The films she worked on include “TekWar”, “TekWar: TekLords” and “TekWar: TekJustice”, in all of which she played the role of Beth Kittridge. Afterwards she appeared as Angela Carver in the Stephen King series “Storm of the Century”, one of the famed writers known works that didn’t originate as a novel.
Continued Acting Career
Over the years, Higginson also found opportunities on mainstream television, mainly appearing as a guest in various popular shows. Some of the projects she worked on early in her career include “The Outer Limits”, “Highlander: The Raven” and “Forever Knight”. In 1999, she had a starring role in the series “The City” which was filmed in Toronto.
Her performance in the show gained acclaim, leading her to win a Gemini Award. She then appeared in a string of notable films, including the award-winning “The English Patient”, and “Double Take”.
In 2011, she worked on “Turning Paige”, a film starring Katharine Isabelle who plays the titular character, a woman who has to try and put her past behind her. She also appeared in another Stephen King project called “Autopsy Room Four”, which was adapted from his collection of short “Six Stories”. The show tells the story of a man who wakes up in an autopsy room paralyzed, and has to figure out how to inform the doctors that he is still alive.
Afterward, she appeared in “Twas the Night” and then made several guest appearances, including in “Stone Undercover” and “Canada: A People’s History”.
Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis
In 2004, Torri had one of her most notable television roles, when she was cast as Dr. Elizabeth Weir in “Stargate SG-1”. The series is based on the film “Stargate” which was released in 1994, and is set after the events of the film when an interplanetary travel alien device called a Stargate has been discovered on Earth, and a special operations team is then established to tackle and explore the Stargate’s mysterious connection.
The show is known for drawing mythological stories from various cultures, and the success of the show led to the introduction of her character who would eventually become one of the main cast members of “Stargate Atlantis”.
“Stargate Atlantis” was introduced during the seventh season finale of “Stargate SG-1”. Atlantis ran for five seasons, and follows the story of a group that investigates an outpost in Antarctica created by an alien race only known as the Ancients. This leads them to discover the location of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. The show won numerous awards during its run, though it didn’t garner the same audience as SG-1 did.
After the show’s cancellation, a much larger, bigger-budget Stargate show would be conceptualized, leading to the creation of “Stargate Universe”, but which only lasted two seasons.
Life After Stargate
Following Higginson’s run in “Stargate Atlantis”, she continued her television work, with guest appearances in “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” and “Eleventh Hour”. In 2015, she was cast in her next starring role in the series “This Life”, based on the Richard Blaimert novel “Nouvelle Adresse”, which ran for a year before its cancellation. Afterward, she gained a recurring role in the show “Dark Matter” during its first three seasons, playing Commander Delaney Truffault. The show is based on the comic book of the same name.
While working on that show, she also gained another starring role, in the web series “Inhuman Condition” which aired on KindaTV and YouTube. The story follows the life of a therapist who has to deal with people struggling with their supernatural abilities. Her biggest clients include a woman who will eventually turn into a zombie, and a child who accidentally killed over 300 people during the discovery of her power. She also continued her film work in the adaptation of the Nicole Krauss novel “The History of Love”, and also worked on the Canadian film “Ordinary Days”, which follows the story of the mysterious disappearance of a girl from various perspectives.
Torri doesn’t talk about her romantic relationships a lot, though it is known that she is single and has never married. She has been in a few high profile romances in the past she dated musician John Kastner, who is known for being the lead singer of bands such as Asexuals, Doughboys, and All Systems Go! She was also in a relationship with English musician Paul Raven, who was known for his work in the band Killing Joke. Raven passed away in his sleep in 2007, after suffering a heart attack.
Aside from acting, Torri is a foodie, and loves growing food – she has a tomato garden which she uses to create many recipes which she features on social media. She’s a dog lover too, having a pet dog of her own.