Sarah Victoria (Torri) Higginson was December 6th, 1969 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, and for portraying Dr Elizabeth Weir in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, Dr Jordan Hampton in NCIS and Commander Delaney Truffault in Dark Matter. She is also a theatre actress and has appeared in Three Tall Women, Weldon Rising and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

In 1995, two years prior to Stargate SG-1's premiere, Higginson starred in the movie Jungleground with three other actors from the Stargate franchise: Peter Williams (Apophis), JR Bourne (Martouf) and Lexa Doig (Dr Lam). Higginson took over the role of Dr Elizabeth Weir from Jessica Steen in a guest spot on the season eight opener of Stargate SG-1. She was then carried over as the leader of the Atlantis expedition on Stargate Atlantis and continued playing that role until the end of the show's third season, afterwards being reduced from the main cast member to a recurring role in the fourth season. She did not reprise the role for the show's fifth season.

In 2015, Higginson was cast in the CBC television drama series This Life as Natalie Lawson, a lifestyle columnist and single mother who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The series ran for two seasons and was ultimately cancelled on January 24, 2017.

In 2016, she portrayed Dr. Kessler on the KindaTV web series Inhuman Condition.

Higginson won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for The City in 2000. In 2004, she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her performance in Stargate Atlantis.


Film Career:

  • 1991 The Photographer's Wife
  • 1995 Jungleground
  • 1995 When the Bullet Hits the Bone
  • 1996 Memory Run
  • 1996 The English Patient
  • 1998 Double Take
  • 1998 Airborne
  • 2000 Rats
  • 2001 Turning Paige
  • 2003 Autopsy Room Four
  • 2003 Crust
  • 2003 Intent
  • 2005 Irish Eyes
  • 2006 Save My Soul
  • 2007 You, Me, Love (Yumi in Love)
  • 2009 Smile of April
  • 2016 The History of Love
  • 2017 Ordinary Days

Television (Film) Career:

  • 1992 The Women of Windsor
  • 1993 Family Pictures
  • 1994 TekWar
  • 1994 TekWar: TekLords
  • 1994 TekWar: TekJustice
  • 1997 The Absolute Truth
  • 1997 Balls Up
  • 1999 Family of Cops 3
  • 1999 Storm of the Century
  • 2001 'Twas the Night
  • 2008 Desperate Hours: An Amber Alert
  • 2010 Stonehenge Apocalypse
  • 2010 The Cult

Television (General) Career:

  • 1992 Forever Knight
  • 1993 E.N.G.
  • 1994 Counterstrike
  • 1994 TekWar
  • 1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
  • 1998 Highlander: The Raven
  • 1999 The Outer Limits
  • 1999 The City
  • 2001 Canada: A People's History
  • 2002 Bliss
  • 2002 Stone Undercover
  • 2004 Stargate SG-1
  • 2004 Preview to Atlantis
  • 2004 From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown
  • 2004–2008 Stargate Atlantis
  • 2007–2009 NCIS
  • 2008 Eleventh Hour
  • 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
  • 2011 Chase
  • 2015 This Life
  • 2015 Dark Matter
  • 2016 Inhuman Condition
  • 2020 Transplant
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