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Chelah Horsdal
Name Chelah Horsdal
Birth Date June 19, 1973
Birth Place Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Family Valdemar and Lindsay (parents)
Theo and Yani (half-brothers)
Years Active 1992 - present
Chelah Horsdal is a Canadian actress and model best known for her roles as Minivan mother in X-Men: The Last Stand, as Lt. Womack in Stargate: SG-1 and as Sally in The L-World.

BiographyEdit

Chelah Horsdal was born to hippie parents surrounded by loved ones in their family home, Head-Acres. Her father is a well-known Canadian Folk singer and the family traveled across the country with him for the first three years of her life. After her parents divorced, mother and daughter moved to Vancouver and found a home in the community of Kitsilano, where Lindsay established herself as a well respected Yoga teacher. Chelah attended Bayview Elementary followed by Lord Byng Secondary, where they are known for its strong drama program.

At eighteen, she started modeling and appeared in a couple of locally shot shows and commercials before relocating to Caribbean for a year. Upon returning to the West Coast in 1995, she took the long route back to acting... first landing at Whistler to assist in design and launch the newest restaurant for the Mescalero Group. This presented with responsibilities and was a learning experience in itself about promotions and marketing, allowing her to launch the successful catering division and make special event planning and chairing high profile and successful fund-raisers such as 1997's A Great Date.

In early 1998, she created Spacific Affair Event Production and Consultation. During its three year life she returned to the Caribbean to design a restaurant, coordinated the West Coast millennium celebration for Roots Canada and continued to produce parties and host charity functions.

In 1999 she came to a new aspect of design, with the premier issue of Film Fly Magazine, where she acted as editor, creative director and writer at large. Finally, after a year working as a voice-over agent and learning the business side of the film industry, Horsdal was unable to deny the artistic need for her first love, acting.

Since late 2001, she has appeared in numerous short films, over fifty commercials, a handful of feature and made for TV movies and multiple TV series, and despite a sometimes busy work schedule, she continues to study her craft at Lyric School of Acting with the likes of Michele Lonsdale Smith, Kate Twa and Ben Ratner.

Her TV credits include series and miniseries such as Andromeda, True Calling, Human Cargo, Da Vinci's Inquest, Cold Squad, The 4400, Supernatural and Smallville. In 2005 she was cast in a guest spot in the pilot episode of Quantico, which she remembers, proved to be the most challenging and powerful acting experience she had had to date. When that show premiered in the fall was under the title Criminal Minds. That work led her to her first recurring in the show Stargate: SG-1 as Lt. Womack. From there, guest and recurring roles would intertwine in places like Whistler, Psych, Battlestar Galactica, The L Word, Exes & Ohs and Eureka among others.

On the big screen, she has had the opportunity to work in films as known as The Pink Panther, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fallen, Passengers and Helen, to name a few.

In was 2004 when she made her stage debut for In The Company Of Productions in Tennessee Williams' play Summer And Smoke.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Horsdal portrayed Heather Woodland, one of the survivors of Tim Vogel, in the Season One episode Extreme Aggressor.

FilmographyEdit

  • The Cabin in the Woods (2011) - Demo Girl
  • Altitude (2010) - Mrs. Taylor
  • The Hostage (2010) - The Lover
  • The Tortured (2010) - Liane Strader
  • Lying to Be Perfect (2010) - Nancy
  • Mrs. Miracle (2009) - Kate Preston
  • Defying Gravity - Bacon (2009) TV episode - Dr. Tina Winkler
  • Eureka - Insane in the P-Brane (2009) TV episode - Mary-Beth Curtis
  • The Guard - Out of the Woods (2009) TV episode - Kathy
  • Come Dance at My Wedding (2009) - Nancy Reed
  • Helen (2009) - Kara
  • Burning Mussolini (2009) - Cheryll Witherspoon
  • Alien Trespass (2009) - Betsy's Mother
  • Possession (2009) - Miranda
  • Exes & Ohs - Pole Dancing and Other Forms of Therapy, Love, Money, and a Six Olive Martini (2007) and Fish in a Barrel (2009) TV episodes - Lauren Brooks
  • Flirting with Forty (2008) - Anne
  • Passengers (2008) - Janice
  • Stargate: Atlantis - Tracker (2008) TV episode - Erran
  • Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008) - Winnie
  • Every Second Counts (2008) - Mrs. Alcotr
  • The L Word - 5 episodes (2006-2008) TV episodes - Psychic/Sally
  • Robson Arms - Cherchez la Femme (2008) TV episode - Shania
  • Elegy (2008) - Susan Reese
  • Past Lies (2008) - Danielle
  • Vice (2008) - Woman in Elevator
  • Inseparable (2008) - Sara
  • AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007) - Darcy
  • Bionic Woman - Paradise Lost (2007) TV episode - Suicidal Woman
  • The Perfect Child (2007) - Jen
  • Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness (2007) - Cindy
  • Nightmare (2007) - Molly's Mother
  • Battlestar Galactica - Crossroads: Part 1 and Crossroads: Part 2 (2007) TV episodes - Didi Cassidy
  • Ashes Fall (2007) - Joanna
  • Psych - Game, Set... Muuurder? (2007) TV episode - Beth
  • The Virgin of Akron, Ohio - Pilot (2007) TV episode - Juliet
  • Three Moons Over Milford - Goodnight Moon (2006) TV episode - Mom
  • Men in Trees - For What It's Worth (2006) TV episode - Pretty Redhead
  • Saved - A Shock to the System and Tango (2006) TV episodes - Gail Esterbrook
  • Whistler - The Burden of Truth, Will the Real Beck...? and Meltdown (2006) TV episodes - Janet
  • Stargate SG-1 - 5 episodes (2004-2006) TV episodes - Lt. Womack
  • Fallen (2006) - Lori Corbett
  • Hollow Man II (2006) - Blind Secretary
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) - Minivan Mother
  • The Evidence - Five Little Indians (2006) TV episode - Ivy Beckman
  • Godiva's - Dead Flowers (2006) TV episode - Weather Girl
  • The Pink Panther (2006) - Security Guard
  • A Decent Proposal (2006) - Cynthia Lewis
  • Smallville - Lexmas (2005) TV episode - Dr. McCann
  • Seeking Fear (2005) - Hooker
  • Masters of Horror - Dreams in the Witch-House (2005) TV episode - Frances Elwood
  • Supernatural - Hookman (2005) TV episode - Cute Librarian
  • Reunion - 1988 (2005) TV episode - Jane Kelsey
  • Criminal Minds - Extreme Aggressor (2005) TV episode - Heather Woodland
  • Dark Room (2005) - Alice
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) - Asst. DA #3
  • The 4400 - Wake-Up Call (2005) TV episode - Jeanine - Carrie's Mom
  • Marker (2005) - Parker Mother
  • Renegadepress.com - The Power of Love (2005) TV episode - Mrs. Annie Tropek
  • Cold Squad - Voices Over Water (2004) TV episode - Doctor Walker
  • The Life (2004) - Female Cop #2
  • The Dead Zone - Collision (2004) TV episode - Janet Miller
  • 5ive Days to Midnight (2004) - Stefani the Rental Car Woman
  • Pursued (2004) - Sharon
  • The Truth About Miranda (2004) - Jan
  • Connie and Carla (2004) - Botox's Friend
  • Da Vinci's Inquest - Thanks for the Toaster Oven (2003) and Okay It's Official (2004) TV episodes - Police Constable
  • Still Life - Not Fade Away (2004) TV episode - Tammi
  • Human Cargo (2004) TV mini-series - Female RCMP #1
  • Paycheck (2003) - Young Mother
  • Tru Calling - Haunted (2003) TV episode - Admissions Officer
  • Andromeda - Pieces of Eight (2003) TV episode - Misabo Ahm
  • Mysterious Ways - Amazing Grace (2000) - Female Paramedic and Listen (2002) TV episodes - Reporter #2
  • The Hat Squad - Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous (1993) TV episode - Call Girl

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NotesEdit

  • Her father is legendary Canadian folk singer Valdy.
  • She is a P.A.D.I. Certified Diver, a competitive dancer and accomplished Western/English horseback ride.

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