Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Born: November 16, 1977
Age: 46
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
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Gigi Edgley (born 16 November 1977) is an Australian actress and recording artist. She is best known for her roles as Chiana on the series Farscape and Lara Knight in Rescue: Special Ops.


Early life

Edgley was born in Perth. She is the daughter of concert and circus promoter Michael Edgley, known for bringing the Moscow State Circus to Australia during the 1980s. Her mother, Jeni Edgley, was formally involved in managing a 250-acre (101 hectare) health retreat. As a child, Gigi Edgley performed both in and out of school. She also took several years of ballet, jazz, and character dance. She became mainly interested in acting and had her first professional theatrical engagement at the Twelfth Night Theatre. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology in 1998. As a believer in the school of method acting, Gigi has developed a broad set of skills and experiences for her roles. Edgley is proficient in ballet, jazz, character dance, singing, and martial arts. Her signature skill is fire-twirling.


TV and film work

Edgley's early TV and film work included several independent productions (with later Farscape co-star Anthony Simcoe), as well as a guest star spot on the popular Australian series Water Rats and a role in Australian film titled The Day of the Roses.

Edgley is best known for her role as Chiana on the science fiction TV series Farscape. Originally, she was hired for only one episode, and her character was supposed to die at the end of the hour. The creators decided to keep her around for a few more episodes. At the beginning of Season 2, she was promoted to be a regular on the show. She appeared in total of 68 episodes of the series. Her character's nickname (Pip) was actually coined by her co-star Ben Browder.

Between seasons, Edgley has appeared in other guest starring roles on TV, including the popular internationally aired series The Lost World and BeastMaster (returning for a second guest starring role), has undertaken some independent film work, was cast in a feature film (pulled due to production and schedule reasons), and read a starring role in an audio drama for Seeing Ear Theatre.

After the cancellation of Farscape, Edgley pursued other projects including a role in the Australian drama telefilm BlackJack with Colin Friels. She joined the cast of Australian drama series The Secret Life of Us in 2003 and Stingers in 2004.

Edgley returned as Chiana in the SciFi Channel miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.

In 2006 Edgley starred as the female lead in critically acclaimed Australian Drama/Thriller Last Train to Freo. Her role was nominated for a Best Actress in a Lead Role by the Film Critics Circle of Australia. She also had a minor supporting role in the 2007 USA Network TV miniseries The Starter Wife. She had a leading role in three seasons of Rescue: Special Ops from 2009.

She frequently appears at science fiction conventions and gives interviews to many magazines and radio stations around the world.


Edgley recorded a music single titled "Poison" with recording artist n8. The song is available as streaming audio on her webpage in the music section. She also appeared in a music video for the song "When I Get to California" (2004) by Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus.

In July 2007, Edgley began recording with Seattle-based artist/producer Kyle Stevens and writing songs for a new music release. At Farscape Con in November 2007, Gigi released "...SO IT SEEMS", a five song E.P. produced and co-written with Kyle. Edgley has recorded Fall, Ftang!, and Blue Sky Thoughts.

Other appearances and achievements

Edgley was featured in several printed magazines. Most notably, she appeared nude in the Issue 49 (February 2001) of the popular Australian magazine Black+White. She was also on the cover of the FHM magazine in December 2003 and the cover of the US version of the TV Guide (29 July - 4 August 2000 issue).

Edgley was Yen Magazine's ambassador for the 2006 Pantene Young Woman of the Year Awards.

Personal life

In 2012 Edgley married world champion unicyclist and performer Jamey Mossengren in Hawaii. Edgley was in her early 20s when they met.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Bastard, TheThe Bastard Sara Short film
2000 Monkey's Mask, TheThe Monkey's Mask Tianna
2006 Last Train to Freo Lisa
2007 Showdown at Area 51 Monica Gray
2008 Newcastle Sandra
2008 Systolic Liza Short film
2009 Nobody Knows Trixie Blu
2013 One Step Ahead Lisa Short film
2013 L.O.V.E. Insurance for the Heart Meredith Short film
2015 Whiskey Sour Emma Short film
2015 Della Mortika Zarah Della Morte Short film, post-production
2015 Hashtag X Short film, post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Day of the Roses, TheThe Day of the Roses Erica Watson TV miniseries
1999 Water Rats Penny Lane "Red Light"
1999 BeastMaster Maleena "Amazons"
1999-2003 Farscape Chiana Main role
2001 Lost World, TheThe Lost World Pakim "The Guardian"
2002 BeastMaster Talia "The Alliance"
2002 Farscape: The Game Chiana (voice) Video game
2003 BlackJack: Murder Archive Liz Kempson TV film
2003 Secret Life of Us, TheThe Secret Life of Us George Regular role
2004 Stingers Katherine Marks Recurring role
2004 Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars Chiana TV miniseries
2005 BlackJack: In the Money Liz Kempson TV film
2005 BlackJack: Ace Point Game Liz Kempson TV film
2006 BlackJack: At the Gates Liz Kempson TV film
2007 Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife Chloe TV miniseries
2007 BlackJack: Ghosts Liz Kempson TV film
2009-2011 Rescue: Special Ops Lara Knight Main role
2010 Quantum Apocalypse Trish TV film
2012 Tricky Business Kate Christie Main role
2014 Carlotta Jane TV film
2014 Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge Herself Host

Music credits

  • Vocal work on a single Poison by N8
  • Starred in a video for When You Get To California by Hoodoo Gurus


  • 2006 - Film Critics Circle of Australia Award Nomination for Best Actress in a motion picture (Last Train to Freo)
  • 2003 - SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting Actress (Television)
  • 2002 - Saturn Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series (Farscape)
  • 2001 - Maxim Award Nomination for Sexiest Space Babe (Television)

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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