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'''Leah Cairns''' is a Canadian film and television actor.
 
'''Leah Cairns''' is a Canadian film and television actor.
  
Cairns grew up in [[w:Kamloops, British Columbia|Kamloops, B.C.]], with dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Those dreams were dashed when she broke her back in a car accident at 16. When her dance team went to an international competition in her graduating year, rather than stay at home, she headed off to [[w:Costa Rica|Costa Rica]], starting an eight-year backpacking odyssey that took her to 36 countries. Prior to returning to Canada, she stumbled into an improv class at an [[w:ashram|ashram]] in [[w:India|India]], where she began her acting career.<ref name="sfw">{{cite_web|url=http://www.thescifiworld.net/interviews/leah_cairns_01.htm|title=The Scifi World: Leah Cairns interview|date=21 March 2007|accessdate=10 April 2007|last=Nuytens|first=Giles|format=|language=}}</ref>  
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Cairns was born on June 2 in North Vancouver and grew up in [[w:Kamloops, British Columbia|Kamloops, B.C.]], with dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Those dreams were dashed when she broke her back in a car accident at 16. When her dance team went to an international competition in her graduating year, rather than stay at home, she headed off to [[w:Costa Rica|Costa Rica]], starting an eight-year backpacking odyssey that took her to 36 countries. Prior to returning to Canada, she stumbled into an improv class at an [[w:ashram|ashram]] in [[w:India|India]], where she began her acting career.<ref name="sfw">{{cite_web|url=http://www.thescifiworld.net/interviews/leah_cairns_01.htm|title=The Scifi World: Leah Cairns interview|date=21 March 2007|accessdate=10 April 2007|last=Nuytens|first=Giles|format=|language=}}</ref>  
  
 
Cairns has appeared in CTV’s comedy series ''Robson Arms''. She has also appeared as a regular on the [http://www.playbackmag.com/articles/magazine/20060501/leos.html cancelled] Canadian CITY-TV comedy series ''Godiva's'', as 'Jenna', a waitress & dancer.
 
Cairns has appeared in CTV’s comedy series ''Robson Arms''. She has also appeared as a regular on the [http://www.playbackmag.com/articles/magazine/20060501/leos.html cancelled] Canadian CITY-TV comedy series ''Godiva's'', as 'Jenna', a waitress & dancer.
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Cairns was one of the many actresses who auditioned for the role of [[Number Six]]<ref name="sfw"/>, which later went to [[Tricia Helfer]]. Cairns first appeared as [[Racetrack]] in the [[Re-imagined Series]] season one episode, "[[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]", initially intended as a one-episode character.  However, the production team liked Cairns' performance so much that Racetrack became a recurring role.
 
Cairns was one of the many actresses who auditioned for the role of [[Number Six]]<ref name="sfw"/>, which later went to [[Tricia Helfer]]. Cairns first appeared as [[Racetrack]] in the [[Re-imagined Series]] season one episode, "[[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]", initially intended as a one-episode character.  However, the production team liked Cairns' performance so much that Racetrack became a recurring role.
  
Cairns will also be appearing opposite actor [[w:Al Pacino|Al Pacino]] in the upcoming feature film ''[[w:88 Minutes|88 Minutes]]'', as well as in a recurring role on the new TNT television series ''[[w:Saved (TV series)|Saved]]''. She will also appear in the pilot for the web-based series, ''Sanctuary'', as a character who became the basis of the witches of [[w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare]]'s ''[[w:MacBeth|MacBeth]]''.<ref name="sfw"/>
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Cairns is also appearing opposite actor [[w:Al Pacino|Al Pacino]] in the upcoming feature film ''[[w:88 Minutes|88 Minutes]]'', as well as in a recurring role on the new TNT television series ''[[w:Saved (TV series)|Saved]]''. She will also appear in the pilot for the web-based series, ''Sanctuary'', as a character who became the basis of the witches of [[w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare]]'s ''[[w:MacBeth|MacBeth]]''.<ref name="sfw"/> She also currently stars as Emily Hollander in Season 2 of Kyle XY.
  
 
Cairns is presently married.<ref name="sfw"/>
 
Cairns is presently married.<ref name="sfw"/>
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* [http://leahcairns.com/ Official website] (under construction)
 
* [http://leahcairns.com/ Official website] (under construction)
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* [http://www.galactica.tv/battlestar-galactica-2003---interviews/leah-cairns-galactica.tv-interview.html Leah Cairns interview]: long interview about her life and her career as an actress
 
* [http://board.thescifiworld.net/viewforum.php?f=56 Ask Leah Cairns] in [http://board.thescifiworld.net The Scifi World] forums
 
* [http://board.thescifiworld.net/viewforum.php?f=56 Ask Leah Cairns] in [http://board.thescifiworld.net The Scifi World] forums
 
* [http://www.caprica-city.de/index.php?seite=artikel&aktion=show&ID=56 Caprica City interview with Cairns] (English)
 
* [http://www.caprica-city.de/index.php?seite=artikel&aktion=show&ID=56 Caprica City interview with Cairns] (English)
  
 
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Leah Cairns is a Canadian film and television actor.

Cairns was born on June 2 in North Vancouver and grew up in Kamloops, B.C., with dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Those dreams were dashed when she broke her back in a car accident at 16. When her dance team went to an international competition in her graduating year, rather than stay at home, she headed off to Costa Rica, starting an eight-year backpacking odyssey that took her to 36 countries. Prior to returning to Canada, she stumbled into an improv class at an ashram in India, where she began her acting career.[1]

Cairns has appeared in CTV’s comedy series Robson Arms. She has also appeared as a regular on the cancelled Canadian CITY-TV comedy series Godiva's, as 'Jenna', a waitress & dancer.

Cairns was one of the many actresses who auditioned for the role of Number Six[1], which later went to Tricia Helfer. Cairns first appeared as Racetrack in the Re-imagined Series season one episode, "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II", initially intended as a one-episode character. However, the production team liked Cairns' performance so much that Racetrack became a recurring role.

Cairns is also appearing opposite actor Al Pacino in the upcoming feature film 88 Minutes, as well as in a recurring role on the new TNT television series Saved. She will also appear in the pilot for the web-based series, Sanctuary, as a character who became the basis of the witches of William Shakespeare's MacBeth.[1] She also currently stars as Emily Hollander in Season 2 of Kyle XY.

Cairns is presently married.[1]

Notes

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nuytens, Giles (21 March 2007). The Scifi World: Leah Cairns interview (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 10 April 2007.

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