Lexa Doig

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Lexa Doig
Lexa Doig at Fan Expo 2011 in Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1993–present
(m. 2003)

Alexandra Doig[1] is a Canadian actress. She played the title role in the science fiction television series Andromeda (2000–2005). She also played the lead female role of Rowan in the science fiction-action horror film Jason X (2001), the tenth installment of the Friday the 13th film series. Since 2015, Doig has appeared in the Aurora Teagarden mystery television film series on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.

Early life[edit]

Doig was born and grew up in Toronto, Ontario.[1] She is the younger child of Gloria B. Lecciones and David W. Doig. Her mother is a registered nurse who originally came from Dumaguete, Philippines, and her father is a Canadian engineer of Scottish ancestry who was a petroleum executive officer in Toronto.[2][better source needed][failed verification]

As a child, Doig studied rhythmic gymnastics,[3] and as a teenager studied American Sign Language. She developed a strong interest in acting and was inspired to become an actor at age nine after she watched a theatre production of Porgy and Bess.[4]


Early modelling[edit]

While completing compulsory secondary education at Don Mills Collegiate Institute, she enrolled in a vocational modelling program. There, at age 16, she was immediately offered representation by a talent agent and booked in various modelling projects. She chose to drop out from her final year in high school to pursue an acting career.[citation needed]

The initial media exposure led to her co-hosting the Canadian game show Video & Arcade Top 10 (1991–2006).[5] While auditioning for television and film roles, she worked on theatre productions of Romeo and Juliet and Arsenic and Old Lace.[6]


Doig as Rommie from Andromeda in 2004

Her first television acting role was as "Second Girl" on The Hidden Room in 1993. Her first recurring role was in the TV series TekWar in 1994 where she portrayed the role of Cowgirl.[4] Her first movie role was in Jungleground (1995). Doig got her first big break with a starring role in the movie No Alibi in 2000.[7] She also landed the title role in Gene Roddenberry's sci-fi TV series Andromeda where, from 2000 to 2005, she portrayed the Andromeda Ascendant ship's computer in three personas — as the ship's powerful AI (artificial intelligence) on the ship's screen, as the AI's hologram, and as Rommie, the android avatar of the AI.[8]

In 2001, she played the female lead role of "Dr. Rowan LaFontaine" in the horror film Jason X, the tenth instalment of the Friday the 13th film series.[9] In a recurring role as Dr. Carolyn Lam, Doig appeared in 11 episodes of the ninth and tenth seasons of Stargate SG-1 between 2005–2007.[10] In 2010, Doig appeared in six episodes in the remake of V as the alien physician Dr. Leah Pearlman.[11] In 2012, she began playing the role of Liber8 terrorist Sonya Valentine in the Canadian science fiction TV series Continuum.[10]

In 2017, Doig began playing the recurring role of Talia al Ghul in the fifth season of Arrow.[4] The same year she began portraying DeAnn Anderson, one of the main roles in the E! television series The Arrangement.[4] In 2019, Doig joined the cast of the Netflix television series Virgin River, based on the Virgin River series of novels by Robyn Carr, playing Paige Lassiter.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Doig dated actor Michael Shanks after they met on the set of Andromeda,[13] where the former starred and the latter guest-starred in the 2001 episode "Star Crossed". They married on August 2, 2003, and they worked together again in the 2003 episode "Day of Judgment, Day of Wrath" of the same TV series. The couple were castmates in the final two seasons of Stargate SG-1. They worked together in the action thriller Tactical Force (2011), in which Doig portrayed an LAPD SWAT officer and Shanks played the role of a Russian mob leader. They worked together on the Netflix Original series Virgin River (2019). They have two children, a son and a daughter, in addition to Shanks' child from a previous relationship.[13]

Doig and Shanks are actively involved as charity fundraising partners for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Jungleground Spider
1999 Teen Sorcery Mercedes Direct-to-video film
2000 No Alibi Camille
2001 Jason X Rowan LaFontaine
2011 Tactical Force Jannard


Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Hidden Room Second Girl Episode: "Marion & Jean"
1994 TekWar Cowgirl Television film
1994 TekWar: TekLords Cowgirl Television film
1994–1996 TekWar Cowgirl Recurring role (5 episodes)
1996 Taking the Falls Netta Episode: "From Russia with Love"
1996 F/X: The Series Reporter Episode: "French Kiss"
1996 Flash Gordon Dale Arden Main voice role
1996 Ready or Not Receptionist Episode: "Glamour Girl"
1997 While My Pretty One Sleeps Tse Tse Television film
1999 CI5: The New Professionals Tina Backus Main role
1999–2000 Traders M.J. Sullivan Recurring role (season 5), 5 episodes
2000 Code Name Phoenix Conchita Flores Television film
2000 Earth: Final Conflict Joan Price Episode: Abduction
2001 The Tracker Kim Chang Television film
2002 The Chris Isaak Show Detective Lucy Ramirez Episode: "Home of the Brave"
2004 Human Cargo Rachel Sanders Television miniseries
2005 The 4400 Wendy Paulson 4 episodes
2005 Killer Instinct Hospital Doctor Episode: "Forget Me Not"
2000–2005 Andromeda Andromeda Ascendant / Rommie Main role
2005–2007 Stargate SG-1 Dr. Carolyn Lam Recurring role (seasons 9–10), 11 episodes
2007 Second Sight Jenny Morris Television film
2007–2008 Eureka Dr. Anne Young Episodes: "Maneater", "Best in Faux"
2008 Ba'al: The Storm God Pena Television film
2009 Fireball Ava Television film
2009 Supernatural Risa Episode: "The End"
2010 V Dr. Leah Pearlman Recurring role (season 1), 6 episodes
2010–2011 Smallville Dr. Christina Lamell Episodes: "Harvest", "Scion" (scenes deleted[citation needed])
2011 Health Nutz Ivonka Episode: "Good News, Bad News"
2013 Primeval: New World Dr. Mara Fridkin Episodes: "The Sound of Thunder, Parts 1 & 2"
2012–2015 Continuum Sonya Valentine Main role (seasons 1–3)
2012–2014 Arctic Air Petra Hossa Recurring role, 9 episodes
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
2014 Saving Hope Dr. Selina Quintos 3 episodes
2015 A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Sally Allison Television film
2015 Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Sally Allison Television film
2016 Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Sally Allison Television film
2016 The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Sally Allison Television film
Nominated – Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Television Movie
2017–2020 Arrow Talia al Ghul Recurring role (seasons 5, 7–8)
2017–2018 The Arrangement Deann Anderson Main role
2017 Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Sally Allison Television film
2017 A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Sally Allison Television film
2018 Reap What You Sew: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Sally Allison Television film
2018 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game Sally Allison Television film
2019 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Game of Cat and Mouse Sally Allison Television film
2019 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: An Inhertiance to Die For Sally Allison Television film
2019 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play Sally Allison Television film
2019–2023 Virgin River Paige Lassiter Recurring role
2020 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Heist and Seek Sally Allison Television film
2020 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Reunited and it Feels So Deadly Sally Allison Television film
2021 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: How to Con A Con Sally Allison Television film
2021 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Til Death Do Us Part Sally Allison Television film
2021 Chucky Bree Wheeler Recurring role (season 1)
2022 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Haunted By Murder Sally Allison Television film
2023 Goosebumps Sarah Recurring role


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  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (December 19, 2018). "'Virgin River': Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson & Annette O'Toole To Star In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
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  14. ^ "MSOL Annual Auction Kicks Off Today (Sept. 27) – Solutions Blog". Solutions Blog. September 27, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2017.

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