Heather Doerksen flew onto the silver screen in the mega monster movie Pacific Rim, produced by Warner Brothers & Legendary Pictures and directed by the man behind Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water, Golden Globe winner, Guillermo del Toro.
Heather has already had a dynamic career, always making sure to show off her best feature: her versatility. She has appeared in an array of feature films, such as Tim Burton's Big Eyes and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods;as well as Marmaduke alongside William H Macy; The Day the Earth Stood Still opposite Kathy Bates; The Client List beside Jennifer Love Hewitt; and DreamWorks’ The Uninvited. She has shown up on the small screen too, playing recurring roles on the FOX series Fringe; CW’s Smallville; and on SyFy's Battlestar Galactica and Stargate: Atlantis.
She continues to maintain a strong connection to the independent film world, acting in Indie Jonesing (Best International Feature at the Indie Spirit Film Festival); Ambrosia; The Circle; and the Leo Award-winning fable Alchemy and Other Imperfections for which she also received a Leo nomination for Best Performance.
Heather also has a flourishing voice career, lending her voice to numerous advertising campaigns, as well as cartoon series Holly Hobbie and Friends; Marvel Knight's Wolverine series; Death Note; Lego's Ninjago (as the orange ninja Skylor); and the animated Barbie movies.
Initially studying Science, Heather changed her major to Theatre, receiving a BFA from Simon Fraser University, where she appeared on stage in Antigone; The Cherry Orchard; Big Love; and Hedda Gabler. Upon graduation, she formed a company called Genus Theatre with five of her school colleagues, and co-wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the first four Genus shows, mixing live theatre with film, and setting the stage for her career.
Listen for Heather in Disney's Star Wars Droid Tales, in which she voices the iconic Princess Leia, tune in to Hallmark Channel to see Heather opposite Lacey Chabert in the follow-up romantic comedy All of my Heart: Inn Love, and catch her on Netflix/Dreamworks' animated series Dinotrux, where she voices both Snowblazer and Xee.