Standing at almost 5’10”, this Canadian actress is making her mark. Heather Doerksen flew onto the silver screen 2013 in the mega monster movie Pacific Rim, produced by Warner Brothers & Legendary Pictures and directed by the man behind Pan’s Labyrinth, 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; DreamWorks’ The Uninvited; and Lionsgate's The Eye. She has appeared on the small screen too, playing recurring roles on the FOX series Fringe; CW’s Smallville; and on two SyFy shows, 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 countless advertising campaigns, as well as cartoon series Holly Hobbie and Friends; Marvel Knight's Wolverine series; Death Note; Lego's Star Wars The New Yoda Chronicles; 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 thriving 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 Sarah Rafferty in the romantic comedy All Things Valentine, and watch Cartoon Network to hear her voice the orange ninja Skylor in Lego's Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu.