Gigi Edgley Bio - Biography

Name Gigi Edgley
Height 5' 7
Naionality Australian
Date of Birth 16 November 1977,
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Famous for
Edgley's father is Michael Edgley, a famous Australian concert and circus promoter. He brought the Moscow State Circus to Australia in the 1980s. Her mother, Jeni Edgley, is a former Miss Australia and is now involved in running 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 Theater. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology in 1998 [1]. 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.[citation needed]

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

Edgley is best known for her role as Chiana on the cult 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.

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 Theater.

After the cancellation of Farscape, Edgley pursued other projects including a role in the Australian drama telefilm BlackJack with Colin Friels. She also appeared in popular Australian TV shows such as The Secret Life of Us and Stingers. She also recorded a music single titled Poison with a recording artist n8. The song is available as streaming audio on her webpage in the music section [2].

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

Edgley frequently appears at Science Fiction conventions and gives interviews to many magazines and radio stations around the world, including Triple J's breakfast show. [3]

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