Canadian actress and former model Tricia Helfer has a natural knack for her craft and shines throughout several genres of the entertainment world.

Her initial career as a model kicked off at the age of 17. She hastily developed notoriety after winning the Ford Models’ Supermodel of the World Contest in 1992. Some accolades she stacked up as a model include appearances in top tier ad campaigns for Versace, Givenchy, and Dolce & Gabbana.

In 2002, Helfer made a shift in focus to acting, and moved to Los Angeles, where she almost immediately landed a guest star spot on the second season finale of C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation. The following year, Tricia turned heads with her performance in Battlestar Galactica, as Number Six, the face of the award-winning pop-culture phenomenon. This role caused the greatest surge in credibility and popularity for the Canadian native.

In Fall of 2019, Helfer made fantastic appearances in Shudder Network’s Creepshow and Syfy’s Van Helsing. While most currently, Tricia could be seen on FOX’s Lucifer portraying Lucifer’s mother.

A few of Helfer’s gigs extend beyond reality to the virtual world, as she has done incredible voiceover work in famous video game franchises including Halo: ODST, Mass Effect 2 and 3, and StarCraft 2, which brought home the 2010 VGA for Best Performance by a Human Female.

Outside of her career’s realm , Helfer continues to support as many causes as she can, as she strongly believes in giving back. Tricia partakes and assists the Humane Society of United States, Best Friends Animal Society, AmFAR, PETA, Kitten Rescue and Richmond Animal Protection Society. Chilled sat down with her to get a glimpse into some aspects of her life.

Chillin' With Tricia Helfer

Chillin’ With Tricia Helfer

Tell us about the projects you are working on.

I’m about to start the third season of my podcast (Galacticast).

With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?

My downtime consists of exercise, seeing friends, taking care of cats, and riding my motorbike.  I’m a creature of habit.

When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?

Oh gosh, there are so many great places.  I tend to dine out at places that have food that I don’t know how to cook myself.

Chillin' With Tricia Helfer

Chillin’ With Tricia Helfer

What types of dishes do you typically order?

My favorite food is vegetarian Mediterranean.

What drinks do you order when out?

Either a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a Belvedere Martini straight up with a twist, or a Casamigos neat. In the winter, maybe a bourbon neat.

Tell us about your home bar. What is it stocked with?

It’s stocked with the essentials.  Anything obscure you might have to bring in yourself.

Chillin' With Tricia Helfer

Chillin’ With Tricia Helfer

Have you ever been a bartender?