Victoria Pratt

Active - 2000 - 2017  |   Born - Dec 17, 1970 in Chesley, Ontario, Canada  |   Genres - Science Fiction, Comedy, Horror

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Fair-haired actress Victoria Pratt was set on quite a different career path before becoming interested in acting. She attended York University in Toronto, where she earned a degree in kinesiology, and she went on to work in the University's Human Performance Lab, testing athletes from teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and the San Jose Sharks. She was even offered a scholarship for the physiotherapy master's program at the University of Toronto, but so she turned it down. She co-authored a book on fitness with one of her university professors, and worked as a professional fitness model, which is how she met Robert Kennedy, the publisher of MuscleMag. He suggested that Pratt enroll in acting classes, and soon after taking his advice, the model-turned-actress scored a role on the sci-fi series Cleopatra 2525 as Rose, otherwise known as "Sarge." She stuck with science fiction, later scoring roles on the series Mutant X and Day Break, and the female lead, opposite Rick Schroder, in the TV adaptation Journey to the Center of the Earth in 2008.

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  • Said that Linda Hamilton's character in Terminator 2 was her childhood hero.
  • Was a medalist at the 1990 Canadian Track and Field Championships.
  • Cowrote a book on fitness and bodybuilding.
  • Made her TV debut in 1996 in Go For It, a Discovery Channel series devoted to nontraditional sports.
  • Husband T.J. Scott directed her in episodes of Mutant X, Cleopatra 2525 and Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • Is a blue belt in Shotokan karate. 
  • In 2006, had a major role in the short-lived ABC police series Day Break.
  • Enjoys science-fiction work, and feels that it's "something you can only do when you're young."
  • Recalls that she became so addicted to playing a video game that she had to stop because it led to migraines.