Alisen Down

Alisen Down
Born Alisen Down
(1976-01-03) January 3, 1976
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Alisen Down (born January 3, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actress.

Early life

Down was born in Langley, British Columbia. She showed an interest for acting early, and during her younger years she used to write and produce her own plays. After she graduated from H. D. Stafford Secondary School, Down studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California, and then the British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford.


Down's most famous appearance is most likely in the TV series Mysterious Ways, where she played the role of Miranda, a physics graduate student who, together with Professor Declan Dunn (often the enthusiast behind the investigations) and psychiatrist Dr. Peggy Fowler (the other skeptic besides Miranda), tries to solve a range of mysterious or paranormal events. One of her high-profile roles was that of Jean Barolay in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Late Night Sessions Candy
1999 Bad Money Sylvia Baines
2000 Good Burn, AA Good Burn Chet
2005 Little Things, TheThe Little Things Claire Short film
2008 Control Alt Delete Angela
2008 Day the Earth Stood Still, TheThe Day the Earth Stood Still Laptop Woman
2009 Case 39 Emily's Mother
2010 Paradox Helen
2010 Father&Sons Waitress
2010 Move Out Clean Laura Short film
2011 Colouring on the Walls Alice Short film
2011 Money Pet, TheThe Money Pet Dr. S. White Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1998–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Adele Corbett Episode: "The Quality of Mercy"
1999–2000 Cold Squad Anita Dunn 4 episodes
2000 Da Vinci's Inquest Ruby Episode: "Bang Like That"
2000–2002 Mysterious Ways Miranda Feigelsteen Main role, 43 episodes
2002 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone Young Rosie O'Halloran Episode: "Enigma"
2003–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Dr. Maria Donato 17 episodes
2004 Stargate SG-1 Dr. Brightman Episode: "Lockdown"
2004 Life, TheThe Life Crystal TV movie
2004–2008 Smallville Lillian Luthor 5 episodes
2005 Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery Laura Wing TV movie
2005 L Word, TheThe L Word Priscillia Episode: "Labyrinth"
2005 Killer Instincts Cleo / Lesley Episode: "Die Like an Egyptian"
2005–2008 Robson Arms Sault Ste. Marie Main role, 21 episodes
2006 This Space for Rent Michael-Anne Sutton TV series
2006 Collector, TheThe Collector Female Russian Spy / The Devil Episode: "The Spy"
2006 Whistler Wren Jolinski Episode: "After the Fall"
2006 Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance Jean Barolay 4 episodes
2006–2008 Battlestar Galactica Jean Barolay 8 episodes
2008 Stargate: The Ark of Truth Alteran Woman Video
2009 Flashpoint Hannah Episode: "Backwards Day"
2009 Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Jean Barolay Video
2010 SGU Stargate Universe Dr. Brightman 4 episodes
2010 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Jill Episodes: "Really You: Part 1", "Really You: Part 2"
2010 On Strike for Christmas Debbie TV movie
2010 Shattered Linda Rousso Episodes: "Don't Wanna Die", "She Had You Fooled"
2011 The Killing Cami Episode: "Beau Soleil"
2011 Past Obsessions Meg TV movie
2011 Chaos Dr. Sheila Levine Episode: "Mincemeat"
2011 Lost Girl Wife Episode: "Barometz. Trick. Pressure"
2012, 2015 Lost Girl Isabeau Episodes: "Flesh and Blood", "Here Comes the Night"
2012 Murdoch Mysteries Lydia Episode: "Murdoch Night in Canada"
2013 Supernatural Alice Cassity Episode: "Trial and Error"
2013 Cracked Jessica Paxton Episode: "The Hold Out"
2014 Darknet Beth Episode: "Darknet 4"
2014 Transporter: The Series Pamela Wolfe Episode: "Chimera"
2014 Haven Janet Episode: "Reflections"
2014 Gracepoint Kathy Eaton Recurring role, 8 episodes
2015–present 12 Monkeys Striking Woman/Olivia Recurring role, 12 episodes


Year Award Category Production Result
2000 Gemini Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series Da Vinci's Inquest ("Bang Like That") Nominated
2000 Gemini Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series Cold Squad ("Deadbeat Walking") Won
2000 Leo Best Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Cold Squad ("Deadbeat Walking") Won
2002 Leo Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance - Female Mysterious Ways ("Free Spirit") Nominated
2005 Leo Dramatic Series: Best Supporting Performance by a Female Robson Arms ("Hairpiece of Mind") Nominated
2005 Gemini Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries The Life Nominated
2007 Leo Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Robson Arms ("Misery Inc.") Nominated


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