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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 November 1977Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nickname Pip
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (3)

Edgley was born in Perth. She is the daughter of concert and circus promoter Michael Edgley, known for bringing the Moscow State Circus to Australia during the 1980s. Her mother, Jeni Edgley, is involved in managing a 250-acre 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. In 1999 she began acting steadily in Australia on T.V. As a believer in the school of method acting, Gigi has developed a broad set of skills and experiences for her roles. She is proficient in ballet, jazz, character dance, singing, and martial arts. Her early TV and film work included several independent productions (with later Farscape co-star Anthony Simcoe), as well a guest star spot on the popular Australian series Water Rats and a role in Australian film titled The Day of the Roses.

She is undoubtedly best known for her role as Chiana on the science fiction TV series Farscape. She originally, was hired for only one episode, and her character, was supposed to die at the end of the hour. The creators however 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. She appeared in total of 68 episodes of the series. Her character's nickname (Pip) was actually coined by her co-star Ben Browder.

Between seasons, She has appeared in other guest starring roles on TV, including the popular internationally aired series The Lost World and BeastMaster. After the cancellation of Farscape, She pursued other projects including a role in the Australian TV drama BlackJack with Colin Friels. She has also appeared in many popular Australian TV shows such as The Secret Life of Us and Stingers.

In 2004 She reprized Her role as Chiana in the SciFi Channel miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.

In 2006 She starred as the female lead in critically acclaimed Australian Drama/Thriller Last Train to Freo. Her role was nominated for a Best Actress in a Lead Role by the Film Critics Circle of Australia. She also had a minor supporting role in the 2007 USA Network TV miniseries The Starter Wife. Also in 2007 and 2008 She garnered two feature length movie roles. In 07 it was a Sci-Fi movie, Showdown at Area 51, and in 08 she was back at work down under in the movie Newcastle. In 2009 She began work on the Aussie T.V. series Rescue Special Ops as Lara Knight.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Jones

Gigi is hosting Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge on the SyFy Channel. The internationally renowned actress is originally from Australia. She stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts with her role as Chiana on 'Farscape', a cult science fiction TV show by The Jim Henson Company. Previously Gigi was working on the ABC mini series Carlotta. She also starred as Kate Christie on the Australian series 'Tricky Business'. Additionally she filmed 'Rescue Special Ops' as leading lady Lara Knight. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions along side hundreds of other candidates. Gigi's work has taken her all around the world. While living in Los Angeles she filmed the features 'Showdown at Area 51' and 'Quantum Apocalypse'. Throughout her time in the States she also returned to Australia to film, 'The Starter Wife', the feature 'Newcastle' and the documentary 'Creature Keepers'. Gigi was additionally nominated for the Film's Critic's Circle awards for best lead actress in a feature called 'Last Train To Freo', the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for sexiest Space Babe. Gigi also starred for six months on one of Australia's most popular and respected television series 'The Secret Life Of Us'. She has worked in lead roles on countless other films, television series and theatre. These include 'Systolic', 'Twisted Sister', 'Black Jack', 'Monkey's Mask', 'Him And Her', 'Peacekeeper Wars', 'Stingers', 'Beastmaster', 'Lost World', 'Water Rats', 'Day of The Roses', 'Kill Everything You Love', '4.48 Psychosis', 'Kakos', 'The Rover', 'Boy's Life', 'Real Girls', 'Romeo And Juliet', 'The Caged Birds', 'Blue People', 'Princess And The Pea', 'Road', 'Picnic At Hanging Rock' and 'Les Miserable's'.

She starred on the Jim Henson Company's series 'Farscape" for over four years. It has an astronomically large fan following. The merchandise includes action figures, video games, trading cards, the list goes on. Her huge Internet presence, and large following of fans can be attributed to her role as Chiana. Starting as a guest star for one episode, Gigi quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous character of Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series.

Gigi has also recorded two EPs to promote the release of her comic books. She had a successful launch in front of an audience of thousands and toured to New York next to continue her promotion. She directed and produced a film in Los Angeles called 'Nobody Knows'. It is inspired by one of her comic books. Gigi and her brother Jake Edgley have a production company. Jake Edgley was on the last series of the Australian Voice live auditions. Their production company Little Empire Productions produces music videos and films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Little Empire Productions

Gigi Edgley is in preproduction for Hashtag a short SyFy that will be filmed in L.A early February 2015. Her team were successful in raising $44000 with a Kickstarter in order to fund the production. She recently wrapped shooting for Whisky Sour which was also filmed in the States. As host of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge Gigi Edgley was charged with introducing each week's challenge to the group of contestants. The internationally renowned actress is originally from Australia. Gigi has a long and rich history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company's critically - acclaimed sci-fi cult series, Farscape. In which she starred for over four years. Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. Additionally Edgley has appeared in countless film and television series including Rescue Special Ops, USA's Starter Wife, Tricky Business, SyFy's Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of The Roses. Gigi adores performing theatre as well. Her credits include, Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis, The Rover, Boy's Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables. Gigi was nominated for the Film's Critic's Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for sexiest Space Babe. Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions along side hundreds of other candidates.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Little Empire Productions

Spouse (1)

Jamey Mossengren (October 2012 - present)

Trivia (6)

Received a B.A. in Drama from Queensland University of Technology Academy of the Arts
Chiana, her character on Farscape (1999), is nicknamed "Pip" by John Crichton (Ben Browder). That name came from Browder's real-life nickname for her.
Starred in "Titanic Dreams", a radio play, with Clancy Brown.
Daughter of Jenny and famous concert promoter, Michael Edgley.
She was raised on a commune by her mother.
Gigi was Introduced to Den Erickson by Ben Browder, while working on Farscape (1999). The two had been rumored to date while working at Henson Studios. Erickson denied the rumor, stating "We were friendly and the time we spent together was mostly on set".

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