(born August 15, 1974) is a Canadian actress and
model. In 1995, she came to prominence with her debut role in the
science-fiction thriller Species, followed by
III. Other notable film and television roles include The Whole Nine
Yards, The Whole Ten Yards, Ghosts of Mars, She Spies, Eli Stone, and
Would Be Kings, for which she won the
for best actress.
Her most recent role is as Dawn Chamberlain on the television series
The Secret Circle.
1 Early life
3 Personal life
6 External links
Henstridge was born in
Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador
Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador on August
15, 1974, the daughter of Helen Henstridge, a homemaker, and Brian
Henstridge, a construction manager and business owner. She was
raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, with her younger brother, Shane.
At age 14, Henstridge entered the Casablanca Modeling Agency's Look of
the Year contest and was chosen first runner-up. The following year,
she went to
Paris to pursue her modeling ambitions. At age 15, she was
featured on her first magazine cover, the French edition of
Cosmopolitan. Several more magazine covers followed and Henstridge
went on to do television commercials for products such as Olay, Old
Spice and Lady Stetson. Her modeling career established, Henstridge
started doing commercials and decided she preferred acting.
In her film debut Species (1995), Henstridge played Sil, a genetically
engineered alien/human hybrid created from a message received by SETI,
who breaks free from the captivity of a laboratory. Pursued by a team
of experts who band together to stop her before she multiplies, Sil
embarks on a killing spree while also discovering her powerful
instinct to mate. Species was an instant hit, making US$113 million
at the box office. Notable for its sexual content, the film won
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss for a scene in which her
character, while kissing an aggressive would-be suitor, impales his
head with her tongue. In 1998, she played Eve, a more ambiguous
genetic duplicate of Sil, in Species II, which was a failure at the
box office. Between Species films, Henstridge starred in two low
budget action films in 1996, Adrenalin: Fear the Rush with Christopher
Maximum Risk opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme.
A few smaller independent movies followed, including Bela Donna and
Dog Park, with varied box office returns. Henstridge starred in the
film The Whole Nine Yards (2000) and its sequel The Whole Ten Yards
(2010). Despite having some reservations about the science fiction
genre, she signed up for John Carpenter's
Ghosts of Mars
Ghosts of Mars (2001) in the
lead role. The film was not well received, with a 20% rating on Rotten
Tomatoes. In 2004, she briefly appeared as Eve in Species III.
In 2007, Henstridge was a festival judge at the first annual Noor
Iranian Film Festival.
Henstridge has played a number of roles on television, for example in
Caracara and The Outer Limits. From 2005 to 2006, she had a recurring
role on the ABC drama Commander in Chief, which starred
Geena Davis as
a fictional female U.S. president. She also hosted Mostly True
Stories: Urban Legends Revealed on TLC, a show about urban legends.
She guest-starred in the
South Park first-season episode "Tom's
Rhinoplasty" as a substitute teacher, and was credited as "the chick
Henstridge was working on the television series She Spies, prior to
its cancellation. She has also completed a television movie for the
Lifetime channel titled Widow on the Hill. In 2006, she filmed the CTV
Would Be Kings in Hamilton, Ontario, for which
she won a Gemini Award. She also starred in the expansion set to
the video game Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, entitled Kane's
In 2008, Henstridge played a role on the ABC comedy-drama series Eli
Stone. She has also been involved with two other productions, joining
the cast of Dave Rodriguez's Anytown, an indie drama that examines a
racist high school attack and its aftermath. She has also been
involved with the production of Should've Been Romeo from American
In 2009, Henstridge did a guest spot on
The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show with Conan
O'Brien. During this, she demonstrated a Newfoundland custom called
"Screeching In" which involved getting O'Brien to drink Newfoundland
Screech rum and kiss a large fish.
In 2011, she appeared on the season 9 finale and season 10 premiere of
CSI: Miami as Renee Locklear. She then starred in the CW television
series The Secret Circle as Dawn Chamberlain.
Henstridge married American actor
Damian Chapa in 1995 and they
divorced in 1996. She dated American actor
Liam Waite from 1996 to
2004, and they have two sons together: Tristan River (born October
1998) and Asher Sky (born September 2001). She began a
relationship with Scottish singer
Darius Campbell in 2004. They
became engaged but broke it off in early 2010, then later married
Valentine's Day 2011. They filed for divorce in July
2013. The divorce was finalized in February 2018.
Henstridge suffers from Hashimoto's thyroiditis, a condition that has
caused weight gain.
In November 2017, during the #MeToo movement, Henstridge joined six
other actresses in accusing director
Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct
and harassment; she maintains that he forced her to perform oral sex
on him in the early 1990s.
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush
It Had to Be You
The Whole Nine Yards
A Better Way to Die
Ghosts of Mars
Lt. Melanie Ballard
Kevin of the North
The Whole Ten Yards
Let the Game Begin
Against the Wild
Anatomy of Deception
Det. Alison Briggs
The Bronx Bull
Badge of Honor
The Christmas Gamble
also known as Deadly Ex
The Black Room
The Outer Limits
Episode: "Bits of Love"
Homeboys in Outer Space
Episode: "Happy Happy, Droid Droid, or Amma Sees Red"
Ms. Ellen (voice)
Episode: "Tom's Rhinoplasty"
The Last Witness
Jason and the Argonauts
Power and Beauty
Main role (40 episodes)
Mostly True Stories?
Hosted most episodes
Widow on the Hill
Linda Dupree Cavanaugh
Commander in Chief
Recurring role (16 episodes)
Episode: "Fall from Grace"
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
Main role (26 episodes)
Dr. Maddie Rhodes
Charity Vyle (voice)
Main role (10 episodes)
You Lucky Dog
The Devil's Teardrop
Drop Dead Diva
Episodes: "Bad Girls", "Freeze the Day"
The Perfect Student
Agent Renee Locklear
Episodes: "Mayday", "Countermeasures"
The Secret Circle
Main role (21 episodes)
A Christmas Song
A Sister's Nightmare
Republic of Doyle
Inspector Valerie O'Brien
Episodes: "Expansion", "Buried"
Episode: "Ka Makuakane (Family Man)"
Beauty & the Beast
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