Gigi Edgley Biography
After high school, Gigi Edgley attended the Queensland University of Technology where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. After college she continued to develop her skills in acting, singing, ballet, character dance, jazz and martial arts.
Gigi Edgley is most admired for her fire-twirling skill but she is most famous for her Farscape role Chiana. Her first professional acting job was at the Twelfth Night Theatre. Gigis early appearances was in the with Anthony Simcoes independently produced films and television productions. She was also a guest star on the series Water Rats. She was on the Australian film, Day of Roses.
The television series Farscape made Gigi Edgley famous. In this science fiction series she played the role of Chiana, nicknamed Pip by her co star Ben Bowder. Coincidentally, it was also her nickname when she was a child. Her role was supposed to last for a single episode since the character of Chiana was written to die at the end of the show. However the producers of the show decided to extend the role for several more shows. The produces and the viewers loved her role and so in the following season she became a regular. For the whole series she was in 68 episodes.
In between the seasons of Farscape, Gigi Edgley landed several guest roles on television. She was seen in the series The Lost World which was aired internationally. She was also seen in the BeastMaster for which she reprised her role. Alongside these appearances, she did several independent movies. She also landed the starring role for Seeing Ear Theatre, an audio drama.
When Farscape was cancelled, Gigi Edgley went for other shows. She landed a role in the move made for television drama BlackJack. She appeared opposite Colin Friels. Then she was nest seen in another Australian television show The Secret Life of Us. This was followed by the show Stringers. Then she reprised her Chiana role in Farscape miniseries, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.
In 2006, Gigi Edgley landed the female lead role in the film Last Train to Freo. For her role in this drama/thriller, she was nominated by the Film Critics Circle to Australia as Best Actress in a Lead Role. At present, she has a minor role in The Starter Wife, a miniseries by USA Network.