Actress Teryl Rothery always knew she wanted to be an entertainer. Her first role came as a dancer in a production of "Bye Bye Birdie" at age thirteen, before she went on to land her first television appearance on CBC. A Vancouver, B.C. native, Rothery has worked in the industry for many years with great success.
Rothery trained at the Larry Moss Studio in Los Angeles, and Gastown Actors’ Studio and The Shakespeare Centre, both in Vancouver. Her most memorable television role has been Dr. Janet Fraiser on the hit, Emmy®-nominated Sci-Fi series “Stargate SG-1” for seven seasons. Rothery received a 2003 Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Female for her portrayal of Fraiser, the medical officer for the Cheyenne Mountain Facility who faces many peculiar cases. Her other award nominations include three more nominations for Leo Awards, for her performances in “The Collector,” “Coffee Diva,” and “The Guard,” in 2004, 2008 and 2009, respectively. She’s also had recurring roles on the CW series “Hellcats,” the Sci-Fi Channel drama, “Caprica,” ABC Family’s “Kyle XY,” Showtime’s “Dead Like Me,” and “The Guard” for Global. Other television credits include roles on “Jeremiah,” “The Dead Zone,” “DaVinci’s Inquest,” “Smallville,” “Supernatural” and “Psych.”
Rothery has also had lead and supporting roles in dozens of television movies, including a co-starring role in “Totally Awesome,” a comedy for VH-1, “Behind the Camera: The Diff'rent Strokes Story,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve,” “Sandlot 2,” “The Book of Ruth,” “Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story,” and the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Battle of the Bulbs.” Most recently, she’s had roles in the miniseries “Alice” for the Sci-Fi Channel, “Babylon 5: The Lost Tales,” and “Fairly Odd Parents.” Her feature film credits include a supporting lead role in "Whisper" for Universal Pictures, “White Noise 2,” “Best in Show,” “Flicka 3,” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”
In recent years, Rothery has turned back to her roots on the stage to perform in theatre productions in her hometown of Vancouver, including "Julius Caesar" at the Jericho Arts Centre, and "Cymbeline" and "Merlin" at the Carousel Theatre.