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Emmanuelle Vaugier : Heather

Emmanuelle Vaugier is a versatile actor who simply sizzles when it comes to portraying those feisty female leads who like to stir things up a bit. Her role in ABC’s steamy summer soap “Mistresses” is no exception. In the series, Vaugier portrays Niko, the new mixologist at Wunderbar, and a thorn in Joss’ (Jes Macallan) side. This role is the latest addition to Emmanuelle’s already impressive body of work. This stunning actor continues to reprise her role of The Morrigan on the innovative series “Lost Girl.”

Vaugier may be best known for her popular role as Charlie Sheen’s ex-fiancée Mia on the award-winning CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men.” For three seasons she also played Detective Jessica Angell on “CSI: NY” and also appeared alongside Piper Perabo in the USA crime series “Covert Affairs,” in the recurring role of Liza Hearn, a journalist and blogger not afraid to push boundaries. Other television appearances include guest roles on “The Mentalist,” “Big Shots” and “Supernatural.” She was also the new female superhero for the Sci Fi Channel television pilot of the comic “Painkiller Jane,” and had a starring role in the “Master of Horror” series directed by John Carpenter. Vaugier’s other television credits include UPN‘s hit series “Veronica Mars” and a starring role in the WB comedy “My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star.” Other roles include Lex Luthor’s wife Dr. Helen Bryce on the WB’s hit series “Smallville” as well as a recurring role on “One Tree Hill” and the FOX action/drama series “Human Target,” playing FBI Agent Emma Barnes.

Vaugier’s feature film credits include “Saw II,” “Saw IV,” “Secondhand Lions” with Michael Caine and Robert Duvall and “40 Days and 40 Nights” with Josh Hartnett, to name a few. One of the roles she connected with the most was playing a woman who rescues animals in “Susie’s Hope,” a role for which she won best actress at the Greensville International Film Festival. Vaugier was previously seen on Hallmark Channel in “It’s Christmas, Carol!” opposite Carrie Fisher, for which she won a Leo Award. Additionally, she also stars in “Absolute Deception” alongside Cuba Gooding Jr.

Off-screen, she is an avid animal lover. A project that is very close to Vaugier’s heart is her own 501c3 charitable foundation The Fluffball, which raises money for various animal charities through her annual cocktail event. A dedicated equestrian she competes on a horse rescued from a situation of neglect. Vaugier paints to express her creativity and contributes a major portion of her sales to the many charitable animal rescue organizations she supports.