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|Portrays:||Margaret "Racetrack" Edmondson|
|Date of Birth:||June 2, 1974|
|Date of Death:||,|
Leah Cairns is a Canadian film and television actor.
Cairns was born on June 2nd 1974 in North Vancouver and grew up in Kamloops, B.C., with dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Those dreams were dashed when she broke her back in a car accident at 16. When her dance team went to an international competition in her graduating year, rather than stay at home, she headed off to Costa Rica, starting an eight-year backpacking odyssey that took her to 36 countries. Prior to returning to Canada, she stumbled into an improv class at an ashram in India, where she began her acting career.
Cairns has appeared in CTV’s comedy series Robson Arms. She has also appeared as a regular on the cancelled Canadian CITY-TV comedy series Godiva's, as 'Jenna', a waitress & dancer.
Cairns was one of the many actresses who auditioned for the role of Number Six, which later went to Tricia Helfer. Cairns first appeared as Racetrack in the Re-imagined Series season one episode, "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II", initially intended as a one-episode character. However, the production team liked Cairns' performance so much that Racetrack became a recurring role.
Cairns appeared opposite actor Al Pacino in the feature film 88 Minutes, as well as in a recurring role on the new TNT television series Saved. She will also appear in the pilot for the web-based series, Sanctuary, as a character who became the basis of the witches of William Shakespeare's MacBeth. She also currently stars as Emily Hollander in Season 2 of Kyle XY.
Cairns is presently married.
- Cairns owns a long haired chihuahua named "Godiva".
- Official website
- Leah Cairns interview: long interview about her life and her career as an actress
- Ask Leah Cairns in The Scifi World forums
- Caprica City interview with Cairns (English)