Chiana from FARSCAPE, host of the Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge, and X from Hashtag
Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including USA’s The Starter Wife, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of The Roses.
Additionally Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sciQfi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years.
Gigi stole the hearts of sciQfi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. Recently the SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company asked her to host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.
Edgley’s team also raised over $44,000 on Kickstarter to fund a SciQFi short called Hashtag. They are planning to take it to Sundance, Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Currently she is filming Nexus. Gigi was nominated for the Film’s Critic’s Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for Sexiest Space Babe.
Gigi has a long list of theatre credits as well that include: Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis, The Rover, Boy’s Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables.
Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions along side hundreds of other candidates.