Helix ♦ Stargate:Atlantis ♦ Supernatural ♦ Stargate Universe SGU ♦ Fringe
Kyra Zagorsky was born in New York and raised in the mountains in a small town in Colorado. From early on, she’s been extensively drawn to the science-fiction genre, which has brought her great success in the multiple sci-fi films and series she’s been cast in. Currently, she is starring as Dr. Julia Walker in SyFy’s hit thriller, “Helix”.
Kyra had a love of the outdoors, and was an athlete and dancer throughout school. She began acting in her senior year of high school, when she auditioned for the school musical and was cast of one of the leads. Kyra went on to receive a BFA in theatre from Southern Oregon University in Ashland and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. She worked extensively in leading roles in regional theatre across the U.S. until she made the transition to TV and Film in 2007.
She continued to work steadily within this new medium with guest star appearances in SyFy’s “Stargate: Atlantis” and “Stargate Universe SGU”, The CW’s “Supernatural”, FOX’s “Fringe”, TNT’s “Falling Skies” and in the award winning web series “Divine”. Kyra took on a lead role in the film THE ABC’S OF DEATH, “a 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty”, which premiered at TIFF in 2012, and in the zombie horror film TOXIN 3D.
“Helix” was recently renewed for a second season. The series, created by Ron Moore, is an intense thriller that follows a team of scientists from the Center for Disease Control investigating a possible disease outbreak. The show averaged 2.1 million viewers in its first season.
Coming up, Kyra can be seen in the Soska twins’ LIONSGATE feature “Vendetta”, as the beautiful, witty, and strong-willed Jocelyn Danvers. The film centers on a hard- nosed detective who deliberately commits a crime to get thrown into prison, allowing him the chance to seek vengeance upon the criminal serving a life sentence for having brutally murdered the detective’s wife.
Kyra splits her time between Los Angeles, Vancouver and Montreal.