Tricia Janine Helfer is a Canadian model and actress. Born on April 11, 1974 to her mother Elaine Helfer and father Jonathan Marshall, she was raised in Donalda, a small rural town found in Alberta. She began modeling at the age of 17 and In 1992 she won the Ford Models' Supermodel of the World. She signed with Elite Model Management and later Trump Model Management eventually gracing the covers of many magazines and becoming a Victoria's Secret beauty. In 2002 she decided to move to the Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She found roles in "Jeremiah" and "C.S.I." before landing her signature role in the re-imagined 2004 version of "Battlestar Galactica" as a Cylon known as "Number Six". She also played the part of Farrah Fawcett in the bioopic "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'" alongside actress Lauren Stamile who portrayed Michelle Slater on "Community".
On August 31, 2012 the online entertainment news site TV Line reported that actress Tricia Helfer had signed on to play Lauren, a superfan of "Inspector Spacetime". It was earlier reported that British comedian Matt Lucas, best known for his work on the BBC sketch show "Little Britain", has been cast as Toby, a new friend of Abed's who is also a Inspector Spacetime fan. Both characters are set to appear in the Inspector Spacetime convention episode which was hinted at by the new Community showrunners Moses Port and David Guarascio at the San Diego Comic Con Community panel.