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Claire Rankin

Claire Rankin
Born (1975-01-23) January 23, 1975
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Josh Randall (m. 2000–2011)

Claire Rankin (born January 23, 1975) is a Canadian actress. She was raised in Prince Edward Island and is a trained singer and dancer.

Rankin has appeared in over 40 films and television shows, including The Mentalist House, Monk, Without a Trace, The District, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal and The Drew Carey Show. She has also had lead roles in independent films and television movies such as John Q, In Quiet Night, A Brother's Promise, A Face to Kill For and One of Our Own.

Trained with the Stratford Festival Young Company for two years, she spent four years with the Stratford Shakespearean Festival playing classical roles, such as Miranda in The Tempest. She has also danced the ballet role of Louise in Carousel at the same festival. Other stage appearances include Cossette in Les Misérables and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.

She is known to fans for her recurring roles as Kate Heightmeyer in the military science fiction series Stargate Atlantis and as Fleur de Brabant, younger sister of Nicolas de Brabant/Nick Knight, in the supernatural fantasy Forever Knight. Other shows she has guest-starred on include The Outer Limits, Sleepwalkers, Charmed "Republic of Doyle", "Cracked" "Nikita" and Star Trek: Voyager.

Rankin is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of the Master Sommelier and graduated from the Professional Culinary Institute's Sommelier Program.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Death Wish V: The Face of Death Maxine
1996 Waiting for Michelangelo Beth
1996 Two If by Sea Reporter
1998 In Quiet Night Joey Amos
2002 John Q Public Defender
2005 Aviary, TheThe Aviary Kate Sawyer
2007 One of Our Own Diane
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Picture Windows Marie TV series
1994 Janek: The Silent Betrayal Beth TV movie
1995 Forever Knight Fleur Episode: "Be My Valentine"
1995 Side Effects Erica Ouimette Episode: "Sixth Sense"
1996 Side Effects Erica Ouimette Episode: "Goin' Down the Roadie"
1996 Dinner Along the Amazon Audrey TV short
1996 Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story, AA Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story Robin Jansen TV movie
1996 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice Rita Gillette TV movie
1996 Escape Clause Janet TV movie
1996 Undue Influence Cindy TV movie
1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Susan Episode: "Storm Warning"
1998 Emily of New Moon Juliet Starr Episode: "Eye of Heaven"
Episode: "Storms of the Heart"
1998 Sleepwalkers Rebecca Episode: "Cassandra"
1998 Chicago Hope Holly Episode: "McNeil and Pray"
1998 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Ariel Episode: "Lithia"
1998 Any Day Now Sister Mary Margaret Episode: "Salamanders"
1999 Any Day Now Sister Mary Margaret Episode: "It's About the Heart"
1999 Diagnosis Murder Kathleen Wolverton Episode: "Trapped in Paradise"
1999 Face to Kill for, AA Face to Kill for Julia TV movie
1999 Star Trek: Voyager Alice Episode: "Alice"
2000 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Wendy Matson Episode: "I Dishonestly Love You"
2000 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Kyra Episode: "The Beholder"
2000 Beach Boys: An American Family, TheThe Beach Boys: An American Family Diane Rovell TV movie
2000 Relic Hunter Ophilia Episode: "Affaire de Coeur"
2000 Ally McBeal Susan Hanks Episode: "Do You Wanna Dance?"
2001 District, TheThe District Wendy Turner Episode: "Thursday"
2003 Strong Medicine Claire Episode: "Temperatures Rising"
2003 Without a Trace Doris Lovett Episode: "Copy Cat"
2004 Charmed Paula Marks Episode: "Hyde School Reunion"
2005–2007 Stargate Atlantis Dr. Kate Heightmeyer 5 episodes
2008 Vipers Ellie Martin TV movie
2009 Monk Angeline Dilworth Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse"
2011 House Elena Episode: "You Must Remember This"

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