Canadian Model Victoria Pratt
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Victoria Ainsle Pratt (born December 18, 1970 in Chesley, Ontario) is a Canadian actress and fitness model. Her television roles include Once a Thief, Cleopatra 2525, Mutant X, and Day Break. Her film roles include House of the Dead 2. Pratt attended Chesley District High School in Chesley, Ontario. Pratt graduated summa cum laude in Kinesiology at Toronto`s York University and took at job there in the Human Performance Lab, testing professional athletes including the players of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets and the San Jose Sharks.
She was offered a scholarship to the physiotherapy Master`s program at the University of Toronto but declined the offer. She co-authored a book about bodybuilding and fitness with one of her former university professors. Pratt was a professional fitness model along with WWE`s Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson.
Robert Kennedy, publisher of MuscleMag, convinced her to study acting and she began attending classes at the Actors Network in Toronto. She began to land acting roles in 1998, including the science-fiction TV shows Once a Thief (as Jackie Janczyk), Cleopatra 2525 (as Sarge) and Mutant X (as Shalimar Fox). In 2006, she had a lead role in the ABC series Day Break as police detective Andrea Battle. Of the 13 completed episodes that were made, only 6 made it to air before the series was cancelled. In October 2000, she married T.J. Scott, who directed her in Blacktop. Pratt has a blue belt in Shotokan karate and is a keen kickboxer. She divides her time between Toronto, Los Angeles and New Zealand.