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Personality: Dichen Lachman

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 24, 2013


Dichen Lachman

Dichen Lachman (born 22 February 1982) is a Nepalese-born Australian actress and producer, best known for appearing in the soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski and Joss Whedon‘s science fiction drama television series Dollhouse asSierra. Lachman played Suren in the supernatural drama television series Being Human. She is currently appearing as Tani Tumrenjack in the ABC military drama series Last Resort. She acted as executive producer on Lust for Love.

Lachman was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and lived in Nepal until she was eight years old, before her family moved to Adelaide, Australia. Her mother is Tibetan, and her Australian father is of German heritage. She attended Norwood Morialta High SchoolSt Mary’s College, AdelaideAnnesley College, and the University of Adelaide.

Lachman filmed an advert for Wanadoo which was filmed in Australia and aired in the United Kingdom. In 2005, Lachman joined the cast of the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski. She originally auditioned for the role of Elle Robinson, but the producers decided to create the part of Katya for her.

Lachman also played a small role in the feature film Aquamarine. After she finished shooting the role of Aaren in the film Bled, Lachman then visited Hawaii to film Aztec Rex with director Brian Trenchard-Smith. In an interview with The Soap Show, Lachman mentioned how she visited England in late 2006 and appeared on the BBC television show Ready Steady Cook. In the interview, she explained that she is in Los Angeles to further her acting career, but mentioned she would love to work in the UK and Australia in the future.

On 26 March 2008, it was announced that Lachman would portray Sierra in the television series Dollhouse, created by Joss Whedon. Her character is an Active (or “doll”), whose real name is Priya Tsetsang. Sierra is one of many who can be “programmed” with multiple personalities and abilities to engage in specific assignments.

In an interview with ScifiNow, Lachman addressed the rumors that she would be starring in the upcoming television show based on the Star Wars franchise. She responded by saying, “I am a huge George Lucas fan; I love those movies and it would be a dream come true – I’d love to do it, it would be incredible.”

She was named as one of the 100 hottest women on screen for 2009, on the lesbian media site afterellen.com. “What a privilege to be there,” she said.

She guest starred as an insurance agent/street racer on NCIS: Los Angeles. She also appeared as Amy Hanamoa, the widow of a murdered police officer, in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. Lachman made a guest appearance in an episode of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, for its fourth series Torchwood: Miracle Day. Additionally, in 2011 it was announced in Variety that Lachman would be joining the cast of Being Human as a series regular. Lachman also made a brief appearance in the web-series “The Guild” during Season 5, episode 8 as a guest at a party during a gaming convention.

In 2012 it was announced she would be joining the Shawn Ryan driven pilot Last Resort for ABC. She also guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted web series, Husbands.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Eastworld Thug #4
2006 Safety in Numbers News Reporter
Aquamarine Beth-Ann
2007 Tyrannosaurus Azteca Ayacoatl TV movie
2009 Bled Aaren
2010 Sunday Punch Jill Short film
2012 Lust for Love Cali post-production
2013 Too Late Jully Bean post-production

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005–2007 Neighbours Katya Kinski Series regular
2009–2010 Dollhouse Sierra / Priya Tsetsang Series regular
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Allison Pritchett/Allysia Takada Episode: “Full Throttle
Hawaii Five-0 Amy Hanamoa Episode: “Manaʻo
2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day Lyn Peterfield Episode: “Rendition
2012 Being Human Suren Season 2: Main Character
The Glades Chef Lana Kim Episode: “Food Fight”
Last Resort Tani Tumrenjack Series Regular
(Shooting)

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