Personality: Dichen Lachman
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 24, 2013
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 School, St Mary’s College, Adelaide, Annesley 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 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.
|2006||Safety in Numbers||News Reporter|
|2007||Tyrannosaurus Azteca||Ayacoatl||TV movie|
|2010||Sunday Punch||Jill||Short film|
|2012||Lust for Love||Cali||post-production|
|2013||Too Late||Jully Bean||post-production|
|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