Teryl Rothery is an actress from Canada who garnered fame for portraying Dr. Janet Fraiser in ‘Stargate SG-1’. Her other memorable TV roles include Lt. Maggie Weston in ‘Exosquad’, M.O.M. in ‘Martin Mystery’, Carol Bloom in ‘Kyle XY’, Grace Sherman in ‘Cedar Cove’, and J.L. in ‘The Good Doctor’. On the big screen, she has appeared in films like ‘Magic in the Water’, ‘Whisper’, and ‘What an Idiot’. A native of British Columbia, Rothery had always wanted to be a performer. She started her career on stage when she was 13 years old, appearing as a dancer in the musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. For her performance in her theatre company’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, she received the Most Outstanding Performer Award. An accomplished voice actress, she started her television career as the voice of Mai in the BLT dub version of Japanese anime ‘Dragon Ball’ in 1986. A year later, she made her screen debut as an actress in an episode of ‘Stingray’. Active since 1980, Rothery has accumulated over 170 film and TV credits in her résumé to date.
When she was 13 years old, Teryl Rothery danced in the musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. She subsequently appeared in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’. In the ensuing years, she has appeared in the productions of ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ (2006), ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (2006), Edward Albee’s ‘A Delicate Balance’ (2007), and ‘Good Boys and True’ (2009).
At the age of 18, she was featured in the CBC Halloween special ‘Boo’. As a singer-dancer, she appeared in a television variety show starring Tom Jones filmed in North Vancouver. In 1986, she was hired to lend her voice to Mai in the BLT dub version of Japanese anime ‘Dragon Ball’. That year, she also voiced Raven in the animated film ‘Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies’.
In 1987, she played Mary in a season two episode of ‘Stingray’. This was her first television appearance as an actress. She provided the voice for Kodachi Kuno in the dubbed versions of the anime shows ‘Ranma ½’ (1989) and ‘Ranma ½: Nettô-hen’ (1989-1991), and the anime films ‘Ranma ½: The Movie, Big Trouble in Nekonron, China’ (1991) and ‘Ranma ½: The Movie 2, Nihao My Concubine’ (1992). In the 1990s, she appeared in a number of telefilms, including ‘The Man Upstairs’, ‘Woman on the Ledge’, ‘Moment of Truth: To Walk Again’, and ‘A Christmas Romance’. Between 1993 and 1994, she voiced Field Repair Specialist Lt. Maggie Weston in ‘Exosquad’. She also reprised her role in the 1993 miniseries ‘Ranma 1/2’.
In the Canadian-American science fiction series ‘Stargate SG-1’, Rothery was part of the main cast in the first seven seasons. She played Captain/Major Janet Fraiser, who serves as the Chief Medical Officer on the SGC. Noted for her courage, humour, kindness, and talent, Frasier is responsible for preserving the health of the SG teams. She is affiliated with SGC for seven years until her death in 2003. In the show, Rothery also portrayed Heimdall, the Asgard geneticist. For her performance in the season seven episode ‘Lifeboat’, she was nominated for the Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series. This was one of her four Leo Award nominations.
In 2003, she played a network executive in the television miniseries ‘Out of Order’. She voiced Claw’s mom as well as Claw’s nephew in ‘Gadget and the Gadgetinis’ (2003), a television spinoff of ‘Inspector Gadget’. In 2004, she provided the voice for Princess Abi and Shima’s mother in ‘Inuyasha’. In the French-Italian animated series ‘Martin Mystery’ (2003-06), she lent her voice to M.O.M., the multi-tasking director of "The Center".
In the teen science fiction series ‘Kyle XY’ (2006-09), she was cast as Carol Bloom, the mother of Amanda Bloom (Kirsten Prout). Rothery worked with Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal in Hallmark channel’s drama series ‘Cedar Cove’ (2013-15). At present, she portrays the recurring role of J.L. in ABC’s popular medical drama ‘The Good Doctor’.
Rothery had her big screen debut in the 1994 family adventure drama film ‘Andre’. In the 1995 fantasy adventure ‘Magic in the Water’, she was cast as Beth. In 2005, she appeared in the direct-to-video film ‘The Sandlot 2’. She shared screen space with Jennifer Shirley, Blake Woodruff, Michael Rooker in the crime-drama ‘Whisper’ (2007). Her most recent cinematic appearance was in the 2014 romantic comedy ‘What an Idiot’.
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Family & Personal Life
Born on November 9, 1962, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Teryl Rothery developed a deep passion for performing quite early in her life. Little else is known about her childhood and upbringing.
She has a daughter named Londyn Jean Alana Abrahams-Rothery, who was born on October 3, 2008. In December 2013, she revealed through social media that she had gotten engaged to businessman Carl Kumpera. However, the relationship has reportedly ended since then.