Teryl Rothery is an eminent Canadian actress who came to the limelight as a dancer before gaining global recognition with her notable works in the movie industry. She is respected for playing a handful of memorable roles in the course of her career, including her portrayal of Dr. Janet Fraiser in the military sci-fi drama series, Stargate SG-1, as well as Grace Sherman in Cedar Cove.
Having started her career in the entertainment industry as a kid, the actress has claimed many accolades including four Leo nominations from her acting credits of over 180 films, TV series, and stage productions combined.
Teryl Rothery Began Making Waves In The Entertainment Industry as a Dancer When She Was 13
The versatile actress was born in British Columbia on the 9th of November 1962. She has always had a flair for the entertainment industry; as such, at the age of 13, she had gained expertise as a dancer.
At that age, she performed in the stage musical, Bye Bye Birdie. By the time she was 18, she had gained fame for her skill in dancing and music, having made a wonderful display of her amazing talent in the TV variety show, North Vancouver.
Teryl Rothery took her first step into acting with a role in the CBC Halloween Special, Boo. She then landed more of voice acting roles. In 1986, she provided the voice of Raven in the animated film, Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies, and the next year, she scored the role of Mary in one episode of the TV series, Stingray.
She subsequently voiced A-Ko Magami in Project A-Ko 2: Plot of the Diatokuji Financial Group (1987) and its sequels, as well as Mia Koji #2 in Robin Warriors (1988) and Kodachi Kuno on the Ranma ½ TV series (1989). She further provided voices in the English version of Ranma ½: The Movie 2 and Nihao My Concubine before scoring roles in The Man Upstairs (1992) and Woman on the Ledge (1993).
Between 1993 and 1996, Teryl Rothery was featured in more than thirty films and series. They include Rumic World: Mermaid’s Scar, No Child of Mine, King Arthur and the Knights of Justice, Exosquad, The Man Who Wouldn’t Die, Robin’s Hoods, M. A. N. T. I. S, Magic in the Water, and Hurricanes.
She Became a Household Name With Her Role in Stargate SG-1
While on the verge of fame, Teryl hit her acting climax with her recurring role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1. A role she played for seven consecutive years, featuring in seventy-five episodes of the military science fiction series. Rothery’s character worked as the Chief Medical Officer who preserves the health of the SG teams.
Much to the dissatisfaction of the show’s fanbase, her character was written off in season seven as the doctor was killed. Nevertheless, her performance was good enough to earn her a Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in 2004. Teryl Rothery received another Leo Award nomination for her outstanding performance in The Guard, wherein she portrayed the character of Gwen from 2008-09.
Aside from her roles in Stargate SG-1 and The Guard, Teryl Rothery is also recognized for her portrayal of Grace Sherman in the drama TV series, Cedar Cove. It aired on Hallmark Channel for three seasons from July 2013 to September 2015 and she appeared in 35 episodes of the series. The actress has also proved her mettle as a voice actress; she’s known to have voiced memorable characters in Gadgets and the Gadgetinis in 2003, as well as in Martin Mystery (2003-06).
The Canadian Has Been Acting for Over Three Decades
Teryl Rothery has been in the show business for a long time and has made several impacts as a music artist, young dancer, and an actress. She has worked tirelessly to build an overwhelming career for herself, with over 180 films, TV series, and theater productions to her credit. Like most actors and actresses who have their acting signature pinned to a particular genre, Rothery is known for her consistent appearances in sci-fi movies, including Kyle XY, Smallville, Arrow, The X-Files, Eureka, Outer Limits, and more.
Since she kicked off her career in 1986, Teryl has featured in more than 20 made-for-TV films, establishing herself as a renowned TV actress. Some of her TV film credits include Mortal Sins (1992), A Christmas Romance (1994), A Child’s Wish (1997), Silencing Mary (1998), The Book of Ruth (2004), and Battle of the Bulbs (2010).
You will also find her in A Fairly Old Summer (2014), Stop the Wedding (2016), All For Love (2017), Christmas Getaway (2017), A Road to Christmas (2018), Valentine in the Vineyard (2019), Holiday Date (2019), and many others.
Besides her recent roles in TV films, Teryl Rothery has scored roles in a number of TV series in recent times. She appeared as JL in The Good Doctor (2017-2020), Robin O’Brien in Chesapeake Shores (2018), Muriel in Virgin River (2019-2020), Celia Hudson in Nancy Drew (2019-2020), and Dawn Kannerman in Upload (2020). Rothery has also thrived as a stage actress, she has appeared in a few plays like Kiss Me, Kate, The Taming of the Shrew, Delicate Balance, and Good Boys and True.
The TV star has received four Leo Award nominations as well as the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award. Unsurprisingly, she has gathered a reasonable amount of wealth as an entertainer, her net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Teryl Rothery Got Engaged to a Realtor Named Carl Kumpera
It is quite ironic that a star like Teryl Rothery could successfully hide certain details of her life, particularly, her dating history. Having been a private person, there has been much speculation about Rothery’s love life.
Once upon a time, there were claims that the actress got engaged to a realtor named Carl Kumpera. She would later confirm this in a tweet sometime in December 2013.
— Teryl Rothery (@terylrothery) December 26, 2013
The two publicized their relationship to a reasonable extent before they suddenly went mute in the latter part of the year 2014. Hardly can anyone confirm if they broke up or just decided to stay away from the public space.
Also, she has not been spotted with any other romantic partner in recent years neither has she shared news about her relationship status with her fans. As such, it remains unknown whether the Cedar Cove star is married or currently dating someone.
Who’s the Father of the Actress’ Daughter?
Despite keeping her personal life away from the prying eyes of the media, it’s no secret that the actress has a beautiful daughter named Londyn Jean Alana Abrahams-Rothery. She was born on October 3rd, 2008. Howbeit, no one is certain about the identity of the child’s father as the actress has remained tight-lipped about the paternity of her daughter to date.
It's a great Thursday. I'm taking Londyn to #disneyland!!!✈️💃🎉🎊
— Teryl Rothery (@terylrothery) June 2, 2016
Nonetheless, Teryl Rothery has an awesome relationship with her only child. She has occasionally shared pictures of her via her Twitter handle but has mostly hidden the child’s face. Judging by her posts on social media, the two share a very special bond.