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Emmanuelle Frederique Vaugier (born June 23, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actress, singer, and model, best known for her roles as Detective Jessica Angell on CSI: NY, Mia on Two and a Half Men, Dr. Helen Bryce on Smallville, and FBI Special Agent Emma Barnes on Human Target.

She played Addison Corday in Saw II and Saw IV.

Early Life

Emmanuelle Vaugier was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The daughter of French immigrants. She grew up in a Roman Catholic, French-speaking household along with her older brother, Jason, and is fluent in French. Vaugier usually divides her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver. She attended Crofton House School, a private girls' school, for ten years until she transferred to Magee Secondary School. The latter offered a flexible academic program for professional and pre-professional athletes, artists, and musicians, for the last two years of high school.


Vaugier played the role of young, upstart model Maria Alcobar in a 1996 episode of Highlander: The Series. In 2004, she played Lindsey Kellogg on the short-lived Fox Television series North Shore. Vaugier also had guest-star spots on Veronica Mars, Supernatural, The Outer Limits, Higher Ground, Andromeda, and Charmed. Furthermore, she appeared in the Emmy Award-nominated miniseries The Beach Boys: An American Family, where she portrayed Mike Love’s wife, Suzanne. Vaugier also completed a starring role in MOW Veiled Truth for the Lifetime Network. Besides that, she is known for her role during the first two seasons of One Tree Hill as Nicki, Jake's ex-girlfriend and mother to their child, Jenny.

From 2005-2015, Vaugier guest-starred in twelve episodes of CBS's hit sitcom Two and a Half Men as Mia, a ballet teacher with whom Charlie Harper fell in love and almost married. In 2005, she also played the title character in the Painkiller Jane television movie for the Sci-Fi Channel. She first became noticed by the science fiction community when she portrayed Dr. Helen Bryce, the love interest of Lex Luthor, on WB's hit drama Smallville in 2002–2003. Vaugier had a recurring role from 2006–2009 on the CBS show CSI: NY as Detective Jessica Angell. She left the show after the fifth season due to budget cuts.

Vaugier appeared in two episodes of the Fox series Human Target as FBI agent Emma Barnes, who was first introduced to the show on January 26, 2010, in the episode Embassy Row. She also had a recurring role on the Syfy series Lost Girl as The Morrigan, the leader of the Dark Fae.

One of her most prominent roles in feature films was Addison Corday in Saw II and Saw IV. In the Canadian film Unearthed, she played Annie, the sheriff of a small rural desert town. She appeared in the movie 40 Days and 40 Nights, which also starred Josh Hartnett. Besides that, she had starring roles in Suddenly Naked, in which she played a Latin pop sensation, the TV movie Mindstorm, a science-fiction thriller, and Ripper, a psychological thriller about students who mysteriously disappear after enrolling in a class about serial killers. She also starred in the sequel to Mirrors, which was directed by Victor Garcia. Maxim Magazine featured her on the cover of the February 2006 issue in the United States. Three months later, she landed spot #31 on their annual Hot 100 list.



Year Title Role
1995 A Family Divided Rosalie Frank
1996 The Halfback of Notre Dame Esmerelda
Home Song Cheerleader
The Limbic Region Jennifer Lucca - Age 21 Years
1997 Hysteria Veronica Bloom
1999 The Fear: Resurrection Jennifer
Shadow Warriors II: Hunt for the Death Merchant French Woman
Shapeshifter Anika
2000 My 5 Wives Sarah
The Sculptress Sylvie
2001 Largo Winch: The Heir Nikki
Mindstorm Tracy Wellman
Ripper Andrea (Andy) Carter
Return to Cabin by the Lake Vicki
Suddenly Naked Lupe Martinez
Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell Elinor Smith
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Susie
2003 Secondhand Lions Jasmine
Water's Edge Rae Butler
2004 Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss Lauren
2005 Cerberus Dr. Samantha Gaines
House of the Dead 2 Alex
Saw II Addison Corday
Painkiller Jane Capt. Jane Elizabeth Browning ("Painkiller Jane")
2006 Veiled Truth Carolyn
2007 Unearthed Annie Flynn
Saw IV Addison Corday
Blonde and Blonder Cat
2008 Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation Eva
Far Cry Valerie Cardinal
2009 Reverse Angle Eve Pretson
Dolan's Cadillac Elizabeth
2010 A Trace of Danger Kate
Mirrors 2 Elizabeth Reigns
Hysteria Jennifer
A Nanny for Christmas Ally Leeds
2011 Where the Road Meets the Sun Lisa
Killer Mountain Kate Donovan
French Immersion Jennifer Yates
Intervention: Cinderella Evil Stepmother
2012 Stolen Child Amanda
It's Christmas, Carol! Carol
2013 The Wedding Chapel Sarah Robertson
Susie's Hope Donna Lawrence
Ivanov Red, White, and Blue Kara
Absolute Deception Rebecca Scott
Hidden Away Alexandra / Stephanie
Clara's Deadly Secret Helen
2014 Saul: The Journey to Damascus Mary
Teen Lust Shelly
2015 My Stepdaughter Jill
2016 Love in Paradise Heather Twain
Love in the Vineyard Molly
Stranger in the House Jade
His Double Life Linda
2017 Washed Away Gabrielle
Destruction: Los Angeles Margot Taylor


Year Title Role
1995 Highlander Maria Alcobar
1996 Madison Noella D'Angelo
1997 Police Academy: The Series Sally
Breaker High Monette
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation Actress
1998-1999 The Outer Limits Lisa Dobkins / Shal
1998 First Wave Esther
Dead Man's Gun Rose Harris
1999 Viper Mitzi / Olga
Seven Days Princess Lisette D'Arcy
2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family Pamela
Higher Ground Elaine Barringer
Level 9 Christina Veedy
So Weird Donna
2001 Big Sound Veronica
MythQuest Persephone
2002-2003 Smallville Dr. Helen Bryce
2002 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Susan
Charmed Dr. Ava Nicolae
My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Sarah Nelson
Just Cause Louisa Bennett
2003 The Handler Angie
2004-2005 One Tree Hill Nicki
2004 North Shore Melinda Lindsey Kellogg
Veronica Mars Monica Hadwin Greenblatt
2005-2015 Two and a Half Men Mia
2005 Andromeda Maura
Love, Inc. Girl
2006-2009 CSI: NY Detective Jessica Angell
2006 Monk Pat - Juror No. 12
Masters of Horror Kim
2007 Supernatural Madison
Big Shots Wanda Barnes
2010-2011 Covert Affairs Liza Hearn
2010-2015 Lost Girl Evony Fleurette Marquise / The Morrigan / Evony Fleurett Marquise
2010 Human Target Emma Barnes
Hawaii Five-0 Beautiful Woman / Erica Raines
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Abigail
The Protector Mrs. Gardener
2013 The Mentalist Melissa Enfield
Republic of Doyle Gabriela Del Toro
2015 Mistresses Niko
2017 Rogue ADA Regan Faulkner

Video Games

Year Title Role
2006 Need for Speed: Carbon Nikki


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