|Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster)|
Actress Name: Rekha Sharma
Character Name: Tory Foster
Episode Appearances: Main Cast on Season 2, 3, 4
Character Bio: Before the Cylons came, Tory Foster was a precinct captain for the Federalist Party in Delphi, where her job included taking polls. After the death of Billy Keikeya, Tory was tapped to become President Laura Roslin's new aide and campaign manager. Tory's duties for Roslin at this time included finding a foster mother for Sharon Agathon's child. In her spare time, she conspired with Saul Tigh and Lt. Dualla to rig the Presidential election is Roslin's favor; but the ruse is discovered by Admiral Adama and Lt. Gaeta. During the occupation of New Caprica, Foster helps create a list of humans who are helping the Cylons and is tasked with the failed mission of getting baby Hera off-planet. Tory suffers an arm injury during a Raptor crash with Colonial One.
As part of her duties, Tory helps the president assemble a tribunal against Baltar. In the process she helps to establish security arrangements for the trial and tries to stonewall the defense. After the death of Starbuck, she and Samuel Anders hook up, but Roslin doesn't like this development. As the fleet nears the Ionian nebula, Tory starts to hear a strange noise that disrupts her sleeping and waking routine. This causes problems; she lashes out against reporters during a press conference and Laura threatens to replace her.
When the Fleet reaches the nebula, Tory is drawn to Tigh, Tyrol and Anders-and they collectively realize they are four of final five Cylons.
Actress Bio: Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rekha Shanti Sharma is a Canadian film, stage and TV actress who auditioned several times for smaller roles in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica before landing the role of Tory Foster. Her ancestors are from the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, which they left after the British occupied the country. Her family resettled in the Fiji Islands and her parents moved to Canada. She has an older brother.
Sharma caught the acting bug in the fifth grade, but didn't pursue it as a career until her 20s. She has plenty of stage experience but also appeared in TV shows from The Lone Gunmen and Smallville to John Doe and Dark Angel. She also appeared in the movies The Core and AVPR: Aliens vs Predator-Requiem. For fun, she paints and plays a musical string instrument called the sarangi.
IMDB Link: Rekha Sharma
Official Website: None Listed
Trivia: Sharma is a devotee of Indian saint and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.
What she's doing now: Currently starring on Scifi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.
Interviews: Rekha Sharma GALACTICA.TV interview