In 2006, Thea appeared in Lesser Evil, a made for TV movie, as Margaret Dalton.
Thea starred in Truth in 2005 as Laura.
In 2004, Thea appeared in Eighteen as Hannah.
Thea's 2002 movies:
Tornado Warning (made for TV) as Dee Mazur
Sightings: Heartland Ghost (made for TV) as Pam
In 2001, Thea starred in the made for TV movie Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows as Lucille Bremer.
Thea's 2000 movies:
Common Ground (made for TV) as Willa
Washed Up as Bunny
Thea's 1997 movies:
Papertrail as Eileen Gibbs
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (made for TV)
In 1996 Thea starred as the Orgasmic Angel in Bubbles Galore.
Michelle Clunie: (on Thea and Thea's character, Lindsay) It's what Thea brings to the role. Thea herself is such a lovely person and what she brings to Lindsay is just that…beautifulness. I don't know how else to describe it. She's lovely and Melanie is completely in love with her. I also love her quirkiness, which I'm sure you'll see more of in the next season.
Thea's name is pronounced TAY-uh.
In 2006, Thea was honored with the Spotlight Award from PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) DC for her work on Queer as Folk.
In 2003, Thea was honored with the National Leadership Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for her work on Queer as Folk.
In 2003, Thea was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Female for her role in Queer as Folk.
As of 2006, Thea's pets include five cats and a canary.
As of 2006, Thea lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Thea is married to Brian Richmond, a theatre director.
Fall is Thea's favorite season.
Thea has admitted that she is bisexual.
Thea is a talented jazz singer and used to perform in a lounge act for a cruise line.
Thea graduated with an Honors BFA in acting from York University in Toronto, Canada.
Thea and some Queer as Folk cast mates filmed a public service announcement for The Trevor Project in 2005.
Thea: (on her love scenes with Michelle Clunie) Yeah, We have a closed set when we are working on something like that. There are all these sort of, you know…you work with the sheets and so on. I must admit, that scene on the couch, it's about as real as you can get. You're doing every thing that you would do. You have to kind of go there. It's not like you can fake it anyway. You can tell if actors are faking.
Thea: (on preparing for her role on Dante's Cove) Yeah, and I studied…I have a witchcraft book some friends gave me and I kind of read through all the different forms of witchcraft. You know, a lot of the time you're making stuff up in your head that somehow will work with the text.
Thea: (on Queer as Folk not getting any award nominations in the US) You know, a lot of different interpretations of that—some people say it's because it was filmed in Canada. But a lot of shows that are filmed in Canada get nominated. Some say it was the gay material, some people said it just wasn't good enough. I don't know. We just didn't get in there. It's unfortunate. I think it would have been nice to have been acknowledged at least once, to have at least been nominated for something. It is a show that kind of did change the face of American television, there's no denying that. So it would have been nice to have at least been acknowledged for that.
Thea: (on life after Queer as Folk) After you've done a show that has had so much acclaim for a while, a year after that you're really struggling not to become a has-been. You're always scared that you're never gonna get something like that again.
Thea: (how Queer as Folk helped her be more comfortable with her sexuality) I had to bare all, and I had to believe in me and my body and my t*ts and my *ss and rubbing up against Michelle and, you know, being all crazy and sexy, and through all that I started going 'Hey yeah, this is pretty fun.' I became a late bloomer.
Thea: (on playing a lesbian) Personally, I don't see it as very much of a stretch for me. I really don't! A lot of people interpret this as bisexuality, and it could be. On a human and an emotional level, I find that the line is very thin between gay and straight and bisexual. To me it's all love.
Thea: (on Queer as Folk ending) It was pretty devastating…for each of us in different ways. It took me about a year or so for me to readjust to life without Queer as Folk. It became a close knit group and we lived together in the city of Toronto for five years, so we had most of us to rely upon. And now, I'm back home—it's different to be back home. It's how you steer your career again and how you go back on auditions. It's such a bizarre thing—you're on this hit show for five years and you think you're on top of the world, and then suddenly you're back at square one again.