Lorena Gale

Lorena Gale

Gale at Gatecon, July 30, 2005
Born (1958-05-09)May 9, 1958
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died June 21, 2009(2009-06-21) (aged 51)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cause of death Cancer
Other names Lorena Gayle
Lorineda Gayle
Occupation Actress, playwright, theatre director
Years active 1980s–2009
Spouse(s) John Cooper
(1988–2009; her death)

Lorena Gale (May 9, 1958 – June 21, 2009)[1] was a Canadian actress, playwright and theatre director. She was active onstage and in films and television since the 1980s. She also authored two award-winning plays, Angélique and Je me souviens.


Lorena Gale was born in Montreal, Quebec.[2]

She appeared in such movies as Another Cinderella Story, Ernest Goes to School, Fantastic Four, Traitor, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Mermaid Chair, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. She has guest starred on programs such as The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, Smallville and Kingdom Hospital. Until August 2005, she starred as Priestess Elosha on the SciFi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica.

Gale also lent her voice to several animated works such as RoboCop: Alpha Commando, The Bitsy Bears, Camp Candy and Hurricanes.

Her play, Angélique, the story of executed slave Marie-Joseph Angelique, was the winner of the 1995 duMaurier National Playwriting Competition in Canada.[3] Gale's final film role was a librarian in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins.


Gale died following a battle with throat cancer on June 21, 2009 at age fifty-one.[4] Her body was cremated.


  1. "Lorena Gale (1958-2009)". Caprica-City.de. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  2. Hustak, Alan. "Lorena Gale". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Foundation of Canada. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  3. Hustak, Alan. "Lorena Gale". Canadian Encyclopedia. Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  4. HUSTAK, ALAN. "Lorena Gale". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2016-03-03.

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