Meet ‘Terra Nova’ Star Christine Adams

Christine Adams


British actress Christine Adams plays the main villain on Fox’s hot new series Terra Nova. The Steven Spielberg executive-produced sci-fi drama is predicted to be a ratings gold mind for the network.

Nova centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

So who is this strikingly beautiful actress and what’s the story behind her role on the show? Adams plays Mira, a rogue leader of one of the independent colonies near Terra Nova. We were able to dig up the original casting notice for her character:

FEMALE (30s; any ethnicity) – MIRA.

Christine Adams as Mira "Terra Nova"


Beautiful but battle-hardened, with wiry muscles stretched over a willowy frame, tough, uncompromising, Mira is the leader of a renegade colony near Terra Nova, called Triple Junction, whose people are characterized by Frank Taylor as being bitter, paranoid malcontents who couldn’t adjust to life at Terra Nova. Mira makes no secret of her hatred and contempt for Taylor and the colony, though her situation forces her to trade with them. Despite being the beloved and respected leader of her little band, Mira is deeply worried about her ability to lead them with limited resources, but she does her best to hide her vulnerability beneath the demeanor of a confident leader. She seems to have an insight into Terra Nova leader Frank Taylor that few have – and her opinion of him isn’t good.

Adams has appeared in the films “Batman Begins,” “The World is Not Enough,” and Disney’s “TRON Legacy.” Her television credits include “NY-LON,” “Home Again,” “Dr. Who,” “Fortysomething,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Heroes” and “Lie to me.” Most recently, Adams starred as Lena Boudreaux on legal drama “The Whole Truth.”

A native of London, Adams always wanted to be an actress and studied at Middlesex University. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

“Terra Nova” airs every Monday at 8 p.m. (EST) on FOX.