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Dichen Lachman (born February 22, 1982 in Kathmandu, Nepal) is an Australian actress. Lachman was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, and lived there until her family moved to Adelaide, Australia when she was eight years old. Her mother was born in Nepal and is of Nepalese and Tibetan descent, and her father is an Australian with German heritage, hence her German-sounding name.

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  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Her skin is, while not incredibly dark, definitely darker than most white people, and she frequently dyes her hair blonde.
  • Fake Mixed Race: invoked A rare inversion. She sometimes plays full-blooded Asian characters despite being biracial.
  • Fake Nationality: invoked She has played several different people of varying Asian descent, an Aztec princess, and an American CIA agent in Torchwood.
  • Its Pronounced Tro PAY: The "ch" in Dichen is a normal English "ch" (like chair), but the "ch" in "Lachman" is more like a "k," so her name is pronounced "Dee-chen Lack-man".
  • Ms. Fanservice: A role she often slips into.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Averted, she does a very good American accent. In fact, it's rare to hear her normal Australian accent.
  • Plays Great Ethnics: invoked Due to her borderline Ambiguously Brown features, she is popularly cast as any number of non-white characters.
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  • Statuesque Stunner: 5'8" and always portrayed as attractive.

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