Alaina Huffman (born April 17, 1980) is a Canadian film and television actress, also known professionally as Alaina Kalanj (her birth name). Tamara Johansen in Stargate Universe television series, where she was a regular cast member. Despite the competition, she was offered the main role. When her parents moved to Dallas she saw the opportunity to live in the United States and enroll in college, leaving modeling behind. The latter pregnancy coincided with the first season of Stargate Universe, and was written into the plot.