A star is born

By Nicholas Fonseca
Updated March 09, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

Ingrid Torrance Age 31 Where You’ve Seen Her The intriguing redhead is the new spokesbabe for NBCi.com, the Peacock network’s Web portal. How She Got the Gig The longtime dancer and Canadian native — her movie credits include 1999’s Ashley Judd thriller, Double Jeopardy — won the part after a nationwide search. The Perks of Fame Torrance already has her own fan club — at 3,000 members and counting! How does she feel about the sudden limelight? ”I don’t know!” admits Torrance. ”I had a [movie] audition the other day and the guy didn’t know who I was. And then he saw [my tape reel] and said, ‘Oh, my God! It’s the NBCi girl!”’ FYI Torrance won the gig ”on the same day, in the same hour” that she also learned she’d be starring opposite Diane Ladd in a series of films based on CBS’ defunct Appalachian drama Christy for the PAX TV network. Up Next The comedy Cheaters with Mary Tyler Moore, due this fall.