Victoria 'Vicky' Pratt grew up in a small town in northern Ontario, Canada. She was a tomboy and an avid runner, eventually becoming a National medalist in track and field, specializing in hurdles. She divides her time between Toronto, Los Angeles and New Zealand, where she holds a blue belt in Shotokan karate and is an accomplished kickboxer.
She studied fitness and body building and graduated from York University with honors. She took a job in the University's performance lab after graduation where she co-authored a book on fitness and bodybuilding. She contacted the publisher of MuscleMag and Oxygen in an attempt to find athletes to pose for pictures for her book. It was a career altering move on her part. Within a few months, she was posing for those fitness magazines, among others.
Film roles started to come her way after she took two years of training. In 1998 she began landing roles including the science-fiction TV shows Once a Thief, Cleopatra 2525 and Mutant X. In 2006 she landed a lead role in the ABC series Day Break as police detective Andrea Battle. The series was canceled after 6 shows. Pratt acted in four films in 2007 including Ghostwhisperer, Hush Little Baby, What Love Is and Brotherhood of Love.