playing this character.
Granted she doesn't get a lot of screen time with her face showing* but the female Russian Jaeger pilot still looked familiar even with the blonde hair. So I watched the credits and recognized the name when it came up.
It's Heather Doerksen, who also played Captain Meyers, a Daedalus bridge officer on Stargate Atlantis as well as roles in a lot of other genre stuff including Battlestar Galactica and Cabin in the Woods.
*even though she is one of only two female characters of any substance in the movie.