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About Katheryn Winnick (1977 – )
Winnick was born in Etobicoke, Ontario and is of Ukrainian descent. She spoke Ukrainian as her first language and did not begin speaking English until she was eight years old. She began training in martial arts at age seven, and obtained her first black belt at 13. By age 21, she had started three martial arts schools.
Canadian-born Katheryn Winnick stars in The History Channel's breakout cable TV series, Vikings (2013), now in its second season. Her role as "Lagertha" garnered her a nomination in the "Best Performance by a Lead Dramatic Actress" category at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.
On the big screen, Winnick most recently starred, opposite Charlie Sheen, in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012); was featured alongside Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin in Stand Up Guys (2012); and played opposite Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon in the heist comedy, The Art of the Steal (2013). Other career highlights include Edward Zwick's Love & Other Drugs (2010), with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway; the action comedy, Killers (2010) (in which she performed all her own stunts), with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl; and had a much-talked-about recurring role as David Boreanaz's love interest in the prime-time network TV series, Bones (2005). In 2009, she appeared with Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, and David Strathairn in Cold Souls (2009), which earned her a nod for "Best Ensemble Cast" at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Katheryn Winnick's movie credits include...
|2002||The It Factor||Herself|
|2002||Daddy's Little Girl|
|2002||Two Weeks Notice||Tiffany|
|2003||What Alice Found||Julie|
|2004||50 First Dates||Young Woman|
|2004||Satan's Little Helper||Jenna Whooly|
|2004||Going the Distance||Trish|
|2004||Our Time is Up||Waif|
|2006||Kiss Me Again||Chalice|
|2006||Failure to Launch||Melissa|
|2007||When Nietzsche Wept||Lou Salome|
|2010||Night and Day||July|
|2010||Radio Free Albemuth||Rachel Brady|
|2010||Love & Other Drugs||'Lisa'|
|2011||Bad $#*! Crazy||Girlfriend|
|2012||Children of the Air||Samantha Thomas|
|2012||Stand Up Guys||Oxana|
|2012||A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||Ivana|
|2013||The Art of the Steal||Lola|
Katheryn Winnick's television credits include...
|1999||PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal|
|1999||Student Bodies||Holly Benson|
|2001||Screech Owls||Brianna Styles|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Karyn Bennett|
|2003||10-8: Officers on Duty||Lucy Johnson|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Nicole Harjo|
|2005||CSI: NY||Lisa Kay|
|2005||Trump Unauthorized||Ivana Trump|
|2006||Criminal Minds||Maggie Lowe|
|2007||Tipping Point||Nina Patterson|
|2007||Law Dogs||Lisa Bennett|
|2008||Law & Order||Sarah Shipley|
|2008||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Carrie Conlon|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Maureen Martin|
|2010||The Gates||Kat Russo|
|2011||The Glades||Valerie Dorman|
|2012||Transporter: The Series||Darcy Daniels|
|2015||Person of Interest||Frankie Wells|
“The Norse way of speaking, no one really knew what the Vikings sounded like, they were Norsemen. The accent is really a combination of a Scandinavian accent, maybe with a Swedish accent and an old way of speaking.”
“I started my own martial arts school at 16. And by the time I was 21, I had three different schools.”
“I'm a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and 2nd degree in karate, and I'm a licensed bodyguard.”
“When I was growing up, there were times I had to compete against boys in tae kwon do, and I'd show them right away that I wasn't someone to mess with.”
“I grew up in a martial arts gym surrounded by men and boys, and I pretty much call myself a tomboy.”
“I was told this is a male-dominated network and the male demographic is stronger than female. This is a show about Vikings and you are just the wife. I remember thinking that was not the way I was going to play it.”
Did You Know
Was handpicked from thousands of aspiring young actors to be featured in the initial season of Bravo's popular documentary TV series, The It Factor (2002).
Katheryn's last name of 'Winnick' means 'winemaker' in Ukrainian.
Won silver medals at the Canadian National Tae Kwon Do finals.
Her brother Adam is a Canadian soldier fighting in Afghanistan.
Got kicked out of summer camp for "reckless behavior" when she was 14.