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Katheryn Winnick –

Winnick in Love and Other Drugs.

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...

Year Movie Role
2001 Biohazardous Jennifer
2002 Smoking Herb Marcia
2002 The It Factor Herself
2002 Fabled Liz
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
2005 Hellraiser: Hellworld Chelsea
2006 Cloud 9 Olga
2006 Kiss Me Again Chalice
2006 Failure to Launch Melissa
2007 When Nietzsche Wept Lou Salome
2008 Amusement Tabitha
2009 Cold Souls Sveta
2010 Tranced Cleo
2010 Night and Day July
2010 Radio Free Albemuth Rachel Brady
2010 Choose Fiona Wagner
2010 Killers Vivian
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
2016 Geostorm Olivia

Katheryn Winnick's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
1999 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
1999 Student Bodies Holly Benson
2000 Relic Hunter Roselyn
2001 Screech Owls Brianna Styles
2002 Tracker Laura
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Karyn Bennett
2003 Oz Liesel Robson
2003 Wild Card Kendall
2003 10-8: Officers on Duty Lucy Johnson
2004 CSI: Miami Nicole Harjo
2004 1-800-Missing Julie Snyder
2005 CSI: NY Lisa Kay
2005 Trump Unauthorized Ivana Trump
2006 Criminal Minds Maggie Lowe
2006 13 Graves Amy
2007 House Eve
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
2010 Bones Hannah Burley
2011 The Glades Valerie Dorman
2011 Nikita Kelly
2012 Transporter: The Series Darcy Daniels
Vikings Lagertha
2015 Person of Interest Frankie Wells

Memorable Quotes

“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.

Katheryn Winnick, with Charlie Sheen, in
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012).
Katheryn Winnick in Amusement (2008).
Winnick in Bones (2010).
In Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005).
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Winnick in House (2007).
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Winnick in Love and Other Drugs (2010)...
with Christina Fandino in second picture from bottom...
bottom picture with Hank Azaria and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Winnick with Matthew McConaughey in Failure to Launch (2006).
In Satan's Little Helper (2004).
In The Art of the Steal (2013).
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Katheryn Winnick in Vikings (2013-Present)...
Bottom picture with Travis Fimmel.