Katheryn Winnick

Biography

As her impressively diverse list of credits attests, the beautiful Canadian-born Katheryn Winnick has always been drawn to the unconventional, showing range and depth with every role she plays.

Winnick will next star as the fearless shield maiden, 'Lagertha', wife and warrior of a great Viking leader in the new eagerly-anticipated television series "Vikings". Produced by MGM and The History Channel, "Vikings" is an epic historical drama that chronicles legendary events of the medieval times, also starring Golden Globe Winner, Gabriel Byrne and Travis Fimmel. Winnick considers "Vikings" to be her most precious acting memories to date. This year alone, Winnick exemplifies her talent and diversity in roles when she appears as Charlie Sheen's ex in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (co starring Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, and Jason Schwartzman); and alongside Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin in Lakeshore Entertainment's "Stand Up Guys".

Recent career highlights include a sexy turn opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway in Ed Zwick's "Love and Other Drugs"; a fun, physically demanding role as one of the eponymous assassins in the Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl action-comedy, "Killers" (in which Winnick did all her own stunts); a juicy recurring role as David Boreanaz's love interest on Fox's hit primetime TV series, "Bones"; and a subtly endearing performance in Sophie Barthes' "Cold Souls" (2009) alongside Academy Award-nominated co-stars Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, and David Straitharn that resulted in a nod for 'Best Ensemble Cast' at that year's Independent Spirit Awards.

Winnick demonstrates talent beyond the acting realm as an accomplished martial artist. After receiving her first Black Belt at the ripe old age of thirteen, she went on to compete in the Canadian Nationals, opened a handful of highly-successful Tae Kwon Do schools in and around Toronto, and - as if all that was not enough - eventually trained to become a licensed bodyguard. She currently holds a third-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a second-degree Black Belt in Karate.

As her impressively diverse list of credits attests, the beautiful Canadian-born Katheryn Winnick has always been drawn to the unconventional, showing range and depth with every role she plays.

Winnick will next star as the fearless shield maiden, 'Lagertha', wife and warrior of a great Viking leader in the new eagerly-anticipated television series "Vikings". Produced by MGM and The History Channel, "Vikings" is an epic historical drama that chronicles legendary events of the medieval times, also starring Golden Globe Winner, Gabriel Byrne and Travis Fimmel. Winnick considers "Vikings" to be her most precious acting memories to date. This year alone, Winnick exemplifies her talent and diversity in roles when she appears as Charlie Sheen's ex in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (co starring Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, and Jason Schwartzman); and alongside Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin in Lakeshore Entertainment's "Stand Up Guys".

Recent career highlights include a sexy turn opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway in Ed Zwick's "Love and Other Drugs"; a fun, physically demanding role as one of the eponymous assassins in the Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl action-comedy, "Killers" (in which Winnick did all her own stunts); a juicy recurring role as David Boreanaz's love interest on Fox's hit primetime TV series, "Bones"; and a subtly endearing performance in Sophie Barthes' "Cold Souls" (2009) alongside Academy Award-nominated co-stars Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, and David Straitharn that resulted in a nod for 'Best Ensemble Cast' at that year's Independent Spirit Awards.

Winnick demonstrates talent beyond the acting realm as an accomplished martial artist. After receiving her first Black Belt at the ripe old age of thirteen, she went on to compete in the Canadian Nationals, opened a handful of highly-successful Tae Kwon Do schools in and around Toronto, and - as if all that was not enough - eventually trained to become a licensed bodyguard. She currently holds a third-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a second-degree Black Belt in Karate.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1977-12-17

Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Katerena Anna Vinitska
  • Кетрін Винник
  • Катерина Анна Винницька

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Geostorm as Olivia
2017 The Dark Tower as Laurie Chambers
2013 The Art of the Steal as Lola
2013 Vikings(51 episodes) as Lagertha Lothbrok
2012 Transporter: The Series(1 episode) as Darcy Daniels
2012 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III as Ivana
2012 Stand Up Guys as Oxana
2012 Children of the Air as Samantha Thomas
2011 Person of Interest(1 episode) as Frankie Wells
2011 Choose as Fiona
2010 Love & Other Drugs as Lisa
2010 Nikita(1 episode) as Kelly
2010 The Glades(1 episode) as Valerie Dorman
2010 Killers as Vivian
2010 Radio Free Albemuth as Rachel Brady
2009 Cold Souls as Sveta
2008 Amusement as Tabitha
2007 When Nietzsche Wept as Lou Salome
2007 Tipping Point as Nina Patterson
2006 13 Graves as Amy
2006 Kiss Me Again as Chalice
2006 Failure to Launch as Melissa
2006 Cloud 9 as Olga
2005 Hellraiser: Hellworld as Chelsea
2005 Trump Unauthorized as Ivana Trump
2004 House(1 episode)
2004 CSI: NY(1 episode)
2004 Going the Distance as Trish
2004 50 First Dates as Young Woman
2004 Satan's Little Helper as Jenna Whooly
2004 Our Time Is Up as Waif
2002 Two Weeks Notice as Tiffany
2002 CSI: Miami(1 episode)
2002 The It Factor(26 episodes)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(2 episodes)
2001 Biohazardous as Jennifer
1999 Relic Hunter(1 episode) as Roselyn
1997 Student Bodies(65 episodes)

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