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Katheryn Winnick

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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Dec 17, 1977 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Student Bodies 1997-09-27
Latest Project:
Movie The Marksman 2021-01-15
Known For
Movie The Marksman Sarah 2021-01-15
Series Big Sky Jenny Hoyt 2020-11-17
Movie Wander Elsa Viceroy 2020-12-04
Movie Polar Vivian 2019-01-25
Series Wu Assassins Christine Gavin 2019-08-08
Movie Speed Kills Emily Gowen 2018-11-16
Movie The Dark Tower Laurie Chambers 2017-08-03
Movie A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Ivana 2013-02-08
Series Vikings Lagertha Lothbrok 2013-03-03
Movie The Art of the Steal Lola 2013-09-11
Movie Children of the Air Samantha Thomas 2012-01-14
Movie Stand Up Guys Oxana 2012-12-14
Movie Choose Fiona 2011-01-17
Movie Radio Free Albemuth Rachel Brady 2010-01-01
Movie Tranced Cleo 2010-03-12
Movie Love & Other Drugs Lisa 2010-11-22
Movie Killers Vivian 2010-06-04
Movie Cold Souls Sveta 2009-08-07
Movie Amusement Tabitha 2008-10-09
Movie When Nietzsche Wept Lou Salome 2007-08-02
Movie Tipping Point Nina Patterson 2007-01-28
Movie Cloud 9 Olga 2006-01-01
Movie Failure to Launch Melissa 2006-03-10
Movie 13 Graves Amy 2006-11-18
Movie Kiss Me Again Chalice 2006-04-28
Movie Trump Unauthorized Ivana Trump 2005-05-24
Movie Hellraiser: Hellworld Chelsea 2005-09-06
Movie Our Time Is Up Waif 2004-01-01
Movie Satan's Little Helper Jenna Whooly 2004-01-01
Movie Going the Distance Trish 2004-08-20
Movie 50 First Dates Young Woman 2004-02-13
Movie What Alice Found Julie 2003-01-25
Movie Fabled Liz 2002-01-01
Series The It Factor 2002-01-06
Movie Two Weeks Notice Tiffany 2002-12-19
Movie Biohazardous Jennifer 2001-05-11
Series Student Bodies Holly Benson 1997-09-27