Dec. 17th, 1977
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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.
Winnick is an accomplished martial artist, she received her first Black Belt at the ripe old age of 13. After competing in the Canadian Nationals, she proceeded to open several highly-successful Tae Kwon Do schools in and around Toronto. She later trained to become a licensed bodyguard and currently holds a third-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, along with a second-degree Black Belt in Karate.
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 Ed 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.
Winnick currently resides in Los Angeles.
- Her brother Adam, is a Canadian soldier fighting in Afghanistan.
- Trained at 'William Esper' (qv)'s Studio (NY).
- Is fluent in Ukrainian.
- Got kicked out of summer camp for "reckless behavior" when she was 14.
- Won silver medals at the Canadian National Tae Kwon Do finals. Currently holds a Third Degree Black Belt - Tae Kwon Do, Second Degree Black Belt - Karate, and is a licensed bodyguard.