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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:
Movie The Marksman 2021-01-15
Latest Project:
In the series Student Bodies 1997-09-27
Known For
Movie The Marksman
Movie Wander Elsa Viceroy
Series Big Sky Jenny Hoyt
Series Wu Assassins Christine Gavin
Movie Polar Vivian
Movie Speed Kills Emily Gowen
Movie The Dark Tower Laurie Chambers
Movie A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Ivana
Series Vikings Lagertha Lothbrok
Movie The Art of the Steal Lola
Movie Stand Up Guys Oxana
Movie Children of the Air Samantha Thomas
Movie Choose Fiona
Movie Love & Other Drugs Lisa
Movie Killers Vivian
Movie Radio Free Albemuth Rachel Brady
Movie Cold Souls Sveta
Movie Amusement Tabitha
Movie When Nietzsche Wept Lou Salome
Movie Tipping Point Nina Patterson
Movie 13 Graves Amy
Movie Kiss Me Again Chalice
Movie Failure to Launch Melissa
Movie Cloud 9 Olga
Movie Hellraiser: Hellworld Chelsea
Movie Trump Unauthorized Ivana Trump
Movie Our Time Is Up Waif
Movie 50 First Dates Young Woman
Movie Satan's Little Helper Jenna Whooly
Movie Going the Distance Trish
Movie What Alice Found Julie
Movie Two Weeks Notice Tiffany
Series The It Factor
Movie Fabled Liz
Movie Biohazardous Jennifer
Series Student Bodies Holly Benson