Katheryn Winnick



Place of birth:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:


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.

Film Credits

Polar (2019)
as Vivian
Speed Kills (2018)
as Emily Gowen
The Dark Tower (2017)
as Laurie Chambers
The Art of the Steal (2013)
as Lola
Stand Up Guys (2013)
as Oxana
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)
as Ivana
Children of the Air (2012)
as Samantha Thomas
Choose (2011)
as Fiona
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
as Lisa
Killers (2010)
as Vivian
Radio Free Albemuth (2010)
as Rachel Brady
Cold Souls (2009)
as Sveta
Amusement (2008)
as Tabitha
When Nietzsche Wept (2007)
as Lou Salome
Tipping Point (2007)
as Nina Patterson
13 Graves (2006)
as Amy
Kiss Me Again (2006)
as Chalice
Failure to Launch (2006)
as Melissa
Cloud 9 (2006)
as Olga
Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
as Chelsea
Trump Unauthorized (2005)
as Ivana Trump
Going the Distance (2004)
as Trish
50 First Dates (2004)
as Young Woman
Our Time Is Up (2004)
as Waif
Satan's Little Helper (2004)
as Jenna Whooly
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
as Tiffany
Fabled (2002)
as Liz
Biohazardous (2001)
as Jennifer

TV Series Credits

Wu Assassins (2019)
as Christine Gavin
Vikings (2013)
as Lagertha Lothbrok
Transporter: The Series (2012)
as Darcy Daniels
Person of Interest (2011)
as Frankie Wells
Nikita (2010)
as Kelly
The Glades (2010)
as Valerie Dorman
House (2004)
CSI: NY (2004)
CSI: Miami (2002)
The It Factor (2002)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Relic Hunter (1999)
as Roselyn
Student Bodies (1997)
as Holly Benson