Katheryn Winnick

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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.

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

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