Katheryn Winnick (Etobicoke, December 17, 1977) 1 is a Canadian actress and director, best known for her role as Lagertha on the series Vikings.
Personal Information of Katheryn Winnick:
- Full Name: Katerena Anna Vinitska
- Nick Name: Katheryn Winnick, Tabitha
- Date of Birth: December 17, 1977
- Birth Place: Etobicoke, Metropolitan Toronto, Canada
- Age: 42 Year Old (2020)
- Nationality: Canadian
- Sun Sign: Sagittarius
- Occupation : Actress
- Father Name: Roman Winnick
- Mother Name: Lesya Winnick
- Siblings: Adam Winnick, Daria Winnick, Markjan Winnick
- Spouse: Un Married
- Body Measurement: 34-24-34
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Height: 5’6″ (168 cm),
- Weight: 56 Kg (123 Pounds)
- Bra Size: 32 B
- Shoe Size: 5 US
- Waist: 24 Inches
- Hips: 34 Inches
- Body Type: Hourglass
- College: York University
- Net Worth: $1 Million
- Active Years: 1999-Present
Early Life of Katheryn Winnick:
Winnick was born in Etobicoke, Ontario. Of Ukrainian descent, are fluent in several languages: Ukrainian, Russian, French, Italian and English.
He began training in martial arts at age 7 and achieved his first black belt at. She is a black belt (third dan) in taekwondo, a black belt (second dan) in karate, and a licensed bodyguard.
Thanks to her school’s martial arts, began to train actors and actresses, which allowed him to enter the environment.
Catherine’s parents are descendants of Ukrainians, both born in Germany, where their families fled Soviet rule in the 1940s. Soon, families with young children moved to Canada.
Catherine’s mother’s parents, Lesya, were born in Galicia: her grandmother in the Lviv region and her grandfather in the Ternopil region. Kateryna’s mother, Lesya Vynnytska, is a member of the Board of the Congress of Ukrainians of Canada, Toronto.
Catherine’s father’s ancestors, Roman, come from Stary Sambor and Boryslav. Grandfather Volodymyr Vynnytskyi joined the ranks of the Sich Riflemen at the age of 16.
(she attributed 2 years to enlist in the army). Catherine’s great-grandfather is a lieutenant of the 1st Zaporizhia Division of the Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. After World War II, he made efforts to establish an organization of former Sich Riflemen in Canada, in which he held a prominent position.
Catherine has two brothers and a sister, Markian, Darius, and Adam.
Personal Life of Katheryn Winnick:
It is known that in 2015, Catherine met with actor and businessman Nick Loeb, who at that time had just divorced model Sofia Vergara. However, their affair did not last long.
Professional Life of Katheryn Winnick:
In 1999, she landed her first contract for an episode of the Psi Factor television series, Chronicles of the Paranormal, which allowed her to start a career in television.
A five-part role in Student Bodies, a sitcom aimed at a young audience, followed, followed by an appearance in an episode of the Sydney Fox series, The Adventurer.
In 2001, she landed her first role in the cinema and debuted with the horrific feature film Biohazardous, followed by Smocking Herb or the dramatic thriller Fabled, in which she played the female title role.
In 2002, she wears the fantastic short film Daddy’s Little Girl which allows her to win the title of best actress at the New York International and Independent Film Festival, plays a supporting role in the romantic comedy Love Without Notice (2002) alongside Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock and appears in the romantic comedy Love and Amnesia alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
In parallel, she also continues to appear on a regular basis, on television, by increasing the appearances in series such as Missing: Disappeared without leaving a trace, Method Zoe, Sheriffs in Los Angeles, CSI: Miami, CSI: Manhattan , Criminal Minds, Dr House, etc.
During the 2000s, the actress began to make herself known and gained some recognition among the American public, alternating between cinema and television.
On the cinema side, she is the heroine of the horror film Hellraiser: Hellworld with Lance Henriksen, she plays a supporting role in the sports comedy Cloud with Burt Reynolds then returns to the romantic comedy for the feature films Playboy to be seized, worn by the duo Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey; and the indie Kiss Me Again, but neither of these projects has generated much enthusiasm.
On television, she plays Ivana Trump in a drama biographical TV movie Trump Unauthorized alongside Justin Louis who plays Donald Trump. She then goes on to an episode of detective series such as New York, judicial police, and CSI.
In 2008, she continued in the cinema and played one of the headliners of the horror film Amusement, alongside Laura Breckenridge and Jessica Lucas. The film was poorly received by critics.
In 2009, she played the role of Sveta in the comedy-drama Souls in Stock with Paul Giamatti and Emily Watson. This comedy, presented at the Sundance Film Festival, earned him a citation with the entire cast for the Gotham Independent Film Awards for best cast.
2010 is a pivotal year for the actress as she is showing many feature films: the independent drama Tranced with Josie Davis, then she plays Vivian against the tandem formed by Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher in the action comedy Kiss and Kill, which failing to convince the critics allows it to fill the rooms.
She also tried her hand at science fiction with Radio Free Albemuth, without success alongside Alanis Morissette and Scott Wilson, and confirmed her performance in Love, and other drugs, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.
However, she did not abandon the small screen and, between 2010 and 2011, she played the recurring role of Hannah Burley in the successful series Bones, which allowed her to become known to the general public. She also appears in other series such as The Gates, The Glades or Nikita.
In 2013, before signing for the role to which she owed her fame, she starred in the parody gangster film Art of the Steal with Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon.
She is then chosen to join the main cast of the historic Vikings series. Her role as the warrior Lagertha, wife of Ragnar Lothbrok, played by Travis Fimmel, made her a star of the small screen and allowed her to be cited on several occasions for the title of best actress in a television series.
In 2015, for example, she received a citation for best actress in a supporting role in a television drama series during the Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The same year she guest-starred for an episode of the Person of Interest spy series.
In 2016, she was approached by fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to play the heroine Carol Danvers, in the blockbuster Captain Marvel, but it was actress Brie Larson who was ultimately preferred to her.
In 2017, she took advantage of her newfound notoriety to return to the big screen with the fantasy feature The Dark Tower, assisting Idris Elba and reuniting with Matthew McConaughey.
The film received an unfavorable critical reception but succeeded in convincing at the box office by taking first place when it was released. That same year,
she lent her voice to one of the characters in the cult video game Call of Duty: WWII and was strongly considered by fans of the DC Cinematic Universe to lend her features to the character of Black Canary. A role finally attributed to Jurnee Smollett-Bell.
In 2012, she wore the critically acclaimed dramatic and fantasy short Children of the Air, which earned her the title of Best Actress at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.
The same year, she joined the prestigious cast of the thriller The Last Goodfellas, with, among others, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, plays the seductresses opposite Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman for the comedy In the head of Charles Swan III and finally, she appears in an episode of the action television series The Transporter.
In 2018, she wears the thriller Speed Kills, which marks the return of John Travolta, also starring Kellan Lutz (revealed by the Twilight saga), James Remar and Jennifer Esposito. The actress also announces that she will make her directorial debut for the Vikings series, from the sixth season and becomes one of its producers.
In 2019, she supported Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens for the neo-noir action film, Polar by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. It is an adaptation of the graphic novel Polar: Came from the Cold (2012) by Víctor Santos.
The film is distributed by the Netflix platform but it is generally very criticized by the media. The same year, she was a member of the jury of the 2nd Canneséries Festival, under the chairmanship of the Swiss director and screenwriter Baran bo Odar.
She then starred in a new television series developed by Netflix, Wu Assassins. This series mixes martial arts and supernatural elements. She plays a policewoman who finds herself in the middle of a gang war.
Movies List of Katheryn Winnick:
|The It Factor||2002|
|Daddy’s Little Girl||2002|
|Two Weeks Notice||2002|
|What Alice Found||2003|
|50 First Dates||2004|
|Satan’s Little Helper||2004|
|Going the Distance||2004|
|Our Time is Up||2004|
|Kiss Me Again||2006|
|Failure to Launch||2006|
|When Nietzsche Wept||2007|
|Night and Day||2010|
|Radio Free Albemuth||2010|
|Love & Other Drugs||2010|
|Bat $#*! Crazy||2011|
|Children of the Air||2012|
|Stand Up Guys||2012|
|A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||2012|
|The Art of the Steal||2013|
|The Dark Tower||2017|
Television Shows List of Katheryn Winnick:
|PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||1999|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||2002|
|10-8: Officers on Duty||2003|
|Law & Order||2008|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||2008|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2009|
|Transporter: The Series||2012|
|Person of Interest||2015|