Katheryn Winnick

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Katheryn Winnick
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Katheryn Winnick in a 2009 interview
Born Kateryna Anna Vinitska
(1977-12-17) December 17, 1977 (age 40)[1]
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Years active 1999–present

Katheryn Winnick (born Katerena Anna Vinitska;[2][3] December 17, 1977) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in Amusement (2008), Bones (2010), A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012), Vikings (2013–present), and The Art of the Steal (2013).

Early life

Winnick was born in Etobicoke, Ontario and is of Ukrainian descent.[4] She spoke Ukrainian as her first language and did not begin speaking English until she was eight years old.[2][5] She began training in martial arts at age seven, and obtained her first black belt at 13.[6] By age 21, she had started three martial arts schools.[6]


Winnick has appeared in many films, including Stand Up Guys, Failure to Launch, Love and Other Drugs, and Killers. She has guest starred in numerous television shows, most notably House, The Glades, Bones, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, Person of Interest, and Nikita. In her role on Bones, she portrays Hannah Burley, a war correspondent who had been posted to cover the war in Afghanistan and becomes a love interest for main character Seeley Booth.

Winnick starred in the comedy-drama film Cold Souls, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2009. In 2011, Winnick was cast in a guest role on The CW's spy drama Nikita. In 2013, she starred in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and appeared in the comedy The Art of the Steal. She also joined History Channel's Vikings, starring in the role of Lagertha, a legendary figure in Viking history.[6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Biohazardous Jennifer
2002 Smoking Herb Marcia
2002 The It Factor Herself
2002 Fabled Liz
2002 Daddy's Little Girl Short film
2002 Two Weeks Notice Tiffany
2003 What Alice Found Julie
2004 50 First Dates Young Woman
2004 Satan's Little Helper Jenna Whooly
2004 Going the Distance Trish
2004 Our Time is Up Waif Short film
2005 Hellraiser: Hellworld Chelsea
2006 Cloud 9 Olga
2006 Kiss Me Again Chalice
2006 Failure to Launch Melissa
2007 When Nietzsche Wept Lou Salome
2008 Amusement Tabitha
2009 Cold Souls Sveta
2010 Tranced Cleo
2010 Night and Day July Short film
2010 Radio Free Albemuth Rachel Brady
2010 Choose Fiona Wagner
2010 Killers Vivian
2010 Love & Other Drugs 'Lisa'
2011 Bad $#*! Crazy Girlfriend
2012 Children of the Air Samantha Thomas Short film
2012 Stand Up Guys Oxana
2012 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Ivana
2013 The Art of the Steal Lola
2016 Geostorm Olivia Filming
2017 The Dark Tower Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1999 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Episode: "Sacrifices"
1999 Student Bodies Holly Benson 5 episodes
2000 Relic Hunter Roselyn Episode: "Nine Lives"
2001 Screech Owls Brianna Styles Episode: "Face Off"
2002 Tracker Laura 2 episodes
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Karyn Bennett Episode: "Seizure"
2003 Oz Liesel Robson Episode: "4giveness"
2003 Wild Card Kendall Episode: "Hell Week"
2003 10-8: Officers on Duty Lucy Johnson Episode: "Lucy in the Sky"
2004 CSI: Miami Nicole Harjo Episode: "Rap Sheet"
2004 1-800-Missing Julie Snyder Episode: "In the Midnight Hour"
2005 CSI: NY Lisa Kay Episode: "Corporate Warriors"
2005 Trump Unauthorized Ivana Trump Television film
2006 Criminal Minds Maggie Lowe Episode: "Somebody’s Watching"
2006 13 Graves Amy Television film
2007 House Eve Episode: "One Day, One Room"
2007 Tipping Point Nina Patterson Television film
2007 Law Dogs Lisa Bennett Television film
2008 Law & Order Sarah Shipley Episode: "Excalibur"
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Carrie Conlon Episode: "Faithfully"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Maureen Martin Episode: "One to Go"
2010 The Gates Kat Russo Episode: "Identity Crisis"
2010 Bones Hannah Burley 7 episodes
2011 The Glades Valerie Dorman Episode: "Lost and Found"
2011 Nikita Kelly Episode: "Partners"
2012 Transporter: The Series Darcy Daniels Episode: "Hot Ice"
2013–present Vikings Lagertha Main role
Nominated – WIM Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (2014)
Nominated – Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role (2014)[8]
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2015)[9]
Nominated – Golden Maple Award for Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcasted in the US (2015)[10]
2015 Person of Interest Frankie Wells Episode: "Skip"[11]


  1. Klystra, Carolyn (December 18, 2013). "The Forever Affair". Men's Health. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lepage, Mark (September 2005). "Toro Woman". Toro: 13. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  3. "Finally, house meets his match in Canuck actress katheryn winnick". National Post. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  4. "YouTube". youtube.com. 
  5. Franklin, Sheila (February 5, 2009). "Katheryn Winnick Talks About Her Latest Movie 'Cold Souls' With Paul Giamatti And More". Starpulsse. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Vikings – Katheryn Winnick Conference Call". SpoilerTV. March 1, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  7. Kroll, Justin (June 28, 2012). "Fimmel, Winnick set sail on 'Vikings'". Variety. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  8. "Canadian Screen Awards: Orphan Black, Less Than Kind, Enemy nominated". CBC News. January 13, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  9. Li, Shirley (May 6, 2015). "The Critics' Choice TV Awards 2015: And the nominees are...". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  10. Kelley, Seth (April 28, 2015). "‘Vikings’ Leads Golden Maple Awards’ 2015 Nominees". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  11. "'Person Of Interest' Season 4 Spoilers: Will Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson Lose To Samaritan's "New Agents?" [WATCH]". Mstarz. 

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