Katheryn Winnick

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Katheryn Winnick
BornKaterena Anna Vinitska
(1977-12-17) December 17, 1977 (age 36)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Years active1999–present
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Katheryn Winnick
BornKaterena Anna Vinitska
(1977-12-17) December 17, 1977 (age 36)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Years active1999–present

Katheryn Winnick (born Katerena Anna Vinitska;[1][2] 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), and The Art of the Steal (2013).

Early life[edit]

Winnick was born in Etobicoke, Ontario and is of Ukrainian descent.[3] She spoke Ukrainian as her first language and did not begin speaking English until she was eight years old.[1][4] She began training in martial arts at age seven, and obtained her first black belt at 13.[5] By age 21, she had started three martial arts schools.[5]


Winnick has appeared in many films, including Stand Up Guys, Failure to Launch, Love and Other Drugs, and Killers. She has also 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, 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 eventually 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 in the role of Lagertha, a legendary figure in Viking history.[6][5]



2002Smoking HerbMarcia
2002The It FactorHerself
2002Daddy's Little GirlShort film
2002Two Weeks NoticeTiffany
2003What Alice FoundJulie
200450 First DatesYoung Woman
2004Satan's Little HelperJenna Whooly
2004Going the DistanceTrish
2004Our Time is UpWaifShort film
2005Trump UnauthorizedIvana TrumpTelevision film
2005Hellraiser: HellworldChelsea
200613 GravesAmyTelevision film
2006Cloud 9Olga
2006Kiss Me AgainChalice
2006Failure to LaunchMelissa
2007Tipping PointNina PattersonTelevision film
2007Law DogsLisa BennettTelevision film
2007When Nietzsche WeptLou Salome
2009Cold SoulsSveta
2010Night and DayJulyShort film
2010Radio Free AlbemuthRachel Brady
2010ChooseFiona Wagner
2010Love & Other Drugs'Lisa'
2011Bad $#*! CrazyGirlfriend
2012Children of the AirSamantha ThomasShort film
2012Stand Up GuysOxana
2012A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan IIIIvana
2013The Art of the StealLola


1999PSI Factor: Chronicles of the ParanormalEpisode: "Sacrifices"
1999Student BodiesHolly Benson5 episodes
2000Relic HunterRoselynEpisode: "Nine Lives"
2001Screech OwlsBrianna StylesEpisode: "Face Off"
2002TrackerLaura2 episodes
2002Law & Order: Criminal IntentKaryn BennettEpisode: "Seizure"
2003OzLiesel RobsonEpisode: "4giveness"
2003Wild CardKendallEpisode: "Hell Week"
200310-8: Officers on DutyLucy JohnsonEpisode: "Lucy in the Sky"
2004CSI: MiamiNicole HarjoEpisode: "Rap Sheet"
20041-800-MissingJulie SnyderEpisode: "In the Midnight Hour"
2005CSI: NYLisa KayEpisode: "Corporate Warriors"
2006Criminal MindsMaggie LoweEpisode: "Somebody’s Watching"
2007HouseEveEpisode: "One Day, One Room"
2008Law & OrderSarah ShipleyEpisode: "Excalibur"
2008Law & Order: Criminal IntentCarrie ConlonEpisode: "Faithfully"
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMaureen MartinEpisode: "One to Go"
2010The GatesKat RussoEpisode: "Identity Crisis"
2010BonesHannah Burley7 episodes
2011The GladesValerie DormanEpisode: "Lost and Found"
2011NikitaKellyEpisode: "Partners"
2012Transporter: The SeriesDarcy DanielsEpisode: "Hot Ice"


  1. ^ a b Lepage, Mark (September 2005). "Toro Woman". Toro: 13. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Finally, house meets his match in Canuck actress katheryn winnick". National Post. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Late Late Show interview
  4. ^ Franklin, Sheila (February 5, 2009). "Katheryn Winnick Talks About Her Latest Movie 'Cold Souls' With Paul Giamatti And More". Starpulsse. 
  5. ^ a b c "Vikings - Katheryn Winnick Conference Call". SpoilerTV. March 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 28, 2012). "Fimmel, Winnick set sail on 'Vikings'". Variety (magazine). 

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