A woman who unquestionably owes her dark, sensual allure to her Croatian ancestry, Canadian actress Stana Katic achieved fame with multi-episode appearances on the prime-time cop drama The Shield, the hit counterterrorism thriller 24, and the popular serial drama Heroes (as Hana Gitelman, a character who can wirelessly connect to and interact with the Internet using only her mind). Katic scored her first big-screen coup in 2007 when she was cast as Jenny in legendary writer/director Robert Benton's gentle ensemble drama Feast of Love. She landed a part in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace in 2008, but it was 2009 when she landed a leading role on Castle, a series that built a loyal following. She parlayed the show's success into parts in the feature films For Lovers Only, Truth About Kerry, and The Double.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- First TV role came with a part in a 2004 episode of the short-lived FBI drama The Handler.
- Following guest spots on TV (24, Heroes) and in film (Quantum of Solace, The Spirit), gained fame as straightlaced detective Kate Beckett in the ABC series Castle.
- Is fluent in numerous languages, including French, Italian and Serbian.
- Is trained in Isshinryu Karate, stage and film combat, and belly dancing.
- Established her own production company, Sine Timore, in 2008.