Stana Katic



Stana Katic was born on April 26, 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario, to parents who had emigrated from the Dalmatian coast of what was then Yugoslavia. As a teenager, Katic moved with her family to Aurora, Illinois, where she graduated with top marks from West Aurora High School in 1996. After graduation she enrolled at the University of Toronto to study biology and international law, but after being cast in a short indie film made by friends (Acid Freaks, 1999), she decided to return to her original dream of being an actor and enrolled in the Goodman School at DePaul University in Chicago. In 2003 she landed her first role in a full-length feature, another indie film called Shut-Eye, which has recently been re-released on DVD.

Katic speaks five languages, which has given her an unusual facility with accents, and is frequently cast as a non-native English speaker (she was meant to be French in The Librarian, Armenian in The Shield, and Russian in Stiletto, The Closer, and The Double, among others).

On April 15, 2015, Katic married her longtime boyfriend, actor Kris Brkljac.

As of 2019 Katic is starring in an independently produced drama series, Absentia, where she plays FBI agent Emily Byrne. Byrne goes missing and is declared dead, and when she resurfaces in her old life, her sketchy memories and the suspicion that she's been involved in murder complicate her attempts to reconcile with her family.

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JUST THE FACTS
  • Born on April 26, 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • Katic spent her teenaged years in Aurora, Illinois, and went to the Goodman School in Chicago.
  • 5'9" (1.75 m) tall, brown hair, hazel eyes
  • Her family comes from Krajina, a Serbian area in what is now Croatia.
  • She speaks English, Italian, French, Serbo-Croatian, and Bosnian.
  • She has a mezzo-soprano singing voice.
  • She is the eldest of 6 children, with one sister and four brothers.
  • Despite misinformation on any number of websites, Katic has confirmed her middle name is not Jacqueline.

OTHER ROLES PUBLICITY AND INTERVIEWS
  • Absentia (2018-) - Emily Byrne
  • The Rendezvous (2016)
  • Sister Cities (2016) - Carolina
  • Big Sur (2011 - projected release 2012) - Lenora
  • Batman: Arkham City (2011 - video game) - Talia al Ghul (voice)
  • The Double (2011 - projected release Jan 2012)
  • For Lovers Only (2010 - limited release 2011) - Sofia
  • Castle (2009 - 2016) - Kate Beckett
  • The Spirit (2008) - Morgenstern
  • The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008) - Simone Renoir
  • Quantum of Solace (2008) - Corrine Veneau
  • Stiletto (2008) - Raina
  • Would Be Kings (2008 - TV miniseries)
  • "Company Man" (2007 - unaired pilot)
  • "The Unit" (2007 / S3E09) - Special Agent Deborah Lane
  • "CSI Miami" (2007 / S6E05) - Rita Sullivan
  • Feast of Love (2007) - Jenny
  • "Heroes" (2007 / S3E14, S3E15) - Hana Gitelman
  • "Brothers and Sisters" (2006 / S01E01) - Karen Wells
  • Dragon Dynasty (2006 - TV movie) - Ava
  • "24" (2006 / S5E13, S5E14, S5E15) - Collette Stenger
  • Faceless (2006 - TV Pilot) - Diana Palos
  • Truth About Kerry (2006 - unreleased) - Emma
  • "ER" (2005 / S12E04. S12E05) - Blair Collins
  • "The Closer" (2005 / S01E03) - Nadia
  • Pit Fighter (2005) - Marianne
  • "JAG" (2004 / S10E05) - Lucienne Charmoli
  • "The Shield" (2004 / S03E14, S03E15) - Ayla
  • "Dragnet" (2004) - Miriam Nelson
  • "Alias" (2004 / S03E15) - Flight Attendant
  • "The Handler" (2004 / S01E12) - Mariella
  • Shut-Eye (2003 - released on DVD 2010) - Angela
  • Acid Freaks (1999) - Annie


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