Stana Katic

Stana Katic

Actor
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Life Story

Stana Katic stars in the new 10-episode TV series Absentia (2017), produced by Sony Pictures Television and premiering on Amazon.

Katic's feature film work includes: CBGB (2013), about the punk rock club in NYC; Big Sur (2013), based on the Jack Kerouac novel; Frank Miller's film The Spirit (2008); Robert Benton's Feast of Love (2007); The Double (2011) with Richard Gere; and Bond installment Quantum of Solace (2008) with Daniel Craig.

For eight seasons, Katic starred as Kate Beckett on Castle (2009). The ABC hit series brought in more than 10 million viewers weekly and is among the top five syndicated series in Spain, France, the UK, Italy, and Germany.

Katic has three award nominations and seven wins, including three People's Choice Awards, a PRISM Award, and three TV Guide Awards. Katic plays multiple sports and often performs her own stunts. She has voiced characters for hit video games and animated features, Talia al Ghul (Batman: Arkham City (2011)) and Lois Lane (Superman: Unbound (2013)) among them. In 2008, she established her own production company, Sine Timore Films.

Stana was born on April 26, 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to immigrant parents who are Serbs from Croatia. She grew up in Hamilton and in Aurora, Illinois. She graduated from West Aurora High School in 1996, studied at the University of Toronto and then at the DePaul University Goodman School of Drama, where she studied acting from 2000 to 2002. She also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school. She has four brothers and one sister.

Stana is dedicated to philanthropic projects with a focus on the environment and on children's education and health care. She resides in Los Angeles, speaks five languages, and holds dual citizenship of the United States and Canada.

Family

Kris Brkljac (25 April 2015 - present)

Trivia

Stana speaks Serbian, French, English, and Italian. She can also speak in accents of British, Irish, Eastern European, Italian, Spanish, Greek, and South African.
Much like her character Kate Beckett on Castle (2009), Katic is an avid reader. She also has a strong interest in environmental issues, archery, and music.
Her hometown is Hamilton, Ontario, located about an hour from Toronto.
Revealed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) on May 4, 2009, that she has four brothers and used to cut their hair.
Stana wrote the lyrics for "Hey Blue Eyes," which she sang for fans at the 51st Zlin Film Festival in 2011.
Stana holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.
Ranked #50 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
She beat out more than 100 other actresses for the role of Kate Beckett on Castle (2009).
She won a PRISM award in the mental health category for her portrayal of Kate Beckett's post-traumatic stress disorder in Castle: Kill Shot (2011).
Two years before she began solving murders as Kate Beckett on Castle (2009), she played a woman suspected of committing a murder in the CSI: Miami (2002) episode CSI: Miami: Deep Freeze (2007).
Founded the nonprofit Alternative Travel Project in 2010.
Castle: Cool Boys (2015) was the first episode of Castle (2009) in which she did not appear.
Her husband, Kris Brkljac (m. 2015), made a cameo appearance in the Castle (2009) episode Castle: Death Gone Crazy (2013).
Has played real people in two films: Beat poet Lenore Kandel in Big Sur (2013) and rock singer Genya Ravan in CBGB (2013).
Her birthday is the day after her wedding anniversary.
Though she played their commanding officer on Castle (2009), she is younger than both Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever.
Castle: Crossfire (2016), the series finale of Castle (2009), aired a couple of weeks after she turned 38. Castle: Flowers for Your Grave (2009), the series premiere, aired a couple of weeks before Nathan Fillion turned 38.

Personal Quotes 

Men should never marry their muse. It ruins the illusion.
I have never had the name Jacqueline. Where did that even come from?

Filmography

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