Katheryn Winnick, biography, news, photos
Name: Katheryn Winnick
Birth date: 17 of December 1977 (41 y.o.)
Place of birth: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Birth Sign: Saggitarius
Chinese zodiac: Snake
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Category: Actors biographies
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Katheryn Winnick’s biography
Katheryn Winnick is a Canadian actress who became famous for her role of warrior Lagertha in the Vikings acclaimed TV series. However, Winnick began shooting long before, making her 1999 debut in the PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal science fiction series. The Ukrainian audience has a special attitude to Katherine, because Slavic blood flows in the veins of the charming woman.
Katheryn Winnick’s childhood
Katheryn Winnick was born on December 17, 1977 in the small town of Etobicoke, Ontario. The actress is of Ukrainian descent and her real name sounds like Katerina Vinnitskaya. Fleeing from Soviet repression in the postwar years her ancestors fled from their native Galicia to Germany and the next generation of Vinnitsa settled in Canada.
Katheryn’s parents are Roman and Olesya Vinnitski. The actress’ mother is a member of the branch of the Congress of Canadian Ukrainians in Toronto. In addition to Katheryn, another girl Darya, and two boys, Markiyam and Adam were raised in the large family. As a child Katheryn Winnick spoke exclusively in Ukrainian, learning English only for the first class.
Despite her exotic roots Katheryn's parents were average Canadians from the lower middle class and therefore couldn’t send their children to the prestigious lyceum. Therefore, like her brothers and sisters the girl went to secondary school.
However, a real talent will always make its way and Katheryn was no exception. Already at the age of 7 she was one of the best Girl Scouts of the school and showed hope in the section for martial arts. Subsequently, she even participated in the Canadian Taekwondo Championship, where she received a well-deserved silver medal.
Katheryn Winnick’s acting career
Still Katheryn decided to link her life with stage. After graduating from school she moved to the United States where she became a student of William Esper, an unsurpassed drama master, who taught her all the subtleties of the complex art.
Katheryn debuted on the television screens in 1999. She got a modest role in the PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal documentary TV series. After that, she spent several years passing the usual practice for novice actors, starring in the top ten TV series: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Oz, Student Bodies, Relic Hunter, CSI.
In 2003 she was given the opportunity to play a secondary role (a friend of a prostitute) in the What Alice Found independent film, presented at the Sundance-2003 festival. A year later she was caught a glimpse among the rest of the crowd in a comedy alongside Adam Sandler the 50 First Dates.
More or less significant was her role of Jenna from the low-budget Satan's Little Helper horror comedy, but since the film’s cheap special effects caused the audience only disgust, no one was able to appreciate the girl’s play. But in 2005 she had the opportunity to reincarnate as the first wife of young millionaire Donald Trump, Ivana Zelníčková. The directors of the project were impressed by the Slavic roots of the actress.
But generally the girl remained a series actress. An episode of the once super-popular saga about cynical and brilliant doctor Gregory House played by Hugh Laurie (season 3, series 12) is among the most notable roles by Katheryn Winnick in series. The actress reincarnated into Eve, a girl who had recently experienced rape and came to the clinic with suspected chlamydia.
Over the next few years Katheryne has proved herself as a beautiful, diverse actress. Especially remarkable were her roles in the absurd comedy A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III with Charlie Sheen in the lead role (Katheryn played the former girlfriend of the crazy advertiser), the Cold Souls tragicomedy, the Kiss Me Again melodrama (Chalice, the spouse of an anthropologist who decided to diversify their lives with threesome).
However, Katheryn Winnick became truly popular by the Vikings series, where the effective blonde with Nordic appearance was to play Lagertha, the wife of leader Ragnar (Travis Fimmel). Her character is by no means an uncomplaining maid, who supports the family. Lagertha is a brave warrior who fights alongside men, but that doesn’t prevent her from being a caring wife and mother.
Katheryn Winnick’s personal life
Almost nothing is known about the personal life of the popular actress. Katheryn either skillfully hides her personal life, or she is simply not interested in relationships. Or maybe even men are afraid of the fragile girl, who turned out to possess not only a black belt in taekwondo and karate, but also a bodyguard license.
It is known that in 2015 Katheryn dated actor and entrepreneur Nick Loeb, who had just parted with the model Sofia Vergara at that time. However, their affair didn’t last long.
Katheryn Winnick nowadays
Receiving the role of her life the actress focused all her efforts on the filming of the Vikings. However, world-famous directors finally spotted the potential of the girl, so in 2017, two major premieres with her participation immediately appeared on the screens.
First of all it was the Geostorm fantastic action movie. Katheryn Winnick received the main female role - a scientist named Olivia, who teamed up with her brother (Gerard Butler) to save the Earth from a destructive natural cataclysm.
The other picture was the long-awaited screening of The Dark Tower by Stephen King. Katheryn Winnick played Susan, Roland’s girlfriend. Idris Elba (Roland) and Matthew McConaughey, who got the villainous role, became her partners on the set. Unfortunately, the picture not only failed at the box office in the United States, but also collected a number of negative reviews.
2018 brought Katherine a new premiere - the Speed kills thriller with John Travolta in the lead role, but the picture also turn out to be commercially unsuccessful.
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