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Stana Katic

Biography

Actress who also became recognized to tv audiences while NYPD Detective Kate Beckett on the favorite display Castle. She also performed Sophia in the 2010 film Enthusiasts Just and Lenore Kandel in Big Sur. After graduating from senior high school, she spent period studying and teaching at Chicago’s Goodman College of Episode. She performed Corrine Veneau in 2008’s Quantum of Solace. Her mother is usually Serbian and her father is Croatian. She’s four brothers. In 2015 she wedded Kris Brkljac. She co-starred alongside Olga Kurylenko in the Wayne Bond film Quantum of Solace.

Quick Facts


Full Name Stana Katic
Date Of Birth April 26, 1978
Place Of Birth Hamilton, Canada
Height 1.75 m
Profession TV Actress
Education University of Toronto, The Theatre School at DePaul University, West Aurora High School
Nationality Canadian, American
Spouse Kris Brkljac
Parents Peter Katic, Rada Katic
Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, People's Choice Award for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress, Shorty Award for Best Actress
Nominations People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Duo, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, Shorty Award for Green
Movies For Lovers Only, Sister Cities, The Rendezvous, Quantum of Solace, CBGB, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, Feast of Love, Stiletto, The Spirit, Truth about Kerry, The Double, Lost in Florence, Big Sur, Superman: Unbound, Pit Fighter, Dragon Dynasty, Would Be Kings, Cadaver, Faceless
TV Shows Castle, Absentia, Would Be Kings
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Was a relative unknown when she got the lead role in Truth About Kerry (2010) in 2004. Because it went unreleased for so long, by the time the film was screened at film festivals in 2010, she had already become a recognizable name for her role on Castle (2009).
2She appeared in Trisha Yearwood's video of her rendition of Bob Dylan's snog "To Make You Feel My Love".
3Despite relatively high billing in the opening credits of The Double (2011), she only has about five minutes of screen time.
4Is the oldest of six siblings.
5"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.
6Though she played their commanding officer on Castle (2009), she is younger than both Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever.
7Her birthday is the day after her wedding anniversary.
8Has played real people in two films: Beat poet Lenore Kandel in Big Sur (2013) and rock singer Genya Ravan in CBGB (2013).
9Her now-husband Kris (m. 2015) makes a cameo in the Castle (2009) episode Castle: Death Gone Crazy (2013).
10Castle: Cool Boys (2015) is the first episode of Castle (2009) in which she does not appear.
11Founded the non-profit Alternative Travel Project in 2010.
12Two years before she began solving murders as Kate Beckett, she played a woman suspected of committing a murder in the CSI: Miami (2002) episode CSI: Miami: Deep Freeze (2007).
13She 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).
14She beat out over a hundred other actresses for the role of Kate Beckett.
15Ranked #50 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
16Stana holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.
17Stana wrote the lyrics for "Hey Blue Eyes," which she sang for fans at the 51st Zlin Film Festival in 2011.
18Revealed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) on May 4, 2009, that she has four brothers and used to cut their hair.
19Her hometown is Hamilton, Ontario, located about an hour from Toronto.
20Much like her character Kate Beckett, Stana is an avid reader. She also has a strong interest in environmental issues, archery, and music.
21Stana speaks Serbian, French, English, and Italian. She can also speak in accents of British, Irish, Eastern European, Italian, Spanish, Greek, and South African.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cadaver2018post-productionLisa Roberts / Nurse
Lost in Florence2017Anna
The Rendezvous2016/IIRachel Rozman
Sister Cities2016Carolina
Castle2009-2016TV SeriesKate Beckett Vera Mulqueen
CBGB2013Genya Ravan
Superman: Unbound2013VideoLois Lane (voice)
Big Sur2013Lenora
The Morning After2011-2012TV Series shortStana Katic
Fletcher Drive2012TV SeriesGreta
The Double2011/IAmber
Batman: Arkham City2011Video GameTalia al Ghul (voice)
For Lovers Only2011Sofia
Truth About Kerry2010Emma
The Spirit2008Morgenstern
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice2008TV MovieSimone Renoir
Quantum of Solace2008Corrine
Stiletto2008/IIRaina Mavias
Would Be Kings2008TV Mini-SeriesJulianna Martinelli
The Unit2007TV SeriesSpecial Agent Adrian Lane
CSI: Miami2007TV SeriesRita Sullivan
Feast of Love2007Jenny
Heroes2007TV SeriesHana Gitelman
Company Man2007TV MovieSara Baker
Brothers & Sisters2006TV SeriesKaren Wells
Dragon Dynasty2006TV MovieAva
242006TV SeriesCollette Stenger
Faceless2006TV MovieDiana Palos
ER2005TV SeriesBlaire Collins
The Closer2005TV SeriesNadia Orwell
Pit Fighter2005Marianne
JAG2004TV SeriesLucienne Charmoli
The Shield2004TV SeriesAyla
Dragnet2004TV SeriesMiriam Nelson
Alias2004TV SeriesFlight Attendant
The Handler2004TV SeriesMariella
Shut-Eye2003VideoAngela
Acid Freaks1999ShortAnnie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Castle2015-2016TV Series producer - 22 episodes
ATP Chapter 22013Short executive producer
ATP Chapter 1: One Day2012Documentary short producer
The Alternative Travel Project2010Documentary short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ATP Chapter 1: One Day2012Documentary short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Alternative Travel Project2010Documentary short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Castle2010TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bannen Way2010special thanks
The ABC Fall Preview Open House2009TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bookaboo2016TV SeriesHerself
Castle: Season 7 The Cast Behind the Cast2015Video documentary shortHerself / Kate Beckett
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
FansTang Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Good Morning America2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Live with Kelly and Michael2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
16th Annual Prism Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2010 American Music Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Imagine 012: A Celebration of Children's Hospital Los Angeles2009TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance / Herself - Audience member / Herself - Audience Member
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Séries express2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman: Return to Arkham2016Video GameTalia al Ghul

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Crime Drama TV Actress
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actress
2014TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite ActressCastle (2009)
2013TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite TV CoupleCastle (2009)· Nathan Fillion
2012Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama EpisodeCastle (2009)
2012TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite TV CoupleCastle (2009)· Nathan Fillion
2011TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite Couple Who ShouldCastle (2009)· Nathan Fillion

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV DuoCastle (2009)· Nathan Fillion
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen ChemistryCastle (2009)· Nathan Fillion
2014TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite DuoCastle (2009)· Nathan Fillion
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actress
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, DramaCastle (2009)


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#Quote
1I have never had the name Jacqueline. Where did that even come from?
2Men should never marry their muse. It ruins the illusion.


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