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Stana Katic Croatian Movie Star in Canada
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  03/26/2009 | People | Unrated
Canadian film and television actress born to Croatian parents

Stana Katić

Stana Katić (born 26 April 1978) is a Canadian film and television actress active in the United States. She was born to Croatian parents. In addition to English, she speaks Italian, French,and Croatian. She has an alto mezzo-soprano singing voice.

Stana plays the character of Hana Gitelman in Heroes, Collette Stenger in 24 's season 5, and Jenny in the Morgan Freeman-starring film Feast of Love. She also played Morgenstern in Frank Miller's newest film The Spirit, Corinne Veneau in new Bond movie Quantum of Solace, and Simone Renoir in the third installation of The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.

ABC has recently announced acquisition of the television series Castle, starring Stana Katic as Kate Beckett and Nathan Fillion as Rick Castle.[4]


Acid Freaks (1999) .... Annie
Shut-Eye (2003) .... Angela
The Handler (1 episode, "Bleak House", 2004) .... Mariella
Alias (1 episode, "Façade", 2004) .... Flight Attendant
Dragnet (1 episode, "Retribution", 2004) .... Miriam Nelson
The Shield (2 episodes, "All In" and "On Tilt", 2004) .... Ayla
JAG (1 episode, "This Just in from Baghdad", 2004) .... Lucienne Charmoli
Pit Fighter (2005) .... Marianne
The Closer (1 episode, "The Big Picture", 2005) .... Nadia
ER (2 episodes, "Blame It on the Rain" and "Wake Up", 2005) .... Blaire Collins
Faceless (2006) (TV) .... Diana Palos
24 (3 episodes, "Day 5: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.", "Day 5: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m." and "Day 5: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.", 2006) .... Collette Stenger
Dragon Dynasty (2006) (TV) .... Ava
Brothers & Sisters (1 episode, "Patriarchy", 2006) .... Karen Wells
Company Man (2007) (TV) .... Donna Baker
Heroes (2 episodes, "Chapter Sixteen 'Unexpected'" and "Chapter Twenty 'Five Years Gone'", 2007) .... Hana Gitelman
Feast of Love (2007) .... Jenny
CSI: Miami (1 episode, "Deep Freeze", 2007) .... Rita Sullivan
The Unit (1 episode, "Binary Explosion", 2007) .... Special Agent Deborah Lane
Truth About Kerry (2008) .... Emma
Would Be Kings (2008) TV mini-series .... Julianna Martinelli
Stiletto (2008) .... Raina
Quantum of Solace (2008) .... Corinne Veneau
The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008) (TV) .... Simone Renoir
The Spirit (2008) .... Morgenstern
Castle (2009) (TV series) .... Det. Kate Beckett
Birthplace: Canada
Profession: Actor

A multilingual, Canada-born up-and-comer, this athletic beauty is skilled at playing mysterious, exotically named and accented characters. In the '00s, Katic worked steadily in a slew of TV guest spots, putting in brief appearances on action series such as Alias and 24 before landing her highest profile role to date as a vengeful, motorcycle-riding warrior on Heroes. Blessed/cursed as a human transmitter and receiver capable of intercepting all kinds of electronic signals, Katic's imposing alter ego was also a whiz with firearms.Stana Katic Fast Facts:

First TV role was in a 2004 episode of CBS' short-lived FBI drama The Handler.
Fluent in  Croatian, French, Italian
Trained in Isshinryu Karate, stage and film combat, and belly dancing.

Attended DePaul University, The Theatre School, Chicago, IL


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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Sandra)

    Stana never said she's Croatian. She implies she is from the Dalmatian coast. During the war in Croatia she participated in Serbian protest in Toronto. At that time, she very much considered herself to be a Serbian.
  • Comment #2 (Posted by FAN)

    She is the best!
  • Comment #3 (Posted by Matthew)

    i LOVE her!!!
  • Comment #4 (Posted by Matt)

    i LOVE her!!!
  • Comment #5 (Posted by sarai esmeralda)

    mira soy sarai siempre e querido conocerte soy venezolana como puedo conectarme contigo eres una gran actris
  • Comment #6 (Posted by sarai esmeralda)

  • Comment #7 (Posted by Karthik)

    I like her After Penelope Cruz,She has Lovely Eyes that i ve never seen b4!!! She acted Very good in the Librarian: The Curse of Judas Chalice. I love her Acting!!!
  • Comment #8 (Posted by ajmal)

    i love stana katic to much.she is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beautiful.
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Lena)

    Honestly, I don't mind if she's Croatian, Serbian, whatever. What I do mind, it's the birthday you guys gave her. She was born on April 26, 1978 in Hamilton, ON. So, please, change it!! Thank you
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