Athena Karkanis

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Athena Karkanis
Born Athena Irene Karkanis
1982/1983[1]
Alberta, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–

Athena Irene Karkanis (Greek: Αθηνά-Ειρήνη Καρκάνη Athiná-Iríni Karkani) is a Canadian actress, best known for her performances on television.

Life and career[edit]

Karkanis was born in Alberta[2] and raised in Toronto.[1] She is Greek Canadian,[3] and attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She was planning on attending law school, but abandoned that path to pursue her passion for acting.[1] In 2005, she has made her screen debut in the episode of 1-800-Missing and later had number of guest-starring, recurring and regular roles on the Canadian television shows. She also had regular voice roles in Skyland, MetaJets, and Wild Kratts.

Karkanis co-starred in the several horror films, including Saw IV (2007), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Saw VI (2009), Survival of the Dead (2009), and The Barrens (2012). She also appeared in Direct-to-video action films The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008), and Sacrifice (2011). On television, she was regular cast member in the first season of Canadian teen drama The Best Years in 2007, on The Border from 2008 to 2010, and on short-lived comedy series Almost Heroes in 2011. She also had a recurring role on Lost Girl from 2011 to 2012.

Karkanis starred in the AMC drama series Low Winter Sun in 2013. In 2014, she was cast as series regular in the Lifetime post-apocalyptic drama series, The Lottery.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Care Bears: Big Wish Movie Harmony Bear Voice
2007 Saw IV Agent Lindsey Perez
2008 Tomboy Alex (voice) Short film
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera Female Repo Victim
2008 Art of War II: Betrayal, TheThe Art of War II: Betrayal Heather Direct-to-video
2009 Saw VI Agent Perez
2009 Survival of the Dead Tomboy
2011 Sacrifice Rachel
2012 Break in Break Out Short film
2012 Barrens, TheThe Barrens Erica
2012 Foxed! Emily Short film
2014 Spark Koko

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Chappelle's Show Educated Guess Announcer (voice) Episode: "1.2"
2004 Kevin Hill Annalisa Episode: "The Good Life"
2005 Kevin Hill Lina Episode: "Through the Looking Glass"
2005 Missing Tamara Corday Episode: "Phoenix Rising"
2005 Kojak Gabriella Bustar Episode: "East Sixties"
2005 Delilah and Julius Zoey (voice) Episode: "Dreamer Never Dies"
2006–2007 Skyland Diwan Voice role, 26 episodes
2006–2008 Growing Up Creepie Creepella 'Creepie' Creecher 9 episodes
2007 Best Years, TheThe Best Years Dawn Vargaz 13 episodes
2008 Border, TheThe Border Salah Karim Episode: "Pockets of Vulnerability"
2009 Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist Bream (voice) Episode: "A Fish Tale"
2009 Nerdland Patty (voice) TV movie
2009 Guns Ines Mendoza TV miniseries
2009 U.S. Attorney Marlene Rodriguez TV pilot
2009 Dating Guy, TheThe Dating Guy Diana (voice) Episode: "Captain Petard"
2009 Too Late to Say Goodbye Liz TV movie
2009–2010 Border, TheThe Border Agent Khalida 'Khali' Massi 11 episodes
2010 Dex Hamilton: Fire and Ice Herman/Computer Voice TV movie
2010 Degrassi: The Next Generation Rachel Episode: "Don't Let Me Get Me: Parts 1 & 2"
2010 MetaJets Flygirl 40 episodes
2010 Sundays at Tiffany's Talk Show Host TV movie
2011 Republic of Doyle Heather Smith Episode: "Live and Let Doyle"
2011 InSecurity Paloma Episode: "El Negotiator"
2011 XIII: The Series Maria Cardenas Episode: "Costa Verde"
2011–2012 Wild Kratts Aviva Corcovado (voice) 41 episodes
2011 Covert Affairs Shireen Episode: "Bang and Blame"
2011 Almost Heroes Rayna 8 episodes
2011 Certain Prey Marcy Sherrill TV movie
2011–2012 Total Drama Anne Maria (voice) 8 episodes
2011–2012 Lost Girl Nadia 7 episodes
2012 Secrets of Eden Heather TV movie
2012 RedaKai Teeny Episode: "All of Season 1"
2012 Murdoch Mysteries Dr. Iris Bajjali Episode: "Evil Eye of Egypt"
2012 Firm, TheThe Firm Episode: "Chapter 20"
2012 Supernatural Andrea Kormos Episode: "Blood Brother"
2012 Transporter: The Series Mauga Episode: "City of Love"
2012 Low Winter Sun Dani Kahlil 10 episodes
2013 Skatoony Anne Maria (voice) Episode: ″Style Trial″
2013–present Julius Jr. Sheree (voice) Main role
2014 The Lottery Chief of Staff Vanessa Keller 10 episodes
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Rainbow Six: Vegas Joanna Torres (voice)
2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Gilnean Female (voice)
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Jedi Consular Female [5]
2012 Diablo III Barbarian—Female (voice)
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Aysa Cloudsinger, Lu'lin, Ki the Assassin (voice)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yianilos, Laurel (16 January 2010). "Crossing Borders is a full time job for this Greek-Canadian Actress". Hollywood.GreekReporter.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  2. ^ Wassenberg, Anya (2009-09-17). "Art & Culture Maven: TIFF Interview with Athena Karkanis of George Romero's Survival of the Dead". Artandculturemaven.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  3. ^ http://hollywood.greekreporter.com/2010/01/16/crossing-borders-is-a-full-time-job-for-this-greek-canadian-actress/
  4. ^ Deadline, The (2014-05-19). "'The Lottery', 'Witches Of East End' Add Cast". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  5. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). "Star Wars: The Old Republic". Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast. 

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