Sackhoff at the Wizard World convention in Philadelphia in 2008
|Born||Kathryn Ann Sackhoff
April 8, 1980
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known mainly for playing Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica. In 2004, she was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her work in the Battlestar Galactica mini-series. In May 2006, she won the Saturn Award for the same role. She has also starred in the horror-thriller White Noise: The Light and the eighth season of 24 as Dana Walsh. She currently costars in the A&E series Longmire as Deputy Sheriff Vic Moretti.
Early life 
Sackhoff was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in St. Helens, Oregon. Her mother Mary was an ESL program coordinator and her father Dennis is a German American land developer. Her brother Erick is co-owner of a vehicle modification shop near Portland. She graduated from Sunset High School in Beaverton in 1998. She began swimming at an early age and by high school was planning to go pro until her right knee was injured. This led her to begin practicing yoga, which she continues today, and to pursue an interest in acting.
Her first role was in the Lifetime movie Fifteen and Pregnant in which she played a teenager with a baby. The movie starred Kirsten Dunst and motivated her to move to Hollywood and pursue a career in acting after graduating high school. Sackhoff's first recurring role was Annie in MTV's Undressed, next gaining a supporting role as Nell Bickford in The Education of Max Bickford. Katee made her motion picture debut in My First Mister, and next appeared in film as Jenna "Jen" Danzig in Halloween: Resurrection.
Sackhoff's most notable role is as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in the miniseries and follow-up TV series Battlestar Galactica, for which she won a Saturn Award in 2006 for Best Actress on Television. The actress's persona led the writers to develop the character of Starbuck as a more volatile and complex character. Galactica executive producer Ron Moore described her as having magnetism while producer David Eick expanded stating: "We saw this whole other side that was all because of Katee: vulnerability, insecurity, desperation. We started freeing ourselves up to explore the weakness of the character, because we knew Katee could express those things without compromising the character's strength." Sackhoff said her performance was inspired by Linda Hamilton's portrayal of Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day: "I think that was the one character that I kind of looked to as far as body image and strength. I think I looked to her character and said, 'OK, that's kind of what you need to embody.'" Toward the end of the filming of Battlestar Galactica, Sackhoff began feeling physically weak. Soon after filming wrapped, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After surgery to remove her thyroid, she required no radiation treatments and by February 2009 was in remission. In 2007, Sackhoff was cast as the evil cyborg Sarah Corvus in the short-lived NBC series Bionic Woman. David Eick, executive producer for the show, stated, "She's a very special find. Those actors who can combine the qualities of strength and vulnerability—they usually call those people movie stars." Sackhoff plays the female lead in the action/sci-fi movie The Last Sentinel and the supernatural thriller White Noise: The Light.
Sackhoff also appears as the main character in the Lifetime Original Movie How I Married My High School Crush. She has also made guest appearances in Cold Case, ER, Law & Order, and Robot Chicken. Sackhoff provided the voice of a female marine in the video game Halo 3 and is also featured in the viral marketing campaign for Resistance 2. In 2011, she provided the voice for Black Cat 2099 in Spider-Man: Edge of Time. She voiced Sarah Essen in the DC Comics animated film, Batman: Year One. She appears in four episodes of the fifth season of the series Nip/Tuck playing a new doctor, Dr. Theodora Rowe. However, for the sixth season Sackhoff was later replaced by Rose McGowan for the role due to scheduling conflicts. Sackhoff headlined NBC's Dick Wolf-produced cop drama Lost and Found as Tessa, "an offbeat female LAPD detective who, after butting heads with the higher-ups, is sent as a punishment to the basement to work on John Doe and Jane Doe cases." The pilot was filmed in January 2009. NBC decided not to pick up the series. In 2009, she appeared as herself in "The Vengeance Formulation" episode of the CBS situation comedy The Big Bang Theory. In the episode, she is fantasized as Howard Wolowitz's dream girl. She appears again in season 4, in the same role. Sackhoff appeared as a series regular in the eighth season of the TV series 24, playing Dana Walsh, a CTU data analyst with a secret. In February 2010, Sackhoff signed on to play the lead in an ABC crime drama pilot, Boston's Finest. ABC decided not to pick up the series.
Sackhoff is set to star in the action-werewolf thriller Growl. She also made a special appearance in the Futurama episode "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences". In the fall of 2010, Sackhoff joined the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Detective Reed, a smart investigator who does not do well with sensitivity. In 2011, Sackhoff guest starred in an episode of Workaholics as a homeless drug addict named Rachel. Sackhoff co-stars as the lead female role in Longmire, an A&E television series based on the novels by Craig Johnson. Sackhoff plays Sheriff's Deputy Vic Moretti. Sackhoff has been cast as Dahl, a Nordic mercenary hired to track down Vin Diesel’s Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking. In August 2012, Katee became the co-host of the Schmoes Know Movies podcast on The Toadhop Network. One of her first shows was with guest Sean Astin.
|2001||My First Mister||Ashley|
|2007||White Noise: The Light||Sherry Clarke|
|2007||The Last Sentinel||Girl|
|2011||Batman: Year One||Det. Sarah Essen (voice)||Video|
|2013||The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia||Joyce|
|2013||Sexy Evil Genius||Nikki Franklyn||Completed|
|2015||Untitled Adi Shankar Project||Announced|
|1998||Fifteen and Pregnant||Karen Gotarus||TV film|
|1999||Locust Valley||Claire Shaw||TV film|
|1999||Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane||Susan||Episode: "Sympathy for Jack"|
|1999||Chicken Soup for the Soul||Claire||Episode: "Starlight, Star Bright"|
|1999||Hefner: Unauthorized||Mary||TV film|
|2000||Undressed||Annie||Recurring role (four episodes)|
|2000–2001||The Fearing Mind||Lenore Fearing||Main role (13 epiosdes)|
|2001–2002||The Education of Max Bickford||Nell Bickford||Main role (22 episodes)|
|2002||ER||Jason's Girlfriend||Episode: "A Hopeless Wound"|
|2003||Battlestar Galactica||Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace||TV miniseries|
|2003||Boomtown||Holly||Episode: "The Big Picture"|
|2004||Cold Case||Terri Maxwell (1969)||Episode: "Volunteers"|
|2004–2009||Battlestar Galactica||Kara "Starbuck" Thrace||Main role (71 episodes)|
|2007||The Wedding Wish||Sara Jacob||TV film|
|2007||Halo 3||Female Marine 3 (voice)||Video game|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Sarah Corvus||Recurring role (five episodes)|
|2007||Battlestar Galactica: Razor||Capt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace||TV film|
|2007–2012||Robot Chicken||Various (voice)||Recurring (six episodes)|
|2008||Resistance 2||Cassie Aklin (voice)||Video game|
|2008||Law & Order||Dianne Cary||Episode: "Knock Off"|
|2009||Lost and Found||Tessa Cooper||TV film|
|2009||Nip/Tuck||Dr. Theodora "Teddy" Rowe||Recurring role (four episodes)|
|2009||The Big Bang Theory||Katee Sackhoff||Episode: "The Vengeance Formulation"|
|2010||Boston's Finest||Julia Scott||TV film|
|2010||24||Dana Walsh||Main role (20 episodes)|
|2010||Futurama||Grrrl (voice)||Episode: "Lrreconcilable Ndndifferences"|
|2010||The Big Bang Theory||Katee Sackhoff||Episode: "The Hot Troll Deviation"|
|2010–2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Det. Frankie Reed||Episodes: "Cold Blooded", "Fracked", "All That Cremains"|
|2011||The Super Hero Squad Show||She-Hulk (voice)||Episode: "So Pretty When They Explode!"|
|2011||Spider-Man: Edge of Time||Black Cat (voice)||Video game|
|2011||Workaholics||Rachel||Episode: "Karl's Wedding"|
|2012||Longmire||Victoria "Vic" Moretti||Main role (10 episodes)|
|2012–2013||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Bo-Katan (voice)||Recurring role (four episodes)|
|2004||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series||Battlestar Galactica||Nominated|
|2006||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Battlestar Galactica||Won|
|2007||Saturn Award||Best Actress in a Television Program||Battlestar Galactica||Nominated|
|2007||SFX Award||Best TV Actress||Battlestar Galactica||Nominated|
|2009||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress in Television||Battlestar Galactica||Nominated|
|2010||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actress: Action||24||Nominated|
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