Athena Karkanis

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Athena Karkanis
Born Athena Irene Karkanis
Alberta, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Athena Irene Karkanis is a Canadian actress.

Life and career[edit]

Karkanis was born in Alberta[2] and raised in Toronto.[1] She is of Greek and Egyptian descent,[3][4] 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.[5]



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
Repo! The Genetic Opera Female Repo Victim
Art of War II: Betrayal, TheThe Art of War II: Betrayal Heather Direct-to-video
2009 Saw VI Agent Perez
Survival of the Dead Tomboy
2011 Sacrifice Rachel
2012 Break in Break Out Short film
Barrens, TheThe Barrens Erica
Foxed! Emily Short film
2014 Spark Koko


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"
Missing Tamara Corday Episode: "Phoenix Rising"
Kojak Gabriella Bustar Episode: "East Sixties"
Delilah and Julius Zoey (voice) Episode: "Dreamer Never Dies"
2006 Skyland Diwan Voice role, 26 episodes (2006 - 2007)
Growing Up Creepie Creepella 'Creepie' Creecher 9 episodes (2006 - 2008)
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"
Nerdland Patty (voice) TV movie
Guns Ines Mendoza TV miniseries
U.S. Attorney Marlene Rodriguez TV pilot
Dating Guy, TheThe Dating Guy Diana (voice) Episode: "Captain Petard"
Too Late to Say Goodbye Liz TV movie
Border, TheThe Border Agent Khalida 'Khali' Massi 11 episodes (2009 - 2010)
2010 Dex Hamilton: Fire and Ice Herman/Computer Voice TV movie
Degrassi: The Next Generation Rachel Episode: "Don't Let Me Get Me: Parts 1 & 2"
MetaJets Flygirl 40 episodes
Sundays at Tiffany's Talk Show Host TV movie
2011 Republic of Doyle Heather Smith Episode: "Live and Let Doyle"
InSecurity Paloma Episode: "El Negotiator"
XIII: The Series Maria Cardenas Episode: "Costa Verde"
Wild Kratts Aviva Corcovado (voice) Main role
Covert Affairs Shireen Episode: "Bang and Blame"
Almost Heroes Rayna 8 episodes
Certain Prey Marcy Sherrill TV movie
Total Drama Anne Maria (voice) 8 episodes (2011 - 2012)
Lost Girl Nadia 7 episodes (2011 - 2012)
2012 Secrets of Eden Heather TV movie
RedaKai Teeny Episode: "All of Season 1"
Murdoch Mysteries Dr. Iris Bajjali Episodes: "Evil Eye of Egypt" & "Murdoch And The Temple of Death" (2012 & 2014)
Firm, TheThe Firm Episode: "Chapter 20"
Supernatural Andrea Kormos Episode: "Blood Brother"
Transporter: The Series Mauga Episode: "City of Love"
Low Winter Sun Dani Kahlil 10 episodes
2013 Skatoony Anne Maria (voice) Episode: ″Style Trial″
Julius Jr. Sheree (voice) Main role (2013 -)
2014 The Lottery Chief of Staff Vanessa Keller 10 episodes
2015 Young Drunk Punk Gayle Episode: "European Style"

Video Games[edit]

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 [6]
2012 Diablo III Barbarian—Female (voice)
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Aysa Cloudsinger, Lu'lin, Ki the Assassin (voice)
2015 Heroes of the Storm Sonya


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