Athena Karkanis

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Athena Karkanis
Born (1981-09-07) 7 September 1981 (age 37)
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1996–present

Athena Karkanis (born September 7, 1981) is a Canadian actress and voice actress.

Life and career[edit]

Karkanis was born in Alberta[1] and raised in Toronto.[2] She is of Greek and Egyptian descent,[2][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.[2] In 2005, she made her screen debut in the episode of 1-800-Missing and later had a number of guest-starring, recurring and regular roles on Canadian television shows. She also had regular voice roles in Skyland, MetaJets, Wild Kratts, and Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.

Karkanis co-starred in 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 a regular cast member in the first season of Canadian teen drama The Best Years in 2007, in The Border from 2008 to 2010, and in the short-lived comedy series Almost Heroes in 2011. She also had a recurring role in Lost Girl from 2011 to 2012.

Karkanis starred in the AMC drama series Low Winter Sun in 2013. In 2014, she was cast as a series regular in the Lifetime post-apocalyptic drama series, The Lottery.[4] In 2015, she began playing the role of Octavia Muss on The Expanse. In 2018, Karkanis started playing Grace Stone on the NBC TV series Manifest.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie Harmony Bear Direct-to-video; voice role
2007 Saw IV Agent Lindsey Perez
2008 The Art of War II: Betrayal Heather Direct-to-video
2008 Tomboy Alex Short film
2009 Survival of the Dead Tomboy
2009 Saw VI Agent Perez
2011 Sacrifice Rachel
2012 The Barrens Erica
2013 Foxed! Emily Short film
2013 Subconscious Password The Babysitter Short film; voice role
2016 Spark Koko Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
1996–1998 Stickin' Around Various (voice) Recurring role
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 [1] Gabriella Bustar Episode: "East Sixties"
2005 Delilah and Julius Zoe Ling Recurring role
2006–2007 Skyland Diwan (voice) Main role
2006–2008 Growing Up Creepie Creepella "Creepie" Creecher / Various Main role
2007 The Best Years Dawn Vargaz Main role
2008 The Border Salah Karim Episode: "Pockets of Vulnerability"
2009 Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist Bream (voice) Episode: "A Fish Tale"
2009 Nerdland Patty (voice) Television film
2009 Guns Ines Mendoza Television miniseries
2009 U.S. Attorney Marlene Rodriguez Television film
2009 The Dating Guy Diana (voice) Episode: "Captain Petard"
2009 Too Late to Say Goodbye Liz Television film
2009–2010 The Border Agent Khalida "Khali" Massi Recurring role
2010 Dex Hamilton: Fire and Ice Herman / Computer voice Television film
2010 Degrassi: The Next Generation Rachel Episode: "Don't Let Me Get Me: Part 1"
2010 Sundays at Tiffany's Talk Show Host Television film
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 Covert Affairs Shireen Episode: "Bang and Blame"
2011 Almost Heroes Rayna Main role
2011 MetaJets Flygirl Episode: "The New Recruit"
2011 The Ron James Show Nurse (voice) Episodes: "1.4", "3.2", "3.8"
2011 Certain Prey Marcy Sherrill Television film
2011–2012 Conquer the Kairu Voice role
2011–2012 Total Drama: Revenge of the Island Anne Maria (voice) Main role
2011–2012 Lost Girl Nadia Recurring role
2011–2013 Wild Kratts Aviva Corcovado (voice) Main role
2012 Detentionaire Kimmie McAdams (voice) Episode: "The Camdidate"
2012 Supernatural Andrea Kormos Episode: "Blood Brother"
2012 Transporter: The Series Mauga Episodes: "Hot Ice", "City of Love"
2012 Murdoch Mysteries Dr. Iris Bajjali Episode: "Evil Eye of Egypt"
2012 The Firm Wendy Episode: "Chapter 20"
2013 The Listener Crown Prosecutor Krista Ellis Episode: "Witness for the Prosecution"
2013 Low Winter Sun Dani Khalil Main role
2013–2014 Julius Jr. Sheree / Sidney / Various Main role
2014 Remedy Gwen Devoe Episode: "The Beast Within"
2014 The Lottery Vanessa Keller Main role
2015 Murdoch Mysteries Dr. Iris Bajjali Episode: "Murdoch and the Temple of Death"
2015 Young Drunk Punk Gayle Episode: "European Style"
2015–present The Expanse Octavia Muss Recurring role
2016 Poor Richard's Almanack Penny Richards Unsold television pilot
2017 Suits Marissa Episode: "The Painting", "Teeth,Nose,Teeth"
2017 Zoo Abigail Westbrook Recurring role
2018 Manifest Grace Stone Series regular
2018 House of Cards Melody Cruz

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Joanna Torres
2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Gilnean NPC
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Jedi Consular Female
2012 Diablo III Barbarian - Female
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Aysa Cloudsinger / Lu'lin / Ki the Assassin
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Jedi Consular Female
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Barbarian - Female
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
2014 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Jedi Consular Female
2015 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire Jedi Consular Female
2016 Far Cry Primal


  1. ^ Wassenberg, Anya (2009-09-17). "Art & Culture Maven: TIFF Interview with Athena Karkanis of George Romero's Survival of the Dead". Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  2. ^ a b c Yianilos, Laurel (2010-01-16). "Crossing Borders is a full time job for this Greek-Canadian Actress". Retrieved 2014-06-25.
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  4. ^ "'The Lottery', 'Witches Of East End' Add Cast". 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2014-06-25.

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