Katee Sackhoff has spent the past 15 years portraying some of the most memorable characters in film and television.
As one of the stars of the critically acclaimed television series, Battlestar Galactica, Katee Sackhoff wowed fans and critics alike with her portrayal of
Kara "Starbuck" Thrace; an aggressive, loud-mouthed, hot-shot fighter pilot who undertakes an arduous journey of self-discovery throughout the show's 4 seasons.
For five years Sackhoff brought to life one of the show's most compelling and complex characters, gaining a legion of loyal fans along the way.
Since then Katee has been a part of some of the hottest TV shows on the air including 24, The Big Bang Theory, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Law & Order, Nip/Tuck and most recently as Vic Morretti on the A&E hit, Longmire - currently on its second season.
Early on Katee's athleticism took the drivers seat as she became a proficient swimmer and maintained a long-term goal of going pro. It wasn't long until fate would
intercede and Katee's swimming career was to be cut short after an accident that affected her knee.
Not one to sit still for long, Katee took her interest in acting and propelled herself from High School productions of Bye, Bye Birdie, Oliver and Fiddler on the
Roof to being cast as a teenage mother in the Lifetime original movie, Fifteen and Pregnant with Kirsten Dunst. Upon graduating High School, Sackhoff left her hometown
of Portland, OR for the bright lights of Hollywood where she landed various jobs early on in her career including roles in the Fox Family Channel series, The Fearing Mind
and MTV's Undressed.
Katee's career blossomed when she became one of the main cast members of the CBS series, The Education of Max Bickford in which she played Nell,
the daughter of the title character -- portrayed by award winning actor, Richard Dreyfuss. The series showcased Katee's dramatic talents as she played
the estranged daughter of Dreyfuss, trying to deal with the loss of her mother. The series also showcased Katee's singing talents as her character, Nell,
pursued a dream of music as lead singer of a rock band. After 'The Education of Max Bickford' Katee made guest appearances on various TV shows including
the hit series ER as well as appearing in the horror movie franchise, Halloween: Resurrection.
Her career exploded when she took the lead role of Starbuck in the re-imagined sci-fi series, Battlestar Galactica. Derived from the original 1978 series of
the same name, Battlestar was met with much criticism from fans of the original who did not take kindly to many of the changes -- particularly the fact that
Sackhoff's character had originally been played by a man. Against all odds Katee successfully made the character her own and was quickly embraced by fans of both series.
The show was a huge hit with critics, receiving praise from Time Magazine as "the best show on television".
The character of Starbuck became a role-model overnight with fans praising Sackhoff for her portrayal of such a strong, sexy and independent character.
During her time on BSG Sackhoff also appeared in both television and film projects including the re-imagined Bionic Woman series. Although cancelled during its first
season, Sackhoff received numerous accolades for her role as the first Bionic-Woman-turned-bad, Sarah Corvus. Katee also appeared in the film White Noise 2: The Light
alongside actor, Nathan Fillion (Firefly/Castle). Guest appearances on Law and Order and Nip/Tuck followed as well as voiceover work for the hit video game franchise,
Halo 3, and appearances on the Cartoon Network series, Robot Chicken.
Katee has guest-starred on CBS' hit series, The Big Bang Theory twice -- the most recent alongside Star Trek alumni George Takei -- and was part of the last season of Fox's long-running series 24 as data analyst, Dana Walsh.
She has recently lent her voice to the latest Spider-Man: Edge of Time video game as well as the Batman animated film, Batman: Year One.
Katee continues to seek out new and challenging characters to portray while maintaining a career of success and longevity.
Her latest television role is that of Deputy Victoria Moretti on the new A & E series, Longmire, which is currently shooting its second season.
Katee's most recent roles have also included the films A Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia and Sexy Evil Genius, which she also produced.
This fall Katee will be seen in the new Riddick movie starring opposite Vin Diesel.
When she's not working Katee enjoys spending her time riding motorcycles, working out, watching movies and hanging out with family and friends.
Katee's family gives her much support including her sister, Mylisa, who lives in The Dalles, OR as well as her brother, Erick who is co-owner of Portland Speed Industries; one of the best vehicle modification shops on the West Coast, based near Portland, OR.
written by Justin Berger
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