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 wowed fans and critics alike with her portrayal of Kara "Starbuck" Thrace.
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 gone on to be involved with some of the biggest film, television & game franchises of all time including Riddick, 24, The Big Bang Theory, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Batman, Spider Man, CSI and most recently as Vic Morretti on the A&E hit, Longmire – currently on its second season.
In High School Katee became a proficient swimmer and maintained a long-term goal of going pro until fate interceded and an injury to her knee cut her swimming career short.
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.
Not long after, Katee's career began to blossom and 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 her dream as lead singer of a rock band. After Max Bickford Katee made guest appearances on various TV shows including the hit series ER and was cast in the horror movie franchise Halloween: Resurrection alongside Busta Rhymes, Tyra Banks and Jamie Lee Curtis.
In 2001 Katee's career exploded after landing 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 made by the new show's creator, Ronald D. Moore — 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 and fans alike. Time Magazine called it "the best show on television" and the show went on to receive a Peabody Award.
During the run of the series Katee became both a sex symbol and role model. Fans praised her portrayal of such a complex and bad-ass character while women the world over celebrated a character on television who was smart, strong and independent while still maintaining the charm and emotional depth that made Starbuck so interesting.
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.
Katee has also done a multitude of voiceover work and has appeared in some of the biggest animated and game franchises of all time including the Spider-Man video game Edge of Time 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 Morretti on the A&E series, Longmire, which is currently in its second season.
Katee's most recent roles have also included the films Oculus, Sexy Evil Genius (which she also produced) and last year's Riddick in which she starred 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 top vehicle modification shops on the West Coast, based near Portland, OR.
written by Justin Berger