- Canadian-born American film and television actress Stana Katic just finished filming the “The Rendezvous,” a romantic action adventure inspired by such classics as “Charade", “North by Northwest” and “Romancing the Stone.” The film hails from Sundance award-winning director Amin Matalqa. Stana stars opposite Homeland’s Raza Jaffrey. Stana also just finished shooting “Sister Cities,” a film based on the internationally acclaimed play by Colette Freedman, which was both a critical and commercial success in the United States and Europe. She will star alongside Jackie Weaver, Jess Weixler and Alfred Molina. In “Castle," currently in its eighth season, Stana plays Detective Kate Beckett and is a Producer.
In 2013, she starred opposite Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint in the feature film “CBGB,” which presented an inside look at New York City’s famed punk rock nightclub of the same name. Stana’s other feature film work includes “Big Sur,” about Jack Kerouac’s life after writing On the Road. In the film she portrays real-life legend Lenore Kandel, a San Francisco poet who played a pivotal role in the cultural revolution of the late 1960s. Katic was seen in the Polish Brothers’ “For Lovers Only” in 2011, a love story centered on her character, set in Paris and shot in the spirit of French New Wave. Other feature credits include roles in major motion pictures such as Morgenstern in Frank Miller's film “The Spirit” with Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, Jenny in the Robert Benton's “Feast of Love” starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear, Amber in “The Double” alongside Richard Gere, and Corrine Veneau in the James Bond franchise “Quantum of Solace” with Daniel Craig.
Katic has three award nominations and five wins -- including two People’s Choice Award and three TV Guide Awards. A natural athlete, Katic plays multiple sports and often performs her own stunts. She sings so well that producers have used her voice on "Castle" and for the theme song in the third and final film of cable trilogy “The Librarian," in which she also starred. Katic voiced the character of Talia al Ghul in the popular video game Batman: Arkham City. In 2008 she established her own production company, Sine Timore Films, which in Latin means “Irreverent.” The film company is currently in development on "Elephant Winter.”
In 2010 Katic started a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called The Alternative Travel Project (www.alternativetravelproject.com), a global initiative encouraging people to go car-free for just one day. The Alternative Travel Project (ATP) focuses efforts on creating a worldwide community of people looking to enjoy the social, health and environmental benefits of traveling alternatively (bike, pedestrian, public transit, & new technology travel). The ATP looks for opportunities to have individuals volunteer days outside the bubble of their cars and into an integrated, powerful, and positive future for our selves, communities and planet.
Katic currently resides in Los Angeles, speaks five languages, and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.