Portland, Oregon, USA
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Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on Battlestar Galactica
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Sunset High School, Beaverton, OR (1994-1998)
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Kathryn Ann Sackhoff
Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress best known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica (2003–2009). She was nominated for four Saturn Awards for her work on Battlestar Galactica, winning the award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2005.
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Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known mainly for playing Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica.
In 2004, she was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her work in the Battlestar Galactica mini-series. In May 2006, she won the Saturn Award for the same role.
She has also starred in the horror-thriller White Noise: The Light and the eighth season of 24 as Dana Walsh. She currently co-stars in the A&E series Longmire as Deputy Sheriff Vic Moretti.
Sackhoff was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in St. Helens, Oregon. Her mother Mary was an ESL program coordinator and her father Dennis is a land developer.
Her brother Erick is co-owner of a vehicle modification shop near Portland. She graduated from Sunset High School in Beaverton in 1998. She began swimming at an early age and by high school was planning to pursue a career in the sport until her right knee was injured. This led her to begin practicing yoga - which she continues today - and to pursue an interest in acting.
Her first role was in the Lifetime movie Fifteen and Pregnant in which she played a teenager with a baby. The movie starred Kirsten Dunst and motivated her to move to Hollywood and pursue a career in acting after graduating high school. Sackhoff's first recurring role was Annie in MTV's Undressed, next gaining a supporting role as Nell Bickford in The Education of Max Bickford. Katee made her motion picture debut in My First Mister, and next appeared in film as Jenna "Jen" Danzig in Halloween: Resurrection.
Sackhoff's most notable role is as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in the miniseries and follow-up TV series Battlestar Galactica, for which she won a Saturn Award in 2006 for Best Actress on Television. The actress's persona led the writers to develop the character of Starbuck as a more volatile and complex character. Galactica executive producer Ron Moore described her as having magnetism while producer David Eick expanded stating: "We saw this whole other side that was all because of Katee: vulnerability, insecurity, desperation. We started freeing ourselves up to explore the weakness of the character, because we knew Katee could express those things without compromising the character's strength." Sackhoff said her performance was inspired by Linda Hamilton's portrayal of Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day: "I think that was the one character that I kind of looked to as far as body image and strength. I think I looked to her character and said, 'OK, that's kind of what you need to embody.'" Toward the end of the filming of Battlestar Galactica, Sackhoff began feeling physically weak. Soon after filming wrapped, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After surgery to remove her thyroid, she required no radiation treatments and by February 2009 was in remission. In 2007, Sackhoff was cast as the evil cyborg Sarah Corvus in the short-lived NBC series Bionic Woman. David Eick, executive producer for the show, stated, "She's a very special find. Those actors who can combine the qualities of strength and vulnerability—they usually call those people movie stars." Sackhoff plays the female lead in the action/sci-fi movie The Last Sentinel and the supernatural thriller White Noise: The Light.
Sackhoff also appears as the main character in the Lifetime Original Movie How I Married My High School Crush. She has also made guest appearances in Cold Case, ER, Law & Order, and Robot Chicken. Sackhoff provided the voice of a female marine in the video game Halo 3 and is also featured in the viral marketing campaign for Resistance 2. In 2011, she provided the voice for Black Cat 2099 in Spider-Man: Edge of Time. She voiced Sarah Essen in the DC Comics animated film, Batman: Year One. She appears in four episodes of the fifth season of the series Nip/Tuck playing a new doctor, Dr. Theodora Rowe. However, for the sixth season Sackhoff was later replaced by Rose McGowan for the role due to scheduling conflicts. Sackhoff headlined NBC's Dick Wolf-produced cop drama Lost and Found as Tessa, "an offbeat female LAPD detective who, after butting heads with the higher-ups, is sent as a punishment to the basement to work on John Doe and Jane Doe cases." The pilot was filmed in January 2009. NBC decided not to pick up the series. In 2009, she appeared as herself in "The Vengeance Formulation" episode of the CBS situation comedy The Big Bang Theory. In the episode, she is fantasized as Howard Wolowitz's dream girl. She appears again in season 4, in the same role. Sackhoff appeared as a series regular in the eighth season of the TV series 24, playing Dana Walsh, a CTU data analyst with a secret. In February 2010, Sackhoff signed on to play
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==Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff== (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress best known for playing [[Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace]] on the [[Sci Fi Channel]]'s television program [[Battlestar Galactica]] (2003–2009). She was nominated for four [[Saturn Awards]] for her work on [[Battlestar Galactica]], winning the award for [[Best Supporting Actress on Television]] in 2005.
==Katee Sackhoff== Actress - Born April 8th, 1980, Oregon native Katee Sackhoff made her first onscreen appearance with a small role in the 1998 Lifetime original movie Fifteen and Pregnant when she was 18. She continued to build up her resumé with minor appearances like a role in the USA film Hefner: Unauthorized and a number of appearances on MTV's Undressed, but it was a supporting role on the TV series The Education of Max Bickford that proved to be her big break. Playing daughter to veteran actor Richard Dreyfuss' character provided both valuable tutelage and incredible exposure for the young actress, setting her up for her next project.
====Accepting the role of==== Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in the 2003 miniseries Battlestar Galactica became one of the best moves of Sackhoff's career. The miniseries was so successful, it was sold as a standard TV show and began airing in 2004, with Sackhoff in the same leading role. With a regular paycheck and a base of devoted fans, she explored other projects when her show wasn't filming, taking on the role of Sherry Clarke in the 2007 sequel to White Noise, White Noise 2: The Light, alongside fellow sci-fi TV vet Nathan Fillion.
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==Katee Sackhoff== Actress - ===Date of Birth=== 8 April 1980, Portland, Oregon, USA
===Birth Name=== Kathryn Ann Sackhoff
===Height=== 5' 6" (1.68 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Katee Sackhoff was born on April 8, 1980 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Kathryn Ann Sackhoff. She is an actress and producer, known for [[Battlestar Galactica]] (2004), [[Longmire]] (2012) and [[Oculus]] (2013).
===Has an older brother.===
====Father Dennis==== is a land developer.
====Mother Mary==== is a coordinator for an English as a Second Language program.
====Has a tattoo of==== a Japanese symbol for "choice." Also has a crucifix on her left shoulder blade and and a Latin phrase on her right arm that means "public property".
====Has 2 dogs,==== one named "Meatball" and a newly adopted puppy she named "Nelly B" after her character on The Education of Max Bickford (2001).
====Her Battlestar Galactica==== (2004) co-star Tricia Helfer is one of her best friends.
====Practices yoga==== regularly and goes on 10-mile runs every Sunday.
====Decided to==== quit smoking when she received fan mail from little girls saying they wanted to be like 'Starbuck' when they grew up.
====Her dog==== Meatball posed with her in a photo-shoot by photographer Frank Veronsky.
====Was a waitress at==== the Saddle Ranch Chop House before she got her big break.
====Briefly attended==== Santa Monica College before she quit to focus on acting.
===Was required to sign==== a non-disclosure agreement regarding the final episodes of the third season of Battlestar Galactica (2004), in order to preserve the secrecy regarding the fate of her character.
====Was featured in==== Entertainment Weekly's '100 Stars We Love Right Now' (2007).
===She loved=== Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) because Xena was the first strong female character on a weekly basis on TV.
===Although the movie=== White Noise 2: The Light (2007) received a "Rotten Tomatoes Award", many critics gave Katee's performance a "thumbs up".
===Is a vegetarian.===
===Sackhoff confirmed=== on Schmoes Know Movies on January 29, 2015 that she is in a relationship with New Zealand actor Karl Urban.
===Personal Quotes (1)=== I was addicted to the original "Star Trek" when I was growing up, because of my dad. We grew up in St. Helens, Oregon and we weren't allowed to watch a lot of TV. I don't think we even had more than three channels, so it was basically watch Dynasty (1981) with my mom, watch Star Trek (1966) with my dad, or watch the mating rituals of beavers on OPB [Oregon Public Broadcasting]. So my brother and I watched "Star Trek".
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MeatBall, Nelly B
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