From a former slave turned fighter supporting Spartacus during his uprising, to the daughter of the notorious leader of The League of Assassins, and an attorney who drops everything when her sister is accused of murder, Katrina Law has brought to life some of the strongest and most complex female characters on screen today. Throughout 2015- 16 Law will reprise her role as Nyssa Al Ghul on season four of The CW’s hit action-adventure series “Arrow.”
In addition to “Arrow” she recently joined the cast of ABC Family’s pilot “Guilt” starring alongside Billy Zane as Natalie, an attorney whose sister becomes the top suspect in the savage murder of her roommate in London. Law is probably best known for her starring role as Mira on the critically acclaimed STARZ series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” and “Spartacus: Vengeance.”
Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Law grew up with a Catholic father of German and Italian descent who served in the US Armed Forces, and a Taiwanese Buddhist mother. The diversity presented to her at such a young age taught her to keep an open mind and an open heart on all matters. Law was always enthralled with all things pertaining to the arts and excelled in dance and theatre. She attended The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she received a B.A. in Theater. Law stayed in theater for several years honing her skills, and even received two Irene Ryan A.C.T.F. nominations for her work as Olivia in Twelfth Night (Stockton Theater Fest) and as the Bride in Blood Wedding (Stockton Theater Fest.)
In 2001, Katrina landed her first television role on the NBC series “Third Watch” and continued to build her resume by securing roles in notable television series including “CSI: Miami” (CBS), “Legend of the Seeker” (ABC) and “Chuck” (NBC). She also starred in the web series “The Resistance,” which was picked up by Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures and Starz Media, and went on to air on SyFy, iTunes, Xbox Live, The PlayStation Network and Dailymotion. The pilot was the first series originally created for the web that premiered on television.
In addition to starring in “12 Gifts of Christmas,” Law previously starred in the Hallmark Channel original movie “Snow Bride,” in which she played the lead character Greta Kaine, an entertainment tabloid reporter whose job is to expose the rich and famous. “Snow Bride” premiered in 2013 and was the network’s second highest rated original movie ever at the time. Law has had both supporting and lead roles in independent films such as “Lucky Numbers,” “Emmet’s Mark,” “The Learning Curve” and “Death Valley,” to name a few.
Law currently supports a variety of charities including Kitt Crusaders, Children’s Miracle Network, Variety Children’s Charity and The International Rescue Committee. In addition to acting, she also sings and plays bass guitar in a band called Soundboard Fiction.