Kathryn Ann “Katee”Sackhoff is best known for her role as Lieutenant Kara “Starbuck”Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's hit series “Battlestar Galactica.” Sackhoff was nominated for four Saturn Awards for her work on the series, taking home the award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actress on Television.
Following her success on the show, Sackhoff continued her career on the small screen with roles in “The Fearing Mind,” “The Education of Max Bickford,”“Bionic Woman,”“Nip/Tuck,”“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Sackhoff voices several animated characters on Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken.”
For the final season of “24,” Sackhoff portrayed the lead role of Dana Walsh. From 2012-2017 she starred on the A&E/Netflix drama series “Longmire,” as Deputy Sheri Victoria “Vic” Moretti. In 2017, she joined The CW series “The Flash”in the recurring role of villainess Amunet (Blacksmith), for which she is billed as a special guest star.
Sackhoff’s film credits include leads in Halloween: Resurrection, White Noise: The Light, Batman: Year One, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, Sexy Evil Genius, Riddick and Oculus.
Sackhoff had a busy year in 2020. Reprising her iconic “Clone Wars” character Bo-Katan Kryze in the much-anticipated Lucas Films’ “The Mandalorian” season two, she made her debut in episode three in November of that year. In addition to her reprisal of this cult favorite “Star Wars” character, Netflix renewed “Another Life” for a second season. Sackhoff serves as both the series’ star, as well as an executive producer of the sci-fi fan favorite.
Along with writing and producing content for several networks, Sackhoff launched her highly successful YouTube Channel “Blood Sweat & Coffee” where she gives fans an unfiltered look at her life.
Sackhoff is an Oregon native, born in Portland. She graduated from Sunset High School in Beaverton in 1998, just outside of Portland. As a child, she was an avid swimmer with plans to continue with a career in athletics. A knee injury changed her career path and led her to yoga. Sackhoff is a yoga enthusiast and continues to practice daily.
In her first acting role, Sackhoff played a teenager with a baby in Lifetime’s “Fifteen and Pregnant,” alongside Kristen Dunst. Sackhoff fell in love with acting and made the decision to move to Hollywood after graduating. Her first recurring role was in MTV's “Undressed”as Annie, followed by a supporting role as Nell Bickford in “The Education of Max Bickford.”
In August 2012, Sackhoff became the co-host of the Schmoes Know Movies podcast on the Toad Hop Network. One of her first shows was with guest Sean Astin. In April 2015, Sackhoff announced a new TV-series project, “Rain,”which she wrote and executive-produced through her Fly Free Productions. She has also made an appearance in the video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops III,”performing voice over and motion capture as Sarah Hall. She portrayed Pink Ranger Kimberly in Power Rangers, a short, depicting a dystopian future in the Power Rangers universe.