Kathryn Ann “Katee” Sackhoff was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in St. Helens, Oregon. Graduating from Sunset High School in Beaverton in 1998, Katee participated in swimming and ballet until her right knee was injured, which led her to study yoga, which she continues to enjoy today. First appearing in a series of commercials, TV movies and shows, Sackhoff got her first recurring role as 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’, next appearing in film as Jenna “Jen” Danzig in ‘Halloween: Resurrection’.
Katee is most famous for playing Captain Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel’s Peabody Award-winning show ‘Battlestar Galactica’. In 2004 she was nominated for a Saturn Award in the “Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series” category for her work in the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ miniseries. In May 2006, she won the Saturn Award for the same role. Katee’s own persona led the writers to develop the character of Starbuck as a more volatile and complex character. As well as her three tattoos, other elements from Sackhoff’s life have been incorporated into the show: a ring she wears on her thumb has been described as Starbuck’s engagement ring from Zak Adama, and the actress’s decision to quit smoking between seasons two and three was mirrored by her character.
Sackhoff was next cast as the evil cyborg Sarah Corvus in the short-lived NBC series, ‘Bionic Woman’, going on to play the female lead in the action/scifi movie ‘The Last Sentinel’ and the supernatural thriller ‘White Noise 2: The Light’. The actress appears as the main character in the Lifetime Original Movie ‘How I Married My High School Crush’, as well as guest appearances in ‘Cold Case’, ‘ER’, ‘Law and Order’, and ‘Robot Chicken’. She appears in four episodes of the fifth season of the hit FX series ‘Nip/Tuck’, playing Dr. Theodora Lowe.
Katee provided the voice of a female marine in the video game ‘Halo 3’, where players can hear her familiar voice taking on Covenant Brutes. Her voice acting was also featured in the viral marketing campaign for ‘Resistance 2’. Katee headlined NBC’s cop drama pilot ‘Lost and Found’, which centres on Tessa (Sackhoff), “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.
Come and meet Captain Kara “Starbuck” Thrace at the BRISBANE SUPANOVA! So say we all!
Katee looks forward to seeing all her fans at the Brisbane expo ONLY and will be appearing each Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm and each Sunday 11am to 5pm for autograph* and photo* sessions and Q&A sessions at each expo.
Please Note: Katee will not be appearing at the VIP cocktail party due to prior commitments.
* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply the date.
- Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending