Stana Katic is a Canadian-American film and television actress who is well known to television audiences as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett on the popular show Castle. Also, she played on the ABC television romantic crime series Castle (2009–2016) and Agent Emily Byrne in the thriller series Absentia.
Born Stana Jacqueline Katic in 1978, in Ontario, Canada, she is the daughter of Peter Katic (father) and Rada Katic (mother). Her father is from Vritika, Croatia, whereas her mother is from the surrounding area of Sinj, Croatia. As of 2019, she is at the age of 40 with the birth sign of Taurus, which defines her personality as ambitious and reliable.
Katic is the oldest among her four brothers and one sister. She grew up with her family and later moved to Aurora, Illinois. Following years, she spent moving back and forth between Canada and the United States.
Regarding her education, Katic graduated from West Aurora High School in 1996. Later, she went on to study International law and economics at the University of Toronto. Also, she enrolled in acting course from DePaul University Goodman School of Drama from 2000 to 2002.
Stana Katic is happily married to her long term boyfriend Kris Brkljac who is a well-known businessman. There are no exact details about their first meeting. However, after dating for many years the couple had a wedding ceremony on 25th April 2015 at a private ceremony which was held in Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. Currently, she is enjoying a happy married life with husband; the pair does not have any child yet.
According to Celebrity Networth, Stana Katic has a net worth of $12 million at present. She has collected a good sum of salary from her career. As an American actress, she earns a salary of around $22 thousand, as an average salary of an actress in the U.S. is $22,718 per year.
At the starting of her career, Stana Katic appeared as Hana Gitelman in Heroes, Collette Stenger in 24‘s season five, and Jenny in the film Feast of Love starring Morgan Freeman. Also, she played Morgenstern in Frank Miller’s film The Spirit, Corrine Veneau. The ABC announced the acquisition of the television series Castle, starring Katic as Kate Beckett and Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, in August 2008.
Katic established her own production company, Sine Timore Productions, which is Latin for “without fear”, in 2008. She was a presenter at the 64th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards ceremony on 28 January 2012.
Stana Katic appeared in White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour at New York’s Westside Theatre, on 26 September 2016. She starred as Rachel Rozman in the 2016 film, The Rendezvous, directed by Amin Matalqa and co-starring Raza Jaffrey. Also, she was cast in the horror film Cadaver in 2016.
In January 2017, she appeared as Anna in the film Lost in Florence. Similarly, she played Lisa Robert in a 2018 supernatural horror movie, The Possession of Hannah Grace. She starred alongside Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, and Kirby Johnson, among others in the movie. The film grossed $36.6 million at the box office.
Currently, she is one of the main casts alongside Patrick Heusinger, Cara Theobold, and Neil Jackson, among others in an American thriller drama TV series, Absentia. The series was premiered on September 25, 2017, and was renewed for a second season on June 19, 2018.