Katee Sackhoff Biography
Sackhoff has had roles in films such as Halloween: Resurrection, and in television, including the series The Education of Max Bickford and guest appearances on American programs such as ER and Cold Case. She plays the female lead in the action/scifi movie The Last Sentinel, the psychological thriller White Noise: The Light, and the Lifetime movie How I Married My High School Crush.
In Battlestar Galactica, she was cast as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, a fighter pilot in the Colonial Fleet. In the original Battlestar Galactica, the Starbuck character was a man, portrayed by Dirk Benedict. Creator Ronald D. Moore's decision to change the character's gender for the contemporary remake was originally controversial with fans of the original series, but most of them have come to accept Sackhoff's take of the hot shot pilot.
Sackhoff has been cast as the evil bionic Sarah Corvus in Bionic Woman. Sackhoff also recently provided the voice of a female marine in the video game Halo 3.
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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" 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).
Personal quotes from Katee Sackhoff
I was addicted to the original "Star Trek" when I was growing up, because of my dad. We grew up in St. Helen, 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" with my mom, watch "Star Trek" with my dad, or watch the mating rituals of beavers on OPB [Oregon Public Broadcasting]. So my brother and I watched "Star Trek."
Katee Sackhoff Filmography
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) (TV) .... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
... aka Razor (USA: short title)
"Battlestar Galactica" .... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace / ... (53 episodes, 2004-2008)
- Razor (2008) TV Episode .... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
- Crossroads: Part 2 (2007) TV Episode .... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
- The Son Also Rises (2007) TV Episode .... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
- Maelstrom (2007) TV Episode .... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
- Dirty Hands (2007) TV Episode .... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
"Bionic Woman" .... Sarah Corvus (3 episodes, 2007)
... aka The Bionic Woman (USA: complete title)
- Paradise Lost (2007) TV Episode .... Sarah Corvus
- Pilot (2007) TV Episode .... Sarah Corvus
- Unaired Pilot (2007) TV Episode .... Sarah Corvus
"Robot Chicken" .... Kara Thrace (1 episode, 2007)
- Rabbits on a Roller Coaster (2007) TV Episode (voice) .... Kara Thrace
How I Married My High School Crush (2007) (TV) .... Sara Jacobs
The Last Sentinel (2007) .... Girl
White Noise 2: The Light (2007) .... Sherry Clarke
... aka White Noise: The Light (UK)
"Cold Case" .... Terri Maxwell 1969 (1 episode, 2004)
- Volunteers (2004) TV Episode .... Terri Maxwell 1969
"Boomtown" .... Holly (1 episode, 2003)
- The Big Picture (2003) TV Episode .... Holly
Battlestar Galactica (2003) (TV) .... Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
"ER" .... N.F.'s Girlfriend (1 episode, 2002)
- A Hopeless Wound (2002) TV Episode .... N.F.'s Girlfriend
Halloween: Resurrection (2002) (as Katee Sachoff) .... Jenna 'Jen' Danzig
"The Education of Max Bickford" (2001) TV Series .... Nell Bickford (unknown episodes)
My First Mister (2001) .... Ashley
... aka Mein erster richtiger Freund (Germany: TV title)
"The Fearing Mind" (2000) TV Series .... Lenore Fearing (unknown episodes)
"Undressed" .... Annie (4 episodes, 2000)
... aka MTV's Undressed (USA: complete title)
- Episode #2.10 (2000) TV Episode .... Annie
- Episode #2.9 (2000) TV Episode .... Annie
- Episode #2.8 (2000) TV Episode .... Annie
- Episode #2.7 (????) TV Episode .... Annie
Hefner: Unauthorized (1999) (TV) .... Mary
... aka Hugh Hefner: The True Story (Canada: English title)
"Chicken Soup for the Soul" .... Claire (1 episode, 1999)
- Starlight, Star Bright (1999) TV Episode .... Claire
"Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" .... Susan (1 episode, 1999)
... aka Zoe (Australia) (USA: new title)
... aka Zoe... (USA: promotional abbreviation)
- Sympathy for Jack (1999) TV Episode .... Susan
Locust Valley (1999) .... Claire Shaw
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998) (TV) .... Karen Gotarus
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" .... Herself (1 episode, 2007)
- Episode dated 1 August 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Herself
07 Spaceys (2007) (TV) .... Herself
"HypaSpace" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
... aka HypaSpace Daily (Canada: English title: long title)
... aka HypaSpace Weekly (Canada: English title: long title)
- Episode #6.85 (2007) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode #5.75 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself
"Space Top 10 Countdown" .... Herself (1 episode, 2007)
- Chicks That Kick (2007) TV Episode .... Herself
Scream Awards 2006 (2006) (TV) .... Herself
06 Spaceys (2006) (TV) .... Herself
Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday (2005) (TV) .... Herself/Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Halloween: Resurrected (2002) (V) .... Herself
Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far (2006) (TV) .... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace