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Quick Katic Facts

• Her family owns a real estate and furniture business.

• Stana used to cut and style the hair of her brothers when they were between 12 and 18 years old.

• With a vivid imagination even as a child, Stana used to stack up boxes in their warehouse and make castles out of them.

• In 1996, Katic finished among the top of her class in West Aurora Senior High School in her hometown of Aurora, Illinois.

• In 2008, Stana founded her own production company, Sine Timore Productions. Sine Timore means “No Reverence, No Awe, No Fear”.

• Stana is the eldest among six siblings, with about seven years separating her from her youngest sibling.

• Stana is a very accomplished actress as she has been taught improvisation, film and stage combat and many other essential skills. For her role as a Russian assassin in Stiletto, she trained in knifing techniques and Certified Navy Seal skills.

• Stana has been dividing her time between New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

• Stana is 5′ 9″ tall. She has natural brown hair and green eyes.

• On Heroes, Stana had to put on an Israeli accent to suit her role. She is also adept in speaking with the following accents: Eastern European, Spanish, South African, Italian, Canadian, New York, Irish, Greek, and British.

• She enjoys soccer, yoga, baseball, softball, basketball, horseback riding, and swimming.

• On stage, she has starred as Hotlips in a production of MASH. She also played Yvonne in the comedy Private Fittings by Des McAnuff.

• Katic took up advanced scene study from Columbia College and in Los Angeles. She also trained in belly dancing at the Canadian Royal Dance Academy and in Isshinryu Karate in Chicago. She has also acquired an extensive knowledge of Shakespeare’s works from attending the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.

• She possesses dual citizenship in both Canada and the U.S.

• Stana describes her singing voice as alto-mezzo soprano.

• She is fluent in Italian, French, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovenian.