Stana Katic Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Instagram, Movies, Parents, Wikipedia, Spouse, Awards

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 27, 2024

Stana Katic is a versatile and talented actress and producer who has starred in various television shows and movies.

She is most famous for portraying Detective Kate Beckett on the hit series Castle, which ran for eight seasons and earned her several awards and nominations.

She also plays the lead role of Emily Byrne, a former FBI agent who returns from the dead, on the thriller series Absentia.

Besides acting, she is also passionate about environmental and humanitarian causes and has founded her own production company, Sine Timore Productions.


  • Full name: Stana Katic
  • Date of birth: April 26, 1978
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian-American
  • Profession: Actress and producer
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
  • Parents: Peter Katic and Rada Katic
  • Siblings: Four brothers (Marko, Dusan, Nikola, and Dragoljub) and one sister (Katarina)
  • Spouse: Kris Brkljac
  • Children: One son
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $12 million

Early Life & Education

Stana Katic, now 46, was born on April 26, 1978, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is the eldest of six children of Peter and Rada Katic, Serb immigrants from Croatia.

She grew up in a bilingual household, speaking both English and Serbo-Croatian. She also learned to speak French, Italian, and Slovenian.

She moved with her family to Aurora, Illinois, when she was five years old and then to Chicago, Illinois, in high school. She attended West Aurora High School and graduated in 1996.

She then enrolled at the University of Toronto, studying international relations, economics, and pre-law.

She also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and the DePaul University Goodman School of Drama.

Personal Life

Stana Katic married Kris Brkljac, a business consultant and former software engineer, in 2015. They had a private ceremony in Croatia, where her parents are from.

They welcomed their first child, a son, in late 2021. They have yet to reveal the name of their son to the public.

They live in Los Angeles, California, with their two dogs, Joe and Emma. Stana Katic is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. She is also a certified scuba diver, a yoga practitioner, and a lover of travel, music, and art.


Stana Katic began acting in 1999, appearing in short films and guest roles on television shows such as The Handler, Alias, ER, The Shield, and 24.

She debuted her feature film in 2003, playing a minor role in the comedy Shut-Eye. She then appeared in several movies, such as Feast of Love, Stiletto, Quantum of Solace, The Spirit, and The Double. She also voiced the character of Talia al Ghul in the animated film Batman: Arkham City.

She rose to fame in 2009 when she was cast as Kate Beckett, a homicide detective and the love interest of mystery writer Richard Castle, on the ABC series Castle.

She played the role for eight seasons, from 2009 to 2016, and received critical acclaim and fan admiration for her performance.

She won four People’s Choice Awards, two PRISM Awards, and one Satellite Award for her work on the show. She also produced and directed some episodes of the series.

After Castle ended, she took a break from acting for a year. Then she returned to television in 2017, playing the lead role of Emily Byrne, a former FBI agent who is presumed dead for six years and then reappears with no memory of what happened to her, on the Amazon Prime Video series Absentia.

She also serves as an executive producer on the show, which has been renewed for a fourth and final season in 2021.

Besides television, she has starred in several independent films, such as Big Sur, CBGB, The Rendezvous, Lost in Florence, and A Call to Spy. She has also lent her voice to video games, such as Batman: Arkham City, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, and Destiny.

In addition to acting, she is also the founder and president of Sine Timore Productions, a production company that focuses on creating socially and environmentally conscious projects.

She has produced documentaries, such as The Tourist, which explores the impact of tourism on the environment, and The Alternative Travel Project, which encourages people to use alternative modes of transportation.


Some of the awards that Stana Katic has won or been nominated for throughout her career are:

  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama Actress (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016) – Won.
  • PRISM Award for Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline (2012, 2013) – Won.
  • Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Drama (2011) – Won.
  • TV Guide Award for Favorite Couple Who Should (2011) and Favorite Couple Who Have (2012) with Nathan Fillion – Won.
  • Shorty Award for Best Actress (2012, 2013, 2014) – Nominated.
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Drama (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) – Nominated.


Stana Katic has faced some controversy in her career, mainly related to her departure from Castle in 2016.

She was reportedly fired from the show due to budget cuts, along with her co-star Tamala Jones, who played her best friend and medical examiner Lanie Parish.

However, some sources claimed that there was a behind-the-scenes feud between her and Nathan Fillion, who played her on-screen partner Richard Castle, and that they could not stand working with each other.

Both actors denied the rumours and expressed gratitude and respect for each other. The show was cancelled after the eighth season following a backlash from the fans who were upset by the decision to let go of Katic and Jones.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @drstanakatic
  • Twitter handle: @Stana_Katic


  • Shut-Eye
  • Pit Fighter
  • Faceless
  • Dragon Dynasty
  • Company Man
  • Feast of Love
  • Stiletto
  • Quantum of Solace
  • The Spirit
  • The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
  • Truth About Kerry
  • For Lovers Only
  • The Double
  • Big Sur
  • CBGB
  • Superman: Unbound
  • The Rendezvous
  • Lost in Florence
  • A Call to Spy
  • Castle
  • Absentia

Net Worth

Stana Katic’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million.

She earned most of her wealth from her acting and producing career, especially from her role on Castle, which reportedly paid her $650,000 per episode.

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