Loken at the Big Apple Convention in 2011
(m. 2008;div. 2009)
Kristanna Loken (born October 8, 1979) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles in the films Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), BloodRayne (2005) and Bounty Killer (2013) and on the TV series Painkiller Jane (2007), The L Word (2007–2008) and Burn Notice (2011–2012).
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a 2003 American science-fiction action film directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. It is the third installment in the Terminator film series, following 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and does not involve James Cameron, who directed and wrote the first two films. After Skynet fails to kill Sarah Connor before her son John Connor (Stahl) was born, and also failed to kill John as a child, Skynet now sends another Terminator back in time known as the T-X (Loken) in an attempt to wipe out as many human resistance officers as possible, including John's future wife Kate Brewster (Danes), but not John himself, as his whereabouts are unknown to Skynet. John's life is placed in danger when the T-X finds him while pursuing Kate. The Resistance has also sent their own Terminator (Schwarzenegger) back to protect the T-X's targets.
BloodRayne is a 2005 German-American fantasy action horror film set in 18th-century Romania, directed by Uwe Boll. The film features a cast of Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Matthew Davis, Will Sanderson, Billy Zane, Udo Kier, Michael Paré, Meat Loaf, Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley, and Geraldine Chaplin. The screenplay by Guinevere Turner is based on the video game of the same name from Majesco Entertainment and the game developer, Terminal Reality.
Bounty Killer is a 2013 post-apocalyptic action comedy directed by Henry Saine about celebrity assassins who hunt the white collar criminals responsible for the apocalypse. The film premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival. The film is based on a graphic novel published by Kickstart Comics in 2013.
Loken was born in Ghent, New York, the daughter of Rande (née Porath), a model, and Merlin "Chris" Loken, a writer and apple farmer.She is of half German and half Norwegian ancestry. Her parents were from Wisconsin. She grew up on her parents' fruit farm in Upstate New York.
Ghent is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States, with a ZIP code of 12075. The population was 5,402 at the 2010 census. Ghent is centrally located in the county and is northeast of the city of Hudson.
Germans are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe, who share a common German ancestry, culture and history. German is the shared mother tongue of a substantial majority of ethnic Germans.
Norwegians are a North Germanic ethnic group native to Norway. They share a common culture and speak the Norwegian language. Norwegian people and their descendants are found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.
After her mother encouraged her to become a model,Loken participated at the 1994 Elite Model Look in which she placed 3rd runner-up. Loken started her acting career in 1994 as the third actress to play Danielle 'Dani' Andropoulos on an episode of As the World Turns . She later appeared in several television shows and films, including regular appearances on the television shows Philly , Unhappily Ever After and Boy Meets World .
Elite Model Look is a yearly fashion modeling event held by Elite Model Management, an international model management group. It is used to discover and launch female fashion models in the international fashion marketplace, like the similar Ford Models' Supermodel of the World contest. Each year the contest attracts some 350,000 participants from roughly 70 countries in the world, with castings held in over 800 cities. Contestants, typically between the ages of 14 and 22, compete in local contests for a chance to represent their country in the world final.
As the World Turns is an American television soap opera that aired on CBS for 54 years from April 2, 1956, to September 17, 2010. Irna Phillips created As the World Turns as a sister show to her other soap opera Guiding Light. Running for 54 years, As the World Turns holds the third-longest continuous run of any daytime network soap opera on American television, surpassed only by General Hospital and Guiding Light. As the World Turns was produced for the first 43 years in Manhattan and in Brooklyn from 2000 until 2010.
Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season (2001–2002) and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, a move not commonly used in network promotion for a series lasting only one season.
In 1998, Loken starred in Mortal Kombat: Conquest as Taja. She played the cyborg T-X (Terminatrix) in the 2003 movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines .In 2004, she appeared in a German television movie, Die Nibelungen (also known as "Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King" or "Sword of Xanten"), which aired as a 2-part mini-series and set a ratings record. She starred as the leading character in the 2006 film version of the video game BloodRayne , and appeared in director Uwe Boll's film version of the video game Dungeon Siege , called In the Name of the King .
Mortal Kombat: Conquest is an American martial arts television series that aired for one season from 1998 to 1999, and was based on the Mortal Kombat fighting game series.
T-X is the name of a fictional character who appears in the Terminator franchise. The T-X model is a gynoid assassin with a human-female appearance. The character was introduced as the main antagonist in the 2003 film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, portrayed by Kristanna Loken. The T-X has the ability to assume the appearance of other characters; therefore, several other cast members occasionally portrayed the T-X throughout the film. This ability to shapeshift is similar to that of the T-1000, the main antagonist of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King is a 2004 German television film directed by Uli Edel and starring Benno Fürmann, Alicia Witt, Kristanna Loken and Max von Sydow. The film is based on the Norse mythology story Völsungasaga and the German epic poem Nibelungenlied, which tells the mythological story of Siegfried the Dragon-Slayer. Richard Wagner's music dramas Siegfried and Götterdämmerung are based on the same material. Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King was written by the husband and wife team of Diane Duane and Peter Morwood and is a Tandem Communications production. It was filmed entirely in South Africa.
She appeared in 10 episodes of the fourth season of The L Word , which debuted in January 2007. Additionally, she starred as the title character in the Sci-Fi Channel's series Painkiller Jane which aired from April to September 2007. In December 2011, Loken appeared in the fifth-season finale of the USA Network TV series Burn Notice as CIA agent Rebecca Lang, and would reprise that role in three sixth-season episodes during mid-2012.
The L Word is an American-Canadian co-production television drama series portraying the lives of a group of lesbians and their friends, connections, family, and lovers in the trendy Greater Los Angeles, California city of West Hollywood.
Syfy is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The channel features science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, paranormal, drama, and reality programming. Syfy is available to 92.4 million households in America.
Painkiller Jane is an American-Canadian science fiction and action television series based on the comic book character of the same name. Airing on the Sci Fi Channel in the US starting April 13, 2007 and Global in Canada, it starred Kristanna Loken as the title character. On August 15, 2007, it was canceled after one season of 22 episodes.
In 2014, she starred in the action movie Mercenaries , alongside Cynthia Rothrock, Brigitte Nielsen, Vivica A. Fox, Zoë Bell and Nicole Bilderback.
Mercenaries is a 2014 action film starring Kristanna Loken, Brigitte Nielsen, Vivica A. Fox, Cynthia Rothrock, Zoë Bell, and Nicole Bilderback. In the tradition of The Asylum's film catalog, Mercenaries is a mockbuster of The Expendables 3. The film was directed by Christopher Ray, the son of Fred Olen Ray.
Cynthia Ann Christine Rothrock is an American martial artist and actress specializing in martial arts films. Rothrock holds black belt rankings in seven styles of martial arts and was a high level competitor in martial arts before becoming an actress.
Brigitte Nielsen is a Danish actress, model, singer and reality television personality who began her career modeling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton and several years later acted in the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV. She is also known for her marriage to Sylvester Stallone, with whom she starred in the 1986 film Cobra. She played Karla Fry in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), co-starring Eddie Murphy, and played the Black Witch in the Italian film series Fantaghiro between 1992 and 1996.
Loken has a sister named Tanya.
She stated in an interview with Curve magazine: "I have dated and have had sex with men and women, and have to say that the relationships I have had with certain women have been much more fulfilling, sexually and emotionally, than of those with certain men... I connect with an aura, with energy. And if the person with whom I connect happens to be a female, that's just the way it is. That's what makes my wheels turn."
On January 17, 2008, Loken announced on her website that she had become engaged to her Painkiller Jane co-star Noah Danby. The couple were married at her family's farm on May 10, 2008.In an interview published on November 16, 2009, she announced that she had separated from Danby and was dating a woman.
Loken gave birth to a son, Thor, in May 2016 with partner Jonathan Bates.
|1997||Academy Boyz||Linda Baker||Direct-to-video|
|2003||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||T-X|
|2004||Ring of the Nibelungs||Brunhild|
|2004||Worn Like a Tattoo||Mary's Mother||Short film|
|2006||Lime Salted Love||Zepher Genesee||Executive producer|
|2007||In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale||Elora|
|2009||Darfur||Malin Lausberg||Direct-to-video; associate producer|
|2011||Dangerously Close||Mrs. Linedrow||Short|
|2011||S.W.A.T.: Firefight||Rose Walker||Direct-to-video|
|2011||The Legend of Awesomest Maximus||Hottessa||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Dark Power||Mila Driver||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Fighting for Freedom||Karen||Producer|
|2013||Mrs. Sweeney||Short film; Associate producer|
|2014||Black Rose||Emily Smith||Direct-to-video|
|2014||Hunting the Phantom||Rush||Direct-to-video|
|2015||Body of Deceit||Alice||Direct-to-video|
|1994||As the World Turns||Danielle Andropoulos (No. 3)|
|1995||New York Undercover||Rena||Episode: "Young, Beautiful and Dead"|
|1996||Law & Order||Sonya Dubrow||Episode: "Savior"|
|1996||Aliens in the Family||Tiffany Kindall||3 episodes|
|1996–97||Unhappily Ever After||Sable O'Brien||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|1996–98||Boy Meets World||Jennifer Bassett||2 episodes|
|1997||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Penny Barnes||Episode: "AKA Superman"|
|1997||Star Trek: Voyager||Malia||Episode: "Favorite Son"|
|1997||Just Shoot Me!||Kristanna||Episode: "In Your Dreams"|
|1997–98||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Janine Kelly||Recurring role, 11 episodes|
|1998–99||Mortal Kombat: Conquest||Taja||Main role, 22 episodes|
|1999||Sliders||Catherine Clark||Episode: "Revelations"|
|1999||Pacific Blue||Officer Claire Keene||2 episodes|
|2000||D.C.||Sarah Logan||Main role, 7 episodes|
|2001–02||Philly||A.D.A. Lisa Walensky||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2004||Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King||Queen Brunhild||Television movie; also known as Curse of the Ring|
|2007||Painkiller Jane||Jane Vasco||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2007–08||The L Word||Paige Sobel||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2010||ACME Saturday Night||Herself||Guest host|
|2010||Ties That Bind||Hope Webster||Television movie|
|2011–12||Burn Notice||Rebecca Lang||4 episodes|
|2012||Key and Peele||Red Falcon||Episode #2.9|
|2012||The Eric Andre Show||Herself||Episode: "Russell Brand"|
|2015||Girl Meets World||Jennifer Bassett Minkus||Episode: "Girl Meets I Am Farkle"|
|2017||Lethal Weapon||Adriana Stabilito||Episode: "Fork-Getta-Bout It"|
|2003||Battlestar Galactica||Iphigenia / Lethe|
|2003||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||T-X|
|2004||Terminator 3: The Redemption||T-X|
|2004||Worn Like a Tattoo||Short Film Award||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2004||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||MTV Movie Award||Sexiest She-Villain||Nominated|
|2004||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2004||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||Saturn Award||Cinescape Genre Face of the Future||Nominated|
|2008||Lime Salted Love||Feature Film Award||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
Theresa Lee "Terry" Farrell is an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for her role as Jadzia Dax in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and later in the comedy series Becker as Regina "Reggie" Kostas.
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James Palmiotti is an American writer and inker of comic books, who also does writing for games, television and film.
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BloodRayne 2: Deliverance is a 2007 direct-to-DVD Western horror film, set in 1880's America, and directed by Uwe Boll. The film is a sequel to the 2005 film BloodRayne, which was also directed by Uwe Boll, and starred Kristanna Loken. In Deliverance, Natassia Malthe replaces Loken in the lead role.
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Painkiller Jane is a television film based on the comic book character of the same name. It was first broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel on December 10, 2005. The 2-hour film stars Emmanuelle Vaugier as the titular heroine. The film differs significantly from the story of the comic book character.
Noah Dalton Danby is a Canadian actor. He is best known for portraying Connor King in the series Painkiller Jane.
Rayne, sometimes called Agent BloodRayne or simply the Dhampir, is a fictional character in the BloodRayne series of video games. Created by Majesco Entertainment, she is the series' titular protagonist, appearing in both games and later extended media, such as comic books and films related to the series. In English she is voiced by Laura Bailey in BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2, and Jessie Seely in BloodRayne: Betrayal; in Japanese she is voiced by Romi Park in BloodRayne. She was portrayed by Kristanna Loken in the first live action film, and by Natassia Malthe for its sequels.
Darfur is a film directed by Uwe Boll concerning the current conflict in Darfur, starring David O'Hara, Kristanna Loken, Billy Zane and Edward Furlong. The film was also released as Attack On Darfur.
Gia Skova is a Russian actress and model, now living in the United States. She has appeared on numerous fashion magazine covers around the world, adorned the runway for designers such as Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs, been featured in print and commercial advertisements for internationally recognized brands such as L'Oreal and Red Bull, and been cast in television series, films and theatrical productions. In 2012 she was noted in a celebrity magazine as the most recognized Russian actress in Hollywood.
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