Kristanna Loken

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Kristanna Loken
Loken at the Big Apple Convention in 2011
Born (1979-10-08) October 8, 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActress, model
Years active1994–present
Noah Danby
(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).

<i>Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines</i> 2003 US science fiction film directed by Jonathan Mostow

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.

<i>BloodRayne</i> (film) 2005 film by Uwe Boll

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.

<i>Bounty Killer</i> (film) 2013 film by Henry Saine

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.


Early life

Loken was born in Ghent, New York, the daughter of Rande (née Porath), a model, and Merlin "Chris" Loken, a writer and apple farmer. [1] [2] She is of half German and half Norwegian ancestry. [3] Her parents were from Wisconsin. [4] [5] [6] She grew up on her parents' fruit farm in Upstate New York.

Ghent, New York Town in New York, United States

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 citizens or native-born people of Germany; or people of descent to the ethnic and ethnolinguistic group associated with the German language

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 people

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, [7] Loken participated at the 1994 Elite Model Look in which she placed 3rd runner-up. [8] Loken started her acting career in 1994 as the third actress to play Danielle 'Dani' Andropoulos on an episode of As the World Turns . [9] 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

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.

<i>As the World Turns</i> television series

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 . [10] 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 .

<i>Mortal Kombat: Conquest</i> television series

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 Robotic antagonist of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"

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.

<i>Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King</i> 2004 television film directed by Uli Edel

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.

<i>The L Word</i> television series

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.

<i>Painkiller Jane</i> (TV series) television series

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.

<i>Mercenaries</i> (2014 film) 2014 film directed by Christopher Ray

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 Rothrock American actor and martial artist

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 Danish actress, model and musician

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.

Personal life

Loken has a sister named Tanya. [11]

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." [12]

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. [13] In an interview published on November 16, 2009, she announced that she had separated from Danby and was dating a woman. [14]

Loken gave birth to a son, Thor, in May 2016 with partner Jonathan Bates. [15] [16]



1997Academy BoyzLinda BakerDirect-to-video
2002Air PanicJosieDirect-to-video
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines T-X
2004 Ring of the Nibelungs Brunhild
2004Worn Like a TattooMary's MotherShort film
2005 BloodRayne Rayne
2006 Lime Salted Love Zepher GeneseeExecutive producer
2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Elora
2009 Darfur Malin LausbergDirect-to-video; associate producer
2011Dangerously CloseMrs. LinedrowShort
2011 S.W.A.T.: Firefight Rose WalkerDirect-to-video
2011 The Legend of Awesomest Maximus HottessaDirect-to-video
2013 Bounty Killer CatherineDirect-to-video
2013Dark PowerMila DriverDirect-to-video
2013 Fighting for Freedom KarenProducer
2013Mrs. SweeneyShort film; Associate producer
2014 Black Rose Emily SmithDirect-to-video
2014Hunting the PhantomRushDirect-to-video
2014 Mercenaries Kat MorganDirect-to-video
2015Body of DeceitAliceDirect-to-video


1994 As the World Turns Danielle Andropoulos (No. 3)
1995 New York Undercover RenaEpisode: "Young, Beautiful and Dead"
1996 Law & Order Sonya DubrowEpisode: "Savior"
1996 Aliens in the Family Tiffany Kindall3 episodes
1996–97 Unhappily Ever After Sable O'BrienRecurring role, 8 episodes
1996–98 Boy Meets World Jennifer Bassett2 episodes
1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Penny BarnesEpisode: "AKA Superman"
1997 Star Trek: Voyager MaliaEpisode: "Favorite Son"
1997 Just Shoot Me! KristannaEpisode: "In Your Dreams"
1997–98 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Janine KellyRecurring role, 11 episodes
1998–99 Mortal Kombat: Conquest TajaMain role, 22 episodes
1999 Sliders Catherine ClarkEpisode: "Revelations"
1999 Pacific Blue Officer Claire Keene2 episodes
2000 D.C. Sarah LoganMain role, 7 episodes
2001–02 Philly A.D.A. Lisa WalenskyRecurring role, 8 episodes
2004 Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King Queen Brunhild Television movie; also known as Curse of the Ring
2007 Painkiller Jane Jane VascoMain role, 22 episodes
2007–08 The L Word Paige SobelRecurring role, 10 episodes
2010ACME Saturday NightHerselfGuest host
2010Ties That BindHope WebsterTelevision movie
2011–12 Burn Notice Rebecca Lang4 episodes
2012 Key and Peele Red FalconEpisode #2.9
2012 The Eric Andre Show HerselfEpisode: "Russell Brand"
2015 Girl Meets World Jennifer Bassett MinkusEpisode: "Girl Meets I Am Farkle"
2017 Lethal Weapon Adriana StabilitoEpisode: "Fork-Getta-Bout It"

Video games

2003 Battlestar Galactica Iphigenia / Lethe
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines T-X
2004 Terminator 3: The Redemption T-X

Awards and nominations

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResults
2004Worn Like a Tattoo Short Film Award Best Supporting ActressWon
2004 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines MTV Movie Award Sexiest She-VillainNominated
2004Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Saturn Award Best Supporting ActressNominated
2004Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesSaturn AwardCinescape Genre Face of the FutureNominated
2008 Lime Salted Love Feature Film Award Best Supporting ActressWon

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