Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Katrina Law is developing a resume that is guaranteed to start turning heads in the entertainment industry in 2010. With roles in top television series including LEGEND OF THE SEEKER (ABC) and CHUCK (NBC), and supporting / lead roles in independent films such as KNUCKLEDRAGGERS, LUCKY NUMBERS, EMMET's MARK, THE LEARNING CURVE, and BOTTOM FEEDERS to name a few, Katrina Law's name is becoming synonymous with an unshakeable talent and drive combined with a stunning, unique look that is unparalleled in the business to date. Katrina recently landed her most notable and exciting project, starring on the critically acclaimed, brand new STARZ series SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND.
Growing up in small town America, Katrina was raised by a Catholic father of German and Italian decent serving in the US Armed Forces, and a Taiwanese Buddhist mother. The diversity presented to her at such a young age would teach her to keep an open mind and an open heart on all matters, as she shares, I was encouraged as a child to understand that not everyone thinks alike, to respect that fact, and try to learn as much as possible about other people's views. Along with the diversity that surrounded her life, Katrina was enthralled with all things pertaining to the arts, and excelled in dance and theatre. She was a part of The Tournado Dance Company for 8 years, where she spent 4 5 hours a day studying ballet, tap, modern, jazz, and flamenco. Katrina attended The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she received a B.A. in Theater. At 19, she was cast as Cassie in The Chorus Line (Triple Threat Theater) and it was at that moment she knew she wanted to act. Katrina says, 'singing and dancing were all fine and good and I loved it, but I got the full satisfaction from acting. Figuring out what made each character tick was the most exciting and intriguing challenge I had come across, and I was hooked. Katrina stayed in theater for several years honing her skills, and even received two Irene Ryan A.C.T.F. nominations for her work as Olivia in Twelfth Night (Stockton Theater Fest) and as the Bride in Blood Wedding (Stockton Theater Fest).
Katrina moved from theater to acting, and in 2001 landed her first television role on the NBC series THIRD WATCH. The role opened doors for her in television and film, and she continued to book small roles on series and in films. Katrina notes that out of all the projects she has done, the most rewarding was THE RESISTENCE directed by Adrian Picardi. She shares, It started off as an independent low budget web series where we all worked for free. It was underground, guerilla filming at it's best and it was a ton of fun. Eventually STARZ and Ghost House Productions decided to fund us and we shot the entire series over again. What a difference the second time around! Her work on THE RESISTENCE would eventually lead to STARZ taking note of her for their new series in development, SPARTACUS.
Now, Katrina can be seen starring as Mira on SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND. Of her character, Katrina shares, I love that Mira is strong, she has found a way to live and survive in a ruthless environment and when she is being walked over and abused she has managed to find a place inside herself that she can hide in and keep herself protected. SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND airs on STARZ on Friday nights at 10:00 ET/PM. Katrina currently supports a variety of charities, including being involved with the March of Dimes, Save the Bay, The Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, and Green Peace. In addition to acting, she also sings and plays bass guitar in a band called Soundboard Fiction.