Katee is an American actress best known for her work on the sci-fi show, "Battlestar Galactica."
Born in 1980 in Portland, Oregon as Kathryn Anne Sackhoff, Katee was raised in St. Helens, Oregon by her parents, an English program coordinator and her father, a land developer. Her older brother, Erick, co-owns a mechanic show just outside Portland. Katee grew up playing sports and swimming, but a knee injury at a young age forced her to discover yoga, which lead to inspiring a career in acting.
In 1998, Katee got her start in acting at the age of 18 in "Fifteen and Pregnant." That helped her access small roles on TV until she caught multiple recurring roles in 2000 on "Undressed" and "The Fearing Mind." Katee followed those up with another show "The Education of Max Bickford" in 2001, just before landing a role in a major feature, "Halloween: Resurrection" with Jamie Lee Curtis as her co-star.
From then on, Katee continued small roles in television and TV movies until she nabbed a spot in 2004 as a series regular on the hit sci-fi show, "Battlestar Galactica" as Captain Kara "Starbucks" Thrace for more than 70 episodes. Katee and her co-star Tricia Helfer have become close friends, working together doing sexy photo calendars for her charity "Acting Outlaws."
This claim to fame landed the beautiful blonde consecutive roles on popular shows like "Bionic Woman" and voiceovers on "Robot Chicken" in 2007, then a recurring arc on "Nip/Tuck" in 2009. In 2010, she continued quick work in television on hit shows like "24," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "The Big Bang Theory." Starting in 2012, she worked mostly in voiceovers for a couple years on "Robot Chicken" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" while picking up film roles in 2013 on big features like "Riddick" and "Oculus."
Her most recent claim to fame is her revival of Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, on the viral "Power Rangers" web short, directed by Joseph Kahn and co-starring James Van Der Beek. In early 2015, she began filming for another film role in the movie "Girl Flu."