Katheryn Winnick plays Lagertha, a shield maiden, in Vikings. This Canadian actress portrays a strong and dynamic viking warrior, mother and wife of Norse ruler Ragnar Lodbrok. Vikings is renewed for a second season on History Channel. Winnick has a long list of small screen appearances including House, Law & Order and Bones. Winnick, whom is of Ukrainian descent, was born Katerena Anna Vinitska in Toronto.
“Winnick will next star as the fearless shield maiden, ‘Lagertha’, wife and warrior of a great Viking leader in the new eagerly-anticipated television series “Vikings”. Produced by MGM and The History Channel, “Vikings” is an epic historical drama that chronicles legendary events of the medieval times, also starring Golden Globe Winner, Gabriel Byrne and Travis Fimmel. Winnick considers “Vikings” to be her most precious acting memories to date.” (IMDb)