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).
Loken at the Big Apple Convention in 2011
(m. 2008; div. 2009)
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.
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.
In 1998, Loken starred in Mortal Kombat: Conquest as Taja. She played the gynoid 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.
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.
Loken has a sister named Tanya.
She stated in an interview with Curve magazine: "I...dated and have...sex with men and women, and have to say...the relationships I have...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 she was engaged to her Painkiller Jane co-star Noah Danby; the couple exchanged marriage vows at her family's farm on May 10, 2008. In an interview published on November 16, 2009, she announced she was separated from Danby, and was dating a woman.
|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|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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|
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