Lagertha is the first wife of Ragnar Lothbrok. She is an Earl, a strong shield-maiden and a force to be reckoned with. She fights in the shield-wall alongside the men. She is independent and strong-willed both in protecting her family and accompanying Ragnar on some of his dangerous and daring raids.
Canadian-born Katheryn Winnick will star in Geostorm alongside Gerard Butler and Abbie Cornish. She currently stars in HISTORY’s breakout cable TV series Vikings. Her role as Lagertha garnered her a nomination in the “Best Performance by a Lead Dramatic Actress” category at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Lagertha is a force to be reckoned with—no surprise given that Winnick’s talents extend far beyond the acting realm. An accomplished martial artist, she received her first Black Belt at the ripe old age of thirteen. After competing in the Canadian Nationals, she proceeded to open several highly-successful Tae Kwon Do schools in and around Toronto. She later trained to become a licensed bodyguard and currently holds a third-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do along with a second-degree Black Belt in Karate.
On the big screen Winnick most recently starred opposite Charlie Sheen in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III; was featured alongside Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in Stand Up Guys; and played opposite Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon in the heist comedy The Art of the Steal. Other career highlights include Ed Zwick’s Love and Other Drugs with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway; the action comedy Killers (in which she performed all her own stunts) with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl; and had a much-talked-about recurring role as David Boreanaz’s love interest in the prime-time network TV series Bones. In 2009, she appeared with Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson and David Straitharn in Cold Souls, which earned her a nod for “Best Ensemble Cast” at the Independent Spirit Awards.