Stana Katic

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 26, 1978

Ethnicity: Serbian (from Croatia)

Stana Katic is a Canadian film and television actress, active in the United States. She is known for her portrayal of Detective Kate Beckett on the ABC series Castle.

Katic was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has stated:

My parents are Serbs from Croatia. I call us Dalmatian because that’s the part of the planet that we are originally from. I have Serb, Croat and even a handful of Montenegrin family members.

Her mother is from around Sinj, and her father is from Vrlika.

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Curious about ethnicity

12 Responses

  1. Fatmonkey says:

    Is she not described in several biographies as being born to a Croatian, rather than Serbian mother, though? She even mentioned herself that she has certain Croatian family members.

  2. fuzzybear44 says:


    Yes I think your right,at least about the Idina Menzel part

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