Stana Katic

by ethnic on July 17, 2010

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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Fatmonkey April 28, 2015 at 8:49 am

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.

follers April 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I don’t know, she’s said her parents are Serbian?

fuzzybear44 June 4, 2013 at 4:07 am


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

Athena45 December 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

striking features

smiles01 October 6, 2012 at 7:29 am

her middle-name isn’t jacqueline. she doesn’t have a middle-name

Lena October 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

btw, i think you should adjust the whole text – you wrote that her ethnicity is serbian, and then you have croatian and serbian two paragraphs below. rather contradicting, no?

ethnic October 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Good point . Lol.

Lena October 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

source –>
1. Also is of Montenegrin descent
2. Doesn’t have a middle name

ethnic October 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

Hi Lena, I tend to disagree. I think she is just Serb as she says her parents are Serb but from Croatia. Also she has Croatian and Montenegrin family members, which means they could have married into her family. Feel free to prove me wrong. thanks

Lena October 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

works with me since I’m Serbian:))

SOURCE October 17, 2011 at 3:04 am

Please use better sources other than pathetic wikipedia!

nnnnn October 5, 2012 at 1:48 am

What sources do you mean?

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