Athena Karkanis Biography

Athena Karkanis is a Canadian national film, television, and voice actress. She is an extremely famous actress. And she is now in the spotlight for her acting in Manifest, which is in its climax now. She is one of the new generation’s upcoming artists in the film industry.

Early Life

Originally known as Athena Irene Karkanis was born on 16th May 1981, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada but she was raised in Toronto. Several websites claim her to be born on September 7, ’81 but it’s not true. Her ancestry is a blend of Greek and Egyptian descent. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Like any kid, Karkanis wished to go to a Law school and become a Lawyer one day but ditched law to pursue acting and opted for it as a full-time career. She is very smart when things come to her family. We are on our feet to spot the details of her family.

Athena Karkanis Career

She made her screen debut in 2005, in an episode of 1-800-Missing. After that, she has a number of guest-starring, recurring and regular roles on Canadian shows. Before her screen debut, she started with a few voice roles. In 1996, in a TV series Stickin’ Around, she started her voice role. In 2004, in Kevin Hill, she did the voice of Annalisa. Later in the years, she gave her voice to many characters like Diwan in ‘Skyland’, Bream in “Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist”, Patty in “Nerdland”, Aviva in “Wild Kratts”, Sidney in “Julius Jr”. Other than giving her voice in tv series, she also had her voice in many video games. A few of her games were “World of Warcraft: Cataclysm”, “Star Wars: The Old Republic”, “Diablo III”, “Heroes Of The Storm”.

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Her television roles started in 2004 and she is acting till now. In 2005, she played the role of Annalisa in “Kevin Hill” and the role of Gabrielle in “Kojak”. She was the lead in the 2006 tv series “Growing Up Creepie” and in 2007, she played the main role in “The Best Years”. In 2009, she landed a role in two television films, “U.S Attorney” and “Too Late to Say Goodbye”. In 2010, she had a few small roles in two TV series.

From 2011, she started getting attention and also managed to bag some recurring roles. A few of her shows that year were “Insecurity”, “Covert Affairs”, “Almost Heroes”, “MetJets”. In 2013, she landed a main role in “Low Winter Sun” and “The Lottery”. In 2017, she had the recurring role of Octavia Muss in “The Expanse” and of Abigail Westbrook in “Zoo”. Her last guest role in a TV series was in 2019, in “Corn & Peg”.


She made her first film appearance in “The Care Bears Big Wish Movie” in 2005. After that her next role was Agent Lindsey Perez in “Saw IV” in 2007 and in 2009 she again played her role in “Saw VI”. She played the role of Heather in 2008’s “The Art of War II: Betrayal”. The same year she also appeared in another movie “Repo! The Genetic Opera”. In 2009, she played a part in the movie “Survival Of The Dead”. She landed the role of Rachel in the 2011 movie “Sacrifice”. In 2012, she also starred in “The Barrens”. In 2013, she also did a short film “Foxed!”. She also did another short movie “Break In Break Out” in 2019.

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Rise to fame

In 2018, she was cast as one of the main roles in the TV series “Manifest”. She plays the role of Grace Stone and it’s Season 3 is going on now which is reaching its climax. It’s extremely popular. And she played the part of Donna in “Maternal” which is in its post-production phase. News spread like wildfire and in the case of Athena, for her talent, news worked like a catalyst. Her skills spoke for her which led her to several dimensions of work.

She got a chance to work as a voice artist for television, movies, and even for Video games too. And fans love her voice like a melody.  In a nutshell, she worked in over 10 video games giving her voice. She has also been praised since 1996 for her roles in various TV series that by count is over 30 series. She also worked in 10 plus movies. Hence she is becoming a role model for the young generation.

Athena Karkanis Biography

Real Name Athena Karkanis
Birth Date 16 May 1981
Age (as of 2021) 40 Years
Birth Place Lethbridge, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 57 kg  –  in Pounds –  126 lbs
Body Measurements 34-25-36
Bra Size 32B
Waist Size 25 inches
Hips Size 35 inches
Shoe Size 7.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Not Known
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Boyfriend? None
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Personal Life

Karkanis has been noticed to be in a relationship with a Canadian journalist since 2009. In an interview, she made their commitment to each other public by revealing it. The name of prince charming who is from Toronto is Josh Dallas. She has been followed by various media moguls to get her partner’s image and finally we are able to track the couple. Karkanis has an official verified Instagram account to connect with her fans. She is under the handle @athenakarkanis. Though it doesn’t look like she is much active on Social media. She has more than 54k followers. She also has an official fan page on Facebook with more than 2k followers.

Athena Karkanis Net Worth

Karkanis earns her income from her movies, tv-series and video games. According to the sources, it is estimated that she has an estimated net worth of over $1.7 million. For her, not only her acting skills but her vocal cord too plays a vital role in establishing a career worth reading.


  • In 2013, Karkanis was nominated for the Maverick Movie Award for Best Performance: Short.
  • She loves to travel and is often sharing snippets on her Instagram.
  • Karkanis is of Greek and Egyptian descent.

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