Athena Karkanis Wiki Biography
Athena Irene Karkanis was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on 7 September 1981, so under the zodiac sign of Virgo and holding Canadian nationality – she came under the spotlight thanks to her career of an actress, while she is also a singer and a voice actress.
Education and childhood
Although born in Alberta, Athena spent her entire childhood in Toronto in Ontario as her parents moved there shortly after she was born – Athena is of both Greek and Egyptian descent, but she hasn’t shared any details regarding her family with the public.
It was love at first sight for Athena and movies, and she spent most of her nights watching movies and TV series with her parents. She was very good at school and matriculated from high school with great grades – as she wanted to further work on her education, she enrolled at McGill University located in Montreal, Quebec and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2003. Athena was also interested in law and wanted to pursue a law degree, however, as she began working as an actress, she left plans she had for the law aside, and completely focused on her acting career.
Career of an actress
Athena’s acting career was officially launched in 2005, when she won a role in “1-800-Missing” TV series appearing in just a single episode, however, that was enough for Athena to gain recognition and win new roles. She was invited to guest star in numerous TV series, including “Chappelle’s Show”, “Kevin Hill”, and “Missing” while she was also winning voice roles, including those in “Skyland”, “MetaJets”, and “Total Drama: Revenge of the Island”. Athena was also quite popular for her performances in a couple of horror movies she has appeared in – some of these are “Saw IV” shot in 2007, “Repo! The Genetic Opera” (2008), “Saw VI” and “Survival of the Dead” both in 2009, and “The Barrens” shot in 2012.
While she was mostly focused on appearing in this genre during those years, she also played roles in action films such as “The Art of War II: Betrayal” in 2008, and “Sacrifice” in 2011. The TV series which made her somewhat popular was “The Best Years”, cast in the main role of Dawn Vargaz in 13 episodes in 2007. She went on to win her recurring role of Agent Khalida Massi in “The Border” TV series from 2008 to 2010. Her next notable roles in TV series were in the short-lived “Almost Heroes”, and “Lost Girl” in 2011 and ‘12. Some of her later roles include those in the “Low Winter Sun” AMC drama series in 2013, and “The Lottery” post-apocalyptic drama series in 2014. Athena is currently shooting for the “Manifest” TV series, in which she plays the lead role of Grace Stone.
Athena has voiced numerous characters in some of the most popular video games, released between 2005 and 2016 – she voiced Joanna Torres in “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas”, the female barbarian in “Diablo III”, Aysa Cloudsinger, Lu’lin, and Ki the Assassin in “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria”, and several characters in “Far Cry Primal”.
Love life and pregnancy
Athena is one of the most secretive women in the film industry, as she’s shared almost no details regarding her love life with the public.
Athena is rumored to be dating a journalist whom she met years ago – the mysterious man allegedly interviewed Athena while the two later made plans to go out together. The date went well and they kept seeing each other for a month before making their relationship official – they have been living together in Toronto for several years now, and Athena has uploaded a few pictures of them together onto her Instagram account. However, it doesn’t appear as though the two are planning on exchanging their wedding vows anytime soon, or starting a family as they are both focused on their careers. There were some rumors circulating the internet that the popular actress was pregnant, however, these have turned out to be false.
Being as secretive as she is, Athena hasn’t commented about any other men she might have dated throughout the years, so judging by the posts on her social media accounts, she currently appears to be dating a journalist, hasn’t married, and has no kids.
Hobbies and other interests
Athena might appear to be completely focused on her career of an actress but there are numerous other things she enjoys doing in her spare time.
Athena Karkanis is quite some eye candy. pic.twitter.com/IakGhYXt5D
— ?.™ (@RubyReidd) September 30, 2014
Athena sees travelling as her main hobby, and has been all around Europe and the US while she likes her acting career partly because it allows her to travel around the world for the scenes she has to shoot. She loves listening to music, and enjoys being surprised by musicians performing in the streets – she has recently uploaded a picture of one such occasion onto her Instagram account. She likes summer, as she is very fond of beaches and tanning her skin under the sun – she also often shares pictures from the beach which feature her boyfriend too. She is enjoys tasting a variety of cuisines, including eating desserts.
Athena is a nature kind of person, and loves animals – she gets sad and angry when she sees or hears about someone molesting an animal, and is an advocate for saving endangered species.
Appearance and net worth
Athena is currently 37 years old. She has long brown hair which she usually dyes black, brown eyes, and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, while her weight is not known. According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $1.5 million, and will continue to rise as long as she keeps on acting.
Athena got her name from Greek mythology, as Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, civilization, law, courage, and justice, while she is also a very good mathematician. Athena is a daughter of Zeus and is overlooking the capital city of Greece – Athens.
Social media presence
Athena is very active on several popular social media networks, as she sees this as something quite important for her acting career. She launched her Twitter account in February 2012, however, she tweeted only a couple of times before she abandoned her account and deleted her tweets – nevertheless, her account still counts nearly 200 followers. She is a lot more popular on Instagram, on which she currently has nearly 19,000 followers, while she’s uploaded over 60 pictures onto it – Athena has a Facebook page as well, which currently counts more than 1,400 fans.