Greek-Canadian actress, Athena Karkanis is well-known for her role as Agent Perez in the movie Saw V and Saw IV. She is also known for her role as Nadia in the film, Lost Girl.
Apart from her professional career, the personal life of Athena is covered with a veil of mystery. She has not opened up regarding her romantic front, but some glimpses exist to shed light on her love life!
Athena Karkanis Bio, Career
Although it remains known that Athena was born and raised in Toronto, her birthday, along with her age, remain confined until this date. Carrying Canadian nationality she belongs to Greek-Egyptian ethnicity. When it comes to academics, Athena completed her graduation from McGill University with a BA degree in Political Science.
After completing her graduation, Karkanis planned to attend law school, but later changed her mind and abandoned the path to pursue her passion for acting. That time acting was something she just liked but had never thought of it as a career choice.
However, her thoughts changed after she was accepted into the notorious Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York. Athena began her professional career in acting with an episode on the Chappelle's Show in 2003, and since then, Athena has developed an extensive career in film, television, and even voice acting.
She was cast as a newest regular member for the third season of the hit Canadian based CBC TV drama, The Border. After that, she starred in the Toronto onstage production of That Face.
Athena Karkanis has also made some guest appearances on TV shows such as The Best Years and The Chappelle Show. As of now, she is cast as Grace Stone as a series regular in NBC’s pilot drama, Manifest. The show Manifest follows the story of passengers who aboard a flight that seems to be going badly and is dangerous. In the show, she played the character of Grace Stone.
However, she wasn't one of the passengers, but the flight had a significant impact on her life. Her husband, terminally ill son and sister-in-law were all on that flight. She portrayed the character very well and was able to grab the attention of the audience. She even said that the show had a great premise and delivered a good story.
She also explained about the disappearing plane, family drama and struggles of relationships ups and downs. Those things are somehow related to real life where people are suffering from the complex relationship, feelings which can all relate.
She even attended the NBC & The Cinema Society’s The Casts Of NBC’s 2018-2019 Season Celebration in New York City on 20 September 2018.
Athena Karkanis (right) & Parveen Kaur Cast In NBC Drama Pilot (Photo: Deadline)
Athena, who is multilingual with fluency in Italian, German, Arabic, and Greek languages, has also lent her voice to many animated series, including Growing up Creepy and Cartoon Network’s Odd Job Jack.
Her Role In The Series, Manifest
The series Manifest is about a missing plane. Though the passengers think that the flight only traveled for an hour or so, the plane remains missing for five long years in the real world.
Athena portrays the role of Grace Stone, who runs a catering business. She is the wife of Ben Stone and mother of Cal Stone and Olive Stone in the series. Ben is an associate producer whose role is portrayed by Josh Dallas. He is also one of the people, who is missing from the flight.
The exciting part of the series is that Grace’s two children, Olive and Cal are twins but Olive is five years elder to Cal. Olive’s role is played by Luna Blaise, and Cal’s character is portrayed by Jack Messina.
Also, there are supporting roles of Parveen Kaur, who portrays the character of a medical researcher, and Melissa Roxburgh, who plays as Michaela Stone, a police officer and the sister of Ben Stone. As Grace’s husband is missing, she moves with the assumptions of Ben not returning back, but unlike her thoughts, the story brings a twist at the end.
Is Athena Married to Husband Or Dating Boyfriend?
With the fact that Athena has reluctantly disclosed information about her personal life, nothing much remains uncovered about her personal life and family.
But according to some source, it has come to light that she has settled down her life with her journalist boyfriend in Toronto. They have been together for several years, even though their dating history remains confined.
Though Athena and her boyfriend are in a relationship, they are not seen together in media and any other social sites till yet. Judging by the scenario, Athena seems focused on her career and not ready to take a huge step of in her life.
Athena Karkanis (Top-right) celebrates her on-screen daughter's birthday on 1 October 2018 (Photo: Athena Karkanis' Instagram)
Nevertheless, Athena has been portraying a beautiful role of a mother and a wife that is no less than a real one. Athena is also seen sharing her beautiful relationship with her onscreen husband and son on her social media.
Keeping her actual love life aside, Athena has instead managed to highlight her on-screen love life. Speculating at her social media, it is quite sure that Athena is focusing on her career rather than her life which is totally out of the public’s reach.
Rather than focusing on her love life, Athena loves spending quality time with her on-screen family. On the 1 October 2018, she celebrated Luna Blaise, her on-screen daughter’s birthday. She also mentioned her TV son Jack Messina and TV husband Josh Dallas. She feels like a family with her on-screen family and often shares pictures with them suggesting them as TV daughter, son, and husband.
Athena shared the moment with her Instagram family, which is proof that the gorgeous actress shares a close bond with them behind the camera as well.