Katrina Law (Arrow, Spartacus)

Arrow, Spartacus
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From a former slave turned fighter supporting Spartacus during his uprising, to the daughter of the notorious leader of The League of Assassins, and an attorney who drops everything when her sister is accused of murder, Katrina Law has brought to life some of the strongest and complex female characters on screen today. Throughout 2015-16 Katrina will reprise her role as ‘Nyssa Al Ghul’ on season four of the CW’s hit action-adventure series “Arrow.” Introduced in season two, Katrina’s character instantly became a fan favorite. Nyssa, born into a secret society of assassins, is a fierce warrior who plays by her own rules and follows her own moral code and heart, sometimes allowing her passions to get her into trouble. “Arrow” is set to premiere new episodes on October 7, 2015. 

In addition to “Arrow” Katrina recently joined the cast of ABC Family’s pilot “Guilt” starring alongside Billy Zane as ‘Natalie,’ an attorney whose sister becomes the top suspect in the savage murder of her roommate in London. Katrina may be best known however, for her starring role as “Mira” on the critically acclaimed STARZ series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” [2010] and “Spartacus: Vengeance” [2012]. 

Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Katrina grew up with a Catholic father of German and Italian decent who served in the US Armed Forces, and a Taiwanese Buddhist mother. The diversity presented to her at such a young age would teach her to keep an open mind and an open heart on all matters. Additionally, Katrina was enthralled with all things pertaining to the arts, and excelled in dance and theatre. She attended The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where she received a B.A. in Theater. Katrina stayed in theater for several years honing her skills, and even received two Irene Ryan A.C.T.F. nominations for her work as “Olivia” in Twelfth Night (Stockton Theater Fest) and as the “Bride” in Blood Wedding (Stockton Theater Fest.) In 2001 Katrina landed her first television role on the NBC series “Third Watch,” and continued to build her resume by securing roles in notable television series including “CSI: Miami” (CBS), “Legend of the Seeker” (ABC), and “Chuck” (NBC). She also starred in the web series “The Resistance,” which was picked up by Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures and Starz Media, and went on to air on SyFy, iTunes, Xbox Live, The PlayStation Network, and Dailymotion. The pilot was the first time a series created originally for the web, premiered on television. 

On the film front Katrina recently wrapped production on her second Hallmark Original Movie, “Twelve Gifts of Christmas” set to air this holiday season. She also starred in the Hallmark Original Movie “Snow Bride” where she played the lead character, ‘Greta Kaine,’ an entertainment tabloid reporter whose job is to expose the rich and famous. “Snow Bride” premiered in 2013 and was the second highest rated Original Hallmark Movie of all time. Katrina has appeared in both supporting and lead roles in independent films such as LUCKY NUMBERS, EMMETT’S MARK, THE LEARNING CURVE, and DEATH VALLEY, to name a few. 

Katrina currently supports a variety of charities, including Kitt Crusaders, Children’s Miracle Network, Variety Children’s Charity, and The International Rescue Committee. In addition to acting, she also sings and plays bass guitar in a band called Soundboard Fiction.