Life and career
Winnick was born in Etobicoke, Ontario and is of Ukrainian descent. She spoke Ukrainian as her first language and did not begin speaking English until she was age 8. Winnick began training in martial arts at age 7 and obtained her first black belt at 13. By age 21, she had started three martial arts schools.
Winnick has appeared in many films including Fisher Stevens' Stand Up Guys, Tom Dey's Failure to Launch, Ed Zwick's Love and Other Drugs and Robert Luketic's Killers. She has also guest starred in numerous television shows, most notably House M.D. ("One Day, One Room"), The Glades, Bones, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds and Nikita. In her role on the Fox drama Bones, she portrays Hannah Burley, a war correspondent who had been posted to cover the War in Afghanistan and eventually becomes a love interest for main character Seeley Booth.
Winnick starred with Paul Giamatti in the dramatic comedy Cold Souls, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2009.
In 2011, Winnick was cast in a guest role on The CW's sophomore spy drama Nikita in which she plays Kelly, a tough ex-partner of Nikita.
In 2013, Winnick starred as Charlie Sheen's ex-girlfriend in Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III and appeared as Kurt Russell's girlfriend, Lola, in the comedy The Art of the Steal. She also joined History Channel's Vikings in the role of Lagertha, a legendary figure in Viking history.
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Biohazardous Jennifer
2002 Smoking Herb Marcia
2002 The It Factor Herself
2002 Fabled Liz
2002 Daddy's Little Girl Short
2002 Two Weeks Notice Tiffany
2003 What Alice Found Julie
2004 50 First Dates Young Woman
2004 Satan's Little Helper Jenna Whooly
2004 Going the Distance Trish
2004 Our Time is Up Waif Short
2005 Trump Unauthorized Ivana Trump TV movie
2005 Hellraiser: Hellworld Chelsea
2006 13 Graves Amy TV movie
2006 Cloud 9 Olga
2006 Kiss Me Again Chalice
2006 Failure to Launch Melissa
2007 Tipping Point Nina Patterson TV movie
2007 Law Dogs Lisa Bennett TV movie
2007 When Nietzsche Wept Lou Salome
2008 Amusement Tabitha
2009 Cold Souls Sveta
2010 Tranced Cleo
2010 Night and Day July Short
2010 Radio Free Albemuth Rachel Brady
2010 Choose Fiona Wagner
2010 Killers Vivian
2010 Love & Other Drugs 'Lisa'
2011 Bad $#*! Crazy Girlfriend
2012 Children of the Air Samantha Thomas Short
2012 Stand Up Guys Oxana
2012 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Ivana
2013 The Art of the Steal Lola
Year Title Role Notes
1999 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Episode: "Sacrifices"
1999 Student Bodies Holly Benson 5 episodes
2000 Relic Hunter Roselyn Episode: "Nine Lives"
2001 Screech Owls Brianna Styles Episode: "Face Off"
2002 Tracker Laura 2 episodes
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Karyn Bennett Episode: "Seizure"
2003 Oz Liesel Robson Episode: "4giveness"
2003 Wild Card Kendall Episode: "Hell Week"
2003 10-8: Officers on Duty Lucy Johnson Episode: "Lucy in the Sky"
2004 CSI: Miami Nicole Harjo Episode: "Rap Sheet"
2004 1-800-Missing Julie Snyder Episode: "In the Midnight Hour"
2005 CSI: NY Lisa Kay Episode: "Corporate Warriors"
2006 Criminal Minds Maggie Lowe Episode: "Somebody’s Watching"
2007 House Eve Episode: "One Day, One Room"
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Carrie Conlon Episode: "Faithfully"
2008 Law & Order Sarah Shipley Episode: "Excalibur"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Maureen Martin Episode: "One to Go"
2010 The Gates Kat Russo Episode: "Identity Crisis"
2010 Bones Hannah Burley 7 episodes
2011 The Glades Valerie Dorman Episode: "Lost and Found"
2011 Nikita Kelly Episode: "Partners"
2012 Transporter: The Series Darcy Daniels Episode: "Hot Ice"
2013 – present Vikings Lagertha 10 episodes