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Kristanna Sommer Loken (born October 8, 1979) is a Norwegian-American actress known for her work in both film and television, and as a fashion model.

Early life

Loken was born in Ghentmarker, New Yorkmarker, the daughter of Rande (née Porath), a model, and Merlin "Chris" Loken, a writer and apple farmer. All four of her paternal and maternal grandparents were born in Norwaymarker and emigrated from there to Wisconsinmarker's Norwegian American community. She grew up on her parents' fruit farm in Upstate New York. She has a sister named Tanya.

Career

Loken started her acting career in 1994, playing "Danielle 'Dani' Andropoulos #3" on an episode of As The World Turns, and she appeared in several television shows and films, including regular appearances on the television shows Philly, Unhappily Ever After, and Boy Meets World.In 1998 she starred in Mortal Kombat: Conquest" as "Taja"She is probably best known for her performance as the cyborg T-X (Terminatrix) in the 2003 movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. In 2004, she appeared in a Germanmarker television movie, Die Nibelungen (also known as "Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King" or "Sword of Xanten"), which aired as a 2-part mini-series and set a ratings record. Subsequently, she starred as the leading character in the 2006 film version of the video game BloodRayne, and appeared in director Uwe Boll's film version of the video game Dungeon Siege, called In the Name of the King.

She appeared in 10 episodes of the fourth season of The L Word, which debuted in January 2007. Additionally, she also starred as the title character in SyFy's series Painkiller Jane which aired from April to September 2007.

Personal life

Loken stated in an interview with Curve magazine "I have dated and have had sex with men and women, and have to say that the relationships I have had with certain women have been much more fulfilling, sexually and emotionally, than of those with certain men... I connect with an aura, with energy. And if the person with whom I connect happens to be a female, that's just the way it is. That's what makes my wheels turn."

Loken first generated public speculation about her sexuality when she kissed the singer Pink at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlomarker, Monacomarker. The Advocate and other LGBT news sources in November 2006 reported Loken might be in a romantic relationship with the actress Michelle Rodriguez, her co-star in Bloodrayne. Asked about the relationship in April 2007, Kristanna Loken said "We're great friends. She'll always remain a great, close friend of mine. I'll always love Michelle."

On January 17, 2008, Loken announced on her Web site that she had become engaged to the actor Noah Danby (her co-star in Painkiller Jane). The couple was married at her family's farm on May 10, 2008.

In an interview published on November 16, 2009, she announced that she had separated from husband Noah Danby and was now in a relationship with a woman.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Academy Boyz Linda Baker
2000 Gangland Angie
2001 Panic Josie
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines T-X
2004 "Worn Like a Tattoo" Mary's Mother Dramatic short
Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King Queen Brunhild
2006 BloodRayne Rayne
Lime Salted Love Zepher Genesee
2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Elora
2009 Darfur Malin Lausberg
The Legend Of Awesomest Maximus Hottessa


Television

Year Title Role Notes
1994 As the World Turns Danielle Andropoulos #3
1995 New York Undercover Rena Episode: "Young, Beautiful and Dead"
1996 Law & Order Sonya Dubrow Episode: "Savior"
Aliens in the Family Tiffany Kindall
1996-1997 Unhappily Ever After Sable O'Brien 8 Episodes
1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Penny Barnes Episode: "AKA Superman"
Star Trek: Voyager Malia Episode: "Favorite Son"
Just Shoot Me! Kristanna Episode: "In Your Dreams"
1996-1998 Boy Meets World Jennifer Bassett 2 Episodes: "An Affair to Forget" & "First Girlfriends' Club"
1997-1998 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Janine Kelly 11 Episodes
1998-1999 Mortal Kombat: Conquest Taja
1999 Sliders Catherine Clark Episode: "Revelations"
Pacific Blue Officer Claire Keene 2 Episodes: "Blue Hawaii: Part 1" & "Blue Hawaii: Part 2"
2000 D.C. Sarah Logan
2001-2002 Philly A.D.A. Lisa Walensky 8 Episodes
2007 Painkiller Jane Jane Vasco
2007-2008 The L Word Paige Sobel 10 Episodes


References

  1. Kristanna Loken Biography (1979-)
  2. Baring it all: BloodRayne star Kristanna Loken comes out and tells Curve why women love her-and why she loves us back. | Curve (March, 2006)
  3. VG Interview Kristanna Loken - The Terminator Files
  4. Kristanna Loken, Benno Furmann, Uli Edel | Interviews | SCI FI Weekly
  5. SoapCentral.com, Who's who in Oakdale?, Sanielle Andropolus. Retrieved on February 15, 2008.
  6. D. Hagberg, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 2003, p.56
  7. Kort, Michele. Michelle & Kristanna in love!", The Advocate, November 15, 2006.
  8. Warn, Sarah. "Kristanna Loken in Relationship with Michelle Rodriguez", AfterEllen.com, November 14, 2006.
  9. Mo, Malinda. "Interview With Kristanna Loken", AfterEllen.com, April 12, 2007.
  10. Kristanna Loken
  11. Kriegh, LeeAnn. "Exclusive Interview: Catching Up with Kristanna Loken", AfterEllen.com, November 18, 200.


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