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Athena Karkanis is a Canadian actress of Greek and Egyptian heritage, known for her performances and voice acting in several films, and numerous video games.

She played Special Agent Lindsey Perez in Saw IV and Saw VI.

Life and Career

Athena Karkanis was born in Alberta and raised in Toronto, Canada in 1982 or 1983. She attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and also planned on attending law school, but abandoned that path to pursue her passion for acting. In 2005, she made her screen debut in an episode of 1-800-Missing and later had a number of guest-starring, recurring and regular roles on Canadian television shows. She also had regular voice acting roles in Skyland, MetaJets, Wild Kratts, and Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.

Throughout her career, Karkanis co-starred in several horror films, including Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Saw VI, Survival of the Dead and The Barrens. She also appeared in direct-to-video action films The Art of War II: Betrayal in 2008 and Sacrifice in 2011. On television, she was a regular cast member in the first season of Canadian teen drama The Best Years in 2007, in The Border from 2008 to 2010, and in the short-lived comedy series Almost Heroes in 2011. She also had a recurring role in Lost Girl from 2011 to 2012.

In 2013, Karkanis starred in the AMC drama series Low Winter Sun. The following year, she was casted as a series regular in the Lifetime post-apocalyptic drama series The Lottery. In 2015, she began playing the role of Octavia Muss on the critically acclaimed science fiction series The Expanse.



Year Title Role
2005 Care Bears: Big Wish Movie Harmony Bear
2007 Saw IV Lindsey Perez
2008 Repo! The Genetic Opera Female Repo Victim
The Art of War II: Betrayal Heather
Tomboy Alex
2009 Nerdland Patty
Survival of the Dead Tomboy
U.S. Attorney Marlene Rodriguez
Saw VI Lindsey Perez
Too Late to Say Goodbye Liz
2010 Dex Hamilton: Fire and Ice Herman / Computer Voice
Sundays at Tiffany's Talk Show Host
2011 Sacrifice Rachel
Certain Prey Marcy Sherrill
2012 Secrets of Eden Heather
The Barrens Erica
Break in Break Out
2013 Love Is Dead Beatrix
Foxed! Emily
Subconscious Password The Babysitter
2016 Poor Richard's Almanack Penny
Spark: A Space Tail Koko
2017 Break In Break Out


Year Title Role
1996-1998 Stickin' Around Various
2003 Chappelle's Show Educated Guess Announcer
2004-2005 Kevin Hill Lina / Annalisa - Hot Girl
2005 1-800-Missing Tamara Corday
Kojak Gabriella Bustar
Delilah & Julius Zoe Ling
2006-2007 Skyland Diwan
2006-2008 Growing Up Creepie Creepie / Melanie / Creepella 'Creepie' Creecher
2007 The Best Years Dawn Vargaz
2009-2011 The Ron James Show Nurse
2009 Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist Bream
Guns Ines Mendoza
The Dating Guy Diana
2008-2010 The Border Agent Khalida 'Khali' Massi / Salah Karim
2010 Degrassi: The Next Generation Rachel
2011-2012 RedaKai
Total Drama Island Anne Maria
Lost Girl Nadia
2011-2017 Wild Kratts Aviva Corcovado
2011 Republic of Doyle Heather Smith
InSecurity Paloma
XIII: The Series Maria Cardenas
Covert Affairs Shireen
Almost Heroes Rayna
MetaJets Flygirl / Fly-Girl
2012-2015 Murdoch Mysteries Dr. Iris Bajjali
2012 Detentionaire Kimmie McAdams
The Firm
Supernatural Andrea Kormos
Transporter: The Series Mauga
2013-2014 Julius Jr. Sheree / Sidney / Caterpillar #2
2013 The Listener Crown Prosecutor Krista Ellis
Low Winter Sun Dani Khalil
2014 Remedy Gwen Devoe
The Lottery Vanessa Keller
2015-2016 The Expanse Octavia Muss
2015 Young Drunk Punk Gayle
2017 Ransom Angie Rose
Zoo Abigail
Mysticons LaTeensia / Quasarla Imani

Video Games

Year Title Role
2006 Rainbow Six: Vegas Joanna Torres
2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Gilnean NPC
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Jedi Consular Female / Additional Voices
2012 Diablo III Barbarian - Female
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Aysa Cloudsinger / Lu'lin / Ki the Assassin
2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Jedi Consular Female
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Barbarian - Female
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Jedi Consular Female
2015 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire Jedi Consular Female
2016 Far Cry Primal
Watch Dogs 2
Maize The Ruby Queen
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne Jedi Consular Female


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