Athena Karkanis Married Status, Family, Ethnicity, Birthday & Facts

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Athena Karkanis Married Status, Family, Ethnicity, Birthday & Facts

Athena Karkanis is a Canadian actress known for her work in The Best Years (2007), The Border (2008), and NBC’s Manifest (2018-2020). She also played Agent Perez in Saw IV (2007) and Saw VI (2009). 

Athena is also an accomplished voice actress and has contributed to video games likes Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011), Diablo III (2012), World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012), Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (2014), and Heroes of the Storm (2015) among many others. 

Age & Bio

Athena Irene Karkanis was born on 7th September 1981, in Alberta, Canada. 

Athena Karkanis at the Paley Center in New York in February of 2019 (Photo: Athena Karkanis’ Instagram)

She grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and attended the McGill University in Montreal. She has a BA in Political Science and studied acting at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City later on.


In an interview with At The Movies in October of 2018, the actress revealed a little about her barely known personal life. She has two children, the older being a daughter.


The Manifest star has Greek and Egyptian ancestry. 

Athena Karkanis’ Career

Athena made her screen debut in 2005 when she appeared in 1-800-Missing. She also appeared in Kojak, Kevin Hill, and Delilah & Julius the same year. The Care Bears Big Wish Movie (2005) was her first voice acting job. 

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In 2006, she gave voice to Joanna Torres in Rainbow Six: Vegas, the sixth game in Rainbow Six video game franchise.

After that, Athena went on to play in The Best Years, Skyland, and Saw IV in 2007.

She has played in dozens of movies and TV shows since then and given her voice to many characters and projects. Some of her more notable works are Watch Dogs 2 (2016), Far Cry Primal (2016), The Expanse (2015-2016), and Julius Jr. (2013-2014).

Quick Facts

  • Athena plays Grace Stone, the wife of Ben Stone (Josh Dallas) and mother of Luna Blaise and Jack Messina in Manifest.

  • She stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters).

  • Athena’s surname is of Greek origin.

  • She speaks English, French, and Spanish.

  • The actress gave voice to Koko in Spark: A Space Tail (2016).