Katee Sackhoff: How She Went From Fifteen And Pregnant To Fame

By Rick Gonzales | 8 months ago

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff has spent the bulk of her career on the small screen from the numerous TV series she’s been involved with to the many TV movies she has starred in. But she has also crossed over, quite successfully we might add, to feature films and has also done plenty of voice acting. Thankfully, the Katee does not show any signs of slowing down.


Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff’s initial foray into acting was at the age of 18. It was a Lifetime movie called Fifteen and Pregnant and co-starred Kirsten Dunst. The acting bug bit her and she then appeared in two series: Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She followed that up with Hefner: Unauthorized and Locust Valley and then moved into the first of many TV series by starring in MTV’s Undressed.

The next couple of years had Katee Sackhoff moving on to other TV series such as The Fearing Mind and The Education of Max Bickford. She was also seen in her second feature (her first being My First Mister) the horror movie Halloween: Resurrection. This all led Katee Sackhoff to one of her more well-known roles in the reboot of Battlestar Galactica.



At first, the reboot was meant to be a mini-series in which Katee Sackhoff starred as Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace. “Starbuck”, as many of you BG fans are aware of, was made famous by Dirk Benedict in the first iteration of Battlestar Galactica, the 1978 TV series.

Katee Sackhoff
Katee Sackhoff on Battlestar Galactica

With the mini-series becoming as popular as it did, this prompted a full-on reboot for a new Battlestar Galactica series. The new series lasted 74 episoded, covered four seasons and also included the 2007 movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor. For her portrayal as Starbuck, Katee Sackhoff was nominated for four Saturn Awards winning the award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2005.


Bionic Woman

During her time on Battlestar Galactica, Katee Sackhoff continued to find other ventures. She joined another reboot, this one the Bionic Woman that lasted one season. In it, she played the first Bionic Woman, the evil Sarah Corvus. She also took on her first voice acting role when she joined Robot Chicken as Bitch Puddin, a foul-talking, crass, and violent 8-year old who finds herself killing people quite often.

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Katee Sackhoff on The Big Bang Theory

Sackhoff’s run on Battlestar Galactica ended in 2009 but her career didn’t skip a beat. She nabbed a recurring role on the series 24, and also found herself guest-starring on The Big Bang Theory, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Workaholics while also doing more voice work on Futurama, The Super Hero Squad Show, and The Cleveland Show. Sackhoff also did some voice work on video games such as Halo 3, Resistance 2, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, and Eve: Valkyrie.


Katee Sackhoff

One of Katee Sackhoff’s more prominent feature film roles came in the 2013 sci-fi hit Riddick with Vin Diesel. In the movie, she played an intergalactic mercenary who was charged with hunting down Diesel’s Riddick.

Katee Sackhoff on Longmire

While a good portion of Sackhoff’s career has revolved around science fiction fare, she has pulled down roles that were not science fiction related. Case in point, her time on the modern western A&E/Netflix series Longmire. In it she played Vic Moretti, a sheriff’s deputy in the county of Absaroka. The series ran for six seasons, all of which Sackhoff was featured.

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff also continued to work in feature films. On top of Riddick, she was also seen in the horror film Oculus, the crime drama Tell, the comedy Girl Flu, and another horror film, Don’t Knock Twice. But it always seems, for Sackhoff, to come back around to science fiction.


Now 40-years-old Katee is an advocate of healthy eating and exercise. She has a popular YouTube channel where she give diet and exercise tips to her followers. She’s also engaged to her channel’s cameraman, Robin Gadsby. The two got engaged in April of 2020.

These days Katee is headed for even bigger stardom by joining the Star Wars universe. She voiced the character Bo-Katan Kryze animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars back in 2012 and also again on the series Star Wars Rebels. That character is now set to appear on The Mandalorian, where she’ll play Bo-Katan in live-action form in season 2. By all accounts, the second season will premiere in October of 2020.

Another Life
Katee Sackhoff on Another Life

Katee Sackhoff is also going deeper into science fiction. She’s currently the star of the recently renewed Netflix series Another Life. The series follows Sackhoff as Astronaut Niko Breckenridge as she and her crew as they attempt to locate the origin of an alien artifact.


Katee Sackhoff’s career isn’t all about acting. She is also about giving back. With her Battlestar Galactica co-star Tricia Helfer, the two have combined their efforts to form Acting Outlaws. This motorcycle-riding charity first took place in 2014 with its goal of raising awareness and money for causes that include the Gulf Restoration Network, the Humane Society, and the Red Cross amfAR.

Sackhoff said of the very first Acting Outlaws charity, “We are so excited to be hosting the 1st annual PATH Home ride. Our goal at Acting Outlaws has always been to do good while having fun and this ride is a perfect example of how effortless giving back can be. We look forward to riding with old and new friends on November 2nd [2014].”

Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer are Acting Outlaws

Helfer also commented on the charity, “We have been lucky to have been involved in rides such as the Kiehl’s Liferide and the Tulip Ride, among others. We have a great group of friends that we often ride with, who have agreed to donate their time and join us on November 2nd to help raise money and awareness for homelessness with PATH – the leading organization in Southern California dealing with this staggering problem.”

The PATH that Helfer is talking about is People Assisting The Homeless, which is a group of agencies that fight a continuous battle to end homelessness for individuals and families throughout Southern California. What a great pairing to help the homeless.

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