Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hot Nerd of the Week: Katee Sackhoff!

I can't believe I didn't think of her sooner... Katee was born and raised in Oregon, and like most of our Hot Nerds she was heavily into theater during high school. After high school, she decided to movie to California and try out her acting chops.

Starting her career in 1998, Sackhoff was in a number of different failed TV shows and made for TV movies. Her first film role came in 2002, with the movie "Halloween: Resurrection". After "Halloween" Katee did some voice work for "Halo 3", and took parts in the TV shows "Bionic Woman", and "Nip/Tuck". It wasn't until 2004 that Katee got the role that she is best known for, the role of Starbuck in "Battlestar Gallactica".
Since BSG ended in 2009, Katee hes kept herself busy with playing the part of Dana Walsh in "24" as well as doing voice work for both "Superhero Squad" (she plays She Hulk!) and "Robot Chicken". She also had a pretty amazing and memorable guest role playing herself on "The Big Bang Theory".
From what I understand Katee is one of the most profoundly awesome celebrities out there. She is a staple at most large comic-cons, and she is incredibly approachable. The only warning about her is that you don't want to take her on in a nerd challenge, because she's full of nerd knowledge and could easily beat you.

If you get a chance, you should check out her website. She has a pretty kick ass blog on there, which she updates pretty regularly http://kateesackhoff.com/