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Athena Karkanis

Full / Real Name: Athena Irene Karkanis
Gender: Female

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Athena Karkanis is a Canadian actress best known for her starring role as Dawn Vargaz in the teen drama television series The Best Years, in 2007.

She also has a starring role as Dani Khalil - a beautiful, highly intelligent detective who is a "bright light" on the force - in the American remake of the British crime drama miniseries Low Winter Sun.

Karkanis is known in her native Canada for her roles in The Border, Almost Heroes and The Best Years. Other TV credits include HBO's Transporter: The Series, Supernatural, The Firm, Lost Girl, Covert Affairs, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic of Doyle and The Listener.

On film, horror fans will recognise Karkanis from her well-loved performance as Tomboy in George Romero's Survival of the Dead and her recurring role as Agent Perez in the Saw franchise.

She is classically trained in theatre and has appeared on stages in New York, Toronto, Montreal, and regionally in the United States and Canada.


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