Athena Karkanis - Updated Apr 2024

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Athena Karkanis


Athena Karkanis is a well-known Canadian actress. Moreover, Athena Karkanis is best known for her role as Grace Stone in the NBC/Netflix science fiction drama series “Manifest.”

Early Life

On the 7th of September 1981, Athena Karkanis came to the world in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She holds Canadian citizenship while she is 42 years old as of 2022. In addition, she has her belief in Christianity religion and has a birth sign of Virgo. Similarly, she is of Greek and Egyptian descent.

Talking about her family background, her parent’s names, and their professions are still yet to be disclosed. Athena’s father is a businessman and her mother is a homemaker. Similarly, she has a brother whose name is unknown at the moment.

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Caption: Athena Karkanis with her TV family (Source:

Coming toward her academic career, she finished her early schooling at a nearby high school in Lethbridge, Canada. Later, she enrolled at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. From there, she earned her degree in political science. During her school days, she considered going to law school, but she decided against it to pursue a career in the entertainment sector.

Professional Career

Regarding her professional career, Athena Karkanis began her acting career on the well-known Canadian animated television series “Stickin’ Around” (1996-1998). Again, she lent her voice to Educated Guess Announcer in the 2003 sketch comedy television series “Chappelle’s Show” (2003).  Similarly, she starred in a guest role in the two episodes of the 2004 legal drama “Kevin Hill.”

The next year, she made her big screen debut by providing a voice to the character, Harmony Bear in the 2005 movie “The Care Bears’ Big Wish Movie.” After doing a couple of voice roles in a couple of animated television series and movies, she made her screen debut in the 2005 Canadian crime drama television “Missing” playing the role of Tamara Corday in the episode ‘Phoenix Rising.’ In addition, she later appeared in guest-starring, recurring, and regular roles on Canadian television shows.

Other voice roles, television and movie appearances

In addition, she provided regular voice roles in the animated series; “Skyland’ (2006-2007), “MetaJets” (2011), and “Total Drama: Revenge of the Island” (2012). Moreover, she provided her voice to the lead character of Aviva Corcovado, in the live-action/Flash-animated educational children’s television series “Wild Kratts” (2011-present). Till now, she has done 148 episodes providing the voice of a lead character in the series.

Karkanis has appeared in several horror films such as “Saw IV”(2007), “Repo! The Genetic Opera” (2008), “Saw VI” (2009), “Survival of the Dead” (2009), and “The Barrens” (2012). In addition, she appeared in direct-to-video action films “The Art of War II: Betrayal” (2008) and “Sacrifice” (2011). In 2007, she was a regular cast member in the first season of the Canadian teen drama “The Best Years.” She did a recurring role of Agent Khalida “Khali” Massi / Salah Karim in the drama series “The Border” appearing in 12 episodes from 2008 to 2010.

In the year 2011, she played the main role of Rayna in the Canadian comedy television series “Almost Heroes.” From 2011 to 2012, she played the recurring role of Nadia in the supernatural drama television series “Lost Girl.” Moreover, she starred as a main cast portraying the role of Dani Khalil in the AMC drama series “Low Winter Sun” appearing in 10 episodes. Later, she was cast as a series regular in the 2014 Lifetime post-apocalyptic drama series, “The Lottery.”

She played the recurring role of Octavia Muss in the American science fiction television series “The Expanse” which ran from 2015 to 2016. She lent her voice to the character Koko in the 2016 computer-animated science fiction adventure comedy film “Spark.”

Rent works and lent voice in video games

In recent years, she has her recurring roles in series such as “Mysticons” (2017), “Suits” (2017), and “House of Cards” (2018). In addition, she began playing Grace Stone on the NBC TV series “Manifest” and series ran from 2018 to 2022.

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Caption: The poster of the American television series, Manifest (Source: AlloCiné)

She is currently providing a voice in the CGI-animated children’s television series “Dino Ranch” (2021–present) and computer-animated comedy streaming television series “My Little Pony: Make Your Mark” (2022-present).

She has done voice work for several video games such as “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas” (2005), “Star Wars: The Old Republic” (2011), “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria” (2012), “Heroes of the Storm” (2015), “Far Cry Primal” (2016), and many other.


Working as a voice artist, and playing in movies and television series, she has earned a lot of fame and a fan following. Despite this, she has only once been nominated in the 2013 Maverick Movie Award for Best Performance: Short. Looking at her hard work and popularity, she may earn awards and recognition in the following years.

Athena Karkanis – Net Worth 2024

Mainly, Karkanis earned from molding, voice roles, television projects, filming projects, and several other business ventures. As of 2022, Karkanis’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million while her earnings and salary are still a mystery.

Relationship Status

Talking about her personal life, Athena Karkanis seems to be single and unmarried. Moreover, there is no news related to her relationship or dating someone. Similarly, her past relationship status also has not been disclosed by her.

It seems she might like to keep her personal life private and does not like to share anything in public. In addition, the actress is out of any kinds of scandal and controversy and is fully focused on her career at the moment.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Athena Karkanis posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Athena Karkanis stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.70 m) and weighs around 57 kg (126 lbs). In addition, she has a pair of dark brown eyes with black hair color and her body measurement measures 33-24-33 inches. Moreover, the actress has an hourglass body type.

Athena Karkanis – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@athenakarkanis’ there are over 219k followers. There are over 3.6k followers on her Facebook page while there are 330 followers on her Twitter page ‘@KarkanisAthena.’