Born Kristanna Sommer Loken
October 8, 1979
Ghent, New York, U.S.
Years active----- 1994–present
Spouse---------- Noah Danby (2008–2009)
Height----------- 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Birthname------- Kristanna Sommer Loken
Sister-- Tanya Loken
American Academy of Dramatic Arts;
State University of N.Y.;
Hunter College. Therapist.
Mother-- Rande Loken (nee) Porath
former Wilhelmina model known as Rande Hague
Father-- Chris (Merlin) Loken
author; owner/operator of LoveApple Farm
Kristanna was born and raised at LoveApple Farm, her parent’s fruit farm in upstate New York. She attended both public and private schools, broadening the usual curriculum with lessons in dance, acting, and singing, to name but a few. She was an excellent student, diligent, and hardworking--just as she continues to be as an actress.
Her hobbies include hiking, skiing, swimming; most every outdoor sport. An accomplished equestrian, she has ridden across much of Hawaii, Ireland, and, her most recent trek, 300 miles over some of the roughest terrain in Namibia, Africa. Her motto has always been: "Believe in, and follow your dreams".
Loken started her acting career in 1994, playing "Danielle 'Dani' Andropoulos" on an episode of As The World Turns, and she appeared in several television shows and films, including regular appearances on the television shows Philly, Unhappily Ever After, and Boy Meets World. In 1998 she starred in Mortal Kombat: Conquest as "Taja". She is probably best known for her performance as the cyborg T-X (Terminatrix) in the 2003 movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. In 2004, she appeared in a German television movie, Die Nibelungen (also known as "Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King" or "Sword of Xanten"), which aired as a 2-part mini-series and set a ratings record. Subsequently, she starred as the leading character in the 2006 film version of the video game BloodRayne, and appeared in director Uwe Boll's film version of the video game Dungeon Siege, called In the Name of the King.
She appeared in 10 episodes of the fourth season of The L Word, which debuted in January 2007. Additionally, she starred as the title character in the Sci-Fi Channel's series Painkiller Jane which aired from April to September 2007.
Kristanna supports giving time and donations to several charities. Here are the charities which she is most involved with:
On my last trip to Cape Town, South Africa my mother Rande and I volunteered at the Christine Revell Children's home. I had volunteered there in the past, but this was my Mother's first time meeting these beautiful little souls. To learn more about the home and the children please visit their website. Donations are greatly appreciated, and much needed.
Circle of Life Camp - is a non-profit resident camp for children and young adults with diabetes. It provides the fundamental education and support, which is essential for adolescents to properly manage their diabetes. The website for this organization is:
R.O.C.K. (Romania Outreach for Christ's Kids) - is a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the number of orphaned children. They help with families keeping their children, nurturing abandoned children, assist in the foster care of abandoned children, work to prevent more children being placed in orphanages and reunite orphanage children with their families. The website for this organization is:
Lundin for Africa Foundation - is a non-profit organization with the goal of improving the lives of Africans in need. They implement community development projects including providing fresh water and other programs that create a sustainable future for children. The website for this organization is:
The MyLife project is dedicated to rehabilitating
kids on the streets of South Africa. If nothing is done to help these kids, by the year 2012 there will be more than 12 million
kids living on the streets. That is more then the population of the countries Norway and Sweden combined. The website for this organization is: