Kristanna Loken was born in Ghent, New York to Merlin "Chris" Loken (a writer) and Rande Porath (a model); both her paternal and maternal grandparents were born in Norway and immigrated to Wisconsin's Norwegian American community. She grew up on her parents' fruit farm in Upstate New York.
Kristanna Loken started her acting career in 1996, when she appeared in several television shows and films, including regular appearances on the television shows Philly, Mortal Kombat Conquest, and Boy Meets World. She is probably best known for her performance as the android 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 "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 will also appear in director Uwe Boll's film version of the video game Dungeon Siege, called In the Name of the King, due to be released in winter 2006 or in 2007.
Kristanna Loken has stated in an interview with Curve magazine "I have dated and have had s-- with men and women and have to say that the relationships I have had with certain women have been much more fulfilling, s--ually and emotionally, than of those with certain men.... I connect with an aura, with energy. And if the person with whom I connect happens to be a female, thatís just the way it is. Thatís what makes my wheels turn".
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