Played by Athena Karkanis
Athena Karkanis stars as Grace Stone on NBC's new edge-of-your-seat fall series "Manifest."
After years of mourning the loss of her husband and son, Grace is now reunited with her lost family, and with the miracle of their return, she's ready to embrace the new normal.
Karkanis can also be seen in a recurring role on the upcoming season of "House of Cards."
Previously, Karkanis starred in Timothy Sexton's series "The Lottery" for Lifetime and on AMC's "Low Winter Sun," opposite Mark Strong. She also had large recurring arcs on the CBS series "Zoo" and opposite Thomas Jane on Syfy's "The Expanse."
Prior to that, Karkanis was already well known in her native Canada for her roles as the wunderkind language specialist in the award-winning CBC drama "The Border," the fastidious object of affection in the quirky single camera comedy "Almost Heroes" and
the spoiled child star turned Ivy Leaguer in the popular dramedy "The Best Years." Other television appearances include "Supernatural," "The Firm," "Lost Girl," "Covert Affairs," "Murdoch Mysteries," "Republic of Doyle," "The Listener" and "Transporter."
Horror fans will know her from her well-loved performance as Tomboy in George Romero's "Survival of the Dead" and from her recurring role as Agent Perez in the "Saw" franchise.
Her voice can be heard in countless cartoons and video games. She is classically trained in theater and has appeared on stages in New York, Toronto, Montreal, and regionally in the United States and Canada.
Karkanis has a degree in political science from McGill University, speaks seven languages, has traveled the world, studies belly dance and runs marathons.