Katee received her first fan letter at the age of 17. The letter was sent from a prison and regarded a family show on FOX.
When Katee picked up a pug puppy in a pet store to play with it she discovered that the puppy had been sitting on a picture of her face. Katee adopted the puppy and named her "Nelly B" after the character she played in The Education of Max Bickford (2001) because this was the picture used in the newspaper article that the dog had been sitting on.
Katee Sackhoff is featured alongside Michael Hogan in the "100 Stars We Love Right Now" article published in Entertainment Weekly (2007).
The fake tattoo on Katee's arm in Battlestar Galactica is actually part of the Kara and Anders character's wedding band which is never fully explained on the show.
Katee had to sign a non-disclosure agreement that prevented her from prematurely revealing the fate of Starbuck in the episodes "Maelstrom" and "Crossroads, Part 2" from Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica.
Katee attended Santa Monica College for a brief period, but chose to quit school in order to focus her attention on acting.
She decided to quit smoking when she received fan mail from little girls saying they wanted to be like 'Starbuck' when they grew up.
In the movie Halloween: Resurrection, Katee played an aspiring actress who was unfortunately murdered in the film.
Katee wears a ring on the thumb of one of her hands. This piece of jewelry was written into the Battlestar Galactica series. The ring is explained away as Starbuck's engagement ring from Zak Adama.
Currently she has 3 tattoos:
1. On the back of her neck is a Japanese kanji symbol for 'choice' which is rarely seen in the series and one of the reasons she grew her hair longer between the mini-series and Season 2.
2. She has another tattoo of a cross on her back that is covered by large bandages whenever her shoulder is uncovered, such as in the episode "The Farm" (Christianity exists in a different form in Battlestar Galactica).
3. She has one tattoo on her left forearm that reads "Bona fiscalia," which means "public property" in Latin. It is visible in numerous episodes.
She began yoga as part of physical therapy, in her teen years.
Even though Katee used to smoke cigarettes, she says she hates smoking cigars for her role as Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica.
Katee has had long hair all of her life (until landing a role on Battlestar Galactica).
Katee cropped off most of her hair for Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica.
Sackhoff says that Starbuck will be "experiencing love again".
Her mother used to say that Katee used to be the class clown, who needed to be the center of attention.
In the Battlestar Galactica episode, Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2, There is a fight between Six (Tricia Helfer) and Katee Sackhoff's character Starbuck. The actresses decided to do their own stunts in this particular scene. Tricia threw Katee into a real vase, resulting in a large bruise. They both thought all the props around them were breakaway material.
She doesn't read the SciFi.com message boards, but she does read and answer all of her fan mail.
She is dating a professional football player on the Kansas City Chiefs named John. It is likely John Welbourn, an offensive tackle.
She smoked cigarettes until the beginning of Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica.
When watching the original Star Wars, she developed a crush on Han Solo.
She met with Dirk Benedict (former Starbuck) for an interview at Starbucks!
She lives in California.
If Katee had any superpowers it would be to be able to read people's thoughts, to figure out what guys are thinking.
She apeared in the movie In My Sleep (2003).
Her parents' names are Mary and Dennis.
Her height is 5' 6½" (1.69 m) .
She has one sibling; an older brother.
Katee has a tattoo of the Japanese symbol for choice.
Her mother is a coordinator for an English as a Second Language program and her father is a land developer.
When Katee was 6 years old, she started participating in dance and drama classes.
She appeared in the movies My First Mister and The Glass House
She seriously turned to acting only after her knee injury kept her from competing in sports at her high school
She was the star of MTV's Locust Valley pilot.
Katee's father introduced her to science-fiction television in the form of the original Star Trek series when she was young.
Katee's favorite author is James Patterson.
Katee's favorite films are Indiana Jones, BioDome and Hackers.
Katee has a dog; a Chihuahua/pug named Meatball
Katee was a competitive swimmer in high school, before she suffered a knee injury.
She has tattoos on her right forarm, left shoulder blade, and one on the back of her neck.
She starred in many high school productions including: Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Katee Sackhoff: I was addicted to the original Star Trek when I was growing up, because of my dad. We grew up in St. Helen, Oregon and we weren't allowed to watch a lot of TV. I don't think we even had more than three channels, so it was basically watch Dynasty with my mom, watch Star Trek with my dad, or watch the mating rituals of beavers on OPB [Oregon Public Broadcasting]. So my brother and I watched Star Trek
Katee Sackhoff: I get some very nice fan letters. Someone actually sent one to my parents, with another letter inside for me. Kinda weird.
Katee Sackhoff: (speaking about Dirk Benedict) If Dirk pitched up to work on the show I'd probably quit. I met him in Los Angeles and I thought we'd really hit it off. He was a great guy, he was very complimentary and very un-Hollywood. Then he turned around a month later and talked complete crap about the show and the actors on it. He wrote an article saying the network sold out and my character was more brash than his character. I felt like he'd stabbed me in the back.
Katee Sackhoff (on working with Nathan Fillion on "White Noise 2"): It's pretty funny, because Nathan and I are just the biggest kidders, I don't know how we got anything done. We would just be making each other crack up, like during people's big dramatic death scenes, and we are just over there laughing in the corner. I had the best time ever. I honestly didn't want to leave that show, at all, and I wanted it to just keep going. I was like "Seriously, Battlestar is great and all, but I'll just stay with you guys. Can we make this a year long?...no? Okay, back to my day job then.
Katee Sackhoff (on Season 4 of BSG): We will find Earth. And I'm not a figment of people's imaginations.
Katee Sackhoff (when asked what she would like to see happen to Starbuck in season 4): We'd shot maybe one episode of the last season, and "TV Guide" asked me, can you tell us anything about the series, and I said as a joke, "Yeah, I'm a Cylon, and I die." And then seven episodes [later] I get a phone call from David and [executive producer] Ron [Moore] going, "Just so you know, we love you, but we're going to kill you." So I want to say I have no idea what's going to happen, and I just hope that it leaves the fans happy.
Katee Sackhoff (when asked if she was a fan of the original "Bionic Woman"): I wasn't born. Like "Battlestar Galactica", I'm just going to remake old shows for a living. I keep saying that next is "A-Team" and I'm going to play 'Face'. Just for sh!ts and giggles.
Katee Sackhoff (when asked if she had to keep the fate of starbuck a secret): I did. Isn't that horrible? I called David about on day two crying, going, "I can't do this. I'm lying to my family and they're all so upset." Everyone thinks that their show is going to get canceled. I was like, "You guys can't do this to me. You're going to have to tell some people." So they told Eddie [James Olmos] and I knew that once they told Eddie, he would tell everybody.
Katee Sackhoff: Science fiction fans are awesome — they love you so much that they'll watch anything you do, even if it's complete crap. I never dreamed that I would go to conventions and sit down and have coffee with a Klingon. It's so weird, but it's my life. I get recognized so much. It happens mostly when I'm in Starbucks. I always hear some guy behind me go, "Dude you're never going to believe this: I'm at Starbucks, and Starbuck's here!
Katee: (in response to Dirk Benedict, the original "Starbuck," for his comments about the new series) If you add up the amount of time Dirk Benedict spent playing the character, not the years obviously but the number of episodes, I'm more Starbuck than he is, so put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Katee Sackhoff: There was a side of me that wanted to get on the Internet and slam back and say 'Kiss my ass'. But if they remade Indiana Jones with a woman I'd be mad, so I have to put myself in their shoes, and go, 'I guess I get it'.
Katee Sackhoff: (In an interview about her new SciFi project, Sentinel.) She's got blue hair and a scar down her face, and she's covered in tattoos, and she's pretty much just a renegade. Like, she's really bad. She's got knives like hidden all over her body. Yeah, so I'm excited.
Katee Sackhoff: (When referring to her character, Starbuck) She's all over the place. She's messed up.
Katee Sackhoff: Kara Thrace is THE best Viper pilot--ever.
Katee Sackhoff: I don't have time to do a web site, and I wouldn't know what to do, because I'm so bad at computers. I can turn it on, and that's it.
Katee Sackhoff: Well, you know. I'm one of those people, losing weight for me is not easy. For one thing, I love food. I really like to eat.